Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hoops, Loops and Goop

 This is the start of the new Cobweb Shawl.
Karen had a great idea for blocking the other shawlette that I finished.  Apparently, our local Cleaners will block it for 5 dollars. 
Done.  Deal.  I had no idea. 
 Pie needs to check out my new pink purse. 
I'm teaching her a trick. 
She's very motivated by bits of roasted chicken. 
I'm teaching her to jump through a hoop.
So far it is ridiculously easy….
I promise there will be pictures soon...
Finally, its Irish Soda Bread time.
I was late with my baking this year. 
I was gifted several loaves of soda bread from a dear Irish friend. 
However, she uses no caraway and as you know from previous years, we love caraway in our soda bread.  When my soda bread is oven ready, it looks like goop. That's how I know it is wet enough. 

Let the Ncaa games begin. #swoosh.

Who are you rooting for? 
and Happy SPRING!!! 
We did it. 
We survived. 
The long winter of 2013 is over. 
Stick a fork in it and all that….


Anonymous said...

That yarn color is gorgeous. I love the shine.

Nancy said...

A cleaners that blocks knits! Really?

Katherine said...

Cubs and Bears, that's all I know about sports. I know I love Irish soda bread though!!

Spring to me means getting the garden ready. I ordered seeds yesterday and I can't wait to start my seedlings. Last year the garden was not successful but I have high hopes for a beautiful garden this year.

Judy S. said...

Your new shawl color is beautiful! Blocking somewhere else sounds good to me; it took my shawl several days to dry on the dining room table! Happy Spring! I just planted a couple more primroses; their colors are so cheery.

Mereknits said...

Pie is the best! Love the yarn for the shawl.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That shawl yarn looks pretty. Pie is cute - as always

elns said...

The colors in that cobweb are sooo amazing. I love it! This might shock you Kathy, but as much of a fan of sport watching I am, not a NCAA hoops fan. dunno.

Also, I got my cleaners to sew a fleece backing onto my son's Stockinette blanket a few years back. It was more than a blocking, but for a woman without a sewing machine or the ability to sew, totally worth it.

Nancy Kay said...

Ooo... I like the yarn too.

Pie is jumping through a hoop? Awesome...and I hope to see the pictures.

I do not know any of the NCAA teams... so, I don't watch but a game or two at the end...the big dance.'s Spring...bring on the green!

Araignee said...

You MUST have caraway in soda bread. I bought some this year and was so disappointed that it didn't have any. I will be making my own again next year for sure.
My brackets are already bust, I;m afraid. Day one was not a good one for me.
I just watched a You Tube video about a troop of acrobat cats and their trainer. It was hilarious. I had no idea cats were so trainable.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I hope that fork holds winter at bay!! LOL!

LOVE that yarn you are using in the cobweb shawl. A cleaner that blocks! Wow! That is an amazing treat.

Yum on the Irish Soda Bread! Is your recipe on your blog? Have a wonderful SPRING weekend! blessings ~ tanna

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What an awesome deal to get it blocked for $5.00! I'd take them up on the offer, too. :)

Love Irish soda bread...Irish stew, Irish....oh sorry, got off in dream land your bread!

Ohhhh the shawl is looking pretty. I am looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

Wishing you a most lovely day.

2paw said...

Well I know that dry cleaners don't do blocking here! What a great idea. Well,Pie is a cutie pie, and who wouldn't be motivated by roast chicken?? Jump through a hoop, hmm, maybe Labradors could do that!!
I made Nigella's soda bread buns. Even though many of the convicts were political prisoners from Ireland, and most every Anglo-Celt I know has soem Irish blood, it's not really a big day here. There is some wearing of the green and the Irish pubs have Guinness all day long but no-one dyes a river, or even a creek!!

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