If there is a theme around here, it’s WHILE.

While I Wait.  While I Work, and In a While…. (sidenote- if you type “while” enough it starts to look like you spelled it wrong:). 

We’re still in a waiting period.. but not frozen in mid air.  There is much to do while waiting.  There is coping.. There is working, there is waiting.  For coping– I have prayer- reading, spinning, knitting and people. For working— I have 3 kids 2 cats, a beagle and the Dh.. they are, as always, keeping me busy:)

While I wait:  I am spinning.  I decided I could use my go-knits pouch (from the Loopy Ewe)  to hold my fiber in process- it works GREAT! and snaps right to my wheel for outside spinning and travel and keeping the pets out of the fiber!

Also feeding people- still predominately with slow-foods:

Yesterday the boys spent an hour shelling peanuts, then we made homemade peanut butter!  It was great! 

Very simple- home made peanut butter:

2 cups roasted shelled salted peanuts,  (skins removed)

1/3 cup oil, (peanut- but I used vegetable oil and a little less than 1/3 cup)

1/4 cup sugar.

pulse in food processor until peanut- buttery! store in fridge.

Later this week we’ll be experimenting with peanut butter cups:) YUM. 

As for knitting- I’m working on a pretty pattern from the new “knotions” online magazine.  It’s called the “Oak Leaf socks”  a nice foray into twisted stitches, for me.  I’m learning a lot and should improve by the time I am ready for the second sock! (assuming there is  to be a second sock:)

The sock blocker is from the loopy ewe– just in case anyone is curious:) The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Blackberry.

I’m knitting them on US size 1, Knitpick Harmony DPN.s

So thats what I’m doing—- WHILING away the summer—- While I wait.. While I work and in a while…

How bout you?