one set done, one to go…

15/06/2007 § 3 Comments

i just finished a sample of BSA’s new Baby Beanie & Mittens set and it turned out sooooo cute! it’s in their new Melange color Blue Cheese. soooooo soft for baby’s head and hands! i have pictures, on my 35mm camera of course…along with pictures of the other set i’m finishing up, the new Hat & Wristlets set using their new Suri Merino in Seamist and their new Worsted Hand Dyes color Aqua together. very hip!

if you haven’t been to their website lately, you are missing out! they have some great new patterns and yarn and yarn colors to drool over. you should really stop by…it’s worth it! (personal affiliations aside)

the Baby Beanie set is a fast and easy knit for a quick little gift. my SIL is having a little boy in August. he will be getting a set for sure. i think i want to try it in the Toasted Almond color.

the Hat & Wrislets pattern was a fun knit, but was a little tricky on the yo’s for me personally. it was my first real yo pattern and only my second on dpns, but once i got the hang of it, it was fun to finish up! it’s not really my style, but my kinda picky daughter asked me to make her a set as soon as i could cause they were ‘sooooo cool mom! i really want a set please?!’ how could i say no to that?

i may try the Dungeree and Cloud colors, but maybe she wants Green and Meadow…there are so many choices! i’ll have to get her to keep practicing her knitting so she can make her own!


It's Fresh Produce Time!

07/06/2007 § 5 Comments

Oh am I excited! Bob’s Produce Ranch just opened up across the River from us (right next to a new Dunn Brothers Coffee Shop) and I raided it. I got TONS of fresh produce for meals that will hopefully last the week. They have such a variety and most of it is pick-out-your-own. I got a pound of strawberries and some rhubarb stalks for a pie I want to attempt. Hopefully I can make jelly with any leftovers. I love rhubarb and have great childhood memories of going over to the neighbors with a dish of sugar and eating it out of their patch! I love the zingyness of it. It’s making my mouth water just writing about it!

I also got a few HUGE apricots, nectarines, pears, peaches, raspberries, apples, lettuce, HUGE MN homegrown tomatoes, scallions, potatoes, cukes…and a lot more! I’m tellin’ ya, I took a little bit of everything home and I spent hardly anything comparatively. They have a butcher shop, a bakery and a deli too. I got some fresh natural chicken breasts and a couple leg/thigh pieces (89 cents/lb!) and ground turkey. We grilled the legs/thighs with a little garlic, lemon and dill. It was accompanied by some fresh steamed green beans and Pink Lady apple slices w/caramel dip! Oh we are gonna eat well this summer!

There were so many goodies to be had and I spent well under my budget. Now that’s a good shopping day!


a little bulky for my diet

06/06/2007 § 3 Comments

this last weekend there was a great little Sheep Shearing Festival at Shepherd’s Choice. i got a few pics, but i have to develop the film first-drat! i am still in the stone age w/my 35mm camera so, please excuse…

anyhoo, we had chili dogs, and root beer from a keg-yum! we pet some llamas-so soft! saw some sheep get naked-umm…
Kayla got a turtle painted on her face and played the lute and penny whistle-too cute! i got a steal-of-a-deal on some Blue Sky Bulky -score! i signed up for a ‘socks on circulars’ class-fun! bought a small bag of lusciously soft roving to try out-someday. met a fellow blogger mommy-yay! and so much more!

my honey, Asa, came with and was such a good sport about it. i think he actually enjoyed himself at first, then he got bored. he has been so supportive of my knitting. he’s the best husband a girl could hope to find–really really. i think i’ll keep him!

and as per the usual we met Ali, her mom and the kids there. most field trips just aren’t the same as when we’re together. it’s more fun when there’s another mom or a friend there to chat with you know?

well, sorry to be a tease, but you’ll just have to wait for the pics. if it helps, i have to wait too!

Lemonade! Gitch-yer ice cold Lemonade!

01/06/2007 § 1 Comment

ok, so you have to go visit (shoeless)Val’s blog and read the amazing story about her little girl being a cancer survivor.
They are having a fundraising event at their house, in real life, on June 9th selling lemonade. The benefits will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Please stop by if you’re in the area.
If not, they also have a ‘virtual lemonade stand’ where you can donate if you aren’t able to stop by in person. Show your support for Val, her family and Pediatric Cancer Research by donating to this noble event! Her goal is $1,000, but I bet we can show more love than that, right!?
And spread the word, spread the LOVE!

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