November 22, 2006
Well, I have more PAIRS to share. I know that all of my twinless socks made some of you feel better. (And for those of you who always knit pairs together, or always do one right after the other? We’re not speaking to you right now. Not unless you wanted to knit up some of those socks and send them on to me as an “I feel sorry for you and all your twinless socks” gift. But I’m thinking you don’t feel that sorry for me, seeing how I got myself into this mess, and I keep making it worse by starting new socks.)
I like these from Regia. Regia has great sock yarn – long-wearing and the socks get softer each time you wash them. Plus, they have some fun stripey colors. Knitting up this other pair reminded me that I do like knitting stripes, too. I had gotten carried away with knitting all kinds of variegated yarns, but the stripes were fun. I think I need to pick out some more balls for my own stash.
Here is another completed pair from some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock that I had in my stash. I made them really long and I love them. I think I was just having a good time doing the pattern repeats and temporarily forgot how many more socks are on my “to knit” list. What do I like about Lorna’s Laces? I love their beautiful colorways, and the yarn is so soft. I’m waiting on another big order from them, and I almost don’t want it to come in. I don’t need more yarn in my personal stash. Well, not much more, anyway….
One thing I’m really really liking is my Zelda sock knitting bag. I’m wondering how I got along without this! I knit right out of the bag, so no yarn goes hopping around to entice Zoe-the-yarn-snipping-cat. When I’m done knitting for the day, I just stick the sock in there and snap the bag shut. Nothing to put away, and no possible way for anyone (anycat) to get in there and play with the yarn. Plus, it’s so classy looking and easy to take to Starbucks for a few minutes of knitting while I have my Peppermint Mocha, or to a business meeting where I can sit in the back and look attentive (while knitting away). So far, everyone who has ordered them from The Loopy Ewe has emailed back to say “I love this bag!”, so that’s a good recommendation for you. Of course I still love all of my other knitting bags. But this one will forever be my sock-knitting bag, hands down. It’s just too perfect for it.
In case you were wondering about the knitting in that bag, yes, it’s true. I had to cast on another sock. I’m sorry, but that Yarn Pirate Frost was just calling my name so loudly that I could hardly ignore it. Frankly, the All Things Heather Raspberry Truffle was calling just as loudly. It just so happened that I was in a blue/brown mood. I will be in the pink/brown mood, shortly. I think if I finish one pair, I ought to be able to cast on a new sock, don’t you think? (I know, I know. That will just keep my twinless pairs growing.)
College Boy arrived home last night and I’m a happy mom! We packed lots of orders this morning (I love having his help), so I’m hoping that many of you have boxes of yarn arriving on Friday or Saturday. This long weekend is going to be perfect for knitting! And eating. Yum. Speaking of which, I’m sharing a Cranberry Pie recipe with you that was recommended and shared by Loopy Friend Diane. I haven’t made it yet, so no picture.
Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Pie
2 cups raw cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
Spray a 9 or 10″ pie plate with Pam or equivalent baking spray
Spread washed cranberries in pie plate
Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup sugar and the chopped nuts
Beat eggs, add 1 cup sugar.
Gradually add flour and melted butter
Add almond extract
Pour this mixture over cranberries, covering well…this is what makes the crust…
Bake at 325 for 30 to 40 mins………..Serve warm with vanilla ice cream……..
This pie is great to make ahead and freeze….Enjoy!
Doesn’t it sound great? I need to make that soon. Thanks for sharing, Diane!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. In this time of “thankfulness”, I want you to know that you are a blessing to our family. We’re thankful for your Loopy orders, your kind comments, your wonderful emails, your sweet blog entries about us, and even your wonderful recipe sharing! We couldn’t do this business without you, and we wouldn’t want to. Hugs to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!