Monday, June 07, 2010

this and that

After two attempts at each sleeve, I finally finished the gathered cuff cardi. It wasn't the eyelet rows that gave me the trouble, (although that did require reading that part of the pattern over and over until it finally sunk in) it was just my lack of focusing. Forgetting the increases all the way up the sleeve. Doing the decreases every other row instead of every 4th row like the pattern states. Hate when that happens. I plan on sewing this baby together today.
Last weeks cookie was quinoa cloud cookies. I have never used quinoa flour. Nor have I ever toasted my flour. Happy to try something new. I also used a really delicious chocolate bar that I have been holding onto for the perfect use. And this was pretty much it.
Just as expected no cute little cloud cookie cutter in my "cookie cutter collection". I seem to have a lot of holiday cutters.
I thought about cutting them into the shape of butterflies or stars and moons or flowers, but in the end opted for a plain old circle. Mostly because it was my grandmothers. And since I don't really use cookie cutters all that often, I wanted to use hers.
I packed the last of these in lunches this morning.... as I packed my last round of lunches of the '09-'10 school year! A half day tomorrow is all we have.
Have a great day!

32 comments:

ColorSlut said...

I love the mass of cookie cutters. The little mushroom is so cute!

house on hill road said...

yay for summer break!

Sandy said...

i love your collection of cookie cutters.
what a relief to have the school year ending! we have 3 more weeks to go.

Anonymous said...

Do you block the pieces before sewing together or after? I am knit deep in baby blankets at the moment but a sweater is my next project.

La Cabeza Grande said...

I had to do a double-take on the cookie cutters. They look like an art piece of some sort. You certainly have a fantastic eye for color and design.

BTW, I love the tile and rubber ducky header. Quite perfect.

Ellen said...

Congrats on the sweater (almost) and the school ending & summer beginning (almost). I've never made quinoa either although I do have a bunch from Costco sitting in my pantry. It's sort of a 'scary' thing to cook since it's unknown to me. Love those cookies. Thanks for the other cookie link awhile ago - just made some today!

Sarah Jane said...

Ooo. Happy end of school. And that is a really pretty blue!

Larissa said...

Love the color you chose for your cardi. That cookie cutter is perfection - wish I had something so cool from my grandmother. Enjoy the start of summer break!

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Siga said...

Yummy - the cookies and the yarn colour. :)

MadMad said...

They're out already?! I'm half excited about that prospect, half dreading it. Things are so busy this time of year - we go from one event to the next to the next to the next and can't really enjoy any of them. But then, suddenly... nothing!

Can't wait to see the cardi!

stitching under oaks said...

so glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets 'distracted' while increasing and decreasing...and even while doing simple stockinette! Your cookies look wonderful....hooray for the start of summer!

Jane said...

So wish I was packing my last lunch! ugh, how i hate it! So how were the cookies? I have a sweater done, all I need to do is sew on the buttons. Not sure why I haven't done it yet!

Linda said...

The swaeter looks a lovely colour. We have at least six weeks until our school year ends but I am sure it will fly by!

la femme elisabeth said...

Geez-those cookies look delish. And quinoa is a complete protein, so one could even argue that those cookies are GOOD for you...
Love your blog!

Laurie said...

Can quinoa flour be substituted for white flour in recipes? I'd love to be able to bake again, but cannot tolerate white flour.

LOVE the cookie cutter display!

Seanna Lea said...

Congrats on making it through another school year! Your half day should be just about over.

Zoey said...

Can't wait to see the cardigan. I've had my eye on that pattern, too.

Susan said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished sweater. You always do such beautiful work, and that's a lovely shade of blue.

I have my mother's round cutter that looks like that. Hers has a small round insert for the middle so it can be used for cutting donuts and "holes."

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

A new cardi--congrats! Things aren't so advanced here... I just finished a ribbed scarf for Chris. I enjoyed knitting with Rowan Lima. The scarf is a pretty blue and very soft.

I love quinoa, but haven't ever seen the flour. I might have to try some quinoa cloud cookies myself. Love the name.

Suzanne said...

Quinoa is yummy but I didn't know it was available as flour. Good tip!

I just had my first experience with CEY's directions because a friend was knitting the Firefly scarf. Holy cow! The directions were really condensed and abbreviated (I guess to save space?) and my poor friend could not figure it out. Fortunately I checked for errata. CEY posted an addendum on their website to clarify the pattern. Once I read that, I was finally able to make sense. I wonder, do you find that CEY's patterns require extra attention?

I'm looking forward to seeing your next set of headless photos. :-)

Kristyn Knits said...

I've been struggling in the knitting department lately...so it was comforting to hear that you sometimes are challenged as well. (Did that come out right?) Love the color you choose! And how sweet are you to keep homemade cookies in lunches all year long!

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