I have set aside my Wide Collar Vest to become my own sweatshop (believe me, sweating is what we have all been doing here in South Florida recently) making dishcloths to sell at a flea market in a couple of weeks. This is the standard Grandmother’s Favorite, variations of which can be found in a multitude of places, including the ball band of the yarn.
These are easy, fast, and if you give them as gifts, you will knit them forever as people will ask you for replacements when they wear out. They even convert the sponge users to cloth! This cloth is magical!
The other work in progress is a cookbook I’m working on for my daughter for Christmas! I recently took a trip and used TripAdvisor for advice. They sent me an e-mail that if you post a review on their site, they will give you a free photobook from Shutterfly. I thought, hmmmm…. a cookbook would be good! So I am cooking and baking my way through 15 of her favorite childhood recipes to photograph and write up for the book. Here is one of her favorite cookies, Oatmeal Scotchies.
I have never used Shutterfly, but I did use Blurb to make a book of a European trip taken earlier this year. I highly recommend Blurb, the book came out fantastic, I was very pleased with the colors, the paper, the binding, they did an excellent job. You can see a preview of the book here.
The weekend has much promise to be had…. cooler weather is coming… a trip to Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival, and plenty of down time is in order!