Thursday, April 09, 2009

C is for Cookie

And, C is for coffee. Delicious and oh-so-medically-necessary coffee. Here we have some new caffeinated socks that I'm making, using Spinning Colors sock yarn in the colorway Morning Roast, hand dyed by my knitting buddy and talented artist Stephi. Isn't this stuff awesome? This hank of yarn has given me the jitters -- in a good way!

I started to do a fancy pattern from the newer of my two Charlene Schurch sock knitting books, but after a dozen or so rounds, I realized I was once again making my classic sock knitting mistake -- coming up with a pattern that competes with the yarn. So I ripped back and decided to stick with a k4p2 rib. The perfect combination for showing off the cool dye-work and keeping the socks from sagging down around my ankles.

These socks may be destined for the small screen, so I'm very excited about them as a project. Stay tuned for more details...

In the background, and featured here in all their beige beauty is a batch of homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. In my opinion, nature's perfect food. I just use the recipe for Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from inside the top of the Old Fashioned Quaker Oats box. The only change I made was grating in a little nutmeg. I'm expecting guests on Saturday, and I whipped these up this evening as part of the preparations. I just hope a few of them last until then.


  1. I love oatmeal cookies -- with or without raisins. And coffee, too. That sock looks like it should smell like coffee!

  2. The boys saw me looking at your sock/cookie photo on Flickr yesterday and we immediately decided we should bake cookies, too. But they couldn't agree. So each got some special cookie baking time w/ Mom. Boy 1 picked banana oatmeal chocolate chip, and Boy 2 picked "just chocolate," which turned out kind of kind brownie crinkle cookies. No wonder I can't lose another 5 pounds! But mmmmmmmmmmm....

  3. Beautiful socks - what a great colorway! I love those oatmeal cookies too...yum!