Friday, November 24, 2006

The Turkey Made Me Do It!!!


Since I did SOOO good by not going to any of the after Thanksgiving Sales, buying things that I didn't need or really want but couldn't pass up because they were priced so good, and since I didn't have my names to buy for this year just yet ......and potentially saving myself untold amounts of money....I decided to award myself by going to the local yarn store! I have never knit with these yarns and I am looking forward to giving them a try! The Cherry Tree Hill was some yarn that I had ordered and just received.

I still have 2 pairs of socks to finish using some cheaper sock yarn and then I am going to make a pair from the yarn that Tonni gave me.....THEN I can start on these!!! Ahhh...the anticipation!!

***Swatch Update*****

Swatch is now completed.....unfortunately as I am such a tight knitter I can't count the stitches to check my gauge.......will have to purchase a magnifying glass in an attempt to count the little buggers!!

Thanksgiving Reflections: I'm not sure the history behind my Grandmother's pumpkin pie but for some reason she wasn't fond of traditional pumpkin pie so she created her own recipe....not spicy at all, a custard type consistency and a staple at all our Thanksgiving meals for as long as I can remember.

Many years ago when my Grandmother was no longer able to make the pies she passed on her recipe to me and for years I was the purveyor of the pumpkin pies.

Three years ago, I invited Princess Cupcake to learn to make the pies and we now have the tradition of making pies the night before Thanksgiving......usually 6. Here is a picture of Princess Cupcake wearing her Great-Great-Grandmother's apron and showing off her first pie out of the oven.


Emily said...

That's how the sock yarn stash starts. You say: I will make this and then I will make these...and then you buy more yarn and make those socks first while the other yarn goes into the closet. Then you really like that yarn and you go and get some more of that, and another yarn you thought felt nice. And then you get into patterened socks and the self-striping just stays in the closet while you learn to cabel. Before you know it you can make 87 pairs of socks without ever leaving the house. Which is a great feeling.

Cherry Tree Hill is one of my favorites.

The Cupcake Princess' pie looks GREAT! Mmmmm. Pie.

Beck in FL said...

Beautiful young lady. And the apron and the pie are scrumptious looking. I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

Oh and the sock yarn, yum!

Life's a Stitch said...

Is it a secret recipe?

Beautiful yarn, I love the colours,

tonni said...

Sock knitting stash takes less room than sweater knitting stash! :)

What a great picture of the Princess! That apron is sooo retro looking -- I bet the Princess loves the fact that she is now the holder of the pie recipe :)

Your swatch looks great!

Sydney said...

I just realized Bloglines is holding your blog updates hostage. LOL! Beautiful sock yarn! You know I keep buying sock to use after I finish the current socks. But then by the time I've finished the current socks, I've bought more yarn. Start planning your sock yarn storage space now. :)

wendy g said...

Very nice sock yarn!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sydney said...

Nice sock yarn. I love hearing about other people's traditions.

Rebekah said...

What a nice family tradition. She's a cutie with her pie.

And I think you definitely deserved the yarn, looks like some lovely stuff too.

flwrhead said...

You're going to really love Trekking - the color changes are fabulous!

Karen said...

Pretty new yarn! I really like the green Trekking. I don't think I have seen that colorway before.

6 pies! That's a lot of baking. Looks yummy.

Diane said...

The Princess looks wonderful in her great great grandmothers apron. Isn't it funny how food seems to tie generations together?

Love the yarn. Beautiful colors.

RheLynn said...

Wow - great yarns there, you'll really have a lot of fun!

Alabama Gal said...

Darlene, Princess Cupcake is so lucky to have an Aunt like you. She is learning so much from you and I hope that she will always remember all the wonderful things you do for her. Thanks you for taking time to teach her the old traditions in our family.
Our whole family is lucky to have someone like you in our lives.
I love you,

Doogle Knits said...

Where've 'ya been? I want some of that pie. It looks delicious. You can never have enough sock yarn. It's an addiction that won't cause weight gain. :-)

Esther said...

The pumpkin pie tradition is priceless - what a beautiful memory you're creating for you and Princess Cupcake ;-)