Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ahhh....Can You Smell Christmas??


You start with 9 dozen lemon poppyseed cookies, then you make 9 dozen chocolate chip cookies (wasn't feeling the luv by then so no pic), add to that 9 loaves of pumpkin/cranberry breakfast loaves, Pecan/date/cheese bites, and last but not least orange balls (world's easiest, can't screw up, everyone wants your recipe)....goodies and some really pretty baskets (which I'll post one once assembled) and you have the makings for some nice gifts.....OH.....and I always make my sister fruitcake cookies which I'll make tomorrow, right after I finish THIS!


(Please note the scarf is being worked on in between batches of cookies!)....because you know you just CAN'T have ENOUGH stress at the holidays!! LOL!!






















Someone had the Irish Hiking Scarf posted on their site and was gracious enough to share the pattern with me.....and I am embarrassed to say I can't remember who it was at this time....Paula perhaps??? I had filed this one away to work on after the holidays until I saw a demo on Knitty Gritty and realized cables were NO BIG DEAL!!!! SO.....here I am THIS close to Christmas and I am starting projects of the unknown!! Did I mention I wanted some stress in my life???????? ANYWAY........I noticed the edge has this sort of "ruffled" thing going on......and this scarf is for a GUY.......what do I DO?????? I don't have time to start again as I have to make 2 more scarves to be given on the Saturday before Christmas......can someone offer a suggestion? The yarn is Cascade 220 tweed.

Last but not least:

Can someone PLEASE explain to me why these little fellows keep showing up on my front porch???















They aren't just visiting....they are LICKING the mortar and they keep coming back!!!!

11 comments:

Beck in FL said...

The scarf looks great my dear. I'm sure it's gonna block out fine. Don't worry, keep knitting!

The squirrel is too cute too. Why not set a bowl out there with some granola in it since they are visiting every day? They'll love it. : )

Rebekah said...

Strange about the squirrels, maybe salt? Doubtful. I have no idea. Squirrels are well squirrely.

Those lemon poppyseed cookies sound wonderful!

Doogle Knits said...

Beautiful scarf! The cookies look delicious. I think I still want to come live with you. I haven't done any baking this year -- fruit cake cookies? Are they yummy?

Paula said...

Man, those cookies all look good. That looks like a lot of fun-not :). Are you feeding the squirrels, Darlene? I think your scarf looks great. I could have told you cables are no big deal. You are ready to knit Fetching, now!

Karen said...

I agree with Becky...I think it will block out and be fine.

Diane said...

Uuummmm cookies ..... I put on 5 lbs just looking at your blog. lol.

The scarf is wool so when you finish and block the ruffled edges will flatten out just fine.

tonni said...

The scarf looks wonderful! No worry... just block it.

Hmmm.... someone told me that peppermint oil would repel these little critters. I'm not sure if it works, but I do have some of this oil if you want a little to try.

I'm wishing i could smell those cookies through the PC... they look yummy!

Sydney said...

Oh those cookies look tasty. The scarf looks really nice. A good blocking will probably take care of the wavy edges. Just a guess, but maybe the squirrel is licking salt off of the mortar?

Emily said...

The scarf looks great! That pattern is one of my favorites dude, you're totally cableing). The cookies look great too (Miracle Baking is not going well this year. At. All.). So I am understandably jealous of you beautiful cookies and amazing array of wire cooling racks...

Angus used to lick the morter in the fireplace, the vet said he didn't know why animals did that but not to worry.

wendy g said...

The scarf looks great as well as those cookies.

ginger said...

I'm late in writing...behind on my blog reading - but your cables look amazing! Wow!!