C is for cookies. It's still not French toast weather roundabout Exit 151, although yesterday's wintry mix made Allwood Road so slick, quite a few cars got stranded, unable to climb the incline behind the Tick Tock Diner. I did an inadvertent split while pushing slush off my front walk – feet just went in different directions (ow, but better than a face plant). Everyone be careful out there!
These are the usual, classic Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies with double vanilla, 150% chips, no nuts, dough chilled before baking. Some things just don't change. Although some localvores may cavil – cane sugar, vanilla, and chocolate don't grow around Exit 151 and therefore perhaps the very conscientious may condemn their consumption.
C is also for cardi. I'm attempting to salvage the Bold and Bulky Mini Cardi by re-knitting it as the hobo chic Oversized Cardigan by Barry Klein (VK Fall 2006 #25). Right now there's not much to show beyond a vast expanse o' stockinette.
A couple Ravelers have commented that the pattern knits up (and the pattern schematics indicate) rather a different silhouette than the pattern's name and photo would tend to suggest. If the cardi is the same as the Yosemite Classic Cardigan (#3534), that photo seems truer to the VK schematics. It looks like there's an error in the VK directions for the bottom of the front bands, too. [Eyeroll] At least the vast expanse o' stockinette has reminded me how much I like the yarn, Malabrigo Aquarella. And if Plan B doesn't work, I've got Plans C and D ready and waiting.