Because that recipe for the cheese straws is so quick and easy, I whipped up a batch yesterday afternoon. Instead of making straws, I used a cute little shortbread cutter I picked up in Vancouver at Ming Wo (my fave kitchenwares store):
The sharp cheddar and red pepper flakes add a nice little bit of zing and heat to them.
And the crackers as just as addicting as the straws were.
As promised, I have some progress photos of the Noro Maiko Clapotis:
I am working on hank #4 and am almost done the “straight” section as called for in the pattern. I may do an extra set of repeats to make it a bit longer. I’ll measure and decide when I’ve completed the 13 sets of “straight rows”. I’m halfway through #11.
This yarn reminds me very much of the Moda Dea Silk ‘n Wool that I used for my FLS. The Maiko is wool/mohair/silk and the white slubs are the silk bits. I am confident this will block up nicely and become soft and drapey.