April 27, 2007
Isn’t this the ding dang cutest little Loopy? That Laurie over at Woolpets is amazing. I asked if she could make me a Loopy, then I asked if she could make a kit, then I asked if she could send me a bunch to sell at The Loopy Ewe so other sock-lovers could have Loopy with socks on, too. And each time, she said yes! So sometime next week you will find these wonderful needle felting kits available in the shop and I hope you have a lot of fun making your own little Loopy guys! Also coming up in the next week or two (because we had so many boxes of yarn delivered this week, that I’m not sure which will get photo-ed and when they’ll be up): new Cider Moon, new Claudia, new Interlacements Tiny Toes, new Stone Barn Fibers, new J-Knits, new Perchance to Knit Lace, new Schaefer Lola and Andrea, new lace patterns, and new sock-in-progress purses. Lots of great stuff going up again!
How are you doing on the Loopy Q2 Challenge? I have had the most wonderful hats and mitts donated so far! Your knitting generosity is just amazing and I know the recipients will be bowled over by your kindness. (Remember, you have until June 30th to send your knitted items in to me.) Check out the Q2 gallery for some of the photos, and I will also be taking more of some of the ones that have been sent in and not yet photoed. (And while you’re at it, check out all of our other photo galleries, too. Did you know there are currently 129 photos of socks in the Socks on Trees gallery? Most are alphabetized by yarn brand, so that you can see how some of your favorites knit up. It’s easy to add your own photos of socks made with yarns available at The Loopy Ewe. Simply go to your account, click on Photos, and follow the quick directions. We love showcasing your beautiful creations here!)
Today’s recipe is from Loopy friend Shauna. She emailed to tell me that her fiance declared my Snickerdoodle recipe “the second best cookies ever”. Of course I had to then have the recipe for “the first best cookies ever”, and this is what she sent. I made them up this week to send to College Boy, and they really are wonderful! You need to try them.
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 c (2 sticks) butter
1 c granulated sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c (12 oz) chocolate chips
2 c quick oats
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips & oats. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 8 to 11 minutes or until brown (I find it works better if you touch the top of the cookies lightly–if it isn’t mushy, but holds its shape a little, the cookie is done). Let stand for two minutes; remove to brown paper bags to cool completely.
Have a great weekend and get lots of knitting done!