It's Sunday afternoon and there is a little lull in the action, so I thought I would do a quick update. We have 4 couples coming over for dinner tonight, so most of the day has been spent in preparation. Fortunately both Steve and K are around and do more than their share, so it leaves me with a little free time. I did get the hat done for my niece's baby and the set is ready to go. I still hope to get a hat done for my niece as well. We'll see. I have over a month until the baby shower.
Friday we took A up to Minneapolis so he could catch his flight to Colorado where he will be working for the summer. I love the Minneapolis airport. Check in is extremely easy and it is a beautiful facility. And only about 3 hours from our home. While in Minneapolis I had lunch with 2 good friends and spent some time with my brothers' family. Also squeezed in a little time to go to Amazing Threads. Of course I had to pick up a few things. The first is yarn for another Circle Tote. I know. I know. I swore I would never knit another, but I have to admit that although it's my least favorite bag to actually knit, it is my very favorite bag felted up. So I will plug away at another. Here are the colors I am thinking of so far. Dark read being the main color with black/blue and purple in different combinations for the circles. What do you think? Any other suggestions? (I'm thinking maybe a little darker purple....)
I also picked up a new Cascade yarn - Heritage - I hadn't seen before. It's a wool/nylon sock yarn and the 4 colorways they had were beautiful. I settled on this green one, but it was tough. I am thinking that it may be a scarf for a friend of mine who I would love to knit something for. But I'm undecided. I have also signed up for 'Summer of Socks' so need to be thinking sock knitting at some point!
As I mentioned, we have friends coming for dinner. Here is what is on the menu for dessert: Little chocolate shells filled with a mascapone cheese filling and fresh raspberries. We'll also be drizzling a little chocolate over the top when we serve them. Yum. I had something similar this past weekend up in Minneapolis so we are trying to duplicate it somewhat. Not really a recipe at this point, but I may write it down later.
We've been enjoying the blooming flowers that finally are in abundance! K has done a fun job using them and some fun empty beer bottles to decorate our window sills. The smells are lovely.
Sumo continues to enjoy having extra people around. He doesn't realize that it will soon come to an end as K heads East on Wednesday and it will be back to Steve and I. But he still has us at least!! (And I am the one who gives him treats.....) He is showing off the baby hat I made, but seemed quite relieved that I didn't make him wear it. He must keep his dignity you know!!
Until Next Time....