December 10, 2008
I’m not going to mention how many days we have left for our gift-knitting, but suffice it to say that it’s not enough. At all. (Next year I’ll plan better. That’s what I always say.) I finished up this scarf and had fun knitting it. It’s made out of Alpaca With a Twist Socrates, so a very fine fingering weight yarn (in Wendy’s Feather and Fan scarf pattern.) It’s soft and warm and lacey looking and I’m almost sad to send it off. But I’m happy to think of it with the person that it’s going to! I have another Feather and Fan scarf to finish up this week, and then I might be on to another scarf addiction, or two. I’ll keep you posted. I have 3 more in-progress that I love and want to get finished up sometime during the holidays. So many fun scarf patterns, so little time. (For those of you who bought up all of the Jojoland Scarf patterns this week, more are already on order. Hopefully we’ll have them re-stocked for you by next week. That is one of my new scarf addictions – the Jojoland patterns and yarn.)
Because life can’t be all about working at Loopy Central and knitting (although most weeks it usually seems that way), there have also been Christmas Cookies made. This is our favorite frosted sugar cookie recipe and we make them for almost every season. YUM. College Guy and College Girl always like it when I send a container full up to school for them. Our other favorite holiday cookie is here. They smell heavenly when they’re baking in the oven. Those are on my list for later this week or this weekend. And speaking of making wonderful things, my friend Meg sent a tin of her Peppermint Pudge to all of us here at Loopy Central, and I’ll share that recipe (and name explanation) on Friday’s blog post.
So I have two questions for you today: 1) Are you done with your gift knitting? and 2) What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?