While March may be known as “in like a lion, out like a lamb” it seems as though April has been a bit lionish as well. Although, spring may be reemerging once again. The last 2 weekends have been warm and sunny – the perfect backdrop for hanging out with friends.
Last Sunday was a belated Easter dinner with friends. (I had bought all the fixin’s for Easter dinner “on” Easter and then ended up going to a friend’s house instead.) So on Sunday my dining room table was filled with good friends – all of whom hadn’t had a real Easter dinner the Sunday before.
A “simple prep” menu yielded an excellent dinner: roast turkey breast with lemon, tyhme & garlic; roasted mini golden potatoes; steamed asparagus; corn; fruit salad; and Rhubarb-Strawberry Pudding Cake from the April Gourmet, a quick and tasty cake that I will be making again.
This past Saturday was an all day scrapbooking event – it was great to catch up with friends & make good progress on my 2006 album. By the end of the day I was almost done with the album. (yay!) At the end of the day, Jen & Kristy drew names for my 100th post contest.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your friendship memories on the previous blog entry! Congratulations to Amanda Cathleen, Erin, Laura & Sarah – a copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club is headed your way. Also, congratulations to Jane for leaving the 800th comment on the blog – a few treats are headed your way as well.
After church on Sunday, Jen, Kristy & I tried out a new creperie in Andersonville. Icosium Kafe was a great find – the banana & Nutella crepe and apricot iced tea were a perfect brunch choice. We all agreed that we’ll be back soon.
In the midst of getting back into the routine of being home the last couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of knitting going on around here. Last Friday evening I continued to make progress on sock #4 while attending the “Cast On, Bets Off” reading at My Sisters Knits – it was a packed shop for the event. By the end of the weekend I had finished the sock & now have 2 pairs of socks to wear. I’m not as happy with these socks – I think they may become house socks.
When I was at Loopy 2 weeks ago I picked up several skeins of Cascade Pima Tencel in a beautiful teal color. It became a spring “Bejeweled” scarf for me & is getting a lot of use with my spring coat. I have also finished up a secret knit with some beautiful bamboo – it will be revealed in the coming weeks.
My work routine has me once again taking the EL downtown to a client site so I have some training knitting time. I’m currently working on a simple sock using some OnLine Summer that I picked up at My Sisters Knits last year. The colors are perfect for the second trio of Project Spectrum colors.
With the spring weather, green is starting to return to the landscape. In my front yard, one tiny tulip managed to come back this spring; however, the bloom was past it’s peak before I got out to take a picture. In the coming weeks I’m looking forward to spending a bit of time in the backyard getting the flowerbed & deck ready for some summer plants. Because I was on the road last summer I didn’t do any gardening & missed it – I’m pleased to see that several perennials have returned for another season. Hopefully this blog will contain garden posts in the coming months.
What springtime fun are you up to these days?