Remember in this post where I said I was gonna be  sitting on sofa knitting when my company arrived?  Did I mention that my whole family would be ‘lying’ on the sofa knitting.   This little knitter is a phenom.   She already finished her scarf (with a little encouragement from Grandma) and her stitches look better than mine.  

We built a fire (maybe slightly exaggerated) so we could knit outside……..
Grandma worked on an afghan (her, I don’t know, 11th maybe this year) and I worked on my sweater…..which may be finished in 2015…..and will probably be too small for anyone to wear…and will likely be out of style…..and probably unravel.   I’m no natural at this.   But I do love doing it.   You should try it.  But don’t make a sweater.   I should’ve made leg warmers.  ‘Cause I’m a dancer, ya know.  Stop laughing.   Are you laughing at me as a dancer or me in leg warmers?  It’s not that funny.  I think I will knit me some leg warmers….to wear to my ballet class.   Then I will post pictures of me…..dancing……in my hand knit leg warmers.   Now, I’m laughing.
But I did finish this pretty little scarf….to give away to you in just a few days.   It is knit with lots of love…..whoever gets this scarf is one lucky friend of mine.  While I knit this for you, I thought a lot about blogging and how it has changed my life……so that is what my 100th post will be about…..you, my sweet blogging friends and how my life is different now because of you all.  
And besides knitting and ‘building’ a fire,  we made homeade chocolate brownies.  The name of them from the recipe book was “Helen Traulich’s Favorite No-Fail Brownies”.  No disrespect meant to Helen, but c’mon.   So, I renamed them “Better than Blogging Brownies”  which tells you that I mean business when I say that you need to make these brownies.  NOW.  And because I love you all I’m including the recipe.   Here’s to Helen!
1 stick butter

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 can Hershey’s syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup plus 1 T. flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional, I didn’t put them in mine)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Frosting:
6 T. butter
1 cup sugar
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. tsp. vanilla

Mix ingredients together for brownies and place in greased 9 by 13 pan.  Bake for about 30 minutes on 350.  For frosting, melt butter, sugar, and milk and boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat then add chocolate chips and vanilla.  Stir until slightly thickens and spread over brownies.
Prepare to enter chocolate heaven.

6 comments on “Knitting, Blogging, and Better than Blogging Brownies”

  1. Edie ~ Thank you for making me laugh this morning. I just love you! And I will SO be making these brownies because anything that’s better than blogging has GOT to be good!!! 😉 Ang

  2. Edie,

    I love the scarf you made. It’s beautiful and just in time because Arizona’s getting chilly. Seriously, it’s cloudy today and the high is only 75. What a fun thing for you girls to sit around that fire and knit, oh and all the yummy food you’ve been eating. I wish I were there and I knew how to knit. Thanks for the recipe, I made a batch on Friday and they were nasty. I’ll have to try it out.

  3. Edie – I now have a visual of you dancing around your house in leg warmers to let’s get physical! hee hee Those brownies sound yummy!! Girl you crack me up!

  4. Oh what a beautiful family you have. It is so sweet and special that you all are knitting and spending time with grandma. The brownies look wonderful.

    Kathi

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