Clearing out the odds and ends of unwritten blog posts from this month.  Here, in no particular order, are the things I intended to write  at greater length about but didn’t.  And I’m all about the moving on, looking forward etc., so this probably all you are going to get.

Limoncello

Steeping

Steeping

My dear friend Jurate went to Capri and brought me a back a lovely tea towel with a recipe for Limoncello on it. I love Limoncello, and decided to give it a try, using Meyer lemons, which just happened to be on special at the grocery. After four days of steeping, the infused vodka gets strained and mixed with simple syrup. So good!  The Meyer lemon flavor definitely came through, a more perfumed sort of lemon.

Visitor

Cathy had most of a day to spare after Sock Camp, and we had made plans to go to EMP/SFM, then drop her off at the train station so she could catch the Empire Builder  back to Wisconsin.

The EMP part worked fine:

Best purple/pink ever!

Best purple/pink ever!

The “show off  handknitted” socks part worked fine:

Where elite feet meet

Where elite feet meet

Cathy’s dainty foot is in the sock she made from one of the yarns from my yarn club. My less dainty foot is in the sock I made from the Socks That Rock yarn that she gave me last year.

The find some lunch part worked fine:

What's coming next?

What's coming next?

Here Cathy is looking (in vain) for tamago at Marinepolis Sushiland.

The get Cathy to the train station part seemed to work fine . . . until we got a call on the cell phone as we were heading to the freeway. She had misremembered the departure time, and missed the train. Oh no! We circled back, picked her up, and hoped we could make it to Everett in time to catch the train at the next stop. Zooming into the freeway, deftly moving through traffic, things were looking pretty good until the freeway came to a screeching halt. They were repaving large portions of the roadbed and three lanes were blocked for several miles. So we took her to our house, poured her a glass of wine, and let her settle in with some knitting.

At rest

At rest

Cathy managed to get a ticket for the next day’s Empire Builder, we had a spare bed for her, so it was all good.

Onwards to May!

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