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Friday, January 04, 2008

Hello and Happy New Year.
It is a little slow going over here. I think I sort of lost some steam after the holidays. Lately, I have been happy just sitting perusing the blogosphere. Really, I wish I could do it all day. I love reading about every ones new projects and new years resolutions. One of mine, was to get back on track, for the rest of the school year, with our cookie of the week.
The requested cookie was for lemony snickets from Melana. They were such a huge hit, my children asked if I would make them again. My husband said they were the best Christmas cookie I have ever made. There is noway these will be a Christmas time only cookie. They are just too good to make only one time a year.

As far as my new project is concerned, I think I need a jump start. This is the start of the tangled yoke. You've seen it around, I am sure. In fact, as of today, 141 people have made this, 264 people are knitting it and 1754 people have it in their queue, over at Ravelry! I know I will love it, but I just can't get excited about knitting it. Maybe after I get through the ribbing. I sure hope so.
Happy Friday to you all.

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49 comments

  1. It's a beautiful sweater, so good luck getting through all of the ribbing. From what I've seen, it will definitely be worth it.

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  2. OOH! Those cookies look yummy!!! Also, I can't wait to see your progress on the Tangle Yoke. I'm wanting to make it too - just haven't sucked up and bought the Felted Tweed. I guess I could get something different, but I LOVE the felted tweed. What yarn are you using??????

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  3. I'm knitting it in Silky Wool. I'm up to the cable yoke, but I'm waiting to dive in until after the kids are back in school since that part requires concentration. I have to admit that it's a very boring knit until that point. This is one that I'm knitting for the end result, not for the process.

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  4. I'm knitting that sweater too! The ribbing about ended it for me, it was soooooooooooooo boring. I'm on sleeve number one and have to put it down and pick something else up often. I can't wait to get to the top and see how the intricate detail works up. What yarn are you using? It's beautiful.

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  5. Hi Leslie,
    I love anything lemon it's my weakness indeed! Your peppermint baking pieces were my thing over the holidays. It's a good thing they aren't available all year! Good thing is you only need a few at a time.

    I am making the twisted cable hat that you just made. I don't understand this increase round. Is it that you make 2 M1 stitches in a row or do you do the whole round twice? Sorry to bother you on this .. I am in Puerto Vallarta and I have ripped it out several times.

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  6. Great design - you'll be fine once you get into it. What yarn are you using?

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  7. I lost a bit of steam after Christmas too, it's been so lush just sitting doing nothing, watching movies. But I need to get motivated again.

    I'm excited for your project. That color is lovely, I am so attracted to gray lately.

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  8. Drooling over the lemony goodness AND the beauty of the grey wool as well. I understand the feeling of slogging through, but I am confident you will look terrific in Tangled Yoke once it is complete.

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  9. Those cookies are so enticing...I loved your lemon shot over on Flickr.

    Try to embrace the mindless ribbing as the perfect zone-out project!

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  10. your tangled yolk is off to a great start...i love that color of grey...grey is truly my fave neutral! those lemony snickets are really addictive! i kinda ate a few too many...so it will be a little while before i make more!

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  11. Those cookies look heavenly. I can almost taste the lemon.

    Enjoy Tangled Yoke. I have hit a wall with mine, so I need to just buckle down and finish it.

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  12. Happy New Year! It's been slow going here, too. I have several projects started, but they're not holding my interest very well. Those cookies look great!

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  13. now i am really going to have to try that recipe. I hear ya about losing steam. i think it has hit me today. Just wiped out over here!
    I can't wait to see that your sweater when it is all done!

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  14. Ooh, that yarn looks very soft. What is it? If you can finish the Silver Belle, I have no doubt this will be done in no time.

    The cookies look yummy!

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  15. The cookies look super yummy! I'm just not in to knitting things for me, so I won't be trying that cardy. I do hope it comes out well for you, I've no doubt it will - you're a super knitter:-)

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  16. Can I come live at your house? I'll be good, I promise.

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  17. A lot of ribbing is enough to boar anyone out - stay strong! ;) That Tangled Yoke is a beautiful design!

    Happy New Year and Happy Friday to you too!

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  18. Happy new year to you too!

    The tangled yoke looks like the kind of sweater that becomes a staple in the wardrobe. Soft and snuggly and very classic. And that color is wonderful. Keep knitting... we'll cheer you on!

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  19. yes we will oh and ah you on! it's such a beautiful sweater and will look fantastic on you. perfect color choice too.

    ribbing can be tedious.

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  20. Those cookies look delicious! I can't wait to see you finish your sweater - it's going to be gorgeous on you!

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  21. happy new year, leslie!

    those cookies look delightful...and your sweater will be fabulous, I am sure!!! I love the gray yarn. great color choice.

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  22. I like any cookie with lemon in it. The pistachio lemon trees are my traditional Christmas cookie. It's not really a Christmas cookie, perse; but, it's the only time I make it. Huh. I think everyone who casts on for the TY talks about it being something of a slog when they first cast on. You'll find the mojo again. Happy New Year!

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  23. Clarabel saw the cookies and right away said "What are those with icing? Can we make those?"
    Doesn't miss a trick!

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  24. i love the color you chose for your tangle yoke. please get past the ribbing and tell me it is not boring. i so need not boring. :)

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  25. Yummy looking cookies, Les. I spoke to your Mom yesterday. She LOVES her new quilt but doesn't want to use it at the beach. She says it's much too pretty. Happy New Year!

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  26. The Tangled Yoke gets much faster after the ribbing. You zoom through all that stockinette and join the sleeves, and suddenly, you're ready for cable fun!

    I love mine.

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  27. I've seen this sweater all over the place and it seems like I hear the same thing: that it's slow going at first but it picks up... I'm sure you'll love it when you get further along.

    Those cookies look delicious. Great photo of them!

    Enjoy your surfing & Happy New Year...;-)

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  28. Great to see that your back on track this year! The Cookies are tantalizing!

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  29. Those cookies look so yummy! The ribbing is part of the charm of the tangled yoke cardi, so it'll be worth it!

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  30. Gosh those cookies look soooo good. YUM!

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  31. Ribbing can really kill the knitting mojo. I hope it goes quickly becaue I can't wait to see the sweater.

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  32. Love the cookies, and love the idea of cookie of the week! I should start doing that- I'm sure my kids wouldn't mind...
    As for the ribbing- just keep knitting, just keep knitting- keep the end result in mind!

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  33. The cookies look scrumptious!

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  34. Happy New Year to you too!
    My response to the end of the focus and drive of holiday knitting is a serious case of Startitis! As if I didn't already have enough UFOs. Hopefully we'll all be able to get back on track soon. The Tangled Yoke is such a great pattern, I'm sure yours will be a beauty.
    The cookies look de-lish!

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  35. Those cooies looks yummy!!
    And I know your Tangle Yoke will be great.

    Have a great week!

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  36. Oh my those cookies look divine!! yummmmmmm The knitting looks lovely, as always :) I wish you many happy days this year and look forward to all your knitting creaions-to-be!

    Tanya

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  37. It's a beautiful cardigan. Cant wait to see yours.

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  38. oh those cookies may be just what I need right now. They look so comforting. Yummy!! I am starting the year out simple, a pair of mittens, then working my way up.
    Happy New Year!!

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  39. The end result of that Tangled Yoke is going make it all that ribbing totally worth it. :)

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  40. Another yummy cookie! One of my favorite flavors and scents is lemon. So refreshing! These turned out so beautiful and I know they had to taste so good too.
    Love the color you are knitting the sweater in!

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  41. Mmmm, lemonysnickets...mmmm. I do love that tangled yoke sweater, such a cool pattern!

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  42. OK, since my invitation to go stay at your house, eat yummy cookies, knit, and get my own way cool apron was not forthcoming, I had to make the cookies myself. Whoa - they were good! Very different; puffy, like rolls. YUM! Thanks for the link!

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  43. Love the color of that tangled yoke :)

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  44. lemon is one of my favorites! i'll try these!!

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  45. Yum, lemon cookies.

    Tangled Yoke is a slog, but definitely worth it in the end. Just alternate with something quick and exciting!

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  46. Ooh, the lemon cookies look scrumptious!

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  47. I know what you mean, I really want to finish the Tangled Yoke but I am not thrilled while knitting it. Maybe once I get to those pretty cables.

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  48. I love that Tangled Yoke pattern, hmmm, maybe I should join you, although I really hate knitting rib in spite of the fact that I really like the look of rib. Life can be so cruel!

    The lemon cookies look so nice, I really need to work out how to convert american recipes to metric.

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  49. Oh that is going to be such a lovely sweater, can't wait to see your progress on it! =)

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