Monday, March 20, 2017

Knitting, Baking, and Donating

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well and had a wonderful weekend. Happy first day of Spring! I finished the infinity scarf and it ended up being 60 inches long in order to wrap around twice. I have loved working with this soft, chunky in this deep navy blue color. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and I used size US 13 needles.


Infinity scarf ribbed stitch, Lion Brand Thick & Quick yarn with US 13 needles 

On Thursday last week, I baked banana bread. It seemed like the perfect day to make it, my boyfriend was sick and I thought this would make him feel better. The Betty Crocker mix was delicious, my boyfriend and I went back for seconds. It was so soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside and so warm and comforting when it first came out of the oven.  I will definitely be making this one again!





I have been knitting the front piece of the sweater, it is getting longer. I will share the sweater progress on my Wednesday post. I knitted a bit more of the sock and I am enjoying how the yarn makes a pattern on the sock and is changing colors it makes it more interesting to knit up. I know the socks will probably look different too making them unique.

I donated blood on Saturday morning for the first time. I have wanted to donate for a long time. It was fun going with my sister and some other people we know. It feels good to give back and I feel like the blood I donated will make a difference in someone's life. I felt tired the next couple of days but now I am feeling more rested and energetic.  I was given the sticker below to wear while I was there because it was my first time donating, I thought it was cute, people should get these stickers when starting anything new... be nice to me!



I got this plant and pot as a gift from my boyfriend's father and step mother yesterday, I love it! Another plant to add to the growing collection! I am up to nine plants now.  I have one of those Ecocube flower kits I will start once it is warmer that I got for a gift at Christmas so I will have ten plants in the apartment!


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16 comments:

  1. When are you making more banana bread?

    PS. you have too many plants ;)

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    1. haha maybe next week :) I know I am cut off at 10 plants now. No more plants for now!

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  2. The cowl looks like it would keep you toasty warm in the nastiest of winter weather.

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    1. Thank you, it is very warm I tested it out today and it withstood the cold breeze and kept me very warm.

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  3. The infinity scarf has come out lovely and I like the colour you chose, it should go with lots of different outfits. I love gardening but have very few house plants, just orchids, but I do like the one gifted to you and that pot holder is so cute. Well done giving blood, it's such a worthwhile thing to do, you never know when you might need some yourself.

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    1. Thank you Jo! I love orchids they are pretty. Thank you, I was thinking that myself, that it goes both ways too and we can all use the blood in case of an emergency.

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  4. Lovely cowl, yummy cake, beautiful plant ( love the vase) and generous girl ( for giving blood ) !!!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  5. Your new cowl looks snugly warm. You will need it the next couple days! I live just down the road from you in a Brighton and I hear we are to be cooler.
    Your banana bread looks delicious! I think I will make one today too.
    Have a good day

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    1. Thank you, it is very snuggly and warm I tried it out today. I hope you enjoyed some banana bread too! Have a good day!

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  6. I love your cowl and the way it loops twice around the neck, that is always a must for me :) Gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Karen, I am glad you like it! I love when it loops around twice too.

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  7. that is the way banana bread should always be - i love when it is a little crisp on the outside!!

    your cowl is beautiful and it looks amazing on you pretty girl!!

    thanks for donating - i personally appreciate it!!!

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    1. It was very delicious especially right out of the oven! thank you! I enjoyed knitting it. You're welcome I really liked giving back and donating is such an important thing to do I respected the people at the clinic for helping us donors and the people who were there who had donated before. I will definitely be going back again!

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  8. Hope your boyfriend is feeling better by now, that bread should have perked him up. Good for you donating blood. I can't because of past radiation treatments but would love to help if I was able.

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    1. Thank you Meredith, he is much better now. I think the bread did help! Yes, I am happy to donate and it is very important that those of us who can, do help out. Have a good day!

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