The Knitting Nest, as well as ten other yarn shops in and around Austin participated in the Hill Country Yarn Crawl a week ago. By all accounts, the event was a grand success with hundreds of participants.
Unfortunately, some nefarious soul took advantage of the chaos of yarn crawlers to nick one of the samples from my LYS. It was the original purple worsted Stacy Shawl. sigh
Rather than lament the theft, I decided to take the opportunity to knit a new sample. As I was walking around the shop on Sunday contemplating all the beautiful choices, some Noro jumped into my hands.
While variegated, the long stripes of color really do not interfere with the cable or lace details of the pattern.
I think it will be beautiful.
Pattern: The Stacy Shawl
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Color 258
Gooey Cake Cookies
1 - 8 oz brick of cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 - stick of butter (also at room temperature)
1 - egg
1 tsp vanilla extract or Amaretto
1 box yellow cake mix
In a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well. Add the cake mix and beat for 1 minute or until thoroughly combined.
Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Drop tablespoons of mix into powdered sugar and roll lightly before placing on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 minutes or until just slightly golden brown. The inside will be kind of gooey.