Ever wonder how Easter got bunnies, and eggs? Hmmm it may have something to do with this being a pagan fertility holiday that was ‘incorporated’ into the ‘other’ religion to try and fool the pagans once again.
So off we went on Sunday to Grandma and Grampa’s for family dinner. I made deviled eggs, roasted asparagus, and pineapple upside down cake to go with the ham dinner. There were no family drama’s to report. All the children were well behaved. This may have something to do with the fact that they are all teenagers now and no longer get huge baskets filled with enough candy to put them into a sugar coma. I was going to bake Julie’s cheddar biscuits, but I just didn’t have enough time, so I am saving them for soup – yes I called dibs on the ham bone! I think the cheddar biscuits will be yummy with the soup.
Friday nights and Saturday morning I did get some spinning done. I’m trying to finish up the grey shetland. Since after washing, the yarn bloomed to Fingering/DK weight I’ve decided to do a basic shell patterned shawl. I’m not sure if I will have enough of the grey shetland. I’ve decided to add some stripes of left over brown corriedale and some creamy white finn.
I’m still in the planning/designing phases of the perfect sweater, but I should like to get started on that soon. I did manage to finish a pair of socks last week.
Remember this from Dye-O-Rama?
I finished off knitting up a pair of socks. Very pretty and very utilitarian. I need to start something with a little lace. Methinks Thelonius should do the trick quite nicely.
I also ordered and received 2 lbs of superwash roving. I keep hoping the weather will warm up so that I can do some dyeing. I want to spin up some more sock yarn.
Next week my Mom is off to visit my brother in New Mexico – It’s his turn. Of course this means darling sister and I will have to take turns keeping tabs on Dad while she’s gone. He really cannot cook for himself as the last couple of times she was gone he almost set the house on fire. I’ll be taking down some soup I’m sure. He can just microwave that.
Remember my search for the perfect sweater. What do you think of this!? It will require a better understanding and more experience with cables, and I’ve never installed a zipper into a knitted sweater. It looks like a big commitment but I just love, love, LOVE the collar.