Friday Favorites: Pie Wagon, Squad Mitts & Afterthought Buttons

There was a whole lotta pie love in the world yesterday, or at least on my Instagram feed. I host a Pi Day Social every year at the office and it is always so much fun. I baked my favorite go to Blueberry Almond Crumble. You can find my recipe here

Strawberry Rhubarb, Chocolate Cream & Cherry Pie

Squad Mitts & Shawl

I managed to finish all the WIP I mentioned in this post a couple weeks ago. I love the buttons on the shawl/poncho. They make the piece so versatile, that I may do this form now on and possibly retrofit some older wraps. The shawl was knit with Rowan Felted Tweed and the mitt with various sock yarn scraps.

MDK Squad Mitts and shawl with afterthought buttons

Watching & Knitting

  • Catastrophe Looking forward to watching the final season. This show is bawdy, hilarious, and smart.
  • Catching up on Girl Meets Farm, which might explain my new obsession with sprinkles.
  • Tin Star I find that I just can’t not watch this show, as far fetched and implausible as it is. The Canadian Rockies take my breath away.

Happy Pi(e) Day Everyone


I hopped on the elevator this morning carefully juggling a pie with my usual Monday haul… a way too big tote, laptop, and a gym bag that will never see the locker room. A fellow staffer and I were chatting  bragging about all the pies people were bringing today. As we hopped off on our floor I looked back at the man still on the elevator and said, “Have a nice day, sorry there’s no pie where you’re going.”

I’ve hung the crochet bunting and smoothed the vintage tablecloths over the production work table, and the pies are being left with care until the magic hour.

Dork that I am, I created a Pi(e) playlist of mostly sixties & seventies country… the best country IMHO. Not that you asked, but here’s the playlist.

Fist City, Loretta Lynn
Hello Darlin’, Conway Twitty
Delta Dawn, Tanya Tucker
Wichita Lineman, Glen Campbell
Kiss an Angel Good Morning, Charley Pride
Six days on the Road, Dave Dudley
Wine Me Up, Faron Young
Jolene, Dolly Parton
Behind Closed Doors, Charlie Rich
Workin’ Man Blues, Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Stand By Your Man, Tammy Wynette
Green, Green Grass of Home, Porter Wagner
Rose Garden, Lynn Anderson

Happy Pi(e) Day Y’all!