Here is my first project using the new Knitters Pride Karbonz interchangeable needles- woo hoo! I learned the hard way that you really do need the 'key' provided to tighten the tips to the cord; finger tightening is not adequate. Fortunately I was only on the first row when one tip let loose with a cascade of lost stitches, and I turned to Ravelry to learn the whys and hows of the key. As this pattern depends on using 3 needle sizes to achieve shaping, I will have plenty of practice with it.
I had always wanted to try Classic Elite Provence, a cotton in lots of pretty colors, and some time ago scored 4 skeins of bright 'Zinnia', which is the amount this pattern just happens to need for my size. It's Tangerine Twist from Knitty. The pattern is fun and easy and I love the new needles. The yarn is a bit splitty but otherwise nice- almost as nice as my fave Tahki Cotton Classic.
Moms Demand Action is associated with the newly formed Everytown for Gun Safety. The momentum is building! Our current goal is to acquire one million Gun Sense Voter pledge cards, which read, "I pledge to support local, state, and federal candidates who will fight for common-sense laws to reduce gun violence." This past Saturday two Moms members and I worked a table at a Pete Seeger tribute concert to collect signatures. A cream puff of a job, as we were preaching to the choir! It was a lot of fun, with great music to boot. There is another Pete Seeger concert at the end of the month in Tiverton which I'll also be working. I'm sure he's smiling down on us!
In celebration of Star Wars Day on Sunday (you know, May the 4th be with you- ugh!), I made a Star Wars themed supper using this cookbook which was published in 1998. That is probably the year I bought it, too, at a school book fair, and this is the first time I ever used it. I made the TIE Fighter Ties for the main course (like pigs in a blanket), Jawa Jive milkshakes, and for dessert, the cover Wookiee cookies. The meal was a great success with the big kids, though my TIE fighters did not look as nifty as the ones in the cookbook.