Nope, I'm not going to post a photo of the 16 inches of snow we got here in Northern New Jersey (I'm sure you've seen it already). I have much, much more important things to post tonight!
Hallelujiah! I FINALLY finished my Jaywalkers! I know you weren't waiting with baited breath (because you would most definitely have died from asphyxiation by now) . Just under the wire for Cara's contest AND during the knitting olympics too, whew.
Pattern: Jaywalker Socks, by Grumperina published in Sept 05 MagKnits
Yarn: Knitterly Things Vesper sock yarn, 100% merino wool in Knit and Tonic
Needles: Clover bamboo DPNs size 1
Time to complete: WAAAAY too long, but finished on 2.13.06 at 10pm!
Recipient: Mememememememememe! My first FO this year for me!
I love this pattern. I would make more jaywalkers if I had time. I have 3 more skeins of Vesper, and 2 skeins of sock yarn I dyed myself...plus one more on the way from Brooklyn Handspun!
But, I have no time to start another pair until after the Olympics! Team Spiders is kicking ass on their olympic projects, (I'm too lazy to post them but Lisa did). Here we are on Angelica after the blizzard. Doesn't she look like she has boobs (little mosquito bites???) I am loving this pattern so far, the combination of merino and alpaca makes this yarn so soft. I am a bit worried about the gauge though...we'll see.
I have the best husband on earth! (Sorry Emmie - I bet this ties your V-Day) Before the blizzard hit, Furry decided he'd cook me a romantic dinner! He went food shopping by himself, and wouldn't let me in the fridge all day on Saturday while he hid the "secret ingredients." By dinner time, I had gotten a lot of knitting done, but still had NO CLUE what he was making for us...I let him surprise me.
Isn't it gorgeous? We had the Valentine's Dinner for 2 from the Jan/Feb Cooking Light magazine. Rosemary Shrimp Scampi Skewers ,
Carrot Couscous with Fresh Chives ,
Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding with Raspberries
He even made the chocolate pudding - from scratch!
How awesome is that? We have a Valentine's day contest...we are only allowed to spend $3 (card not included) on each other, and see who comes up with the most creative gift...I'm running out of time - any suggestions? I couldn't stick to the limit, so I got us tickets to Avenue Q...ha! Happy Valentine's Day!