Sunday, May 18, 2014

And the winner is...

The winner of my blog giveaway is Rosebob!

Be on the lookout for more blog contests and giveaways soon!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Baby hats & yarn giveaway!

We've been having some very warm, summer-like temps up here in NE Ohio lately.  I love the sunshine (delightful after the bad winter we had)  and the heat, but the storms and tornado warnings I can definitely do without!

Currently OTN:  Monkey socks for KAL on Ravelry, a scarf for Pine Ridge, and some baby hats for Pine Ridge/Stitches from the Heart.  I'm making a cute one right now--Grinch colors--see pic below.

I'm also having another yarn giveaway!  Details:
  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post OR on the Ravelry thread in the 'Contests & Giveaways' Group.
  • I will draw a winner on Saturday, May 17th, in the evening.  All entries up till then will be in the mix.
  • Please leave an email or your Ravelry username in the comment.
  • I will ship anywhere
Good luck!!

The prize:  
A skein (996 yards) of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Lace SemiSolids in the Amethyst colorway.  Yarn has been stored in Ziploc bag in plastic bin in a smoke-and-pet-free home.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lots going on lately!

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 :-)