Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It's a Sugar Cookie Day

Kristen's birthday is coming up and we're celebrating by making a few goodies to enjoy.  First up are these Sugar Cookies.  Cookies are not her favorite sweets, but these are made better by having Red sprinkles.

Dairy/Soy/Corn Free Sugar Cookies - makes approx 2 1/2 dozen

3/4 cup mix of shortening and Earth Balance Coconut Spread
1 cup sugar (white, refined)
egg replacer equivalent to 2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Mix shortening/margarine, sugar, egg replacer and vanilla together until smooth.  Blend in dry ingredients.  Use cookie scoop to make evenly sized balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  Use bottom of a glass, dipped in sugar sprinkles, to flatten dough to about 1/8 - 1/4" thickness.  Bake 6-8 minutes.  Let cool on rack.

Optional: if you want to use cookie cutters, chill dough for at least 1 hour, then roll out and cut with desired shapes.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Year, New Hobby

Ah, a New Year is here. Time just flies by and it is amazing in many ways. Our oldest daughter is now old enough to get her driver's permit. Thinking about her driving is both exciting and scary. I know I will get a few more gray hairs and spend more time in prayer over this driving thing.

Since my last post many months ago, I have knit quite a few projects. There were the 6 shawls I knit for my mom to give to her friends (remind me not to agree to that again!). I knit another sample knit or two for Crafts Americana. I knit a cowl, a scarf and a monster for presents and started quite a few projects as well. Now I need to focus on finishing a project or two, however, a new bug has bit...weaving. I've ordered a small rigid heddle loom which is due to arrive next week. I am hoping that this will help me use up some of the pretty fingering yarn I have plus result in finished projects!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sock Summit Goodies

String Theory Casper Sock

Frog Creek - Ebullient

The Sanguine Gryphon -Little Traveller

The Sanguine Gryphon - Eidos

Goth Socks

My mom bought this for me : )
It's from Knit Purl Sew What?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sock Summit

I have survived Sock Summit Marketplace mania. I saw a lady I met on Ravelry who came down from Seattle. I also saw a couple of people who have known my family for a very long time. I did meet Anne Hanson and spotted Cookie A. a few times. There were yarny celebs all over the place. I saw the YarnHarlot running around and looking very hi-tech with her radio headset.

The market was amazing and wonderful. The Sanguine Gryphon booth was crazy beyond belief. It seemed like there were so many people grabbing. I got a couple bugga for another person and then had to stand in line for 30 minutes to pay. Around lunch time I was volunteering at the marketplace entryway and my mom went shopping some more. She went back to SG just after Gryphon re-stocked the Bugga rack. Mom said there was no one around (they were probably at the Guiness World Record attempt) and she leisurely chose a few she liked and bought them. She bought them also because she saw the mayhem at the beginning of the day over the very same yarn. Mom loved all the SG colorways so much that she declared it her favorite booth and went there a 3rd time right before we left the marketplace. It was so funny to me that mom, who never stalked a website or stayed up late trying to score yarn, got herself some pretty bugga with no line, no hassles.

A new vendor was from Canada. They were super nice people and had a nice selection of yarn. I also liked Frog Creek Fibers, The Loopy Ewe, Hazelknits and the list goes on and on.

No pictures because I didn't want to lug the camera around (sorry).

I am slightly jealous of all those people who are taking classes, but I am happy I got to go to the market. Going with my mom made it even better. I’m hoping there will be a next year…

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another Field Trip...and more knitting

My 3rd field trip in 8 days...this time it was with the 4th grade class to OMSI. It was a bit boring when we arrived because a fire alarm had gone off and they had evacuated the building which meant we were stuck on the bus for a bit until they cleared the building to re-admit everyone.
We saw the big Leonardo exhibit and had fun with the hands on exhibits.

I got another few inches on my Lace Ribbon Scarf done.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Field Trip Day....

I went on a field trip with the 6th grade band students to hear the Oregon Symphony play. It was a very nice day. My group of 8 kids was extremely well behaved. I knit on the bus and two boys in my group were fascinated. They thought knitting was very interesting. They wanted to know how to start. They thought I knit fast (LOL!). They thought knitting looked complicated. I was tickled that they were even interested and that knitting was a good thing in their eyes.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sockdown April - Off to a late start

I saw a sock on Ravelry that was posted in the April Sock Knitters Anonymous was lovely, it had symmetry, I wanted to knit it. So I've started on it and done my first picot cuff.
Details here - my project page for Ivy League socks.