Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This and that...

You may or not know this, but Country Sister and I have brothers as well...in fact, sometimes since this is kind of a girl thing, I contemplate asking our sister-in-law to write here and there as well...
Well, I was late posting today and did not post on Saturday due to a visit from my brother and his family...While it was a short visit, it was a lot of fun.  We went to the zoo and to the Children's Museum...
There was lots of play and lots of cranky, sleep deprived children.  
So we spent this morning getting caught up on errands, chores, laundry, and sleep.  
We also made cookies.
My dear little C. decided that she wanted to make cookies with her mother, and I was okay with this because we have lots of little odds and ends around to make them with.  And since things were not scrumptious for you on Saturday...I will make today scrumptious...
Jumbled Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs molasses
2 eggs (or 1 double yolker as we used today)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup oats
2 cups fun stuff (I used malted barley chocolate chips, pecans, and raisins.)
Cream sugar and butter, add molasses, and beat well.  Add the eggs and beat well, then add the vanilla.  Stir in the soda and salt.  Then add the flour and oats.  Mix in the mix-ins, scoop out onto a cookie sheet by the largish tablespoon, then bake for about 8-10 min at 350.

I also have been working on something special, but I cannot show it...it's going to be a gift.  

I am contemplating buying this book...

Does anyone have experience with it?
Is it worth it?
I think I could come up with the perfect sweater that my husband wants for Christmas.
If he wants it then, I better start getting to work...
Which brings me to the new item on our sidebar...
Click on the Eat, Sleep, Knit.
button on the sidebar, and it gives me yardage towards my Yarn Marathon...
(and while you are at it, contemplate their yarn that is at quite a reasonable price.)
I may not run them in real life, but I'd like to be able to knit that much in a year...help me get there!

PLEASE...Pretty Please...with cookies on top!


  1. I have the book and love it! I am kind of a new knitter and started a sweater using Elizabeth Zimmermann's notes long before I had enough skill to do so. I ordered the Sweater Workshop and it helped me finish. I plan on going back and doing all the steps the book has because I think it will be a huge help to my knitting.

  2. The jumbled cookies sound yummy. If you buy the book then let us know how it works and if you like it:)

  3. Buy the book. I learned to knit at 9. I really learned to knit at 30 when I started spinning and using the Elizabeth Zimmermann books....but the Sweater Workshop is the best!


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