From the comments I've received, ya'll are curious about my pile of scrap yarn. Well...let me explain.....later.
First, here's a couple of totally unrelated pictures.
Here's what my dad gave me for Christmas. They came from China--when he was there.
Aren't they pretty? And you also know that they are being shown on the table where the penguins were yesterday. (For the life of me, I can't think of what they should be called. I'm pretty sure they're silk. Table runner? Really big coaster? Somebody help me out.)
That's right. I've started to clean up the Christmas decorations, starting with the penguins. If I keep going at this rate (which is r...e...a...l...l...y stretching it out) I might meet my goal by the end of the week.
Now, this next picture may seem odd, but believe me--it's exciting.
I recently found Hershey's Special Dark cocoa in the grocery store.
Check out the dark cocoa (right) compared to the regular cocoa (left).
It's really, and I mean really, dark. Almost black. Wonderful.
I made chocolate inside-outside cookies for my son to take back with him last week. (That's our name for them. You might know them as chocolate no-bake cookies. They have oatmeal and peanut butter in them.) They were black.
And I gave them all away. I only got to lick the pan. And eat just one while I was packing them up. (Okay, all together now: "Aww, you're such a good mom!")
I plan on making more soon. To share of course. (Especially for DD#2 who says "why don't you make cookies just for us?")(Okay, but she doesn't get to lick the pan.)
Side note for Valeria: It scares me a bit to hear that you are learning more English by reading my blog. You should know that proper English writing doesn't have all these (parentheses). And proper sentences don't start with "and" or "but". Please keep that in mind.
But I digress....
Here's a picture of my yarn puzzle--just to show that I've been working on it.
And here is what my pile of scrap yarn is becoming. Half of it, anyway.
The other half is becoming this:
A sock! I'm taking all the scraps that are too small for anything else, cutting them in half, spit splicing a half of each color together, and knitting the stripes. (The brown is a ball of Paton's Classic Wool.) At the same time, I'm creating the other ball of scrap yarn, splicing the scraps in the same order as for the other sock.
So far, so good. Looks good, the other sock should match (that's my plan, anyway), and no knots because of the spit splicing. The only problem is the constant stray piece of wool in my mouth from the spit. Plus the gross-out factor. Especially if Goldfish crackers are eaten at the same time which they might've been tonight.
Like my project?