Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bright Monday Meal and Walk on a Beautiful Sunny Evening



Mr. Husband and I went to a nice
restaurant in our small town for 
Bright Monday dinner.
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Bright Monday Mr. Husband had off from work 
and we rested, did housing paperwork things...
I did a grocery run to get Paschal things for later
(including a junior's cheesecake, ice cream and 
a pizza crust and toppings for a later dinner).


We enjoyed our butter!
On our honeymoon a waiter commented to us:
everything is better with butter
and this has become part of our family,
as we build traditions, tell stories and remember. 


We enjoyed this restaurant many times,
though they are slowly changing things in ways
we are not as happy with...
but still, many festive meals there and
it will not be a place we go to as much
once we move in a month's time.
So it was a meal we savoured.


Mr. Husband got the salad with goat cheese,
tomato, endive, plump golden raisins and a 
sweet vinaigrette. 


I had the Polenta with Red Pepper Coulis,
Fresh Basil and Three Cheese Sauce;
warm, savory and delightful! 




Chicken with wilted greens, potato and natural jus.





Key Lime Pie for dessert.


Lots of good memories in this place.
we were also celebrating this anniversary. 


 We walked home a different way and 
enjoyed seeing the beauty of the small town we are leaving.


I will really miss all the beauty.



Where we are moving to is good,
but not the same.
I really appreciated Mr. Husband saying that
even though we are gaining more than losing
in this move, there is always loss with change.
Just acknowledging this was helpful for me.
We hope to close in just under 2 weeks time.
I know it will help to see the condo we are moving to,
as it will revitalize my excitement and joy
in moving to our new home.
I am glad we have time to enjoy the Bright Week 
and have a little more special before this
place is packed up for the move.
God is so merciful to us.


The paschal coffee table! 
Gorgeous linen cloth from a dear friend for Christmas,
who once we move I will be in walking distance to!
Coasters from a dear Ottawa friend.
Eggs I got last year from here.
Pear candles and tray are wedding gifts...


I am getting done slowly with this wonderful book
It is so deeply life-giving.....


As far as I ever got on Mr. Husband's sock.
I need different needles; these size one are too
short and I want longer.
Any suggestions?



I got three GK Chesterton books for Mr. Husband
for Pascha.
The high light is his book,
the everlasting man.

8 comments:

Juliana said...

Those needles are sock needles; any longer and you're going to have trouble making corners and keeping your stitches even, I think. It looks like a lot of stitches for a sock--are you using double stranded thread? Socks generally use thinner yarn.

Lovely photos, btw!

fletchingtonfarms said...

I have to disagree with Juliana. I have much longer sock needles (old ones) and they aren't any harder to keep stitches neat. But what you could do is pick up another package that size and spread the stitches over 4 needles instead of 3. I do all my sock knitting on 5 dp needles instead of 4. It splits the stitches evenly and you don't have that one needle crammed full of all the instep stitches. If you can find European dp needle sets they are almost always sets of 5.

I will agree the needles seem a bit thick for the yarn, but I'm assuming you did a swatch??

Paula

fletchingtonfarms said...

I have to disagree with Juliana. I have much longer sock needles (old ones) and they aren't any harder to keep stitches neat. But what you could do is pick up another package that size and spread the stitches over 4 needles instead of 3. I do all my sock knitting on 5 dp needles instead of 4. It splits the stitches evenly and you don't have that one needle crammed full of all the instep stitches. If you can find European dp needle sets they are almost always sets of 5.

I will agree the needles seem a bit thick for the yarn, but I'm assuming you did a swatch??

Paula

elizabeth said...

Paula: thanks.... sadly the set I have was of 5 DPNs but I lost one! I think...

I so did NOT do a swatch... the sock yarn is sock yarn:

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/patons-kroy-socks-jacquards

I think it may look thicker than it is plus the fact that it is not knit properly for the pattern (i.e. I messed up the ribbing)

Martha said...

What pretty plates! Truly a Bright week here...and there, too, it looks like. ♥ That salad looks wonderful. Coulis...so fancy. My 5 dpns are a big longer than those, but give it a try, if it's too difficult you can frog it!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

The meal looks wonderful; I admire you tackling socks :-)

GretchenJoanna said...

I had some Key Lime Pie this week, too!
And The Everlasting Man is a wonderful book. I would love to read it again - maybe this year.

MamaBirdEmma said...

Christ is Risen!!

Thank you for the link to the Pascha eggs! I have wanted some for awhile and so I just ordered six!

Your knitting looks great!