Thank you all for being here and supporting me in 2010!
I'm so excited to see what 2011 will bring!
Wishing you and yours the happiest of new years in 2011!
Happy New Year!
Pont Neuf in BMFA BFL, colorway True Blood Red
Hoping to have this done tonight or tomorrow! Next movie marathon is Pride and Prejudice, in between all the bowl games!
Tomorrow morning...Sun Bowl..Notre Dame vs. Miami! Go Irish!!
This is my childhood in a cookie. I haven't made Mimi's Sugar Cookies for at least 5 or 6 years. When I talked to Mimi this morning, she was so happy because she thought she had lost the recipe. I remember copying this recipe as we baked these over 1o or 11 years ago, when they lived in the city before they moved to Reno.
I think I need to write it down properly, don't you think?
Mimi's Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
4 1/2 cups of flour 1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs. Then add lemon and vanilla extracts and mix together. Add in the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
Roll the dough into small balls. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar (that is a must if you want them to be Mimi's Sugar cookies!). Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Now, back to trying to finish at least ONE of Lil' Snowboarder's Little Cotty socks.
STR mediumweight, colorway Faulty Dyer. Socks that Rock. My kind of Christmas knitting.
Happy Christmas! Doggie holiday photos by the tree tomorrow!
All ilikecake needs here is the Baby Jesus and we'd have the perfect manger scene!
In addition to the infinity scarf, the pattern includes a cowl version.
Erica test knit the cowl for me in Kollage Yarns Fantastic in the colorway Smoke, and I just LOVE the uber-warm cozy feel of it in this yarn. Don't those cables just pop! Thank you Erica and her gorgeous model, Sheila, for the perfect snowy winter pictures!
Pattern Name: Winter Wonder
Yarn: 180 yards (375 yards) of worsted weight yarn for cowl (infinity scarf)
Yarns Shown: 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios in colorway Azul Profundo (infinity scarf); 1 skein of The Plucky Knitter MCN Lite in colorway Pretty Pretty Pola (cowl); 2 skeins of Kollage Yarns Fantastic in colorway Smoke (cowl)
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) circular needle 24" in length
Pattern Notes: The pattern includes instructions for both the cowl and infinity scarf. Both written and charted instructions are provided. The pattern is worked in the round, top-down.
A special introductory, holiday pricing of $4.00 will run until January when the pattern will retail for $6.00. And don't forget, all other Irishgirlieknits' Individual Patterns sold through Ravelry (or here on the blog.....see left sidebar) are 20% off through January 3, 2011! Wishing you all a happy holidays!
Wishing you a happy Winter Solstice!
P.S. I didn't forget about our blogiversary giveaway! The following lucky winners won a copy of Sweet Baby Kate....
Email me at irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com and I'll email you the pattern!
Happy happy Holidays!
Its your birthday! Happy 6th Birthday Bailey-Boo! Love you!!
And more blogiversary winners....this time receiving Blackberry Brambles are...
Congratulations! Please email me at irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com (and note that you won Blackberry Brambles)! It may take me a day or two to email them to you (since I'm crazy trying to blog everyday and knit holiday stuff!).
Okay, next pattern giveaway will be tomorrow's post (hopefully an early morning post)! I'll be giving away two patterns though, but more importantly, will need you all to help me with a special something tomorrow!
She loves it! And I still love her, even though she fell off the face of the blog circa June 2007. Oh, but her stash has grown and her knitting has been prolific!
This was my purchase. Cookie's new book, Knit. Sock. Love., is just gorgeous! I couldn't resist.
And it wouldn't be a blogiversary celebration without a little giveaway, would it!?!? Thank you all so much for reading and being here and being part of this wonderful knitting community that I couldn't imagine my life without! So, I'm doing a pattern giveaway a day for the next week! Not sure I'll be able to blog daily (you never know!), but if I miss a day, the next post will have two patterns to giveaway!!
Today's giveaway, Cotty, my very first sock pattern. Who knew it would be #74 on Ravelry's most popular sock patterns (yeah, I'm geeky like that! it is so super exciting to me!!)! I'll be giving away 4 copies to celebrate our 4 years of blogging! If you have Cotty and win, you can gift it to someone else or pick a different pattern from my Raverly shop!
Just leave a comment telling me what project you are working on right now and/or if you are deluded like me and think you can finish all of your holiday knitting and get sleep at the same time!! And be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!
Happy Blogiversary!! Love ya!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits (and Pashyknits too!)