And by "it," I of course mean the weekend. Here we are already at Sunday evening and I'm not sure where the past two days went! Yes, I did spent a fair amount of time running (10.1 miles this weekend!), and I had to do the typical weekend things like laundry and cleaning the bathroom, but otherwise it seems like I lost some hours somewhere along the way.
Rainbow and I tried our best to keep the spirit of Rhinebeck alive. She helped me do a little online shopping yesterday morning (some spinning fiber, a little bit of yarn, some Rhinebeck-themed gear, and a pair of earrings), and later in the day we finally baked those apple cider donuts I've been talking about. I'm happy to report that they were a huge success -- though much like the real thing, they are best eaten fresh and don't stay good very long.
We just did a toss in cinnamon sugar and skipped the glaze. They were superb. Moist and cakey (in a good way) and flavorful, and I like that they're baked rather than fried. We borrowed the mini donut pans from my mother, but clearly we need to get some of our own. I also think the batter would be delicious as a regular cake, so perhaps I will finally get one of those mini Bundt pans I've always had my eye on.
Some spinning has gotten done as well. I spend much of the day on Friday finishing up my Kandinsky Rambouillet singles and then spent my evening crafting time plying the Caravaggio Corriedale. I let it rest overnight and then skeined it up yesterday morning and popped it in to soak. I'm missing the warmer summer days when I could leave a wet skein outside on the porch and have it be dry in an hour or so, but at least now there's the chance for a warm radiator to dry a skein. In any case, it was dry this morning.
This skein is chain-plied to maintain the colors, and it did end up fingering weight as I hoped, though the yardage was quite a bit lower than I expected -- only about 292 yards. Eventually I think I'll spin up some dark brown Corriedale I have for a contrast skein to stretch it.
I'm happy with this skein regardless, and I do like the colors. I'd hoped to have two finished skeins to share today, but apparently my Rambouillet singles were a bit finer than I thought and it's taking longer to ply (which I hope also translates to higher yardage!). It's looking pretty amazing so far, though.
These colors make me exceedingly happy, and I'm so looking forward to seeing them in a skein!