Oh, and I do know that I'm supposed to roll my yarn into a ball -- I'll do that with the next two skeins. I was just too excited to get going on my little scarf!
It's Oatmeal Cookie baking day today! I used the fabulous recipe from my favorite baking book, Baking Illustrated (published by the wonderful folks of Cook's Illustrated magazine). In place of the raisins, though, I used dried tart Montmorency cherries which I soaked in hot water for half an hour first. I could have soaked them in brandy for even more flavor, but the only brandy I have is Courvoisier VSOP cognac, and I just didn't have the heart to spoil it! Here's a picture of the cookies. The tea was a gift from a friend -- it's steeping as I type this, and I can't wait to give it a try!