Wednesday, July 11, 2007
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.
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.