It's a trope. The Big Eight all bring salt to the picnic on the Little Island. Anne (of Avonlea) and Diana and Marilla all add sugar to the peas (sugar? peas? who does that?). Everybody in the house adds liquor to the State Fair entry before it leaves the house. Have I missed any? Leave a comment if you've seen it elsewhere.
I finished another pair of socks, just in time to wear them once and put them away for the winter:
Needles: 0 (2.00 mm)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Temple Turquoise
Mods: I love this pattern. I've been knitting it up for years. I think the only thing I do differently these days is that I've switched to Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.
I also made a scarf out of the last of the alpaca:
Pattern: Vanesa Polo's Garter Stitch Keyhole Scarf
Needles: 10 1/2 (6.5 mm)
Yarn: Bernat Alpaca in Wheat, Stone, & Tomato
Mods: I didn't sew it together to make the keyhole, and I didn't add fringe.
Since I had the least Wheat, I made sure I didn't start or end with it, and just kept knitting until I ran out of Wheat. Then I knit one more row in the next color and bound off.
It made a very nice long tricolor scarf that is not for me because alpaca and I don't get along. I'm going to try to find it a home this weekend.