Very early morning

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It's a bit strange to put an apron on over one's pajamas to bake, even when it is one this lovely.

It's been so long since I've burned cookies that I forgot just how bad it feels. Even the cat-shaped one I made for Eric came out wonky and disastrous.

I did, however, end up with a respectable enough pile of spot-on ones that I can take a platter to a Superbowl party and not appear as though we became ravenous on the subway and lost all impulse control.

They are cranberry orange chocolate chunk cookies, made from this recipe. And it must be said, they are delicious. I tried this recipe for the first time at Christmas and they were a big hit, so I'm doubly annoyed at myself that I messed these up (though Eric has no problem, as kitchen policy dictates all burnt things are his).

In other domestic affairs, I realized I can actually knit while reading, and following Ysolda's example, I've decided my green sweater will become a reading sweater. Given the amount I have to read, it should be done in no time at all.

The book, by the way, is Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, and it is heartbreaking and wonderful. I finished it this evening and suspect I will be thinking it over for a long time to come.

Last night I attempted to design another bag, using stripes (which I learned for the occasion) and a simple eyelet stitch, which I envisioned backed with bright pink or orange fabric to form polka dots. The yarn from this used to be the beginnings of a white Razor cami and a Tasha purse. I liked what was going on with this, but I didn't think I'd like it enough to see it through, so I frogged it all and started a Via Diagonale bag instead. I'm only 6 rows into it, but I'm already in love, and I think it suits the yarn combination much better.

Later this morning, Eric and I are meeting up with my mother near Lincoln Center to go to a National Geographic travel photography seminar, which we are all very excited about. B&H is one of the sponsors, and they offer discounts to seminar registrants for a few weeks to come - I can't promise I won't come out of this convinced my life is incomplete without the new lenses I've been eyeing.

I'm resisting commenting on the Superbowl, or my absolute loathing thereof, but I am looking forward to seeing friends for a little while. If it takes the most detestable sport and the most absurd marketing schemes in present society to bring us all together, I suppose it's worth that.

(I don't mean to come off all grumpy anti-American; I'm still just testy about the cookie debacle.)

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