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May, you were kind this year.

Posted on by Nicole Conant

This year, the month of May came and went with many birthday celebrations, a few weddings, a whole bunch of projects and tiny bits of sunshine (the Pacific Northwest weather has been so nutty!)

Project 1: Mason jar sweater coozies. There is an excellent pattern on design*sponge, I ended up re-purposing an old sweater. The best part about finishing this project was bringing them to the park full of beer, my hands were warm and my beer was cold, yay!

Project 1: Mason jar sweater coozies. There is an excellent pattern on design*sponge, I ended up re-purposing an old sweater. The best part about finishing this project was bringing them to the park full of beer, my hands were warm and my beer was cold, yay!

Projects 2 and 3: Learning how to embroider! The Chronicle Books book Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart is so much fun, I had no idea I would become so enamored with embroidery! My first go was a sparrow duo I stitched on a lightweight cotton–I’m pretty sure it's meant to be a bulk grocery bag.

Projects 2 and 3: Learning how to embroider! The Chronicle Books book Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart is so much fun, I had no idea I would become so enamored with embroidery! My first go was a sparrow duo I stitched on a lightweight cotton–I’m pretty sure it's meant to be a bulk grocery bag.

This was a wedding gift for some dear friends (Day of the Dead is a favorite theme of theirs, and these sugar skulls were too cute to resist).

This was a wedding gift for some dear friends (Day of the Dead is a favorite theme of theirs, and these sugar skulls were too cute to resist).

Project 4: The sister scarf. The yarn and the bamboo circular needles I used were a birthday gift from my sister 4 years ago. Since then, I have knit and un-knit probably 4 projects with the set because each time, the work wasn’t turning out quite right. Then I found the Lace 1, 2, 3 Shadow Scarf pattern from Knit Picks–it was perfect. I did the bulk of the knitting over Thanksgiving, then picked it up and put it down until finally finishing in May–love it! So soft and drapey, and the lace looks like waves!

Project 4: The sister scarf. The yarn and the bamboo circular needles I used were a birthday gift from my sister 4 years ago. Since then, I have knit and un-knit probably 4 projects with the set because each time, the work wasn’t turning out quite right. Then I found the Lace 1, 2, 3 Shadow Scarf pattern from Knit Picks–it was perfect. I did the bulk of the knitting over Thanksgiving, then picked it up and put it down until finally finishing in May–love it! So soft and drapey, and the lace looks like waves!

Birthday Cake! The dino/cave man/cave woman cake from Bakery Bar, OMG this cake was soo good! Lemon poppyseed with buttercream frosting, thank you Mom and Dad for convincing us to go with the theme!

The last breakfast brunch at Little Red Bike Cafe: The BEST huevos rancheros ever! Dried mangos rolled in chili powder, arugula, aioli and jalepeno, sliced radishes, fanned avocado, pickeled red onions, YUM! I am so excited to see what the next iteration of LRBC is, only bummer is waiting!

The last breakfast brunch at Little Red Bike Cafe: The BEST huevos rancheros ever! Dried mangos rolled in chili powder, arugula, aioli and jalepeno, sliced radishes, fanned avocado, pickeled red onions, YUM! I am so excited to see what the next iteration of LRBC is, only bummer is waiting!