Plans for the Weekend

Today I have been buried in yarn. Again. (Just in case you were wondering why I have not blogged yet. Some of you keep track of such things. πŸ™‚ ) So, since it’s late and Knitting Daughter is thinking I need to come knit with her and watch a movie (and frankly, that sounds like a marvelous idea), I’ll just give you the bare essentials:

DSC00517.JPGThis is what I will be doing this weekend. No, not knitting lace. One step at a time. I bought the book and it arrived in the mail today, so this weekend I will be reading it and making plans for my very first shawl project. I have several colors of Schaefer Anne that are calling to me and I have been thinking more and more about knitting something fun like this. I’m sure it comes from being influenced by lace-knitting bloggers. I always come away from blog reading with grand ideas and inspirations.

I might also be doing this this weekend – making Snickerdoodles. These are Wonder Husband’s favorite cookies and I really like this recipe because they are crisp on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. Mmmmmm. They are delicious. It’d be nice of me to make these for him. Here is the recipe:


1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup sifted flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

For rolling dough balls in:
2 Tbl. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until light. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Form into walnut-sized balls and roll in cinnamon/sugar mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2″ apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

yarntableThis is what WH will be doing this weekend. Photographing and computer adjusting Scarlet Fleece in 11 colors (most of these colors remind me of a rich tapestry … but then there are a couple of real eye-poppers in there, too), All Things Heather in 10 colors (some of Heather’s amazing solids, plus some gorgeous variegated colors), J-Knits in 15 colors (oh, we are SO getting more of her colors in because I love this yarn), and Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in 12 colors (in the cutest little balls – they just make me want to knit it up). I’ll put it all up at The Loopy Ewe on Monday, around mid-morning. And all I can say, is ohhhhh, you are going to love this stuff. πŸ™‚

Sheri keepingitalltomyselfthisweekendbutspendingalldayMondaypackingitupforYOU!


  1. I was so thinking where is here blog update. I guess I need to get a life. LOL. I can’t wait to see the new yarns on Monday. I will just have to place an order. Glad I decided against placing one today.

  2. That is so funny! I was thinking of making my husband’s favorite cookies today, too. He took me out to a wonderful dinner last night for no reason at all. His favorite cookies are cowboy cookies. He is from Wyoming after all. The cookies are basically chocolate chip with oatmeal and walnuts. Enjoy your weekend. Lots of knitting time with the Super Bowl!!!

  3. Happy Weekend, Sheri. I hope you enjoy Victorian Lace Today as much as I do. It’s a beautiful book with well-written instructions and gorgeous designs. My copy is with a co-worker who caught the lace bug, but I’m hoping to get it back next week so I can pick a project. Snickerdoodles are my daughter’s favorite treat, and since she’ll be home this weekend from college, we just might give your recipe a try.

    I’ll look forward to checking out all of the new yarn, once it’s up in the shop!

  4. I’m there on Monday πŸ™‚

    I love the Victorian Lace Today book. I’ve made one thing from it (the Hexagon Spider’s Web Shawl) and am looking forward to see what calls to me next. I’m refusing to look at it again until I do pare down my UFO pile a bit though. Can’t wait to see what you make. Be forewarned that lace, like socks, can be quite addictive.

  5. Your shop will be my first stop on Monday! Can’t wait…yippeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are going to LOVE the Victorian Lace book and the designs. Anne is perfect for lace, in my opinion and as I have mentioned to you. I am knitting a lace scarf with some Anne I bought from you in one of my first purchases. I suggest something easy for your first lace project and perhaps not a shawl but a scarf…get the feel of the lace knitting and the sense of satisfaction of completing a lace project. I think sock yarn is THE best for knitting lace. I really like the Jaeger Spun lace weight but cannot imagine knitting an entire project from it. As Alison said in her post…lace knitting is as addictive as sock knitting. See you Monday on-line.

  6. Yay! A reason to look forward to Monday. I can’t wait to get more Scarlet Fleece. I’ve got a skein of J-Knits sock yarn, so I know how lovely it is. Might hafta buy some of that, too!

  7. I hope you enjoyed your movie and knitting time with your daughter. All that new yarn that is coming on Monday sounds tempting (I’ve not tried J-Knits yet)…just may have to try some of it out…

    Have a wonderful weekend!! : )

  8. Oh Sheri… are going to LOVE knitting lace. I am working on my first shawl right now and I sooooooo love it!!!! I read anne hanson’s knitspot blog and got some great patterns. I am working on her Casino Shawl right now. There are some tricks to knitting lace that I learned; ie: don’t watch a super intense scary movie while you’re doing it, and also, use markers at first to separate the different motifs. That way if you screw up on one, it won’t make the whole row offset. You will know right off that bat that you goofed and not have to un-knit the whole row. They’re kind of like ‘training wheels.’ Well, I should be getting my package today from Loopy!!!!!!! Yahooo for me!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Yes, I’ve been looking for a blog update! And was rewarded with the lovely picture of Scarlet Fleece! Haven’t made cookies in ages, but those Snickerdoodles are tempting….

  10. well, i’m not sure when you blog and don’t, but i find myself coming here more and more. must be you are an addictive, to me, like sock knitting is too. i think the lace knitting is beautiful but i’m thankful it isn’t calling me to do it. i have to work monday but will be here asap to order some panda cotton. oh, please save me some. ( : your weekend plans sound so nice. enjoy your movies and knitting with your daughter.

  11. J-Knits is a heavenly yarn to work with, but I’m jazzed about seeing the other new indies. Heh… like I need any more yarn. I promised DH no more for a while (he is buying me a rather extravagent gift for this past Christmas – let me just say its built low to the ground and shreds the pavement), but I may to sneak in a small order. I took a look at my sock stash. I easily have enough yarn to knit 300 pairs of socks. No lie. Good thing I have a large container to keep them in. It’s called a house.

  12. Woohoo! So happy I have a day off tomorrow so i can get in and make my order before the Northern Hemisphere yarnophiles snaffle all the goodies!! Hoping for a yummy rich red…

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