December 8, 2006
Check these out. These arrived in the mail for me from a really sweet person that I have never even met. Is that cool, or what? Abigail sent these as a thank you to me for a couple of favors that I had done for her in the past (which were really nothing. Certainly not worth a whole pair of socks! But I’m not giving them back.) I love these and they fit me like a glove. I’m still trying to figure out how she knew my shoe size. These are knit with Scottish Highlands from Socks That Rock. I only have 2 pairs of socks knit for me by someone else, so I will absolutely treasure these. Abigail, you are awesome!
Did you see the new colors of Lorna’s Laces that I put up on the website? They’re gorgeous! I have also added several colors of Fleece Artist (but waiting on about 15 more colors to arrive in the second and third boxes of the shipment. I think they’re on their way to Montana. Hopefully they’ll find their way back to Missouri soon.) Next week, I’ll be adding more Yarn Pirate, including another exclusive Loopy Ewe colorway that is bound to be my favorite. Here is a hint: remember when I talked about how much I love the Vera Bradley Java Blue fabric? Stay tuned.
It’s Friday – time for a recipe. These Cornbread Rolls have been a family favorite for several years. I love them because I can pop them in the bread machine – but they’re also easy to make without the machine.
1 beaten egg plus water to = 1 cup
1/3 cup honey
3 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 Tbs. dry milk
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. butter
1 pck. yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
Put ingredients into breadmaker in order given. Let it cycle through the first rise cycle. Remove dough and form into 16 rolls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (Can also be made as bread in the breadmaker.)
I’m working on some Christmas gifts this weekend. Must finish the cashmere socks and the mittens in Lorna’s Laces. Or maybe I’ll have to start some new socks. There is yarn calling to me from the stash. In the meantime, I’m off for one of these. It’s probably not a good thing when the regular workers at Starbucks have your coffee going (in the size you like, and the flavor you like, with your name on the cup) by the time you walk from the front door to the counter. Probably not a good thing at all.