Sometimes an idea grabs hold and will not let your rest.
On December 17 of last year, I came across this picture in the Los Angeles Times:
It was about the time I purchased Twinkie Chan’s book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies.
It was also around Christmas, and I had myriad other projects I was trying to finish before the big holiday, and I did not do any work on rendering the above plates of cookies into crochet.
Next, I toyed with the idea of a cookie scarf to mark the occasion of the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale. This is about the only fundraiser on the planet that I like, but I like it a lot.
Each year when our neighborhood Girl Scout and her father appear my door, they know I am good for at least ten boxes, and this year, I was able to order even more as the Girl Scouts now have a program that allows purchasers to donate cookies to U.S. troops stationed overseas.
So, I got my cookies, but as I was working on organizing my crochet empire before house guests arrived, I made no more progress on the Girl Scout cookie scarf than I had on the Christmas cookie project.
Then, the day before yesterday happened, and the project came to me in its entirety except for the yarn and directions.
If I were to be logical, I would not be working on this project at all.
Having made a list of the cookies that have been my favorites throughout my life (Oreos, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, and chocolate chip), and having done some primary research at the supermarket, I realized that the most beloved and popular cookies come in varying shades of brown and beige.
The unfrosted cookie palette is not one that is familiar to me, but sometimes a woman is called to do what she is called to do, and while I did not make anywhere near the progress I had hoped to today, the seed of an idea that was planted last December, has begun to take root this spring, and for me, there is no turning back.