Sunday, December 14, 2008

Firsts and Knitting

I have been busy. The holidays are approaching, and people at work are trying to get all of their ducks in a row before taking a few well-deserved vacation days. And then, there are the other preparations... you know... baking, and knitting!

Last week, I baked the first pizza in our new home. My deep dish pizza pans (aka cake pans) were in storage, so I used a baking sheet. It came out very nice.



And let's not forget cookies. These are ginger crackles. They came out looking exactly like the picture in the recipe, which is a first. And they taste good! We took them to our monthly Call of Cthulhu game yesterday, and I ate about 6 or so. There's something about cookies, I just couldn't stop.


I told you I'd been knitting, and I wasn't making that up either! The Pomatomus socks I started when my parents came for a visit are done. My mother claimed them, so these will be sent off to Germany soon.


They took me almost a month, but in my defense, there was the small detail of the move. I found the pattern annoying at first, but after I was almost done with the first sock, it clicked, and things moved quickly from there.


Pattern Details:
Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A.
Yarn: CTH Supersock in Dove
Needles: US #0 (skinny ankles run in the family!)
Modifications: None. They fit my mom perfectly as written. How cool is that?

There is some secret Christmas knitting I can't show you, but this is the current sock from the Sugarbee Studios Sock Club. They're called Beachcombers, and thee colors and wavy lace pattern really make them look like sand and water. Complete with pooling, heh.


OK, I'll stop the puns now. I'm on sock #2 and it's coming along very nicely. Maybe I'll get done just in time for this month's installment!

14 comments:

Bezzie said...

Oh yum! Those cookies look divine! I've got cookie-brain right now...

Elspeth said...

I'm glad to see you didn't forget to eat the cookies this time!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous pair of Pomatomus socks! The cookies look great, but the socks are just - wow!

Stariel said...

I don't think I'll have time to do your holiday knitting, what with my 2 pairs of socks left to do! But maybe for pizza and cookies... ;)

And your Pomatomus socks are beautiful!

adrienne said...

Mmmm, the cookies and pizza look yummy! And the socks look great too :) I knit pomatomuses a while ago, but I know I don't have the patience for them anymore..

Gingerbread said...

The pizza looks good. Your doing well with all the socks they do look nice.Julie.C

Jo said...

You know, I am a fan of pooling - I love how it all blends together.

sgeddes said...

Great looking sock projects, but I have to admit it was hard to scroll down past that pizza and cookies. I love homemade pizza.

Zonda said...

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weezalana said...

Mmmmm,pizza! And what fab Pomta.. Pomati... SocksICanNeverWpell!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Yummy socks and yummy cookies. Ginger snaps are my favorite cookies.

ladylinoleum said...

OMG, the socks and the eats look outstanding! Love homemade pizza. Incidentally, I made one of those last night too. We're in sync.

Maureen said...

Did you make your own dough for the pizza? I might have to resort to that. I love homemade pizza! Love the Pomatomus socks! They are amazing!!

Sarah said...

dude, those blue socks are amazing looking. totally. i can just imagine how they'd feel on my feet. :o

i admire sock knitters who are able to knit on size US 00-2 needles. i tried that once and it didn't go over well, so now i usually knit socks on size 4's or 6's.... but all the truly intricate sock patterns call for smaller needles. :( boo.

peace,
-Sarah (knitgirl2008)