Anyway, this made my day yesterday:
I'm apparently a bit late to the no knead bread party, but seriously, if you haven't gotten an invitation yet, allow me to personally invite you. It is a testament to the idiot-proof-ness of this recipe that I managed it make it with my IFO meter at 7. The only thing is, make sure the yeast is instant (sometimes called "fast-rise" or "rapid-rise" or "bread machine." The ingredients on the yeast will list things other than just yeast, so make sure you check.)
Also, I finished some presents. A hat for my brother's girlfriend:
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino in Olive left over from Aran Accent
Needles: US 7 and US 8 circ
And a hat for my brother, as promised. The outside:
Yarn: Unknown Hemp/Wool blend from a hippie store in Santa Fe
Needles: US 6 and US 8 circ
The stranded side is slightly tighter than the outside, even though I knit that portion in US 8. This means it fits nicely with the pretty part on the inside, and a little weird with it on the outside. I hope my brother finds it acceptable.
So, I need to try and lower my IFO meter. I'm at the point where I'm freaking out so much that the fact that my apartment needs cleaning is a real obstacle to my productiveness. I think I will clean something now.