still busy, still lamenting my lack of knitting time. 😦
But – I did make some progress on the cute little sweater I started:
I’ve had a really hard time trying to get a photo of the colour true-to-life. It’s really pretty! (Also, note my wedding ring is back – sized up a little and all fixed again! And I can now put it on/take it off easily. The goldsmith also made the bottom of the band wider and it’s more comfortable to wear.)
The pattern is the Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan – it’s a top down design and you can make the sleeves 3/4 length as the pattern calls for, or shorter, or longer – as I will be.
By using smaller needles and alternating rows of Kfb/k2tog variations, the yoke has a smocked texture to it. Now that I’m done the yoke and the sleeve stitches are on hold, it’s just straight stocking stitch down to the bottom hem. Good mindless knitting. The pattern calls for two stitches to be increased about 1″ under the underarm on either side, but I didn’t see the point to that, so ignored that!
I make that mushroom barley risotto again – and it turned out fabulously delicious again! I also mixed up (Thursday night) and baked off (Friday night) another batch of the New York Times chocolate chip cookies. Such a good recipe! I find I got the best results yet. I baked only one tray at a time (~15 minutes for 1.5 oz dough balls) and kept the dough in the fridge in between batches so it didn’t get too warm. I’m thinking next time I will experiment with mixing the dough, forming it into balls, then flash freezing them on cookie sheets. Then I will store in zippy bags and can take out as many/few as I feel like baking off. Fresh, warm-from-the-oven cookies within minutes! I need to research/experiment with cooking times from frozen, though.
But for now, I have to get my laundry done. 😦