Monday, April 11, 2011

Egg..cellent Gift


 I love reading novels that use food motifs to illustrate larger issues, but in the whole scheme of things, it seems to me that one of the most common uses of food (besides that whole needing nutrients thing) is to show someone that you like them. Unfortunately for my weight, I seem to have a lot of people who like me, ha, ha. We're not just talking kids offering to give me their cookie on "cookie day" once a week. Last week one of my students who is Indian-American gave me a little, colorful bag of Indian treats. She'd been to a traditional wedding in Los Angeles and had brought one of the bags home for me because she knew I'm interested in ethnic food. Paige and I had so much fun tasting everything.

Last week, another one of my students brought me a dozen or so farm-fresh eggs. I think I might have mentioned to her that I pay a little more for "free-range" chicken eggs at Trader Joe's, even though I'm not so sure those chickens are that much better off.  Several of the eggs of were larger than the others, and she told me that they were duck eggs. I told her that I at least wanted to pay her mom to cover the feed, and she said that her mom wouldn't take any money, so...I knit her a little duck egg cozy.

8 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Well, clearly, your students love you! That little egg cozy is adorable -- and just in time for Easter. Thanks for the link!

frayedattheedge said...

The egg cozy is cute!! When I taught some young Japanese women how to quilt when we were living in Indonesia, they would gove me presents1

Dee said...

Adorable and a great thank-you gift.

Prairie Rose said...

The Egg Cozy is just darling!
Farm Fresh Eggs just the best!

Willow said...

Perfect timeing for Easter. It must be egg laying season. I was gifted a dozen back-yard-farm fresh eggs yesterday.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

A duck egg cozey...what will they think of next?

Very cute!

For the Indian treats...did get any jalebi (I'm not sure of the spelling, but it's these orange colored treats that are kind of gooey on the inside).

They are my favorites as far as Indian treats are concerned.

Jane/WTKnits said...

Adorable egg cozy. What a wonderful gift!

Caffeine Girl said...

You must be an amazing teacher!

I'm sure the family loved your thank-you knits.