Saturday, March 19, 2011

Off to a good Start

My weekend got off to a great start with a delicious chocolate muffin and fresh strawberries. Why does chocolate and strawberries go together so well, yum. I've been trying to perfect this recipe for years and I think I finally got it, it's a hybrid of several that I've tried which were all lacking but with a few changes I made it my own. If you're interested I will post the recipe.

My GS will turn 8 on Tuesday so we started celebrating with a trip to the circus.

I wasn't too excited about going but we had a really good time.

Even with all the over prices extra's.

On my needles and my nerves, the pattern is coming along fine but I'm having the darnest time trying to find a coordinating print fabric for a skirt, I may have to resort to online and request a few swatches to make sure it matches. I took the yarn to 3 different fabric stores with no luck.

I love the coral with the off-white and really want some type of print for the skirt. I almost let my subscription to Vogue lapse but the last few issues have had some great patterns.

Also on my needles, the double V cardigan from Interweave Knits Spring 2010 issue, I did let this subscription laspe because the patterns were full of errors and extremely aggravating to a novice but I'm determined to make this sweater and I finally got my swatch right.

I think it will be lovely with this navy/white pique for Spring/Summer.

I also cut out another skirt, McCalls 5523, view D again. This time out of some khaki fabric that I thought was ruined by this terrible crease mark but with some creative folding I was able to get the skirt cut out. I am lining this one, the black one is great but I should know better, I hate having to find a slip.

I'm off to book my reservation for PR Chicago weekend in May. Let me know if you're going to attend I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. I will be arriving late on Friday so will join the festivities on Saturday, I will be staying with friends.


Julia said...

You've been a busy, busy lady. Your grandson sure is a cutie pie!
Your knitting looks great. I hope you can find a fabric to match. You may have to go with a solid off white if you don't find what you want. That black and white fabric is great!

Sheila said...

Like the projects you have lined up. I had initially planned on going to Chicago, but decided against it and look forward to everyone's posts upon their return.