Tomorrow is the day. My best friend and fellow knit blogger, Catherine, is coming for a visit. I met her while I was working with her husband way up on the north coast of California. I moved further down the coast, and she and her DH moved back to Texas. I went to Texas last year to visit and now it's her turn to come here. I am very excited. She gets to meet my children, and we get to sit and knit. That's pretty much all we can do. I live way up in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere :-)
I have been working like crazy on my Irish Hiking Scarf. I want to use my US8 needles for another project. I guess I could go get another pair but I'm cheap. I had bought some Knitpicks, Alpaca Cloud to make Ene's Scarf from Scarf Style. I thought it would be the perfect Christmas gift for my sister. The more I thought about it, the more I thought that it would look better in their Shimmer colorway, Morning Mist. So I ordered that and it should be here soon.
So now that I have two hanks of the Alpaca Cloud in Moss, I thought I would give Branching Out a try. Maybe I'll give it to my Mom. Really, what do you give someone who works in a yarn shop, knits like a mad woman, and (in my mind) knits perfectly? It doesn' help that she is a very warm person, and hardly ever wears sweaters. I had thought of knitting Kiri for her but I sent her the pattern, and she has made 3 of them already. 3 of them. 2 in KSH and one in Helen's Lace.
Thanks all who left me the encouraging comments on the recipe contest. Here are the recipes that are finalists.
Rouladen. It's a German dish that my Grandmother made. I have never used a recipe to make it....so I had to have my Mom help me to write it all out.
Holiday Casserole is the second one. Of course I make this all the time. It had another name but to make it politically correct I had to change it. It's a perfect side dish to roast chicken! Can anyone guess what it was called? Here is a hint....it's genealogy related (another one of my obsessions)
And last but not least a great big thanks you to Leah of Knitting Pretty. She sent me the most beautiful stitch markers. Now I have some pretty ones on my own!
And thanks to KnitChick at Knit One Chic Too for the lovely postcard. It put a smile on my face and went right into my collection. Did I tell everyone that? I collect old and new postcards, have for years!
Hopefully soon I will have a ton of pictures of me and Catherine having a blast :-)