Three Things and a Recipe

Time for another Three Things Post today. (Why three? Because it’s easier than thinking of four.)

Three things I’m in the middle of knitting: (ok – that would’ve been easy to make four)

1. My second Frank sock.
2. My second Faded Jeans Panda Cotton sock.
3. My second Cherry Tree Hill Java sock.

(See a pattern there?)

DSC00554.JPGThree new things I bought this week: (ok – that would’ve been easy to make four, too)

1. This wonderful sheep by talented Laurie (seriously – go see all of her stuff. Now I want the big brown sheep.)
2. The book Favorite Socks by Ann Budd and Anne Merrow (had to order it at Barnes & Noble, but it finally came in)
3. The book The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

(Not that I have time to read. But I have delusions of time.)

Three questions that you all have been asking:

1. Are you getting any more Sweet Georgia orders? (Yes. One more.)
2. Are you getting any more Loopy Stitchmarkers? (Yes. Soon. And always more in the works!)
3. Are you getting any more Apple Laine soon? (Yes. Soon. And always more in the works!)

Three things that have bugged me this week:

1. My printer just spit out foreign characters instead of a bar code on a shipping label. (What??)
2. The stray cat that keeps meowing outside our front door at night, making me panic that Zoe got out.
3. The fact that I can’t ever seem to get to bed before 1:00 am.

Three things that have delighted me this week:

1. All of your fun emails/testimonials/blog comments/knitting tips. (You know, I think you’re wonderful.)
2. All of your great orders. (You know, I think you’re wonderful.)
3. All of the incredible recipes you have sent me. (You know, I think you’re wonderful.)

One of those came from Dynna, my Loopy friend in Michigan. She sent the recipe, and then she just went ahead and sent me the homemade cookies, too!! (And the most wonderful bag of Michigan dried cherries that I have ever tasted. I’m trying to save enough to make my own batch of cookies, but I keep snacking on them.) You must try these. The tangy cherries and the sweetness of the soft cookie, just make these downright delicious.

blogcookiesCherry Pecan Cookies

3/4 c. dried cherries
1/4 c. orange juice
Put these together in a small pan and bring to boil. Cool and drain.

1/2 c. soft butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
Cream together and then add:

1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Next add dry ingredients that have been mixed together:

1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
Stir in:

1 c. quick oats
drained cherries
1/2 c. toasted pecans

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Delicious!

Three things I’m going to do today, in this particular order:

1. Get a Peppermint Mocha.
2. Drop off all the international orders at the post office.
3. Head to my LYS to look at someone else’s yarn for an hour. 🙂

So, what three things do you want to tell me today?

Sheri alsofoundCOOLnewyarns&accessoriesforTheLoopyEwethisweek,staytuned!


  1. After reading all the comments..I am reminded again of how lucky I am to live in Traverse City, MI. Where there is no shortage of cherries! I will have to try the cookie recipe.

  2. Three things I accomplished this weekend:
    1. Finished a gift for my Dad. (blogged.)
    2. Baked a batch of peanut butter cookies. (from mix, but that’s ok.)
    3. Stayed in my jammies until 3:30 on Sunday. (Ha.)

    Three things I’ve done this morning:
    1. Up and dressed. (Hey, it’s a start.)
    2. Two menus typeset and proofing. (All while updating iTunes.)
    3. Demolished a 7-11 brownie. (With a large cocoa.)

    Somehow I believe I get more done on the weekends. Hmmmm.

  3. I was just over at the yarn pirate’s website and she has an awesome new colorwave called “rebel.” Could you get some? Pleasssssssssssssssssssssssssse…

  4. Oh man, this new yarn is going to be SO BAD for my wallet (especially because I get paid on Friday)! But I’m excited–hopefully I’ll actually come up with some Yarn Pirate booty. I’ve been trying so hard to catch a couple of her colours, and between work and my computer being dead, I’ve missed the yarn three times at her site, and once here! So frustrating!

    Also, I happen to support my yarn habit (and pay the rent, etc.) by working in Tech Support, and I think I can help you out on the strange character issue that people are having with your barcodes. If the barcode opens as an Adobe .pdf file, and displays normally when they open it reader, have them click print, then before clicking ok, select the advanced button in the bottom left corner, and check the box marked print as image. Then have them click ok to print the form, and it should come out fine. Let me know if this helps or there’s anything else you need a hand with.

  5. Dear Sheri, I am so glad to find your site! I am new to sock knitting and I am a hand spinner. I am also a Feb birthday and boy do these look YUMMY,, but that birthday cake you got looks even better!
    Ok, 3 things to do today..
    1. get some sleep
    2. post a video on fiber stuff at
    3. figure out what to do with leftover hamburgers.
    Oh that was n’t good enough..
    3. figure out how to knit socks!!
    Do you have a good pattern that is great for spinners like me who spin thin?
    See my spin stuff at this site
    read more at my blog at
    I have got to bookmark your site NOW, it includes chocolate and Fiber.. have I gone to heaven??
    smiles, grace

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