So, this weekend I made the kind of cabling mistake made better than famous by a Vogue Knitting magazine in the past. Personally, I treasure that VK. It lets us know that everyone makes mistakes. Even the most awesome of designers, and most awesome of knitters can make random cable mix-ups.
I didn't have the heart to photograph the mistake. It might not have been that obvious to the person I was making the item for... but it would have been obvious to me and I love them too much to give them something I would cringe to see them wear.
So, instead I started this little project:
There are lots of blog posts out there on how to fix this kind of error. Eloquent ones, with awesome shots (that aren't using Quince & CO's peacoat color to illustrate) so I didn't spend the time to record the process.
But here is how the fix ended up:
You can see the little tension differences, but those will block out when it gets it's wet-blocking.
I understand that some of my favorite bloggers are also having difficult times. In their honor, I am sharing my favorite cookie recipe.
Grammie Rowe's Refrigerator Cookies
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (or butter)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Sift first 5 dry ingredients together. In separate bowl, cream shortening and sugars until fluffy. To the sugar/shortening mix, add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. When well mixed, add dry ingredients and mix.
This makes a stiff dough. In a length of waxed paper, make a low and long "loaf" of the dough (roughly 1/2-3/4 inch deep by 2 inches wide by cookie sheet long). Refrigerate the dough a minimum of 2 hours.
Slice dough and bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees for ~ 8 minutes.