Ok. Where’d the weekend go? Did it whiz by as quickly for you as it did for me??? I meant to post sooner, but the weekend just got away from me.
I did get a lot done though. Lots of sewing, and of course, being the time of year it is, I can’t show any of it here on the blog. That’s one reason I enjoy the week between Christmas and New Year’s in blogland — everyone shows all the goodies they made for holiday gifts. Anyway, other than sewing, I had a fun, quick trip with MeMum to pick up this quilt from the quilter. (Binding will have to wait until after Christmas!)
I also managed to bake a quick batch of cookies. When we were in a grocery store in Scotland, I noticed (and bought) some custard powder because I don’t think we can get it here, and I remembered seeing some good recipes requiring custard powder around blogland. Fortunately for me, Lisa posted about her little Custard Shortbreads just the other day and saved me a bunch of time searching through archives.
OhMyGosh! We LOVED them. They’re quick to make and they were a HUGE hit with TheManoftheHouse who doesn’t really like sweets. He loved them so much he’s making it his mission to figure out how we can get custard powder! Lisa — thank you so much for posting the recipe!
I also haven’t shown you my finished Mockery Socks (pattern here).
I finished knitting them on the flight to Scotland, and Sirius and I worked the kitchener magic to get them off the circular needle. I love them. They’ve already been worn and washed three times. They’re SO warm!
These socks also have a new to me heel pattern. I think it’s a little different than the eye of the partridge pattern, but maybe they’re the same? In either case, I’ve always just done a standard stockinette heel but this heel is very cool and I WILL be making it again.
I love this yarn too. I wish I could remember what it is. I bought it from Cami over a year ago and I’m just awful at keeping track of the ball bands — partly because it takes me so long to make a pair of socks and those ball bands get lost. Maybe Cami knows what it is — I’d sure like to know ’cause it’s awesome yarn.
I think these will be my new favorite socks. I took them off and laid them down in the leaves for one last picture. Just as I was about to click the shutter, a little wisp of wind plopped that perfect maple leaf right onto my socks. I love it when that happens!
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