Monday, January 26, 2015

Fun times -- and freak out!

My fair isle scarf is getting longer.  I'm a bit over halfway through, assuming I don't run out of yarn.


It's folded in 3 in this picture.

I added another star to the very slowly growing quilt as well.


Sunday (yesterday) the father type and I headed into NYC and met the girl child at MOMA to see the Matisse Cutouts exhibit.  Google very kindly got a perk for its employees -- we got to bypass the timed exhibit lines and go straight in with members.  It was a lovely exhibit.  And after, we saw some famous pieces by artists like Rousseau, Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Klimt, Gaugin, Van Gogh,  etc.  Just amazing!  I mean seriously.  I saw Starry Night in person!

And we did a bit of wandering and eating too.




Yummy butternut squash ravioli.

Chocolate Mousse cake -- so good!

On Saturday, the father type and I made Chicken Zoodle Lo Mein from Skinnytaste.


A certain someone was interested in our meal.




My apologies to anyone who is horrified by a fur baby licking a human's plate.  :D

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.

I'm off to concentrate on freaking out about this blizzard that's coming.....

41 comments:

llknbillburg said...

Looks like a fun trip! And who would have thought, I got that cookbook too! It has some great recipes in it and I am going to have to give that one a try!! Hope all goes well with the storm. Laura

Vera said...

Margaret, your scarf is going to be soooooooooooo long! I love it -- very cheerful. Sounds like a fabulous day in NYC. Too funny about Mia. Tyg loves butter -- we have to make sure it is always covered or there will be marks where he has licked it - lol. Stay warm and here's hoping you don't get too much snow...we are forecast to get 10-12", much less than NYC or Boston.

Vickie said...

Still lovin' your scarf!!
What a neat day out with your daughter. Both the meal out and homemade look yummy.

Mouse said...

scarf looking good ... and wow sounds like you had a fab time at the visit ... cake looks scrummy as does your other munchies :)
and awwww it doesn't look like she is licking the plate just sniffing hehehe ... but I bet she enjoyed it :) love mouse xxxxx

Ellen said...

Love your sxarf and your progress on your fussy star quilt.

Sounds like you had a great day in the city.

Did your dd get more yarn from you?

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Oh! Those recipes look yummy! A trip out with your daughter! Awesome! That they still want to be " seen" with us:) perfect! We must have done something right!
Have a great week. Hugs. Marg.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Forgot to mention how much I LoVe the scarf! Gorgeous colors and pattern going on there!
Hugs Marg.

Lana said...

Your scarf and stars look beautiful!! Looks like you had a great day in the city!!!

Mary Ann said...

The scarf is amazing, and it sounds like you had a wonderful day with DD!! Stay warm and safe during the weather coming your way--I would definitely be freaking out about it! Of course, down here, most of us Southerners freak out over an inch of snow!! lol

Loraine said...

I'm totally freaking out with you! Starry night is one of my daughters favorite paintings. You are so lucky to get to see so many wonderful works of art! Ahhh some day!
Your scarf is looking amazing. I love the intricate pattern and the colors!
I can't wait to see your quilt finished up! I wish I would have joined you on it. Is she doing another one this year?
Have a wondeful week my friend!!! So happy to hear things are good with you!

Mrs Xstitch said...

Looks like a great trip. Beautiful knitting and quilting

woolwoman said...

sounds like you had a great weekend Margaret. Your trip to the city to see the exhibit and have a nice meal was awesome. Love seeing your scarf again - it's really moving along. So nice to sit with a lap full of beautiful wool especially in the winter. Hunker down and be safe in the coming winter storm. Mel

Melody said...

What a wonderful adventure to NYC! I am so glad you got to go see the paintings. Your scarf and quilt are coming along so well. They are both beautiful. Works of art in their own right. :)

marly said...

If Mia approved it, I need to try that recipe.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful scarf and quilt and oh the art exhibit--I think I would seriously freak seeing the real starry night

Offended by Miss Mia--never--Miss Callie Mae does the same--cat lovers totally understand this

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely trip out Margaret. Mia made me smile - chicken never fails:-) I read about the coming snow - let's hope it's not as bad as they think it might be.

Melissa said...

How lucky you were able to go to the exhibit and without standing in line! What a treat too to have that great dinner afterwards!

That "lo mein" looks great and it makes me want to get that spiral slicer thing. Did you get one?

Love the scarf. I can imagine it takes a lot of concentration to get that pattern coming out! The quilt is coming along nicely!

Annie said...

Excellent progress on both projects!

What a great day in the city. I saw the Matisse cut-outs a long time ago when they were at the National Gallery of Art in DC. I'm a sucker for all the impressionists anyway.

Take care in the storm.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

There is something very special about standing in front of a painting you know and love. That scarf is wonderful - so much work and beautiful colours. A work of art!!! Irene xxx

Karoline said...

I'm loving your scarf, the colours are gorgeous.
Your stars are coming together nicely & it sounds like you great day out.

Keeping my fingers crossed you don't get too much snow

Linda said...

Your scarf is gorgeous Margaret. That quilt is stunning. Love the pics of Mia and your trip looks like fun. Stay safe from the storm.

Linda

Mary said...

Margaret, visiting MOMA is on my bucket list!! How wonderful you were given VIP treatment on your visit. Starry Night - really?!

While visiting with my sisters I just had to show Teresa your knitting and quilting, so we made a stop by your blog. Not only did she love your fair isle work, she was stunned by all the lovely samplers.

Not to worry, our Mo thinks he's being sneaky with the paw swipe on the dinner plates too. I always remind him that cats don't eat vegetables, but he never believes me anyway....

Stay safe and warm tonight!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, Your scarf and quilt are beautiful, as always :) Looks like a good time in NYC, but sure wouldn't want to be there tonight! I don't blame you for freaking out. I don't know what I would do if we had a storm like that and the power went out for days. In the country, no power means no water, and horses can drink about 20 gallons per day, x 3 horses, that is a lot! Way more than you could bring home from a store. Stay safe. xxx Melinda

donnacrafts said...

Your scarf is truly beautiful. The cake looks delicious... Stay safe and warm during the storm.

donnacrafts said...

Your scarf is truly beautiful. The cake looks delicious... Stay safe and warm during the storm.

Ruth said...

Oh, I don't know that any meal including butternut squash could be considered tasty... but I tell you what, you can have my share!

Love the Fair Isle progress (please don't run out of yearn-- it's just too beautiful for that to happen!)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your scarf is just gorgeous.
I'm not horrified. Heck, Loocie and Ellie can clean the plates so good we can just put them back in the cupboard...lol!
I hope you survive the storm unscathed.
Stay warm and safe.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Marie said...

Makes me want to head into NYC and visit my son so that I can go to that exhibit, awesome!

Food looks fabulous, and no, kitty dining on human plate would never bother me. :-)

I too am keep a close eye on the HUGE storm headed this way. I may be okay here in southwestern VT but my relatives are all in the Boston area…UGH!

Wanda said...

What a great trip! Margaret, your scarf is gorgeous!! ...could not possibly be offended by anything that little beauty does! :)

Brigitte said...

It's always great to see your scarf grow with all its nice colours and patterns.
Great pictures from your day out - and great pictures from all that delicious food you had. Oh my, Butternuts squash ravioli are a dream and that chocolate mousse cake is promising paradise. Now I'm hungry, really.

Mary said...

Your scarf sure is growing, as is the quilt. Love Mia helping to clean up !! Take care in the blizzard - sounds awful. My niece is In New York and posted a photo of the snow to Facebook. I will be thinking of you and hoping all is well
Mary

Mugwump Woolies said...

How lucky you are to live so close to NYC and all it has to offer. Looks like a wonderful time. Your scarf is amazing! Hope the big, wicked storm has been kind to you!!!
Robyn

Carol said...

Every time I see your scarf, it gets prettier and prettier, Margaret!! What a joy it must be to work on...

And how wonderful to see those classic paintings up close at MOMA. How long does it take you to get into the city? It must be great to be so close to so many sights!

Beth said...

The beginnings of your quilt - lovely. How fun to see an amazing art exhibition - and great food afterward. I am relieved to see that I am not the only person who has a cat (or two) that eats straight from 'human plates'!

Amanda said...

You got to see "Starry Night!!!" I am sooooo jealous! How I miss living near Chicago where I could see that calibre of art show...
No, I did not get freaked out seeing Mia help herself to the soup. My own DH used to let our first set of cats do that. Drove me wild. I would knock them off the table - if I could reach them. There was a while there every cat we had knew my reach down to the inch and positioned themselves just beyond.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Margaret...me...again. I just looked through my latest issue of British Edition Country Living and thought of you. There is a wonderful article on Fair Isle in the January issue. It's a great read. I get mine at Barnes and Noble. Check it out!
Robyn

Jackie said...

We are going to try the ST Kung Pao Zoodle stuff next!
I hope it's just as good.

Your scarf is wonderful. How long is it now?

Joy said...

The scarf is wonderful! I just know I would love dining with you;)

Chris said...

Lovely knitting.. the colors are so pretty. Looks like you had a funtime. Love skinny taste.

Dawn said...

Beautiful scarf, just amazing.
Your quilt is coming together and looking good.
What a fun NYC outing!
Stay warm!

Melanie said...

Loving the sneak peeks of the scarf as you go along with it. :)