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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Psst ... Over Here

Hey, over here! Yeah, it's me. The absentee blogger. I don't really know where this week has gone. Suffice to say, a co-worker has run off to get married so I'm doing two jobs and there has been a lot of watching of the "24." Which has led to the completion of this ...

Feel free to admire the artistic photography. I call this "Scarf Hung Over Chair." This is the Vetiver version of My So Called Scarf. One skein of Malabrigo knitted a 48" scarf which was long enough for me. I'm very pleased with how this turned out, it's not bulky or overly wide and it's hella warm. It needs a bath though; it smells very "sheepy." Or something.

I've also been on a bit of a baking kick. Generally from March until October it is simply too friggin' hot in my apartment to bake. This is because a) I live in California and b) my oven is not insulated. At all. So turn on the oven, heat up the apartment! And just between you and me, I love to bake as much as I love to knit. So Sunday I made cookies, Wednesday night I made cookies and today I made cookies. I'm really feelin' the love from my co-workers this week.

These are the cookies I made today and frankly, they're the best cookies I've ever made. They're from Debbie Fields "I Love Chocolate" cookbook. They're the Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie. They have milk chocolate chips, peanut butter, unsalted, roasted peanuts and then you swirl 6 squares of melted semi-sweet chocolate through the batter to give it a marbled appearance. Bring on the elastic waistbands.

Last night I cast on for the second Garter Rib sock that I'm making from Rowan's "Tapestry" yarn. I'm using US 4's for it which is why I'm already at the gusset. Because I am so not a fast knitter. I really love this yarn. So much in fact that I have another colorway in my stash for a second pair of sockies.

OK, there you have my excuse for my lack of posting. Thank you to everyone who wrote and asked if I'd dropped off the face of the planet. I am still here, baking and knitting up a storm. However, not everyone at Chez Insanity has been quite so productive ...


  • At 2:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Awww, such a cute kittie. Don't you just love it when they sleep on their backs?

  • At 3:34 AM, Blogger Pearls Mother said…

    I want to scratch that yummy tummy.
    The knitting is also looking good.

  • At 6:20 AM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    Hey...The Sheep don't smell! We are happy, fragrant creatures who romp in sweet meadows.'s true.

    I may have gained ten pounds looking at those cookies! Yum.

    Nice knitting you got goin' on there! You are faster than I am with the needles.

    You can't have my cat. You seem to have a perfectly good one right there. A cute one who needs a belly rub!

  • At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Dave Daniels said…

    What a sweet little puttytat.
    And your artistic photography has gotten so much better with your new camera. LOVERLY!
    If the coworker doesn't make it back, let me know. I'm hunting for a new position. Can you imagine US working together? Bwahahahaha!

  • At 8:17 AM, Blogger trek said…

    That is such a major relaxed cat.

  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger Renee said…

    Awwww, he looks so relaxed! I just want to rub that belly, although I know it would be foolish of me to do so.

    I love the scarf, it's beautiful, but I really love that sock yarn. It looks like it feels really soft, and the colors are gorgeous.

  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger aija said…

    Yay for not falling off of the planet! :) Whenever I see the tapestry yarn now I think of you and your socks :)

  • At 6:34 AM, Blogger Kelly said…

    yummm those cookies look soooo good!
    I think you kitty and mine would get along very well :)

  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Mmmmm cookies. {sigh} and here I am attempting to diet. ha ha ha ha ha.

    So-Called Scarf turned out lovely! That vetiver yarn is a great colorway for this pattern, well picked :)


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