Monday, May 11, 2009

Little of everything!

Someone's been enjoying the second generation toys this week. My Grandpa made this bank for me. The date on the bottom is 1985, and he made one for each of my cousins that year. The boy managed to get it off the top of the dresser and has been pushing it around the house all week.

A family record for most food on one's face and head in one meal.

I finished a pair of socks. These were the second round of the Sock Madness competition. Some pairs were done in a day, mine took a month. But they will be so warm next winter!

Tokena socks
Purple is Knitpicks Essential
Blue is my own hand dyed

There's also been some cooking. We found strawberries this weekend on a visit to Marion, so we made three batches of strawberry jelly. We also had a batch of grape juice in the freezer from last fall so while we were at it we did a batch of grape too.

And finally, I made Chocolate Eclairs for this month's Java Jam. Looks like I'll have to make them again in July, they were popular. They were pretty amazing, we each had to sample of course.


Kari Weaver said...

Not sure which looks yummier, the jam or the eclairs. My MIL saved all the toys Jay and his brother had as kids. My kids love to play with them.

Valerie Polichar said...

I don't suppose you want to trade a jar of fig jam for a jar of strawberry? (Probably not, no one seems to like fig but me :-( ). Beautiful food, all around -- but even more beautiful boy. I can't believe how big he is getting!

The socks are gorgeous and I love the subtle blue shifts in your hand-dyed. What type of dye do you use?

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