Friday, January 25, 2008
The Good Stuff
If life were only all about socks and cookies! Here is a closeup of my new pair of socks in progress, the Waffle Weave Socks by the talented and delightful Judy Sumner. Isn't the pattern cool? I am just tickled... well... yellow, by these socks! The yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit, one of my souveniers from this past summer's yarn crawl, uh, I mean trip to the U.S. It's not a perfect match for our team's colors, but it's good enough for government work (as the saying goes).
I also found time for these Super Small Batch Extra Large Chunk Cookies. Meital calls them "Children's Treasure" because there are so many good things hidden inside the cookies. I used white and bittersweet chocolate chips, chunks from a milk chocolate candy bar, M&Ms, and Oreo Cookies inside. I ended up getting six cookies (instead of the four mentioned in the recipe) out of the batch. My kids (and one of Liat's friends) LOVE these, and I will likely make them again. I'm thinking they might be good bake sale items for next year's graduation party fundraisers for the sixth graders (Meital is in fifth grade now).
I had a hard time shaping a perfect "log" of dough, so my cookies came out rather lopsided. For some strange reason, no one seemed to mind....
I wish you all a day of hand knit socks and warm, delicious cookies!