Did you know that a standard Mason jar will fit on most standard blenders? Truefact. I read this, rushed to the kitchen to test it, and stood there, staring, wondering why anybody (like me) gets talked into buying those special mini-blenders, when you can buy a dozen Mason jars for less. Truly a great idea for blending small amounts of salad dressings, sauces, whatevers, not to mention smoothies. That small messy jar gets popped into the dishwasher like a coffee cup. I am all about anything that means less cleanup.
If you are going to knit with two circs (something I do on occasion but still find annoying as hell) life is better if they are mismatched. Size much match, of course, but in an ideal world, I'd have two size 4 circs of the same length in two different colors working at the same time. I don't have two of the same length, but having one with a black cord and one with a clear cord does make the start of a round easier to spot.
What am I making? Templeton Square.
I needed something easy and portable, and preferably, cotton, to get me through the hot summer months. And what's better than squares? I'm seeing a throw for my bed in diagonal squares of neutral colors. I happened to have 5 skeins of Cascade Sierra in cream, to get started. Now I have to figure out the rest, because just as I discovered this as my perfect summer knitting, I also learned that Cascade has discontinued Sierra. Rat Bastards.