Monday, April 22, 2013

The Geekend That Was, 4/21 (IHSW and belated WINNER!)

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I got no snappy intro here, folks. Let's just jump into my weekend recap so we can get on with the eye candy, shall we? Friday night we had the rare treat of seeing a show with friends...we saw "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at DramaTech (where both Michael and I have performed...even together =). It was a great show; some of the actors were really entertaining.

The next day it was time for tea.
If you remember past teas my sister has given, you know this one was special. I'll do a full post on it later.

After tea we tried to go to a nearby garden, but at 3:57, the gate slammed in our "faces"...seriously, we saw it close just after we pulled into the turns out they don't let anyone in after 4:00 (they close at 5, which is weird since the sun doesn't set here until almost 8 now)!

Sunday I had some time to bake, so I made one of this month's recipes from the Cookie A Sock Club.
Lavender Shortbread...mmmmm....

Speaking of the sock club, I not only continued to knit on the sock I had started, but I cast on the other pattern for this month as well.
'Cause that's how I roll. Of course, neither of these is in the sock club yarn...I want to make a shawl from that.

I also got some time in on Autumn Queen.
I seriously dislike Wisper, have I mentioned that??

If you'd like to see what other hermitters were up to, click on the graphic above!

...and now to finally announce the winner of my 6th Blogiversary Giveaway...something sugary and something made from iron will be going to...

Please send me your snail mail address at heather at lottloft dot com. I shopped this weekend for the iron-based stitching gifts, but I'll leave them a surprise until socialsue opens her package. =)

Sugar helps everyone stitch faster, right?


Christine said...

Yum, lavender shortbread, I'll have to give that a go. Great stitching and knitting

Chris said...

The tea looks amazing. Yummy shortbread too.
Great progress.

cucki said...

great stitching and knitting x

Annie said...

Sock knitting and cookie baking.. quite a combo. You've been having all kinds of fun!

Shirlee said...

Great stitching & knitting! Love that KnitPicks yarn! Do tell what it is ... & what shawl pattern are you using?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats to Sue, hope the iron is not too heavy to post!

Love the latest socks too.

socialsue said...

Thank you! I am looking forward to see what is iron and sugary in the mailbox. I pm to you my snail mail address.


Nic said...

The shortbread looks delish
I like the yarn you're using for the socks.
And everone who uses whisper seems to be of the same opinion :)

Ziggyeor said...

Yummy tea. My friend bought whisper but I don't know if she's actually tried to use it yet.

Melanie said...

I never, but never, say no to shortbread. It's really not possible to go wrong when that much butter is involved, right?

You're already doing so much better than I ever did with the Cookie club. I did knit quite a few of them but, like, months and months after they came out.

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