June 17, 2009
There are so many of you out there making Girasoles with our KAL and I wish I could invite everyone to a Sit & Knit one night to work on them! (Never mind that we couldn’t contain all of the KALers here at Loopy Central if you all came on the same night. This is just me, thinking wishfully wishfully thinking contemplating how fun it would be.) See this little circle? It’s the start of Knitting Daughter’s KAL. She and Elf Donna talked themselves into making one and I’m really happy about that. Donna is using Cascade 220 and KD is using Cascade Heritage. KD has knit plenty of socks and scarves, but this is her first lace project and her first chart-reading project. I think being a Loopy Elf for the summer is getting to her….
Thanks for weighing in (snicker) on Brownie Batter Blizzards. I’m glad that it’s a limited edition flavor and that it will be going away soon. I have a better option for all of us. Remember when I blogged about Marlon and her amazing knitted pastries back in February? As soon as I saw them, I was trying to figure out how to get some, as they are just too cute. I told her that she really ought to set up an Etsy shop so that I could buy some other people could enjoy her beautiful work, too. And she did! As soon as she opened, I hopped over there and bought these two – the Fruit Tart and the Chocolate Strawberry Cake. They arrived in a cute package, and got here lickety split (when you consider that she shipped them from Amsterdam). I thought that I’d set them out on display in our kitchen at Loopy Central, but I have kind of been enjoying them in my office for too long, now. I don’t want to give them up. (Check out the latest pastries in her shop. The whipped cream cracks me up! And the Poached Pear in Wine Sauce? Rhubarb Pie? Carrot Cake? sigh.) She plans to continue to add a few new ones in most every week, so bookmark it and keep an eye on things there.
My contest question for you this month: If you were knitting up your favorite dessert, what would you be knitting? (Not a fan of desserts? What other food item do you think would be fun to see knit up?) Leave your answer in the comments and I’ll draw for the winners next week. Since Marlon used Wollmeise Rhubarb in her Rhubarb Pie, I think we’ll use Wollmeise yarn for the prize in the contest. That seems fair.