Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Knitty gift

Did you have a nice Mother's Day? I hope so. My family came over for a potluck brunch and we had lots and lots of delicious food. I'm not much of a cook, but most of the deviled eggs that I made disappeared, so they must have been okay. I tried a new recipe with horseradish that I wasn't too sure about.

Tomorrow is my friend Cathy's birthday, so tonight I wrapped up two hand knit wash cloths and a bar of good-smelling soap for her. (I'm pretty sure she won't read this tonight and see her surprise.)

That White Tea soap from Cost Plus smells SO good I bought some for me, too.

I am ready for a juicy new knitting project and finally decided on the Multnomah shawl from Hello Knitty with my Misti Alpaca yarn that I adore. It's a fun knit.

For those of you in the states, do you watch American Idol? This is the second season I am hooked on it. Now that we're down to four it's pretty exciting. I've been rooting for Crystal, but I'm okay with Lee or Casey winning.

Well, off to watch Idol and work on my shawl. Talk to you again soon.


Linda said...

Dear Stacy,
What a lovely gift for your friend:) The yarn for your shawl is amazing!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your shawl will look delightful next winter! Lovely colours!

Theresa said...

Beautiful gift! There is just something so special about a handmade gift. Love the color of the washclothes and the new yarn is gorgeous, looks like sunshine:)

I watch Dancing with the Stars but not American Idol. Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Maiden Jane said...

What a lovely gift! The shawl is so pretty. I love the feather and fan simple but elegant.

I'm always behind the popular we didn't watch Idol until 5 years after it started....this year we switched over to Dancing With the Stars because my daughter likes Evan so much. I did watch Idol last week because I love Harry Connick! (I heard that he was a ratings bust...see, I'm not in with what's popular!) The Idol contestants didn't grab out attention, I miss Paula and don't think Ellen adds much to the show. However, it is generally good, clean, family fun - something even Dancing is not (with those costumes and dances...)

Mary said...

I am a Lee and Crystal fan!!!

Where did you get the soap from for yor friend? I have trouble finding handmade soaps

Suz said...

Oh your gifts look so nice and I love soaps
buy them all the time
I get some good ones at, of all places..TJMAXX
love the yarn colors
I too am hooked on Idol..
My name is Susan and I like american idol
did I hear ya all saying
hello susan?


Hi Stacy,
That is a sweet gift for your friend.
I don't watch Idol, daughter and Grand do :)
I do love deviled eggs and have used horseradish too! I like a little "kick" that it adds.
I'm finished with my ATC and will get in it the mail this weekend.
deb :)

Dogwood said...

Nice post. What fun to have your family over for Mother's Day.

Nice hand made gift for your friend.

Your knitting is so beautiful and I love all the yarns that you choose.

Eric does not have a TV so My Sissy was emailing me as the results come in.

See you real soon.

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Anya said...

Very nice present for your friend!!
Love your shawl
I can use it here its only 6grC
brrrr..... to cold for spring :(

Thanks for your lovely comments always :))

Have a wonderful weekend
Anya :)

Rachel said...

That yarn is beautiful! It will make a lovely shawl.

What a nice gift you made. I hope she loves it!

I don't watch American Idol, so I won't comment on that. Haven't watched much of anything lately...

M.E. Greene said...

I love knitty gifts. As a former soapmaker (not that I don't still make it, but not as often), I got into the habit of giving handmade soap with knit washcloths as gifts. And I think they are really the most wonderful presents! (These days I've seen some soaps at the store that are fantastic, so those are just as good as homemade ones.)

Cloudberry said...

Can't wait to see the Multnomah - that's some beautiful yarn you've choosed for it!