Holiday Cheer from New Zealand
I had the amazing good fortune to host James Herbison on a trip years ago to the U.S. and ever since, I get such a lovely surprise at this time of year.
Fairy Mushrooms – Who Knew!
James knows that Thaddeus has an interest in mushrooms, and he also knows we’re both fairies, so most years, he sends a New Zealand confection called Fairy Mushrooms.
If you’ve never had one of these, they’re very difficult to describe…Kind of like a fruity gum drop covered in sweetened coconut with a soft candy stick stuck up inside it. Suffice it to say, they’re quite delicious and seemingly only available in New Zealand.
They’re a treat and I ration myself to one a day…makes my holiday a lot cheerier. Thanks James!
I finished up the shoulder slope shaping on the back of my current sweater and completed about half of the front of the sweater.
This project is moving along quite quickly and I’m enjoying working on it. I ended up using a short-row technique often called Japanese Short-Rows for the shoulder slanting, and it’s a great looking way of doing short-rows.