Episode 57: It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

recorded Monday, 16 December 2013

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Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

Sweater Craft-a-long


  • Strider Sock by Claire Ellen Yarn:  Daizie Knits Shoot Base in Wicked Cool  Needle: US 1, 2.25 mm
  • Cecilia’s Tube Socks Pattern: improvised Yarn: 716knit 716 sock in “Poo Poo SOuthern California Poo Poo”; Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled Needles: US 1, 2.25mm
  • Bryan’s Scarf Pattern:  improvised Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in red; Caron One Pound in black Hook: US N, 9.0mm


You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

  • 4 squares – 1 with Hayley yarn, 3 from my recent projects

What I’m reading

New Things

  • KnittingDen ornament swap package
  • Yarny prize from Wolfe Farms – Sophie’s Toes Sock Yarn in Vintage Kitchen

Favorite Holiday Cookies

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 c butter

2 c brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

4 c flour

2 tsp salt

5 c blended oatmeal – blend oatmeal in blender until you have 5 cups of oatmeal powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 80z hershy bar, grated – use the smallest size of the grater

16 oz chocolate chips

3 c nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Mix first four ingredients in one bowl, the next six in a seperate bowl. Slowly add dry mix to wet, stirring thoroughly. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop in rounded spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Let sit 2 minutes on cookie sheets to cool, then move to wire racks to cool completely.


2. Spritz Cookies


1 c sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract

1.5 c butter, softened

1 tsp baking powder

3.5 c flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Mix went ingredients and sugar together. Sift in flour and baking powder. Drop spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet or use in a cookie press. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheets for two minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool.


3. Caramel Apple Cookies

Sorry, secret family recipe that I am not at liberty to share.


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