WOOPs Update

It has been awhile since I talked about my WOOPs. (see this post) Remember, many knitters talk about WIPs (Works In Progress) but I have WOOPs (Works Out Of Progress). You’d think that I would have made quite a bit of progress since the last posting of them. I did finish up three of the ten. But I, ummm, have added more to the list.

DSCF2892.JPGI’m still working on My Log Cabin Blanket is still in-progress. You may detect that I haven’t added a row since the last blog photo. You’d be correct. I still love it and it will be finished. I have just been too busy knitting socks. Has anyone else started and finished a Log Cabin blanket this fall? Because I’d like to hear about it and then be jealous.

DSC00069.JPG Here are all the twinless socks that I have. I do have two more in progress (sigh) that are not in this photo. As I was putting on socks this morning, I decided that the twinless knitting just has to be a priority because there are so many times when I think “Oh, the chocolate socks would be great with this.” Of course the chocolates sockS means the chocolate SOCK (singular) because there is no plural to them right now. And this has to stop. (Note: since I was dragging all of these socks out for a photo, I decided to organize my stash. As I was organizing yarn, I decided to organize my projects in my different knitting totes. As I was organizing my totes, I decided to organize my patterns and knitting books. As I was organizing patterns, I got hungry for lunch. Is it any wonder that more actual knitting does not get done around here? Maybe I do knit fast. Maybe the problem is something else……..)

Now that I’m all re-organized, this weekend is going to be about knitting. (This weekend was supposed to be about knitting with my favorite friend who was coming to visit with her hubby. Unfortunately, her daughter came down with the flu and the weekend of fun has been postponed. But I’m still knitting.) Don’t expect pairs and pairs of socks in the blog on Monday, because I don’t knit fast enough. Although to read the Yarn Harlot’s blog, I ought to be knitting up a sock a day which means that I could have four new pairs by Monday evening, just knitting up the twins. I will leave you with another of our favorite family recipes. Let me know if you try it and like it!

DSC00067.JPGGarlic Chicken Pizza

6 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1 1/2 cups sliced green onions
8 cloves minced garlic
8 Tbl. rice or white vinegar
8 Tbl. soy sauce
2 Tbl. olive or cooking oil
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
2 (12″) Boboli Crusts
4 Tbl. cornstarch
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella and Monterey Jack
8 Tbl. sliced almonds

Cut chicken into 1/2″ pieces. In large bowl, combine garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, 2 Tbl. oil, red pepper, and 1/2 of the green onion. Add chicken. Stir to coat. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

Drain and reserve marinade. Heat the rest of the oil in a large pan and add chicken. Stir and cook until no longer pink (about 3-5 minutes). Heat marinade in separate pan. Whisk in cornstarch and stir until heated through. Add this mixture to the chicken mixture and stir until thick and bubbly.

Spoon onto Boboli crusts. Top with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Add the remaining green onion and nuts on top, and bake an additional 2 minutes.

Save leftovers for lunch the next day, but you had better wrap it in foil and hide it in the way back of the fridge or someone else will steal it first.

Have a great weekend and make time for your knitting! 🙂 (and actually – since those twinless socks look so good on the sock blockers – don’t they? – maybe I’ll just keep them there and start a new pair. I have a new skein of Loopy in the wonderful merino/tencel blend from Yarn Pirate, that is SHOUTING my name. Oh wait – you haven’t seen that yarn on the website yet? Hmm. Well stay tuned over the next couple of days for that, and more wonderful yarn just in…..)

Sheri IthinkI’llneedseveralPeppermintMocha’stoseemethroughtheweekend,don’tyathink?


  1. Oh, a peppermint mocha…let’s see, how can I arrange my errands this afternoon around the one of the gazillion Starbucks’ in the metoplex……? I bet it can be arranged!

    Have fun knitting this weekend and don’t forget to post pics on Monday of all those finished socks! 😉

  2. Hi Sheri, I’ve just bound off the last log on my Log Cabin blanket. Now I’ve got the border to tackle. But I’ve started this one in June ’06. It’s my second Log Cabin Blanket. I’ve also made the Curve of Pursuit this year. I don’t think I’ll start another one this year. I’m looking forward to knitting socks, right after I’m done with this one.

  3. What is it about twinless socks? I’m down to making mates for the last 2 single socks in my knitting basket (I won’t tell you how many I started with….) and have vowed to have no more than one sock in my basket from now on (yeah, right). Well, I can try! Enjoy your knitting weekend! (P.S. Looks like another winning recipe!)

  4. Well, you could use your twinless sock as decoration on your mantel of your fireplace… That would look very nice. (Kind of along the Christmas stocking theme…)
    I think I will need several Peppermint Mochas to get myself through this weekend. (as well as large amounts of M&M’s perhaps…)

  5. You crack me up! “…..Because I’d like to hear about it and then be jealous.”
    I tend to organize things the way you described. I start on a project and I find myself going down all the little ‘rabbit trails’ that spin off that project so that it takes me quite a long time to finish what I started. Your recipe looks delicious. I bought a take-n-bake garlic chicken pizza just last week – now I will try to make it on my own.

  6. I don’t have a problem with the “other” sock. I look at a pair of socks like knitting the sleeves to a sweater. You need both to finish the project. Plus I am a fairly single-minded knitter. One thing, relentlessly, until it is finished. BUT I have a huge problem with sock yarn. I have hanks and hanks and balls and skeins of the stuff! Soft and beautiful and the colors! Oh my! Just thinking about it all is exciting! When is the new yarn going to be available at the Loopy Ewe?!

  7. I usually don’t have a problem with second sock syndrome. Once I get the first done, I have to have the next so I/my loved one can wear them. I’m a project knitter, for sure.

    If people still knitted a sock a day like in the olden days, but had the affluence of people in America today I wouldn’t have had any yarn to visit–you’d never keep it in stock!

    It was nice to meet you! I’ll have to come again after my wallet is recovered from Christmas. And maybe I’ll time it after a nice big shipment of new yarn. =D

  8. A sock a day. HAH! The woman is inhuman. She has to be! For goodness’ sake, it takes me THREE WEEKS to knit a woman’s pair of socks. A man’s? More like five weeks. Granted, I’m a very slow knitter. I’ve had a torn ligament in both thumbs, which had to be fixed surgically. Ever since, I have not had much dexterity or flexibility in my thumbs. I think this might be the reason I knit so slowly. Or at least it’s my excuse. =) I always knit two socks on two circulars, so as to avoid the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome, as well as the dreaded One Sock Longer Than The Other Syndrome. It works for me. 🙂

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