Monday, September 22, 2008

Have you had your Honeycrisp today?

This past weekend we went to our favorite apple orchard in White Bear Lake. The weather was beautiful but it did seem a little strange wearing shorts. The kids had their pony rides, tractor rides, photo opps as well as their share of treats. Apple cinnamon donuts (served thumbs up style), carmel apples and a bag of Harrelson's is what I left with in my shopping bag.

Have you tried a Honeycrisp apple yet? They weren't ready at the orchard but a couple of grocery stores around us are now carrying them. It's my favorite eating apple. They are crisp, juicy and sweet-tart tasting. I guess they come at a premium price though. My MIL said last night that at the orchard they visited near Sioux Falls a bag of Honeycrisp was selling for $30!! Did they receive special sunshine or rain or something??

I paid $2.99 for a pound at my grocery which kind of hurt so I knit a special jacket to protect this piece of work. No, actually I am making these for my little guy's preschool teachers. It's Apple Day next week so they are each going to get one. The pattern is from here.

On another note I have received a couple of awards from some very sweet people that I haven't acknowledged here and I want to make sure that you know they are really appreciated. Life has just been a little overwhelming recently. So thank you, they made me smile and brightened my day.

From: Denise at The Knitting Den

And I'll get to that meme, Andrea :)


Knitterella said...

Yummy photos! I love apple orchards. Never tried or even hear of Honeycrisp - now I'll be on the look out.

You apple cozy is adorable!

Congrats on the awards too!

Denise said...

I've never heard of Honeycrisp apples, my fav is macintosh because of the tartness :) Couldn't imagine paying that much for them though! Love your apple cozy, the teachers will be thrilled.
oh, and I'm glad the award made you smile, I love reading your blog.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the apple cosy. We will be making our annual trek to a somewhat local apple orchard in October. No worries or pressure about the meme :).

Anonymous said...

That is sooo cute...I want to be one of your kids teachers! Actually that caramel apple even looks better, did the teachers get one of those?
What?...I am working!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I have never heard of the Honeycrips before, but it sounds right up my alley!

The little apple sweater is too cute!

a friend to knit with said...

just bought a big bag of honey crisps today!!!
they are my favorite too.

what a darling cover. those teachers are going to love it!

and carmel apples.....yumm!

Hilary said...

We LOVE honeycrisps here - just bought a big bag yesterday. They're grown locally so are pretty inexpensive.

That's an adorable apple cozy. How sweet!!


sue said...

Those apples look delicious. I love the little apple cover.