Friday, June 08, 2007

Meet my new friend Pablo....

This is my new friend, Pablo. He came to me from across the seas. Julie, from The Little Cotton Rabbits Shop in the United Kingdom, knits and sells the most amazing toys. You have to be faster than a speeding bullet in order to get one.. and I just happened to luck out the other day when she listed her latest batch!

Here you see Pablo settled in quite nicely with his new guard dog, Sumo.

As for me, I have almost got another Moebius basket ready to felt. I figured I should knit up another one while the technique was fresh in my mind. They don't take too long to make, and I love the way they turn out. I think they would make great gifts. I am excitedly awaiting the arrival of Cat Bordhi's two Magical Knitting books that have many more Moebius patterns in them!

Once this is done, I plan on casting on The Circle Tote by Leigh Radford. I just got the pattern and have the yarn chosen and ready to go. I have never done this type of knitting - should be fun!

Kirstin and I just returned yesterday from her orientation at the university she'll be attending in the Fall. This is the sticker that I had to wear because I had already sent 2 to college. I have to tell you, I was a little uncomfortable with the wording of the sticker. I felt like a hypocrite. (Because I am definitely NOT an expert parent!!) Perhaps 'experienced parent' would have been a better phrase!!!

Summer is starting to heat up around here and I thought I would share one of my favorite summer time treats. These taste so good on a hot day! (They also happen to be part of our family Christmas breakfast as well!!) I keep a good supply in the freezer during the summer.


1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice
1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade
1 10-oz pack frozen strawberries
1 20-oz can crushed pineapple
small jar maraschino cherries & juice (diced if desired)
2 1/2 cups water
3-4 bananas, sliced or cubed

1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Freeze in small cups, or in a 9 X 13 pan.
3. Remove from freezer 45 minutes before serving.
4. Cover with club soda or ginger ale when you take it out of freezer.
5. (Small cups can also be microwaved for 20-30 seconds)

Well, I will end with a final picture of Pablo meeting Nikko.
As with most of my knitting/blog materials, Nikko finds Pablo quite boring and is happy to let Sumo be his official guard dog.
(Guarding knit bears is a bit beneath her dignity, I guess!) Pablo doesn't seem to care. He's just happy to be out of his manilla envelope and off that big jet plane he had to ride in.

Until Next Time....


Shelley said...

Oh my, Pablo is so cute! Your recipe sounds so yummy...I just may have to print it out and make some!

Oh, as for where in South Korea I'll be going to, I'm not sure just yet. I'll let you know when I find out though.

rohanknitter said...

Holy cow, I can't believe you scored one of those adorable knit toys. I have stalked her website a couple times but didn't move fast enough! Pablo is very cute! I hope she decides to sell her patterns some day.

You are smart to knit the mobius again while it is fresh in your mind. What a cute gift basket they would make.
Thanks for the recipe, it looks yummy!

AR said...

Hehe, Pablo and Sumo are so cute!

That frozen treat sounds yummy. We'll have to give it a try sometime.

Felting is fun! Your knits are so pretty, too.

Allison said...

What a cutie! I like those Mobius baskets too. THanks so much for knitting the hats for the relay - I'm anxious to see them! We're going to have a great prize basket so I hope you win it! I can't wait to see your circle tote - I've always wanted to knit that one but have never quite gotten around to it. I think it's gorgeous.

hakucho said...

Pablo is so cute! That circle tote looks very interesting. I bet that will be a fun knit. Will have to try that frozen fruit cup. Looks very refreshing!

happy knitting :)

Anonymous said...

Pablo is muy muy cute!! Those frozen drinks look mighty tasty, would also make good popsicles.
I don't think there is any such thing as an expert parent, aren't we all still learning as we go?

Jknits said...

Experienced? Expert? Either way, I'll take a few pointers from you any day. Yours survived, they're good kids and they're in/heading to college. You must have done plenty right. You make it look easy.