Monday, December 18, 2006

Holiday Fun

First of all I have to show you the goodies Beth
sent me for trying to guess the purpose of a mystery object in her shop. 3 skeins of a beautiful red-orange Koigu KPM, and 1 of a soft yellow. There were 2 packets of gourmet hot chocolate, but one mysteriously disappeared before I could photograph it. MMM. And a seriously cute tin of apple mints. I wasn't expecting such a generous package. Thank you so much Beth!

Secondly. Have I mentioned I'm a cookie maniac? Not so much the eating of, but the making of. These are chocolate, hazelnut, ginger biscotti with white chocolate drizzle. Come over and have a cuppa with me, and I'll share.

I finally got our wreath made. I used the trimmings from our tree that have been sitting in a bucket of water for a week, and loads of nandina berries.

Finally, I've been working on another Fibonacci afghan with the acrylic. Instead of repeating the pattern, I'm doing an in and out thing. In case you aren't familiar with the sequence, it's just using numbers that are the sums of the previous 2 numbers:

0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13. That's the series I used on the first one.

On this one instead of going back to 1 after 13, I just used 1-5. When I got to the color using 5 rows, instead of going back to 1, I went in reverse:


Also, instead of repeating the colors regularly, I go through the sequence above, and then change the order of the colors. It's the only way I could do this and not run out of colors too quickly. I don't know if this makes sense, but I'm running after little boys and trying to clean my kitchen, etc. Believe it or not, I mixed up MORE cookie dough today. It's the ginger cookie recipe I mentioned in an earlier post. I think we'll make ginger bread men and have some friends over tomorrow to decorate them.


elabeth said...

That biscotti looks Goooooood!

del said...

All those yummy cookies, wow! And what a super-nice package you got. The afghan is coming along great--you have way more patience than I do to make an entire blanket!

sandra said...

gREAT PARCELL! Lucky you! And what a x-mas spirit at your place!

Anonymous said...

Honey, if you weren't so far away, I'd be there for some of that biscotti in 15 minutes. Looks magnificent! And the wreath is great!

Anonymous said...

Those Biscotti are soooooo good. You can't beat the home made ones. Maggie asked if she could have a bite and I told her they were my present. I was making dinner while I snacked. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And the tin is darling!

Anonymous said...

I'll supply the tea if I can have a biscotti :)

I really like the wreath! Every year I toy with the idea of making one, but I never have followed through.

I think the sequence you are using on the blanket is working well. And lucky you winning some of the good stuff!