February 2, 2007
Today I have been buried in yarn. Again. (Just in case you were wondering why I have not blogged yet. Some of you keep track of such things. ) So, since it’s late and Knitting Daughter is thinking I need to come knit with her and watch a movie (and frankly, that sounds like a marvelous idea), I’ll just give you the bare essentials:
This is what I will be doing this weekend. No, not knitting lace. One step at a time. I bought the book and it arrived in the mail today, so this weekend I will be reading it and making plans for my very first shawl project. I have several colors of Schaefer Anne that are calling to me and I have been thinking more and more about knitting something fun like this. I’m sure it comes from being influenced by lace-knitting bloggers. I always come away from blog reading with grand ideas and inspirations.
I might also be doing this this weekend – making Snickerdoodles. These are Wonder Husband’s favorite cookies and I really like this recipe because they are crisp on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. Mmmmmm. They are delicious. It’d be nice of me to make these for him. Here is the recipe:
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cup sifted flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
For rolling dough balls in:
2 Tbl. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until light. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Form into walnut-sized balls and roll in cinnamon/sugar mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2″ apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
This is what WH will be doing this weekend. Photographing and computer adjusting Scarlet Fleece in 11 colors (most of these colors remind me of a rich tapestry … but then there are a couple of real eye-poppers in there, too), All Things Heather in 10 colors (some of Heather’s amazing solids, plus some gorgeous variegated colors), J-Knits in 15 colors (oh, we are SO getting more of her colors in because I love this yarn), and Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in 12 colors (in the cutest little balls – they just make me want to knit it up). I’ll put it all up at The Loopy Ewe on Monday, around mid-morning. And all I can say, is ohhhhh, you are going to love this stuff.