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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lace and cookies

I got home from the Stitch n Bitch with an urge to bake cookies as my contribution to our Thursday pot-luck lunch. Amazingly none of my Nigella books had a recipe for American-style cookies and I didn't feel like leafing through my sizeable Good Food collection until I found one either. So I looked online and picked the first recipe that came up. You can find it here.


They're a bit thinner and more crispy than American cookies (I'll have to get Ellen's recipe!) but very nice nonetheless.

Earlier I had knit moss stitch for the arm hole of the Anya sweater until it was too dark to see the stitches properly (the problems of knitting with navy blue yarn). I still have 2-3 cm to go until I reach 21cm and can start the shoulder shaping (I seem to be in a black hole as well as an armhole).

Anya sweater

Once I'd had my fill of moss stich for the evening I got started on the swatch for the Peacock Feathers shawl.

Peacock feathers shawl swatch

I made a teensy error when I re-knit 4 rows of the pattern whilst distracted but you get the idea. I think that the variegation is going to be great with the pattern as the colour changes are really subtle.

I even managed to make a start on the shawl proper but had to stop after row 13 as I've managed to mislay the first chart - argh! - it was going so well too.


Kirsty said...

That yarn looks to be knitting up beautifully in that pattern!
I will make it to knitting one of these weeks...

the frog princess said...

having a look at the recipe, I'd guess that the main flat-making culprit is the melted butter! I can hook you up with something a bit puffier. :)