Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cookie of the Week & Peppermint Flavored Heroin

Yummm...doesn't that sound tasty....ye-ah.

Well okay, this is really last week's Cookie of the Week since we haven't made this week's yet...I think we'll make Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies tomorrow. Last week's cookie was 4th of July themed...it came out purdy.



This is a slightly modified Pampered Chef recipe. All you do is bake sugar cookie dough in whatever shape you want...I used my Pampered Chef cookie stone. After it's cooled you mix one 8oz package of cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of powdered sugar until mixed well and spread it over the top. Then I like to make mine look like a flag for the 4th with berries, but I've also made this on the Pampered Chef Pizza Stone and topped it with kiwi, berries and pineapple. Yum.

In knitted news...I HAVE FINISHED SOCKS! A PAIR A PAIR A PAIR!!! My Charades are done...I got a little bit carried away with my photo shoot so just humor me already.








Specs:
Pattern: Charade Socks by Sandra Park
Yarn: Yarn Pirate Superwash Sock in Rosie
Needles: Size 1 Susan Bates
Mods: Just picked up 2 extra stitches on each side of the gusset to accomodate for my wide feet...so I worked 64 for the leg and 68 for the foot.
Problems: I encountered some issues with the yarn actually. It bled like CRAZY. Like tomato red, blood red. The white portions on the sock are now dirty pink. I contacted Yarn Pirate and she is sending a new skein to me for free which is over the top sweet. I don't know if it was the SOAK wash (she had someone else have the same problem this week with SOAK and heavy bleeding) or if it was because the yarn wasn't treated or not rinsed out enough...but whatever...she was AWESOME and her yarn is the nicest sock yarn I have knit with! I won't stop either. :)
Awesome scale: 5 out of 5 awesomeness stars. The pattern was AMAZINGLY written. The yarn was perfect to work with and didn't split at all. It was a completely enjoyable first sock PAIR process. :)

As far as the Peppermint Flavored Heroin....well, you'll just have to watch Charade, the movie that the sock pattern was named after to find out what that's all about...you want to see it....Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant..."swoon" and "le sigh" all in one breath.

Up next: Trekking XXL socks in Garter Rib Pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks.

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Posted by Wannabe @ 1:59 PM

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Ok. Green with envy here - your socks are GORGEOUS! Yah for a finished PAIR!!!

Georgia is a doll! And that cookie - looks more like a cake to me - yum!

Posted by Anonymous Sarah @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:57:00 PM #
 

i want..no i need some of that delicious cookie...its awesome!!Lovely socks and very sweet of YP!!!

Posted by Anonymous yarnsnob @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:57:00 PM #
 

your socks look amazing! i am so so glad you liked the pattern so. :) and isn't CHarade a gem of the movie?

and Georgia is so nice to send you a new skein. i think the socks still rock (bleeding and all).

Posted by Blogger Sandra May Be Knitting A Ranch House @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 4:52:00 PM #
 

Great socks! The cookie looks good too. I once made an ice cream cake on the 4th with a similar design.

Posted by Blogger Kaitie Tee @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 5:18:00 PM #
 

One word.

YUM.

Posted by Blogger Sara @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 6:15:00 PM #
 

Oh, and I love the socks, especially with the Birks. You hippy dippy.

Posted by Blogger Sara @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 6:16:00 PM #
 

Love the extended photo shoot. It makes me feel like I'm trying the socks on myself. :) While I'm at it, I'll pretend I'm nibbling a taste of that yummy looking cookie too. What fun your blog is!!!!

Posted by Blogger Karen @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:17:00 PM #
 

Beautiful socks! That is awesome customer service.

Posted by Blogger Macoco @ Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:34:00 AM #
 

you should fly out to CT and bring one of those cookie sheet pie things. totally.

Posted by Anonymous tinka wit' it @ Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:47:00 AM #
 

love the picture where i KNOW your legs were spread wide open, let's hope you had pants on.

and can we say YUM? now i hungry.

Posted by Blogger embee @ Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:02:00 AM #
 

They look great!!

Posted by Anonymous Amber @ Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:31:00 AM #
 

Hi! I'm nishanna of dishrag tag team Happy Yarn Hags. I'm commenting to remind you and your team to keep on your toes! Team HYH have this race in the bag!

hahaha! Good luck !

Posted by Anonymous nishanna @ Thursday, July 12, 2007 1:04:00 PM #
 

Love the flag cookie, isn't that Pampered Chef recipe the best!!! I make the fruit pizza all the time.

the socks, they are awesome. At least somebody can finish something. I'm still working on Twinkle Toes.

Posted by Blogger photogmichelle @ Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:40:00 PM #
 

I love the Charade Socks, especially in YP's Rosie. Have some marinating in my stash right now for that very project... Oh, yes, I'll let you know how the Silky Wool knits up - it is so yummy!

Posted by Blogger kathy @ Friday, July 13, 2007 10:09:00 PM #
 

Nice socks!

I just stopped by to "virtually" moon you and say NEENER- Team Happy Yarn Hags is going to blow your little team away come August! You may as well drop out now and save yourself the eternal shame of losing so badly.

no one would blame you.

:D

Posted by Blogger Cass @ Monday, July 16, 2007 11:59:00 AM #
 

Was looking over your website and saw these socks. LOVE THEM! I dont knit, or I would try it myself, but they are too cute!

Posted by Blogger VAIL @ Thursday, August 02, 2007 1:05:00 PM #
 
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