Wednesday, June 11, 2008

june eleven

This morning we had Sean's last music class before the summer, and my mom came to help me out with him since I can't really carry him, etc. and there are a lot of stairs at the Y. We had a good time, and in the fall he'll be in a "starter" daycare program there. For the summer though, they closed. Which is too bad, because I wanted to have Sean take a class with his grandmother (my mom) this summer to get him out of the house, etc... and to give me a break (with the new baby). I'm going to have to find something for him to do....

So, tomorrow, June 12th, is my 1 year Ravelry Anniversary. So here's a little contest for you all. Guess how many meatballs I rolled today! I will give you all until my birthday, Monday, June 16th, 9pm EST to guess. Guesses must be on this post only. My mother-in-law counted them as we put them into the sauce to cook, so she's the one who actually gave me the grand total. Took me almost an hour to roll them, and they are all there on the plate in the picture. It was a meatball mountain! If there are more than 1 person who guesses the correct amount of meatballs that I rolled, I'll put names into a hat and draw for a prize, or I'll maybe even give out more than 1 prize!

It was nice having my mother-in-law over for the afternoon, she helped me make meat sauce (and meatballs too) so that I can freeze them for after the baby is born. Freezing food is a good idea for after a baby! I did it when I was expecting Sean and I was so grateful I did!

Robyn's Nest now offers Dangle-Free (No Dangle) Stitch Markers. They are AWESOME!!! They're great for sock knitting! (And other projects up to US 9/ 5.5 mm needles!) We've listed blue & purple right now, with more colors coming tomorrow... stay tuned!

Late afternoon Angela came over and tonight we went knitting with the girls from West Island Knits. We were 6 of us, and I had a blast. I worked on my misty garden scarf (pictured above!) It's coming along great - progress pics tomorrow. I got a lot knitted tonight. Above from left to right: Angela, Jennifer, Amy, Eugenie & Madeleine.

I owe you some pictures from TWO AMAZING parcels I got in the mail yesterday. I am too zonked tonight, tomorrow, I promise!

78 comments:

Shelby said...

Freezing food is such a must! I agree! I still have some corn chowder left that I'm looking forward to making.

I'm guessing...78 meatballs.

Amanda said...

53 meatballs. Can I have some? :P

Christine said...

I get such a kick out of batch cooking and freezing. So much future work saved right there!

I'm going to guess 73

kate-the-enabler said...

That's a great load of work done - like you said, so good for when baby arrives.
I was going to vote 53, but I revise that to 51.
(happy Ravelry anniversary. This year is going awfully quickly already).

Nikki said...

I'm guessing 45 meatballs...

Christy said...

I guess 64. Yum.

Hattie said...

I'm gonna say...57. I was never so organized as to plan ahead meals for after having the baby, most of what I make usually is pretty quick luckily.

kristo said...

76 meatballs! :-)

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I'm going to go with 66 meaty balls! I can't say I've ever made a meatball! Must put on my to-do list asap. Mmmm . . . sghetti and meatballs.

By the way, those are lovely stitchmarkers!

Secretly Spun said...

I'll be over optimistic and say 106.

Anonymous said...

i quess 59 meatballs ruby

Angela said...

I will guess 68 meatballs.

Bea said...

I am going to guess 72 meatballs.

You are now selling the same stitch markers as me! I have them as an add on to other markers because I couldn't decide how to price them :)

Your mom and Sean look like they are having a ton of fun. Summer is when the rec centers here open for full day programs not just morning or afternoon. I wonder why yours closes down?

~Jo~ said...

I am going to guess 67 meatballs on your plate. Hope the batch of sauce lasts you a while. ;)

Big Girl Feet said...

mmmmeatballs- yum! i'm guessing 71...!

sharon said...

I think thre are about 57 meatballs there.
yummy looking too

Firefly said...

meat balls = 63

KnitNicoleKnit said...

i'm guessing 54 meatballs

Snarsh said...

I think there are 81 meatballs

ikkinlala said...

I'll guess 112. It'll be nice to have food in the freezer!

Laura said...

I've never made meatballs before, any chance you'd share the recipe? My mom never liked meat in her spaghetti so I only had meatballs at friend's houses. I'm going to guess 97 meatballs.

Shelley said...

I'll go with 115...

Lucy said...

Hmmm... 125 meatballs :)

Bertha said...

I'm gonna say...137 meatballs!

Anonymous said...

The meatballs look very good. I will guess 127.

Lynn
lynnhaffner@kc.rr.com

Jenn said...

I'm going to guess 111 meatballs!

Caroline said...

Yum, meatballs. My guess is 122!

Erin said...

Hmm, I'm going to guess 64 meatballs.

allergicmom said...

I'm going to guess 75 yummy meatballs! (Mwahaahaahaa! To channel the Count.)

twins2005 said...

I'm going to guess 125 meatballs.

Lindsey said...

the meatballs look yummy! i am guessing 119!

L's thoughts said...

I'm going to guess: 132 meatballs. They look really good and will probably taste just as great after freezing.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Iam guessing 87:) happy ravelry anniversary what a fun contest:)Hugs Darcy

Kristen said...

98 meatballs! It was great of your mom to help with that. It'll really help out when the baby comes!

Elaine said...

What do I know about meatballs - I'm a vegetarian :-) but pretending they were soyballs, I'd guess 69.

O. said...

I will say 84 meatballs :) (this is fun! :) )

helenlam said...

Meatballs, meatballs, eat them up yum! I'm guessing 72. They look delish!

cthulhulovesme said...

Happy Ravelversary! I got my invite about a year ago, too. I'll guess 73 meatballs, which is probably completely wrong. ;)

Bean said...

I am going to guess... 83. Yep 83 sounds right. I love your contest, very original.

IrishGirl said...

Ok....I'm thinking 12 dozen (144 balls o' meat)!!!!

I can never make good meatballs, they always taste plain. Yours look great. YUM!

=]
Bren

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm guessing 128 meatballs. If I come over it will be 129. Five minutes later it would be 1 meatball. I love meatballs. Do you ever make Swedish Meatballs?

Knitmomma said...

98. :-)

Looks like a fun class, sorry it took a break for the summer. Your son is a cutie!

Lara said...

I'm going to guess 133 meatballs. I'm not a meatball fan myself but they look pretty good on that plate!

Nell said...

OK- I'm going to go with a round 80 meatballs.

Trish said...

I guess 101 meatballs. They are making me hungry.

Jennifer Lori said...

I'm guessing 69 meatballs...just 'cus. :)

Jen said...

I'm going to go with 96 meatballs. They look yummy!

Heddy said...

I love to make meatballs .. yummy with a little horseradish mixed into the met!

I guess 92

Firefly said...

Okay new guess.....107 meatballs

Katie O said...

I think you have 84 meatballs in the pile... and they do look yummy!! The stitch markers look wonderful too!

Melanie said...

they look good! I guess 88!

Turtle said...

i have looked, counted, guestimated and have a strong feeling about the number 53. Maybe? smile! love the shared pictures. (now that makes me want meatballs)

knitography said...

I'm guessing 60 meatballs. I bet nobody was hungry after dinner!

purple-power said...

OK - I'm in for 75 meatballs - based on absolutely nothing - just feels right.

Congrats on the soon-to-be baby.

daay said...

I'm guessing 83 meatballs.

I've never been good at guessing LOL.

Yvette said...

Hm...91 meatballs.

Emily said...

My guess is 65. :)

JC said...

I'm guessing 66

Jersey said...

Hmmm - I'll guess 73 meatballs.

Happy Ravelversary.

danielle said...

My guess...an even 60...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I found your blog! Love it!

I'm going to guess 85 meatballs. They look yummy by the way!

Jackie
JackieCastsOn Ravelry

J.P. said...

93 meatballs?

Christy said...

63? And I'm jealous--my meatballs come out looking Picasso pieces.

Tara said...

Holy Crap! 62 comments! Who doesn't love free stuff, right? OK, I'm going to go with.... 87 meatballs!

EJ said...

My very scientific answer (not) is 66 meatballs.

Rachel O said...

I was going to guess 66, since I was the 66th comment, but since the last entry was 66, I'll guess 71.

Final answer: 71. That's a lot of meatballs!

Lacey said...

I'm going to guess 114 meatballs. And that is a heap o' meatballs. :D

MW Knitgirl said...

My guess is 59 meatballs, you're making me hungry!

Yvonne in southwest VA said...

I'm guessing 77 meatballs.

It's been waaaay too long since I made sauce and meathballs. Thanks for the memory jog.

Zoe said...

I'm guessing 68 meatballs!

Penny said...

I am going to guess 74 meat balls are in that pile and they look so tasty. Can I come for dinner?

MLJ1954 said...

Good morning and Happy Birthday!!!

I guess 52 meatballs.

I love making meatballs, cooking and freezing them. It makes such a great quick meal but makes it seem like I am actually putting a real meal on the table!! LOL!

Em said...

I'll guess 65 meatballs. What a stack! (And what a dinner!)

Ann-Marie said...

it doesn't look like a lot on the plate---so, i guess
42
:)

Happy Birthday!!!

crochetgurl said...

I am going to guess 43 meatballs. Thanks for letting me enter! :-)

Dawn said...

I'm going to guess 101 meatballs.

Amy said...

83 perhaps...

lizardknits said...

I'm guessing 113 meatballs. They look delicious!