There has been a lot going on lately in life--family visits, traveling, celebrations, and knitting. My son celebrated his First Communion this past weekend and it was wonderful. The sun started shining during the ceremony, and we had a nice family gathering at home post-church. I wanted to make the day really special for my son, so I decided to make a centerpiece for the table that also did double-duty as dessert.
My mom and I chose to use macarons and meringues for the display. I arranged them in a cross pattern that turned out really well!
We bought macarons from Vanille Patisserie in Chicago, which has a wonderful assortment of pastries. We chose the teal blue (vanille flavor) and the cream (hazelnut flavor)--colors went with our color scheme. The macarons held up great-refrigerated for a day or so prior to serving. You can't really see the cream-colored macarons--they are underneath the meringue cookies we piled up on top. The centerpiece was very fitting and looked great!
I finished my Cadence socks a couple weeks ago-- I used Cascade Heritage in an aqua blue color--they look and fit great.
Currently OTN: a pair of Monkey socks in String Theory Colorworks Continuum self-striping MCN. Colorway is Particle Accelerator. I love the yarn and the striping is fantastic. Pics to come tomorrow when I have more of it done :-)