I just returned from visiting my sister in Maryland. I was making cookies. 15,300, to be exact. 4200 fudgy brownies, 5600 biscotti and 5500 chocolate chip. Needless to say, I won’t be eating a chocolate chip cookie for awhile. Why on Earth was I doing that, you ask? My sister, who has a more than full time real job also owns a catering business. She was contracted to make these cookies as congressional gifts and for Wounded Warriors. The latter, I figured, was a good cause.
I have also been knitting my brains out. Every Christmas I try to knit something for my kids. This year they all got socks. I mentioned in my last post that I would make something with an X and O pattern, but I changed my mind and went for dancing girls and boys with snowflakes.
I am currently working on Leanne’s socks and these are knit from the toe up. I have never knit in this fashion and decided to try it out. It has been difficult as the pattern I bought digitally from Amazon has no instruction on techniques, and I couldn’t figure out how to do the cast-on. I have since figured it out and am on my way! I’m not sure how I feel about this style of knitting because the needles get in the way and I have to concentrate more, not good for me. And my cat wants love and I am trying to concentrate! She got mad at me, and grabbed the knitting off the table and made a run for it with a mouthful of sock. She ran in circles through the house trailing yarn behind her. I yelled at her “Bad kitty!” and now I haven’t seen her for about 2 hours!