Wednesday, November 07, 2007

second sweater syndrome

First of all, I would love to thank everyone for their kind birthday wishes to Libby! We read them all together; both with big smiles.
It was Libby's pick for cookie of the week. She chose peanut butter 'n jelly thumbprints. Where is the peanut butter and jelly, you ask? Well, it was supposed to be added to the center after they came out of the oven, but I totally forgot about it until they were cool, and then it was too late. So this is pretty much a basic peanut butter cookie. The only thing *good* about them is that I used honey roasted peanut butter from whole foods. You know, where you grind it yourself.
1/2 cup honey roasted peanut butter::1/2 cup sugar::1/2 cup brown sugar::1/2 cup butter::1 egg::1 1/4 cup flour::3/4 tsp baking soda::1/2 tsp baking powder::1/4 tsp salt.
Cream peanut butter, sugars, butter and egg. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat at low speed until dough forms. Roll into balls, bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Second Sock Syndrome? How about Second Sweater Syndrome? I have it bad. Really bad. I am so bored with this project. And the thing is, I loved making the first one. I have so many other projects on my list, but am trying desperately to finish this first. Once I get the sleeves finished, it should be smooth sailing. Well, that's what I keep telling myself.

42 comments:

kim said...

The cookies still look yummy. I love the color of the second sweater, but plain knitting can be boring. I'm finding the same thing with the jacket I'm knitting. I also make little deals with myself, and then realize that it's just knitting and I'm putting way too much pressure on myself. :)

sheepish one said...

yes, the cookies still do look yummy. your posts continually remind me that i miss shopping at whole foods. i wish we had one out here in the boonies.
good luck with andrew's sweater. i'm sure some deadline bug will bite you soon enough! i love your new banner for your title, with libby's vest peeking out...

TLCknits said...

Which yarn are you using for this go-around?

Kaet said...

the cookies look delish anyway...so to make them pb&j i would just add a thumbprint and jelly after baking?
i will miss whole foods so much when i leave the city and move back home! (i just got home from my whole foods!)

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

Yum peanut butter and jelly cookies sound devine. For all it's worth your second sweater is lovely no matter how simple and boring it seems.

sheepish one said...

in the shower i was thinking you could smoosh some jelly between two of the pb cookies. might still be yummy.

nova said...

Those are some pretty tasty looking cookies! I hope the second sweater goes faster than you think! You'll be done soon, I know it!

Kristin said...

Honey roasted peanut butter!?! I am going to have to check that out.
Bummer about the sweater.

Meggie said...

Hang in there darlin' with that second sweater. Then you can take on new projects with no guilt feelings. Can't wait to see your Mom when she visits.

bobbi said...

I can smell those cookies all the way at my house. Yummy!! I'm praying for a Whole Foods to come close to my house.

erin said...

try knitting 7 pairs of fingerless mitts....

jillian said...

Yup - I just started my second sleeve of Cobblestone and I keep telling myself if I can just get everything joined for the yoke it will be downhill from there!

Shawna said...

those cookies look so good! i may have to make some tonight:o)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Mmmmm nothing better than pb cookies!:)

Stella said...

I can imagine doing such a big project twice in quick succession would be tiring... but it must be some consolation to know that it LOOKS really lovely, right?

sherri said...

Boy I wish I had a delicious warm peanut butter cookie. Yours look yummy.Our cookie this weekend will be gingersnaps, but they aren't crispy. I love seeing what is going on with you and your family. Please keep writing.

Kara said...

Goodness. I totally believe in Second Sweater Syndrome. Considering I struggle to get through a sweater the first time, I can't imagine doing it twice!

opportunityknits said...

When I have one syndrome or another - that's when I cast on for something else :)

KnitPastis said...

Why is it my stomach growls everytime I look at your yummy photos of cookies or anything you make:)
Ummm, that's where I am at right about now. I am so close to finishing a sweater but can't find the time to sit still long enough to finish these two sleeves. Almost though.

Sarah said...

Mmmmm! I am drooling right now.

So Much Fun said...

I am so hungry...those cookies look SO good Leslie!
I know the second sweater syndrome, not sure if there is a cure besides to just put your nose to the grindstone and know that when you are done you get to start a new project! If I can find my baking sheets, those cookies might just be my dinner!

Tanya said...

LOVE peanut butter cookies and that make-it-yourself PB sounds good. I am a peanut butter fiend. LOL

Good luck on the knitting - hang in there...looks like it will be terrific. Keep going :)

Tanya

JL said...

I m the only one in the family who loves peanuts butter.

leslie said...

i need those cookies.
now.

amandajean said...

that color is great! I am looking forward to seeing it completed-I am sure your photographs will blow me away.

2begin2 said...

But it's such a beautiful sweater!

Lynne said...

Those cookies still look scrummy so i wouldnt worry about it too much. I am sitting with several projects that i am bored to tears with but that i need to get finished for new born babies and birthday gifts. I am just putting my head down and working through them - one at a time. Best of luck with finishing this one.

La Cabeza Grande said...

I love that yarn! What is it? No matter how beautiful it is, there's nothing like feeling no joy in the knitting of it.

If time permits, put it aside for a few days until it calls your name again. I have confidence in you, Leslie.

Julie said...

Oh my goodness... your cookie photos always look so delicious!

Stacey said...

you could always dip them in jelly... :)

sweaters that are so much st stitch tend to get me as well...just keep on it. It will be done before you know it!

Leslie said...

Those cookies look delicious! I'm ready to jump out of my chair and go bake some myself. Hang in there on the sweater...it will be great!

lucy said...

Just keep on going until you get to the hump, then the rest will be history! Happy knitting!

Crochetoholic Debb said...

ohhh the cookies look yummy....can I have one? I just started WW so none for me actually, but I have a few points letf to cheat with this week??? hmmmm your banner is great!!

Jess said...

They look mighty good- jelly or not. YUM.
I give you much credit for knitting the same sweater twice! I have a hard enough time knitting anything once, let alone two times.
It looks like you are very close to the home stretch. Maybe cast on something small after you get to the smooth sailing point as a way of motivating yourself to finish?

Denise said...

Oooh, keep going, it's gonna look great when it's done :-)
Yummy cookies, I'm starting to think of doing some cookies in a jar for neighbors and friends for Christmas, I have to test the recipes first though ;-)

nicole said...

I know I've already told you on flickr, but those cookies look divine. I think they'd mail well, too! : )

tiennie said...

Yummy yummy cookies! You can finish the sweater - cheering you on!

Lisa said...

Your knitting is just amazing. Such beautiful work and lots of inspiration too!

Katie said...

what a lovely blog you have here! I am glad i found you!

AJ said...

The cookies look yum, I love peanut butter cookies!

The sweater is looking great, but I know what you mean. I just started the Cobblestone for hubby a couple days ago and now that it's just straight st st it's gotten a bit boring. That's why I love stitch markers. They give me something to look forward to while knitting in the round. :)

Knitterella said...

Cookies still look wonderful to me! Thank you for the recipe.

I here you on the second sock syndrome. It really applies to much more than socks! You are close to being done so keep on truckn' - but if you need another project to use an escape I think that is quite alright too! ;)

nicole said...

Oh, man. I mean, I loved knitting Cobblestone too, but I wouldn't want to start another one just yet. Courage, mon amie! Have another yummy peanut butter cookie.