Friday, February 14, 2014

On The Needles - 2/14/14

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Doesn't this look like the most yummy Valentine's Day lunch EVER???

Well, actually, it was my neighbor's lunch last week when a group of us went to The Chocolate Strawberry as a Divas Guild outing :)  But I fell in love with that little heart dipping bowl! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ !!!  Right?  And I just knew you would too :*)  The sandwich was a Monte Cristo, which I've never eaten - no really, never!  But you can bet I will order one of these decadent sandwiches the next time we are at TCS!!! :)

Here is what I did order .....

Chicken salad on a fresh croissant - YUM!!!!!  
It was absolutely delicious!
But I'm still kinda hankering for that Monte Cristo, ya know what I mean LOL!!!

And TCS serves one of THESE on every plate....

I asked for dark chocolate and they had some!

....... sorry, I had to take a little break there and get a little snack :)

Soooooooo, on my needles this week has been repair work on my Wingspan - remember this big hole I showed you last week that suddenly appeared after I had blocked it?

Well, Denise at Justquiltin shared some wonderful advice with me, and it worked!!!

No more hole!!!  Thanks Denise!!!
It's slightly misshapen there, but hey, it looks tons better than that hole, and I'm a happy girl!!!
So now this is officially a finish - yay!!! :)

I started the second House Targaryen sock but forgot to take pictures - bad girl!!!  Of course, there's not really much to show yet anyway, so perhaps you'll forgive me this time?  I hear what you're thinking.... and No!  You can't have my chocolate covered strawberry!!!!

I've added a couple of strata to my Swing Cowl .....

..... if you click on the name it will take you to the page for this project at Ravelry, and you will see Denise's project as the main picture!  Isn't that cool????  Hers is the one I fell in love with and just had to make my own - it's gorgeous :)

And last, but not least, I also got my yarn wound into balls to start Rocio....that new yarn swift I got for Christmas is THE BOMB!!!  Those balls were wound lickety-split, and not one curse word left my lips :*)

I wondered about the name.  A quick check of the name Rocio on the Net said that "Rocio is a small genus of cichlid fishes from Mexico and northern Central America."  I think those little lacy motifs look somewhat like fish, so perhaps that is why the designer gave it that name?  Of course, I think they look more like leaves than fish, so who am I to say :)

So that's what's on my needles.... check out more fun needly projects at Judy's Patchwork Times!

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. I've never had a Monte Cristo, either, but I've been out with friends who have. Actually, I think your sandwich (and strawberry) look scrumptious!!
    Nice save on Wingspan--it looks fabulous now!
    Um, I am no expert on tropical fish, but if my memory serves me right, cichlids don't play well with others. You might want to watch what you will be wearing there. : )

  2. All that food looks delicious -- and it's 1 a.m. here but I could eat any of them!! I really get the muchies late at night.

    Your Wingspan looks good a new. Nice save. I also agree that the design on the back of your sweater resembles a leaf more than a fish. I love your cowl. The colors are great!

  3. Oh, I would take the Monte Cristo - yummo!! So glad you were able to repair that minor hole. Love that blue yarn and agree, that looks more like a leaf than a fish.

  4. Right now, my lunch choice would have been the chicken salad and of course the chocolate strawberry! But all of it looked great!

    Okay, I just "thought" I was a knitter!! Your yarn and your projects are just lovely!! Such inspiration!!

    Blessings and hugs!

  5. Your sweater is going to be gorgeous in the color you chose. And your Swing cowl is coming along beautifully, too. I might have to add that one to my list. Okay.. now I'm hungry after looking at your delicious food. Time for breakfast!

  6. I've never had a Monte Cristo either.
    Great fix on Wingspan and your Swing Cowl is gorgeous! I'm trying so hard not to start anything new for a while but this is making it rather difficult. ;)
    Your new sweater is going to be gorgeous!

  7. I'm so hungry now! You Wingspan fixed looks great - no one will every know. I've had to do that on my Dreambird where I dropped one of the doublestitches. Swing cowl is coming along great and I love your sweater yarn color - gorgeous!

  8. What a yummy lunch - looks like Martha herself prepared it!

  9. lunch looks divine and great photos! beautiful knitting projects! can't wait to see the sweater lover the yarn

  10. Oh that is lovely yarn. And I just had to add that sweater to my ravelry favourites list.

  11. Your knitting is really beautiful. I'm glad you were able to fix the wee hole.

  12. I love your knitting projects ... and am glad you were able to fix that little hole.

    I haven't had a Monte Cristo sandwich in years ... and of course, now that I'm watching what I eat, I probably won't have one any time soon. :-( The chicken salad on that croissant sure looked yummy!

  13. So glad the fix worked on your Wingspan! Chocolate -covered strawberries are THE BEST! Love the yarn color and pattern for your next project also. Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. You, Janet, and I all need to go out together and have our first Monte Cristo together! Preferable at a place that has the pretty little heart-shaped dipping bowls. And chocolate covered strawberries!! You always have *such* fun projects on your needles -- beautiful work, my darling friend!! :)


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