Friday, December 12, 2008

twelve

I don't like this project.  Nope, not one little bit.  It could be perhaps due to the fact that I didn't start it until the last minute.  Now I am on a race with time.  And as much as I hate it, I am going to do my best to win this race. Because, I am thinking the finished product will be well worth the work.   
The cookie of the week was brown sugar brown butter cookies after seeing these.  I actually made them twice.  Smitten Kitchen updated their post, saying that respondents where mentioning that their cookies were "falling apart".  I would have to fall into that category. Both times we had crumbly cookies.  They taste great, but would definitely not package well.
Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

52 comments:

Jan said...

Well - it looks fantastic! Would love to know what you are putting inside!

Denise said...

that's a shame about the mittens. Cookies look yummy.

tiennie said...

It's such a cute project though! I hope you finish it. Just think, next year, you'll be able to just pull it out and just enjoy it!

t does wool said...

that's the way it is sometimes...cookies,tho...now I wanted to make these,but yes,I read elsewhere they crumble...just have to eat them up faster!!

iknitipurl said...

Both look great. Keep doing what you are doing! You'll win the race if you keep chugging along.

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Just thing - next year you can just hang them up!!! I love them - great job. So precious.

Tanya

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Tiennie hit the nail on the head!

coffeechris said...

"Hang in there" only 13 it looks great and is worth your efforts toward the goal. You inspire me!

Sarah Jackson said...

You can do it!! Don't you hate starting something way too late? Not that I would *ever* do that. Nope, not me.

TD wool design said...

you'll win, i'm sure of it! and they are so cute! you probably should make one for each child as a keepsake :) just saying.
cookie making in our house next weekend!

kim said...

If anyone can do it, it's you. And you will be so grateful next year (and many after that) that you did.

Charity said...

I think it will be worth it, hang in there! :0)

ali said...

At least they taste good! Brown sugar is worth a crumble or too, eh?

I'm with tiennie- push through, and next year you can pull it out to enjoy with such a sense of satisfaction (and gratefulness to not have to do that again, lol!)

Happy knitting-
ali

Rebecca said...

Oh...but I really, really like these mittens. DON'T STOP! Please?

Nell said...

The advent calendar came out beautifully! Great job! It's fantastic!!!!

Estella said...

Good for you for staying in the race! They look wonderful. I'm definitely going to have to download this project and perhaps start it in January - one a month???

lucky knitter said...

Oh they do look great though. Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? :)

zebraknits said...

Plug along Leslie, it will be worth it. Have an enjoyable weekend too.

Knitterella said...

You go girl! The garland will be well worth it - tooo cute!

OMG those cookies look sooo good - thanks for the recipe!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

They are really coming along! They look great from here :)

lisa said...

I think the mittens look great! The cookies look great too!

APA said...

I have a sneaky suspicion that you won't let this little project whoop you. 12 down? You're halfway (minus 1) there!

TrishH said...

You poor soul. The idea of doing one of those a day, makes me cringe. Could it be that my ADD would win, and it would never get done? Quite possibly.

Those cookies look like they could hurt someone! But the name sure sounds tasty!

*ponders what to bake today*

house on hill road said...

that is me and my granny squares....i don't think i should tackle this project.

it does look super cute, though. and you will be so happy that you did it. ;)

stitching under oaks said...

must. keep. going. You'll be so happy you did. The finished ones look great! (both the knitted garland and the cookies!)

FlipFlop Mom said...

I was going to say.. I LOVE the mittens!! I do things last minute too.. so I DO know those feelings!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the advent mittens look incredible. Maybe I'll try for your piece by piece throughout the year method - or the actual plunge in yarn over heels all December in a frantic attempt to finish! Either way, it's inspiring to see them finished and hanging. Well done!
Yomamaknits

sixoneseven said...

i adore those mittens!

but, i can also offer boundless empathy for your holiday-project-hate plight. i was working on large volumes of edible goodies for holiday gift baskets last night, and my husband walked into the kitchen, took one look at me and said "are you even having any fun doing this?".

i'm sure you'll be glad you made the mittens a few weeks down the road, when you look back at all your holiday pictures & see how precious they are :)

amanda said...

Well it looks fantastic so stick with it!
I have issues with our advent calendar this year too and that's just with filling it, let alone making it!

girl with the purl said...

Oh my!
Those cookies look so delicious!

amandajean said...

I admire your dedication to the project!

Alison Boon said...

I have to say the project looks great, the cookies sound yummy and the comments are awesome. Quite inspiring.

Leslie said...

The mittens are so cute--I would have given up after number three or four! The cookies are delicious, aren't they? Mine barely held together but they taste great.

Stacey said...

I looked at that recipe too - good to know they are crumbly!!

Philigry said...

that is so sweet, Leslie. You will be so happy when you pull it out year after year. i remember how much you wanted one last year!

Niki said...

They look great! I started making some for next year because I knew there would be no way I could get them done for this year. They are very fun to make, so I am looking forward to filling them up next year for my daughter. Good luck!

Emily said...

Go go go! (Waving pom poms in the air). It is so cute and you will be so happy when it is DONE! I feel your pain, I made an advent garland in November of knitted stockings, and I actually finished it on the 30th (the knitting) but I still have to embroider all the numbers and hang it up! I'm stalled. We have been bringing one stocking to the dinner table every night, even though they don't have the numbers on, so we've been enjoying it. You will love yours.(www.whatsthatgonnabe.blogspot.com)

raining sheep said...

I commend you on the advent mittens...that is a lot of work. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas if I don't catch up before then.

Rachael Rabbit said...

Keep going - I know you will love them for years and years to come once they are all finished!

Elizabeth said...

Those cookies are in my file of "things to make." Yours look so tasty!

My Love is..... said...

cute.... I love these.... and those cookies.... YUM.... have added to my must try list.... thanx for the link.

Lin said...

Keep going, they look great!

Cathy said...

I could never take on something like those mittens--I'd have a nervous breakdown after knitting 2 or 3. It'll be worth it, though--very cute.

KnitPastis said...

But they look adorable!

Sandy said...

They are fabulous! The final result will be well worth it all!

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