Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pickled eggs and Birthday socks!

Last week was my mom's birthday. I made her a pair of socks. I really like girly colors, especially pink, but I don't wear those colors, I don't know why.

Mom's B-day socks

Mom's B-day socks

Mom's B-day socks

The yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Barn Cat. The colorway is "Rose Garden". It's self striping, and I think Rhonda did a wonderful job in dyeing them. Look how nice they matched up!

I've also had success with my beet pickled eggs. They taste good, and look great.

beet pickled eggs

I was a little scared cutting into them at first. But look - so pretty!

beet pickled eggs

I did the simplest recipe, only vinegar and the hot water of the beets I boiled, including the beets. I was going for color in this one. But, next time I'll try this again, I'll at least add salt, and maybe other spices. Even with salt sprinkled on, the tasted bland. One thing's for sure though, I'll try this again.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

The eggs look cool - but I still wouldn't eat them. Yours socks turned out lovely!

2paw said...

Happy birthday to your mum and what pretty socks they are, they match your lovely eggs!!!

Samantha said...

Very cool eggs!

The socks look great! WCY are always nice to knit with. :)

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Beautiful eggs! The colour is stunning. I would have thought it would bleed into the yolk. Will definitely try this!

Zenitude said...

I am in awe of those eggs! I'll get my batch going today!
Best wishes to your mother for her birthday. She'll love the socks.

lexa said...

Love the socks! And those eggs are too cool looking. :)

Sharon V said...

The eggs and the socks came out in lovely colors. I love the look of both of them. And happy birthday to your mom!

Walden said...

So interesting, I am intrigued to try them now.

Lovely socks!

Lynette said...

your eggs turned out realy so cool! i have to try it.

Knatolee said...

Those eggs are so amazing! They match the socks!

Christy J said...

Those eggs are perfect to fancy up Easter for the grownups. Thanks for the link to the recipe. Beets are the only kind of pickle I like.