Tuesday, November 14, 2017

T Stands for Pretty in Pink

The Eldest liked the fingerless gloves I had made for myself and asked if I could make a pair for her. I had a gift card for Panera so suggested on her day off from work, we could go to Michael's to pick out her yarn and then go to lunch at Panera.


For our drinks, we had our usual. Iced tea with lemon for me and Prickly Pear Hibiscus Fresca for her.


We each got the You Pick Two. Soup and half a sandwich. We both had the Autumn Squash Soup. I had the Roasted Turkey Cranberry flatbread with chips (crisps). She had Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt and an apple.


She chose a variegated, medium weight yarn. The color is called Peony. I spent the rest of the afternoon crocheting the mitts for her. She really liked them.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

31 comments:

  1. I LOVE those mitts, the are fantastic, and what a pretty colour. The food you both had looks great, I need to make myself a sandwich now before I go out. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. The mitts are real easy to whip up. Just a couple of hours in front of the tv. They work in a spiral so no sewing

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  2. Those mitts are wonderful and she chose such a great yarn! I'm so hungry now after reading your post ...lol πŸ˜‰. Penera Bread is one of my favourite places to eat and your food looks so delicious! Now I'm dreaming of Prickly Pear Hibiscus Fresca, Autumn Squash Soup, Roasted Turkey Cranberry flatbread with chips (crisps), and Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt - yum! I'll pass on the apple though ...lol πŸ˜‰. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

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  3. Your mittens are beautiful I have not eaten at a panera bread their menu always sounds so delicious I need to check if they have gluten free options there is a panera in the big city we drive to.
    Happy T Day Kathy

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    1. None of the breads are gluten free, but they do offer some gluten free options. Here's an article from their site on avoiding gluten: https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/articles/avoiding-gluten.html

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  4. That is the same tea I had at Panera the other day-the prickly pear. It was quite good and I will get again whenever I go back. You fingerless gloves look great and I will say I use the pair I have all the time. Your daughter will loves hers. Great yarn color she picked out. Have a great T day CJ. Hugs-Erika (BY the way- we got an inch of snow last night. Did you? Ugh is all I can say.)

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    1. Yup, she loves them. She's been using them driving around and maybe at work. She said the office is very cold. Pink is her color. And no, we didn't get that much snow. A few flurries is all. That's more than enough for me!

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  5. Great looking fingerless mitts! I have several pairs I keep around the house just for inside use:) Do you have directions that you could share? Love Panera- the soup and chicken avocado melt is my fave too. Now I want some. Happy T day!

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    1. the pattern I used can be found here: http://www.hellospeckless.com/peasy-gloves-crochet-pattern/

      Very easy. No increases. Worked in the round so no sewing. the only thing different I did was when working the cuff area (after round 8), I crocheted in the back loops so it gave a sort of horizontal ribbed effect

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  6. Those mitts are adorable! And PINK! :)

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  7. Both of those sandwiches sound so good I'd have had trouble choosing. That pink drink! I'd definitely try it just because it's so pretty lol Happy T Tuesday

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    1. The Prickly Pear Hibiscus Fresca is very refreshing.

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  8. love your drinks but especially like your gloves..I need to make some of those too ..did you follow a pattern or just free hand crochet

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    1. the pattern I used can be found here: http://www.hellospeckless.com/peasy-gloves-crochet-pattern/

      Very easy. No increases. Worked in the round so no sewing. the only thing different I did was when working the cuff area (after round 8), I crocheted in the back loops so it gave a sort of horizontal ribbed effect

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    2. thanks very much ..I was looking for an easy peasy pattern as my hands get very cold and painful so need lots of fingerless gloves

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  9. Panera's winter squash soup is just the best. I can't wait to get over there and have some.
    Love the finger-less gloves.
    Happy T-day

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    1. The Eldest introduced me to the soup. So yummy

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  10. Oh - what a yummie post! Just SUPERB !I love the colors in every single thing you showed!
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Certainly bright colors for a grey day

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  11. I have a 'thing' for fingerless gloves and i don't even own a pair.. Yours are lovely CJ! I must learn how to make some with my limited crocheting knowledge... :) Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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    1. These gloves are a beginner pattern. the pattern I used can be found here: http://www.hellospeckless.com/peasy-gloves-crochet-pattern/

      Very easy. No increases. Worked in the round so no sewing. the only thing different I did was when working the cuff area (after round 8), I crocheted in the back loops so it gave a sort of horizontal ribbed effect

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  12. You and Erika must have been channeling each other at Panera. They are such a great place to eat. Your soup looks fabulous and those drinks,including your iced tea, look so homemade.

    LOVE those fingerless gloves. They must work because it appears your daughter loves them. And of course, they are so pink, pink, pink.

    Thanks for sharing your fingerless gloves and your trip to Panera with us for T this Tuesday.

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  13. The fingerless gloves look so cosy and its a lovely colour your daughter chose.
    Your soup looks delicious, it must have been a lovely day out for you both.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. She chose a pretty shade and it even matches her coat. We had a nice afternoon together.

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  14. The thing that's wrong about fingerless gloves is that it's the fingers that freeze first and worst! lol. The gloves are lovely though, I must admit. I like the color daughter chose.

    I wish we had the Panera chain in Mexico. I really enjoy their food and the wonderful breads. You choices look delicious, CJ.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. I have Reynaud's Syndrome. My hands are always cold. I wear fingerless gloves indoors during the cold weather. At first I thought my fingers would stay cold, but with the gloves, they warm up quickly.

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  15. That soup looks so good! I love the mitts! I love pink!!

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