Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!!

We had a fun day today. We celebrated Easter and my birthday together. Mom and Dad drove up and we all went to Mass together and then to the Metropolitan Club for a lavish buffet. I totally pigged out on cold shrimp and crab and eggs benedict and roast beef. Then we drove up to Devue Park to enjoy the view over the city for a little while. When we got home, we topped off our dinner with a fabulous birthday cake Kate made for me. It was four layers of chocolate with strawberry filling in between and chocolate poured over the top. Totally sinful! We could hardly eat it after the buffet, but somehow we managed. The picture above is of Daddy with the two girls, who are wearing their Easter bunny ears.

Now to catch up on some knitting. Annette requested a picture of my angora key fob. I just made it up as I went along. The little random number generator is so small, I was afraid I'd lose it if I didn't have something attached to it. So I grabbed a small skein of Andy fur and knitted a square and then a strap to attach it to the thingie. It's silky soft and it helps to remind me of fibery goodness while I'm working.

Here's a picture of my work scarf. It's plain garter stitch so I can work on it during telephone conferences (Shhhh! Don't tell on me!). The alpaca and silk in it really give it a beautiful sheen. The color is called hyacinth, but it really looks like a purplish navy.

Last, but not least, I finished Ally's Centre scarf. It's double knitted so it's two thickness of material and in her college colors, gold and black. I was a little disappointed that it doesn't look very difficult, but I found it to be a challenging project. You have to knit each row twice and you have to keep straight which color to use at any given time. I've done color work before that looked a lot more impressive, but this was hard.

I started on a fair isle tam yesterday. I've just been doing the ribbing, so there isn't anything really to show yet. In fact, I'm still picking the pattern. More later on that. It may be slow going since I have so little time for knitting now.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and that you were able to share it with your family and friends.