Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eggs and Toast

Oh, this is what I have been waiting for. For seven months, to be exact.
Fresh eggs. It is like Christmas everyday around here lately. We check the coop several times a day. Sometimes I sneak out by myself. There is something about opening up that door and seeing a beautiful blue-green egg laying in the hay.


I have been saving these clear egg cartons for a few weeks. I want to make some labels to go into the top of them and give eggs as Christmas presents this year.





We will be keeping lots of eggshells, that is for sure.








Oh, and Toast. Not the kind you eat, the kind you knit.
Another great Christmas gift that you can make in no time. Have some worsted weight warn?
Go ahead, cast on.
The pattern is here, and it is a good one.











23 comments:

JoAnn said...

OH! How beautiful they are! You won't even have to dye them at Easter time :)

I bet they taste wonderful too. I think eggs for gifts is a very thoughtful gift - Lucky people.

lucky knitter said...

Oooh, the eggs are so pretty! Yay!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

They are so pretty and how exciting!
Hugs~Kelly

Missy said...

I'd LOVE those gorgeous eggs for Christmas. What a great idea for a gift. My sister lives on a farm and fresh eggs are the best! I wish I lived closer to her.

cathleen said...

Wow! I've never seen eggs that color, Katie! That is so cool...no wonder you are exited! And thanks for the pattern referral!

Shorty said...

Such a beautiful post. Lovely eggs and lovely hand warmers!

Estella said...

Oh, those eggs remind me of living on our farm when I was young. We had those lovely eggs too. Nothing better than fresh eggs from your own hens. Just think - you won't have to buy Easter Egg dye this year! :)

Estella said...

Oh, those eggs remind me of living on our farm when I was young. We had those lovely eggs too. Nothing better than fresh eggs from your own hens. Just think - you won't have to buy Easter Egg dye this year! :)

sewstylish said...

Oh how cool. The eggs are so neat being all different colors. What a treat for you and your family.

Journeying Five said...

love those eggs! they look surreal.

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, those eggs are so beautiful! The recipients of those eggs at Christmastime are very lucky!

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Those eggs are so beautiful it almost makes me want to get some chickens. I say almost, because our four month old puppy is kicking my behind right now.

So, can you tell the difference in the taste?

Renee said...

Yeah ~ fresh eggs!
When you reach the point where you aren't sure what to do with all your egg shells ~ rinse them out and then crumble them when they're dry, they make fabulous slug deterent around the hostas in your garden. My kids used to enjoy crushing the shells with a rolling pin.

Marsel said...

Those eggs are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Deb said...

Those have to be the most gorgeous coloured eggs I've ever seen! And to receive them as a Christmas gift ~ what a lovely idea. Love the white fingerless gloves too ♥

QuiltedSimple said...

I'm jealous! Our Americana (not sure how you spell it) has pretty much stopped laying. Although I just put a light out there so hopefully things will pick back up! I miss the green eggs. Tell your kids you are having green eggs and ham! Love the toast - I've made the toasty but never the toast - have to try them
Kris

elliebelle said...

Those are the prettiest eggs I have ever seen! So fun!

Kathryn said...

The eggs are soo soo pretty! I love the catchy post title too, eggs and toast!

kim said...

Those egg colors are amazing! Of course, they look pretty lovely nestled in the Toasties. Have a great weekend!

UK lass in US said...

What a great colour. Back home the farm up the road delivers fresh eggs. Here I have to rely on the local store.

katrina lauren said...

your egss are beautiful. recently i started to buy brown eggs...mostly for the way that they look in the carton, if i could buy these marvelous pastel eggs i would eat eggs all the time just because they are so lovely!
i think the photo of them in the nest is absolutely perfect...i love it!
also, i gave you an 'honest scrap' award on my blog. you just have to share 10 really honest things about yourself...i would love if you would participate when you have some extra time...
always enjoying philigry!
k

amandajean said...

your eggs are so pretty!!! and i do love that toast pattern, too. i should start some of those for me...i could use a new pair of fingerless gloves. :)

a friend to knit with said...

oh!!!!! SO EXCITING!!! i would LOVE to be surprised by those beautiful eggs!!!
love your new header.