it is a cozy. yep, a cozy...for cadbury eggs! leslie
over at whimsy blogged about her love of cadbury eggs this week. she was kind enough to share the link to the cozy pattern
. i did not think i would have time to knit any of these up before easter. but darn if i didn't just happen to buy some yellow yarn the other day. and today, even though i was super busy i squeaked one out.
i also found the funniest link to dancing cadbury eggs via another knitting blog but i can't seem to find it now. darn.
earlier this evening i had just put a big pot of water on the stove to boil my easter eggs when the fire alarm in our building went off. i thought it was my apartment only for a minute and freaked out. i mean i was only boiling water for goodness sake! but it turns out everyone's alarm was blaring. so we huddled outside for awhile waiting for the fire department. they came, they checked each apartment and then finally they turned the alarm off. no fire. good. i felt sorry for all the poor animals in our building. the were not happy about the horrible screeching alarms. oh yeah, and there were no cute firefighters. darn.
so back inside i went. and finally, i got the eggs on the stove.
they are now all ready to be dipped and dyed. tomorrow i will share pictures (assuming they turn out, it seems like the egg dye out there just isn't the same as it was when i was little, remember those glass jars with the bunny heads on top? what happened to those? i loved those!).
i also picked up some meyer lemons to make this martha recipe
. i have made them several times before with regular lemons. hopefully i will be able to taste a difference with the meyer lemons. the lady at trader joe's seemed to think there was a huge difference. she said her son loved meyer lemons so much she was putting them in his easter basket!
the lemon dessert is for sunday, but tomorrow morning i have a brunch with my knotty knitters group. for that i am whipping up the BEST scones ever. the secret ingredients...
carmelized walnuts and toffee. i originally had these scones years ago at the woodmark hotel. they were served for afternoon tea. according to their online menu, they no longer serve this 'flavor' of scone. but after having them i searched the web for a recipe and came up with something very close. i'll snap a pic of the finished product tomorrow when i bake them. seriously, they are sooo yummy.
alright, how is that for a lengthy blog entry? time to go work on the easter baskets. i hope you are all having a lovely start to your weekend!