Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Made Cookies

I made sugar cookies today, with icing. I have have never made cookies with icing. I didn't have any food color to make the icing pink I used strawberry sugar-free jello. It tasted pretty good. I don't know how to ice them and they don't look that great. But I tried so that's what counts.

Here's a picture of a test knit that I have been working on. It's called "Switchboard" by Redheaded Skydiver aka Christina Bain. This pattern you have your choice to knit it toe up or cuff down. I said I would work on this between rounds of Sock Madness so I started and was going to do toe up but for some reason I had problems. It is a provisional short-row toe up in the garter stitch. Now I've done a provisional toe before and had no problems so this time I don't know why? Was it the garter stitch? But I frogged it 6 times and decided to work it cuff down . I like the pattern very easy to remember and to work . Here is a close up of the stitch pattern. I used Mountain Colors yarn the colorway is "Northern Lights". It is a wool, mohair and nylon mixture. I don't have a lot of sport weight yarn in my stash by I think this is working out. I am thinking about doing the other sock toe up just to give it one more try, I don't carry if they are not quite alike, you only see the leg.
Now the other test knit that I'm working on I would love to show by have been asked not to till she decides what she wants to do. But I have one sock done on that one. The pattern is for a man's sock but I decided I wanted it for me. so I made it in the smaller size and used one of my favorite yarns Hazel Knits. It is a cabled sock. I can't wait to show this sock because it's turning out great.
Just to let you know We got the restaurant Tony and My Dad are now the owners of the Nuthouse Restaurant in Lynden. We get the keys on April 16Th. Tony can't wait to begin working once more and I can't wait to get him out of the house. I will be able to do house work without tripping over someone.
Well that's about it for now I'm sure I'll have more to share later. Keep your feet warm and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

1 comment:

debi's place said...

We will have to go there for dinner soon (well after April 16).

Socks look great. Way to go. Keep up the wonderful work.