Monday, September 3, 2012

A Touch of Lace, A Sprinkle of Cinnamon

As I said in my last post, we are having a quiet holiday weekend around my house. No firing up the grill on this hot Labor Day. The resident Grill Master is taking it easy {and I am breathing down his neck making sure he does exactly that!}. While he has relaxed in the recliner, I have sat back in my new chair with my feet propped up happily knitting away! I finished this sweet baby hat just before going to bed last night. I love the soft blush pink color of this wonderful yarn. It's Pima Silk by Cascade Yarns. The fiber content is 85% pima cotton and 15% silk, making it such a heavenly choice for delicate baby skin. I usually use it for my bunny ear hats as well.

If you're interested in this darling pattern I found it on Ravelry. Here's the link ~
It was a quick knit and I love the simplicity of just a little touch of lace. Very sweet. It's done in multiples of 9 and can be easily adjusted to any size you want to make. I have one in a gorgeous shade of green on the needles now in a smaller size.  The lacework is very simple and done in only 3 rounds.

I did manage to put the knitting needles down momentarily and heave myself out of the chair long enough to wander into the kitchen to bake up a tiny treat {well, it IS a holiday afterall...}.
Cinnamon Rolls

Don't be too impressed. Pretty darn simple. Just make your favorite pie crust recipe {I use real butter, not Crisco}, roll it out, spread melted butter all over, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar {and chopped pecans if desired}, roll up, cut and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Or buy ready made pie crust. Pilsbury is delicious.

As for a holiday dinner, my daughter is here cooking for her Daddy. So we do have a bit of family filling the house this evening. That's the main reason I chose the cinnamon rolls. My granddaughter LOVES them :)

What goodies are you making for Labor Day?


  1. We had all our fat for the month yesterday. LOL. Eating leftovers tonight or eggs. I don't knit, but yours looks nice! I'm a crochet snob. ;)

    Enjoy your family tonight!

    1. That's okay Girl! I was a crochet snob before I learned to knit!

  2. That is an adorable hat! Might even inspire me to try knitted lace too! :) The cinnamon rolls sound delicious and I hope both you and your hubby get much needed rest. :)

    1. Thanks Sarah! Knitted lace isn't as hard as it looks. Hope you had a good weekend :)

  3. .

    Com um punhado de letras bem
    arranjadas foi que eu aprendi a
    Venha voar comigo para descobrir
    a nova forma de olhar a vida e a
    beleza que existe nela.
    Tô esperando você no blog do
    Palhaço Poeta.

    Um beijo,



  4. Your knitting is beautiful! I love to make these roll out cinnamon rolls. My Mom always made them with the left over pie dough when we were kids. Wonderful memories.

    1. Oh Thank You Sandy! My Grandma always did the same with leftover pie dough so I do it too {especially since I am the Grammy now} and my 5 year old granddaughter loves them! I LOVE your blog! Thanks for joining mine :)


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