Monday, February 1, 2010
Until today, I was confident that I had mastered the important woman skill, baking chocolate chip cookies. I know to add a little extra vanilla and more brown sugar than white sugar. And a tip I recently learned, drop the cookie sheets right after you take them out of the oven to knock the air out of the cookies and keep them chewy. Unfortunately, I am not immune to burning them. It was crazy; they went from raw to burned in seconds. It was especially embarrassing because I was baking them for my womanly friends who came over to knit tonight.
Luckily, knitting turned out much better. I taught two ladies to knit, one successfully, one "creatively," and worked on a scarf I started making for my brother's eighteenth birthday...hopefully it will be finished by his nineteenth birthday, next Sunday. I had a lovely evening, chatting and knitting and laughing at my friends' attempts to knit.