What do you do when it’s midnight and you can’t sleep? You write a blog post of course! Haha.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, it’s a known fact. I recently found a recipe for these cookies from Joanna Gaines, the Magnolia goddess herself, and I knew I just had to try them out! I was slightly skeptical considering the recipe only calls for one stick of butter, but I whipped up the recipe yesterday anyways. I decided to make half of the batch of cookies and freeze the rest of the dough for times when I’m craving cookies (which is all the time, let’s be honest 😂).
These cookies…. They are soft and gooey on the inside and have a slight crisp on the outside. You can obviously add as many or as few chocolate chips (or other fillings) as you want, but they are the most chocolatey, perfect with a glass of milk cookies that I’ve ever tasted. I’ll share the link below! 😊
Joanna Gaines’ Chicolate Chip Cookie Recipe – https://www.onecountry.com/food-and-drink/recipes/joanna-gaines-chocolate-chip-cookies/
I joined this round of Fibreshare for the 5th or 6th time. After a few rounds you kind of lose track of exactly how many times you’ve participated haha. This year, the lovely ladies created shipping options to include continental North America, which is exciting since shipping to Canada is cheaper than shipping overseas. The very first year I participated, I did an international partner and met a wonderful woman from Spain. Since then, I’ve had domestic partners in the US to make shipping easier for myself. I am very excited to be shipping to and receiving from Canada with both my partners.
This Fibreshare round is currently closed to new participants, but check out their website and instagram for news of upcoming Fibreshare swaps!
Fibreshare website – https://www.fibreshare.org
Upcoming Travels to NYC
I’m leaving to visit my sister and her husband in New York City on Wednesday, so I have a bunch of things to get done before then. Have I started any of them? Of course not! Because where is the fun in that when you don’t procrastinate. My to do list entails packing for the trip and cleaning my apartment, going to the bank, going to Target for a swimsuit bottom because I’m not completely in love with the one I got from Kohl’s a few weeks ago, and possibly getting my nails done since it’s been ages since I’ve had a mani/pedi.
What have I been working on instead? Well I finished knitting the body of my Zweig sweater by Caitlin Hunter. I used Sun Valley Fibers MCN Fingering base in the Kensington colorway for the main body and Casual Fashion Queen’s Mermaid Dreams in their Sparkly Merino Sock base for the lace yoke. The body has a simple “X” pattern which is super easy, yet keeps it interesting. I tried it on today and it fits like a glove! I hope it will grow a little length-wise with knitting, but it’s pretty perfect as is. Once I get back from NYC, I plan to order some 9″ or 12″ circular needles to knit the sleeves and I’ll soon have a beautiful finished sweater to wear. This might be my most favorite knit to date!
Zweig pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zweig
Sun Valley Fibers Shop – http://www.sunvalleyfibers.com
Casual Fashion Queen Shop – http://www.casualfashionqueen.com
Thinking about which knitting projects to bring to NYC has been on my mind a lot lately… I will be bringing a few because I get distracted and bored easily. Another reason for so many projects is the fact that I like having a variety to choose from. I will be in NY from Wednesday to Sunday with a good amount of down time perfect for knitting. I will also have the two or so hour plane ride to and from New York which is my favorite time because it’s perfect for knitting!
I recently bought yarn from Bethany of Woolberry Fiber Co to knit myself a Tegna by Caitlin Hunter. Tegna is a light fingering weight cropped tee with a lace border on the bottom, which makes it perfect for the warm weather. I decided to buy three skeins of Bethany’s Smooth Sock base, which is 80% Merino, 20% Nylon (400 yards for 100 grams) in the Manuka Blossom colorway. Although the pattern calls for two skeins for my size (medium), I want to add some length to the garment since I am not a fan of cropped tops. My yarn is scheduled to arrive today (Tuesday) just in time for me to cast on during my travels!
Tegna Pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tegna
Woolberry Fiber Co Shop – https://woolberryfiberco.com
Along with the Tegna, I have had the Sizzle Pop pattern by Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti Designs in my Ravelry queue since I first learned brioche. A while ago I bought two skeins of Lolodidit Plush Sock in their Kiss a Wookiee and Beauty School Dropout colorways because they looked perfect for a Brioche project. I dug them out of my stash today and wound them up in preparation for the trip, but I was so unsure that they actually worked well together. To remedy my worries, I decided to cast on the beginning of the shawl to see if I liked the way they looked together. I ended up knitting through the first repeat and decided I am okay with how they look together (Hopefully they will grow on me more haha), so Sizzle Pop gets added to my knitting pile to pack.
Sizzle Pop Shawl Pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sizzle-pop
Lolodidit Shop – https://www.lolodidit.com
Finally, Chelsea and Sue of the Legacy Knitz podcast are having a Fancy Feet KAL where you can knit any textured sock pattern in the months of May and June. In May, I started the Times Square Sock pattern by Mina Phillip and fell in love. The cable pattern is simple and easy to remember, which is perfect for my commute knitting when I have to go downtown. I am using the Legacy Fiber Artz Jumpin Jellyfish colorway on their Cozy Toes (MCN 😱😍) base. I absolutely adore the different speckles of color as I knit more and more of the sock. Since these socks are so easy, I will be taking them along to NYC also.
Times Square Socks Pattern – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/times-square-socks
Legacy Fiber Artz Shop – https://www.legacyfiberartz.com
Well I think that’s all I have to talk about tonight. Goodnight everyone! 😴