Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Dance!

I am a happy girl tonight. First off, I finished my Bearfoot socks. They are so nice and cosy.


That's Brodie lounging against me and my new socks. Silly dog.
I just did a simple k6, p2 rib on these with 64 stitches. Just my plain old standard sock. I forget what color this Bearfoot is, sorry.

And this also made me happy....

That was my snack tonight. Doesn't it look just wonderfully yumm? Oh it was so good! I was in the grocery store and smelled, yes smelled, these strawberries as I was walking by. I couldn't resist. See strawberries are my favorite fruit, but here in Michigan, good berries can be very hard to get this time of year. In the summer our local berries are so delicious! In the winter, when they are imported from all over, they usually have no taste. These were awesome! I quick whipped up a batch of my great grandma's shortcake, and woo hoo, good snack tonight! I'm telling you, this stuff is awesome! If you would like the recipe, send me an email.

Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts and brings back lots of great memories. We ate it a lot when I was a kid, but only during strawberry season. I picked strawberries for my grandparents every summer. They had a farm and peddled eggs, the berries and other fresh produce in "town". I had so much fun picking them and then riding along on the "egg route". I remember getting paid a nickel for every quart I picked back then. I thought I was rich! We lived right next door to my Gram and Gramps and I was very close to them. They have been gone over 20 years now and I still miss them like crazy. Nothing like a good strawberry to take me down memory lane.

Next up: I need to work on that Lopi sweater. Crud, by the time I finish it, it will probably be spring. Figures.

10 comments:

AlisonH said...

Look at those socks! Do you know how many years it would take me to make those? My last pair took (no joke) a year and a half, and they were a lot shorter on the leg, too. (I suddenly needed a gift for a guy my height, figured they would fit him as well as me if I'd just finish that second half-done sock, and they did. Miracle there were no moth holes in the silly things.)

I am in awe of anyone who can create a well-turned ankle.

Robbyn said...

Your socks are lovely and the dog is adorable :)

Your strawberry shortcake - with fresh berries in the middle of winter - really shines and I'm pea green with envy.

I love berries of all kinds and really miss them in the winter :(

Christine said...

What wonderful memories! (and such lucious strawberries!) Thanks for sharing them ;)
My grandparents had a small farm too. When I went to visit, I was the egg collector. We didn't have to take them into town though. My grandmother would gently was them up and put them into egg cartons that she and the neighbors saved up. She'd give them a call, and they would come to her house to buy eggs. They also had an extensive garden and did a lot of canning. Any time she asked me to go get a can of peaches or anything, I knew it meant one of her own jars out in the shed with the deep freezer. They even raised their own meat. Boy do I miss them!

Julie said...

Love your socks and that adorable little face next to them :)

Strawberry shortcake is my all time favorite dessert!

Opal said...

The picture of your socks and the puppy is just priceless! And now I'm starving for some strawberry shortcake! Yum!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

The socks and dog picture is cute! And that snack is yummy looking!

Shelley said...

Great job on the socks! Mmmmm....strawberry shortcake - I'm so jealous!!

susan said...

my grandma used to bake bread and cookies and my grandpa would peddle it. ya just don't hear that word used much anymore.
i picked strawberries for a nickel a quart too.

Tarilyn said...

Your Brodie is adorable! What a cutie pie! Ohhh.... to eat fresh strawberry shortcake. Slobber.

Felicia said...

I love the socks, and your sock model really accentuates the knitting! Bearfoot is my all-time favorite sockknitting yarn, and it's nice to see others knitting with that yarn as well. I love how vibrant the colors are, as well as how long the socks last.