Sunday, August 12, 2007


M&M's of the non-chocolate variety!

As you know, I LOVE my M&M's. Love 'em! So when I went over to Karen's blog and saw this dishcloth on her post WITH a link to the pattern, I knew I had to do it. Right away. I pulled down my stash of Sugar & Cream cotton and found this bright green and cast on! It knit up quickly and I already have another one on the needles. I really think I need a drawer full of these in all sorts of bright colors!

My second Cider Moon sock took a trip to the Frog Pond this weekend, which was quite a sad moment. (For you non-knitters, to Frog something means to Rip-it, Rip-it, Rip-it!) Somehow when I moved the sock from dpn's to the 2-circular needles I went down a needle size or two. Needless to say, as much as I tried to convince myself that it would be ok, I knew what I had to do. Now the yarn has to get back in queue for it's turn on the needles!

In the meantime, I cast on some All Things Heather that came home with me from St. Louis. I was drawn to this skein because it reminded me of the Minnesota Vikings, which is my team. I LOVE football, so I am pretty sure I need some purple/gold socks for the upcoming season.

I was also pretty excited to read about a KAL just for us knitters who also love football!! Check it out here.

My niece from Minnesota came to visit for a few days, and walked in wearing this shirt!

Yep. About sums it up!

We've been enjoying some yummy Strawberry Smoothies lately, and I thought I would share the recipe.

Strawberry Smoothie

1/2 cup Country Time Lemonade mix
3/4 cup water
1 cup sliced strawberries
3 cups ice

Put all in blender and mix until nice and smooth. We use fresh strawberries, but you can use frozen strawberries. Decrease the amount of ice you use, unless you thaw the strawberries first. (We freeze strawberries now so we can enjoy these in the middle of winter. Always nice to have a taste of summer when it is below zero outside!!)

Tomorrow I help take Aaron back to school. Seems like I was just picking him up! Where does the summer go??

Next week I'll be taking Kirstin. Everybody is leaving me!!

Good thing Sumo has promised never to leave me!!

Good dog, Sumo. Good dog!

Until Next Time..

when I will share photos entitled 'Fun With Grapes'. You won't want to miss them!! (Right, Kirstin?)


monica said...

Aw, that is too bad about the cider moon sock. I hate visits to the frog pond, but sometimes it just can't be helped.
I am so glad I have several more years until the empty nest thing happens. I will have to get a pet then. The kids are all allergic to the 4 legged furry family members, so we are pet deprived.
Love the M&M cloth I will have to make a few of those too.

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

Oh, that shirt makes me hurt all over. :) My Packer tatoo is burning, kind of like Harry Potter when Voldemort is around:) I joined the Football-along. Thanks for the link.

rohanknitter said...

Thanks for posting that dishcloth link -adorable!!
I'm afraid I'm not much of a football fan (ducking) - growing up my dad never watched any sports, so that's my excuse. I used to love going to U of I football games though, back in the day. Last September as part of a family reunion we all toured Packer stadium which was pretty cool even though I could care less about the Packers, really. ; )
I can hardly imagine an empty house - I've got about 10 years till that though.
How is Aaron's back doing??

Anonymous said...

yummy strawberry smoothies! the cider moon socks are great colors, thought bummer about the restart.
hope everyone has a great first week of school.

SwissKnits! said...

Love the M&M washcloth!!
Prayers for a safe journey back to school. I can't imagine that time for us. I'm sure I will be a mess. They do grow up fast don't they?