Time is almost up!! I have one more day to finish this up! Carpino has been a joy to knit. Upload your final photos to the Ravelry Forum or shoot us an email with your pics! OR you can tag your photos on instagram #NKKAL – We will pick our winners on Monday and announce the prizes!
I need to get flying on the hem and sleeves! Do you think I can do it?!!
My boys have been keeping me so busy, but its been really good. We enjoyed a week at the Cape again, a highlight of every summer!
An unexpected pairing of brown sugar and sour cream make for this deliciously sweet treat you don’t need to feel too guilty about! My sister Colleen made this for my last birthday and it’s become a new go-to snack for me these days. On these hot summer days it’s pretty cool and refreshing too. It couldn’t be any more simple or any more quick to make. All you need to do is take 1 cup of sour cream and add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix and let it sit in the refrigerator for a bit – or if you’re too impatient like me – then just dig in!
If you want to cut some calories you can always opt for low-fat sour cream too! It goes great with any fresh fruit but my fruit of choice these days are Pink Lady apples. They’re crisp and tart which is a great balance to the sweet dip.
Bonus tip: If you don’t want your apples to turn brown soak them in a little pineapple juice! Yes, lemon juice works too, but I find that it changes the flavor of the apples too much and makes them too sour. Soak them in a little pineapple juice and they’ll stay bright and fresh for hours!
I have a lot (too many) projects on the needles right now. My problem is that not one of them was holding my attention long enough to make any real progress. I kept knitting a few rows of one and then casting on another project and so the number of projects keeps growing and without any FO’s happening!
But it’s looking like the 6th one is the charm because Friday I cast on for Maja – Kiito in our Nice & Knit DK Starboard & Wellfleet colors and I’m totally in love and have made great progress since. It’s officially my project for our Summer Sweaters Nice & Knit Along! #NKKAL
Also on the needles that is getting a fair amount of attention is L’Enveloppe. I cast this on during the shop hop when I got to see it in person — it looked great on anyone who tried it on. I am excited to finish this for Fall.
My Carpino has been a bit neglected of late. I have a good excuse though – friends, family and picnics. We’ve been very busy and its been good.
Now back to our summer sweater knit along. I absolutely love Carpino by Carole Feller.
Now that the sleeves are on holders I can fly right along. I may opt out of the waist shaping, I do this often and the fit is usually the best for me. (and easier to knit ;)
How are your projects coming along?
Last week we took a quick little jaunt up to Portsmouth, NH for some relaxation and a little beach time. It was stunning weather and everything we needed. Brooklyn is a beach baby! She loves the sand and the water so I’m already planning our next beach vacation this summer! Here are some of the highlights. Enjoy!
The past month or so have been super crazy busy at work so I finally took this week off of work to enjoy a little rest and relaxation (a post on that coming soon) and get Nice & Knit prepped for this weekend’s I-91 Shop Hop. Getting prepped meant not only dying the yarn but also twisting, labeling, stickering and sorting, too! Betsy stopped by to catch us in action!
The I-91 Shop Hop started today so we went and got the Nice & Knit Display set up at Creative Fibers in Windsor, CT. Be sure to check it out! And don’t miss out on a Shop Hop Special — The Maritime Cowl Kits are only $44.95! That includes 2 Skeins of Nice & Knit DK and the pattern (that’s a deal)!
Come in on Saturday too, where you can meet Katie & I as well as see an assortment of projects knit in Nice & Knit yarns! We hope we’ll see you there!
I have such a hard time leaving Target without overloading my cart. This weekend we rearranged the boys rooms and moved our office from an upstairs spare bedroom to the first floor. It was a huge undertaking and I am going to spare you the before and during photos. (mostly because I forgot to take any)
I’ve been eyeing some bedding in Garnet Hill for the boys rooms. As I added each sheet set and blanket to the cart the price was skyrocketing. I took a quick trip to Target and an hour later I had a cart and a half full of goodies. I couldn’t wait to rush back home and make up their beds. I took some quick iphone photos, to give you the quick idea. Their rooms still need some decor – which is a topic of contention. They want sports posters…I’m trying to find a way to hide them. They didn’t go for hanging them in the closet.
The sheets came in this bonus drawstring bag….just what I needed another knitting project bag! Bonus! My Summer Sweater knit along project is now tucked away safely. Target saved me so much money – just what I tell Kev :)
Kara and I have been dying yarn every free minute we can. We are gearing up for the local I-91 Shop Hop. This is the fourth annual year that 12 shops located along I-91 from New Haven, CT to Putney, VT have teamed up to bring you fun, prizes, and plenty of fiber!
Nice & Knit will be at Creative Fibers in Windsor with our yarns and Maritime Cowl Kits. The Hop starts June 26th and will continue through Sunday June 29th. Come meet Kara & I on Saturday the 28th! We’d love to meet you!
Stop in your participating LYS and purchase your Shop Hop passport for $5. Along with your passport you’ll receive a tote bag with the map and details about each of the twelve fabulous shops.
Get your Shop Hop passport stamped by visiting the participating shops over the 4-day Shop Hop weekend.
Every time you get your passport stamped you will be entered to win the Daily Door Prize at that shop. A total of 48 door prizes will be given out to participants!
By visiting all 12 shops you will be entered into a drawing for the fabulous Grand Prize, which includes gift certificates for the 12 shops, as well as yarns, needles and other goodies. Here’s your chance to explore new yarn shops and win some great prizes. You can complete the Shop Hop all in one day, or make it a weekend event.
Passports can be purchased at any of these fine shops:
Green Mountain Spinnery Putney, VT)
Metaphor Yarns (Shelburne Falls, MA)
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA)
WEBS (Northampton, MA)
Marji’s Yarncrafts (Granby, CT)
Creative Fibers (Windsor, CT)
Yarnover (Avon, CT)
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT)
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT)
Yarn Barn (Woodbridge, CT)
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT)
I better get back to dying those skeins! Can’t wait to meet you in person!