Happy holidays from our home to yours!
2013 really is a year of firsts for me. I’ve gone up a level in knitting again! Tonight I did the Russian Join. I found this video on Pinterest. Very clear and does not go too fast in showing how to do it.
The alpaca scarf is coming along. I just finished the first ball last night. Hence, the join.
I still need a name for it. Specs here.
Friend’s baby shower was this weekend. I had made some baby slippers. Two pair because they are having twins!
My niece wearing the bonnet.
How stinking cute is she? Seriously.
In other news, I made and actually ate a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! I love the flavours of pumpkin pie (see obsession with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte) but never liked the texture. A Ravelry friend suggested I try a vegan pumpkin pie. I loved it! Harry and my in-laws liked it too. I’m wishing I had a slice now actually.
Mr. and Mrs. Geek on Thanksgiving Day.
Now we’re getting ready for the winter holidays.
Another “Why didn’t I think of that?” crafty thing.
I came across Wrap yarn around a door, clothes pin Christmas cards on it about a month ago on Pinterest and filed it away under my Annual Gift Day board. We decorated for Christmas on the 1st but had only one card at the time. Then last week we started getting more cards and we were trying to think of how to display them. One of us remembered the pin. I dug around in my stash and found some forest green yarn. Bought some clothes pins and Voila! a cute holiday card display.
This weekend we had some fun autumn activities.
Sunday we ate some delicious soup.
Carved some pumpkins.
Saturday we made a creepy ghost for the porch.
That is the Martha Stewart ghost.
For me Easter is all about the ham, candy, bunny bread and ‘Yay its Spring’!
I forgot the camera at home, so I did not get any photos when we were out.
At my mom’s we had ham, fresh homemade challah, green salad, orange-red onion salad (marinated in a vinaigrette), roasted potatoes (one with mustard and one more plain for me) and carrots, asparagus (which I avoided), deviled eggs, green beans.
Since we have my family and Harry’s to see that day, I decided we’d bring dessert (easy to split in half for each family). We made Lemonade Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting, a recipe I found on Pinterest.
The cupcake itself is a bit more dense than I was expecting, but a lovely subtle lemon flavour. The frosting. Oh the frosting. We had a heck of a time with it. It initially was way to buttery and it just wasn’t coming together just right. It took a bit of work but we got it. For me, it wasn’t raspberry tasting enough. If/when I make this again, I’d like to make a strawberry frosting and see how that goes.
Bunny bread you are asking. What is that? Awesome, that’s what!
(taken monday morning)
My mom has made Bunny Bread for Easter since I can remember. They are a sweet bread with a lemon glaze. I have yet to make any on my own. When my brother and I were old enough, we’d help twist the dough into the bunny shape and make the roll for the tail. My favourite way to have them is with eggs over easy. It’s perfect for sopping up the yolk. :)
Mr. Cole is ready to celebrate the holidays.
Doesn’t he look just so dapper? I normally don’t like animals in clothing, but it really suits Cole.