Really Must Stop Looking At Yarn!!

(Although if you like the colour of Silk Garden that I used for Rayne, it’s on sale at Littleknits under the word “looking” above :p)

Must not buy yarn! It’s tough when there are such pretty things out there, but I have GOT to save some money to spend across the pond. Also, I really, really, really don’t need any more yarn. I’ve got plenty. And I have lots of knitting to concentrate on for the time being.

I got all the way to the midpoint of the edging of the Mooi shawl (actual name: Niji Baby Cable Shawl) when I realized that something was off. Sigh.

dammit!

I’d made a mistake wayyy back in the first pattern repeat (there are 17 on one side of the shawl). It bothered me enough that I ripped the edging all the way back and redid it. The shawl is a store sample, too, so I didn’t want it to look wrong! When I got to the middle again…still off. But only by 2 stitches, so I was able to fudge it a bit. Finished shawl photos soon!

Since that’s about it for the knitting, how about some food?

The now-infamous NY Times chocolate chip cookies:

32-hour cookies

It was a good time to make them this past weekend because my sister was having birthday parties (multiple!) so there were lots of people around to eat them! I made the dough on Saturday morning and baked some that night (7 hr chill), some the next night (32 hr chill) and some just last night (umm…50ish hour chill?). I must say that I wasn’t super blown away. I mean, it was a good cookie, maybe a great cookie, but the best ever? I don’t know. Anyway, they’re still really good.

Dinner Sunday night: tempura-style fried okra, spaghetti in roasted Ontario tomato sauce with goat cheese. Mmmm!

sunday cookery

5 Responses to “temptations”

  1. Elspeth

    Great – I thought I was going to Little Knits not that I need to buy more yarn, but then I got to Webs, where I just sent in a huge order! It is really bad to look at yarn, isn’t it?

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  2. Carol

    I just bought from Webs too. Couldn’t resist the Berroco Cuzco anymore. I thought it would be a great substitute in the Linden pattern from Twist. I think it’s been the slight chill in the air? Makes me think of Autumn and knitting sweaters!

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  3. Knittripps

    Yum!

    I know what you mean about needing to stop looking at yarn. Sometimes it is so hard. Be strong and promise to buy yourself something luscious on your trip abroad!

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  4. Seanna Lea

    You are evil and I do mean that in a good way.

    I have a lot of willpower when it comes to yarn, though I am sure that is mostly based on the size of my wallet. If I had more money and space, I’m sure I’d fall down the well a lot more often.

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