Rules for Feeding the Stash

Monday, December 14, 2020


Happy Monday, friends! I submitted my last papers of the semester on Saturday and it feels so good to be done! This fall was pretty rough, and I'm ridiculously proud of myself for handling it as well as I did. I have six weeks off until next semester, and while I'm looking forward to my spring classes, I really can't wait to spend the next six weeks reading for fun and catching up on movies and tv shows I haven't been able to watch the past few months.

Xmas knitting continues apace, and I'm happy with where I'm at so far. Apologies for no photo again today, but my mum reads the blog and I can't just go around ruining surprises. I also made an executive decision about a shawl sample that's been on the needles for a while now, and I'm hoping to get caught up on pattern writing before the spring semester starts. 

Yesterday I mixed up some pepparkakor dough, and I'll probably roll those out later today. I've not done any real holiday treat-making yet, aside from the Chex Mix, and pepparkakors sound like the perfect start. I also want to try making cardamom rolls sometime in the next two weeks—they've been on my to-bake list for ages, but I haven't managed to get around to them yet. 


  1. My break from teaching (16 days) starts Saturday, and I’m so ready. Luckily last week was the end of trimester one, so I’ll only have a little bit of grading to do and plenty of time to knit, bake, walk the dogs and read. I’m jealous of your six week break, but eventually summer will come again.
    Happy break time- you deserve it! I’m going to have to google pepparkekour. Assuming I can spell it, that is.

  2. Ok I just read a pepparkakor recipe and I have questions. Which recipe do you use, or is it a family secret? Do you put icing on them? It seems like they would be good with icing. Any tips? I don’t always succeed with roll out cookies, but I have million cookie cutters, and these sound so much more interesting than sugar cookies.

    1. We have a family recipe (my grandmother was Swedish), and we don't put icing on them. We always made them heart-shaped until I was diagnosed with celiac, so now the rest of the family gets heart-shaped ones and I make my GF ones with my moose cookie cutter!