Monday, November 29, 2010

dessert first

Did you have a good holiday weekend? Hope so!

I took some vacation time and spent the week hunkered down, cooking, knitting, and just hanging out with Mr. NK. I was pretty single minded in my knitting goals and met all but one of them.

I made a cranberry conserve for the holiday, and while I had cranberries on hand I made some sugar-coated berries as garnish for our pumpkin bar dessert, too. They're yummy just to pop into your mouth and eat, too!!

oh...I almost forgot...the socks. The second Blackberry Bramble was started and completed between eating and more eating.

Hopefully the weather will stay on the dry side so I can run off some of those extra helpings of dessert and turkey (in that order)! Speaking of dessert, here's a link to a similar recipe to the one I used for the pumpkin bars.

All sorrows are less with bread.
~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

Blackberry Bramble sock pattern by IrishgirlieKnits in STR medium yarn in 'Mist'


Bobbie Casey said...

Such beautiful photographs! I love your socks and I want to make some sugar coated berries.

xoxox to you.

susan {florali} said...

Sounds like you had a delicious weekend!!
Happy start of a new week.

Allison said...

Great quote about bread - I have a loaf in the oven right now, and the smell is cheering me right up! Those socks look gorgeous, as usual :)

Magnolia Handspun said...

I am chiming in too...all looks so delish. Beautiful sugarcoated images.

LoriAngela said...

Love your cheerful holiday attitude. I'm a bit beaten down already, but bread is my drug of choice.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Dessert looks delicious, but not as delicious as that picot edging on the blackberry bramble!

Judy S. said...

Nice socks. I love the color but can't find it; is it another rare gem? Did you see Irishgirlie's "Burst" pattern? (I think it was in Knitpicks.) Did you get much snow?