Thursday, March 20, 2008

In like a lion brand, out like a lamb's wool.

Oh look, it's March, and I haven't blogged in nearly a month!

So what has been going on you ask? (yeah, I heard you)

Well, let's see.....

I've started and nearly finished Cobblestone from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits. (pretty much the ONLY thing I've been knitting) I promise I'll post a pic as soon as it's finished. I'm just being lazy today.

I had some BEAUTIFUL sock yarn named after me in a colorway I inspired! You can read all about it, and buy it here on Etsy. It's called FAMOUS Chocolate Fondue. OMG!!! Ain't it purdy!!!

I wanted something that was the color of chocolate covered cherries, but this line of yarn is called "Saucy", so we had to come up with something that could be considered a sauce. I think fondue works quite well, and you can dip cherries in it, or strawberries, or chunks of bananas, or chunks of pound cake, or....... (I wonder what we have in the kitchen?)

I sold some of my yarn stash, (and bought even more)


  • One bag of orange Rowan Cork to a nice lady in Ireland. She discovered my stash on Ravelry.

  • One 1 lb skein of cotton that was dyed by the lovely folks at Prism, because I was going to use it for a sweater, but decided it had too much pink in it for me.


  • Three 1 lb skeins of cotton that was dyed by the lovely folks at Prism. (yeah, I still have 2 lbs left. probably will become a baby blanket.)

  • 3 bags of natural cream colored, worsted weight Alpaca from a new find of mine. They have insanely cheap yarn here, and SO wonderful. I may try my hand at dyeing this stuff.

  • 2 bags of a 100% Tweedy Silk from You know how I am about tweed, and I think I've found a great pattern in the new Guy Knits book. Won't this be nice?

I got to meet Janet Szabo at the March guild meeting, and she signed my Aran Sweater Design book. What a super interesting person. I wish I had not been working so I could have taken some of her classes.

Well, that's all for now, but since Easter is just a few days away, I wondered, what's your favorite and least favorite Easter candy?

My favorite would have to be Cadbury Caramel Eggs.
And my least.... Marshmallow Peeps. They're fun to put in the microwave though.

And now ...... some interesting facts about Easter. The earliest possible date that Easter can fall on is March 22nd. The last time Easter fell on this date was in 1818, and it won't happen again until 2285. The latest possible date Easter can be is my birthday! (April 25th) The last time it fell on this date was in 1943 (I wasn't born yet) and will next fall on this date in 2038. (I will be 77 years old!)
The cycle of Easter dates repeats after exactly 5,700,000 years, with April 19th being the most common date, happening 220,400 times, or 3.9% compared to a mean for all dates of 162,857 times, or 2.9%. (what did we do before Wikipedia?)

Now then, wasn't that interesting?


Doug said...

Oooh...Peeps exploding in the microwave. The only thing they are good for in my opinion!
My favorite candy is still the malted milk speckled eggs. Mmmmmm..

Diana T said...

Actually,the malted milk speckled eggs are my least favorite easter candy, closely followed by those fun to play with not to eat) peeps! My favorite is a tie between those little Cadbury candy coated chocolate eggs or the black licorice jellybeans. (Or maybe a chocolate bunny, I do love to eat their little ears off first.....)

Janet Szabo said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, no doubt. I am not a big fan of Peeps, either. And I wish you HAD gotten to come to class so I could have visited with you for more than three minutes. Oh well, I will just have to come back.

Anonymous said...

I love Reeses Peanut Butter eggs! They have a spectacularly large peanut-butter-to-chocolate ratio. Mmm!

I'm not much of a fan of Cadbury Cream Eggs.

The Mad Crocheter said...

Mmmmm... Dove truffle eggs! Easter is the holiday with the best candy, bar none.

Joanen said...

I check out your blog and I find a yarn that is (a) named after a very nice person, (b) a pretty and practical color and (c) has the word "chocolate" in its name. How was I supposed to resist?

I didn't!!

My favorite candy is Laura Secord vanilla creams. At this time of year they are made into Easter eggs. So good. I wish I could get them in the US, but they are only available in Canada. Least favorite... gee, don't know, but maybe Peeps.

By the way, if you position Peeps facing each other, with toothpicks facing forward and put them in the microwave they'll get bigger and bigger and one will stab the other with the toothpick and explode.... like a jousting match. Don't I sound like a sicko! *LOL*

Joanne said...

Geez, I can't even spell my own name!

Nell said...

The things that I learn from Famous Steve's blog!
And such a clever title ; )
Joanne, your jousting comment is still making me laugh.
Peeps really are only good for torture.
I'm with Dian-a, licorice is mt all time favorite.

Joanne said...

My Famous Chocolate Fondue yarn arrived today. It is so nice!! This will be something pour moi.

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Happygoth said...

I find that Krispy Kremes go beautifully with fondue (just in case you were hunting for something else to use as a chocolate vehicle)...

Phyl said...

I'm a purist. Just give me a chocolate Bunny. That's it.