Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Cookie Craziness

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter holiday!
Last week was pretty crazy around here. The little guy was home on spring break so I was busy entertaining him and I even took him to work with me a couple of days. There was a lot of last-minute Easter shopping and preparations to get done. We spent all day Saturday baking and decorating Easter cookies. i had actually whipped up a batch of cookie dough Friday night after work (midnight) but as I was reviewing the recipe (figuring out how it was different than the recipe that didn't need refrigeration before rolling and cutting out,) I realized I had goofed and only used half the butter I was supposed to. So, I just started over Saturday morning with the other recipe. I also made my own icing this time after discovering I could use meringue powder which makes good cookie icing because it sets up quick and you can stack them. We used Easter shaped cookie cutters and had lots of fun decorating with special Easter sprinkles, colored sugar, and coconut. Too bad we completely forgot to bring them when we traveled to RI for Easter brunch with family on Sunday!!!

I did remember to bring these mitts I made to my Mom. I meant to give her them for Christmas but I haven't seen her since early December at Thanxmas ( a combination celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas.) The pattern is "Maine Morning Mitts" from the Knitters Book of Yarn. (You can find the pattern free on Ravelry.) I used Noro silk garden in colorway 279. I really love these mitts and plan on making some for myself. I may take someone else's suggestion of using 2 skeins of yarn, to match up the colors. These mitts look as though they could have been 2 different colorways.

My blog has a new look! I haven't really played around with it much, but it could definately use some tweaking. You would never guess I have a degree in Graphic Design...