ETA: It's Cara's fault... she commented on our cuteness and I remembered that I had a picture I was saving for just such an occasion as this (see below)...
ETA II: To add pattern details about the Rib Warmer.
Unlike Norma, my all-white meal wasn't so on purpose. I'm really pretty awful at the meal planning most of the time and all I knew at the outset was that I would make scalloped potatoes and ham. Yeah, well, so that's pretty much all I focused on and it wasn't until I was placing it on the table that I realized I didn't make anything else! I quickly warmed up some frozen green beans for hubby and the girls, but I'd spotted the neighboring cauliflower in the freezer and that's what I had! A white meal to go with our white day -- it snowed, at varying rates, almost all day.
One of the secrets to making a good roux and then sauce, I've found, is to have all the ingredients measured, mixed, and ready -- the flour and seasonings combined. (I did think THAT far ahead, at least.) The last-minute getting the milk out of the fridge and measuring, WHILE stirring constantly, doesn't work. The chopped onions were for later, but as long as I was prepping...
*We celebrated a White Wedding over the weekend; one that occurred 22 years ago Saturday in a little beach house on the Oregon coast. Twenty.two.years.WOW! How did that happen? (I wasn't actually wearing white, but it gives me a reason to link to Billy Idol.) (Thanks for the photo reminder, Cara!)
I have another FOO7 -- Elizabeth Zimmermann's Rib Warmer (pattern found in Knitting Workshop and also, I believe, in an available Spun Out) was completed on Saturday night. It's an amazing -- and amazlingly simple -- thing to knit. Yeah, amaz-ling-ly. I started a Latvian mitten swatch; not sure how far I'll go with it. My knitting with colors has definitely improved since the last time I tried this at home. I flubbed up on the braid -- not sure what happened, but it's not quite right on the left half of that photo; you see where it changes in the middle from "arrows" to just purl bumps. I'll be using different yarn for the real thing -- a tiny bit heavier, less tweedy, smoother, still undecided. I have enough Baby Ull, but I'm not sure of the colors on-hand.
Also, yesterday, I knit the collar on Coup d'Etat; the sewing up comes next.