Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour a tube pan.
Mix and beat together:
3 Cups sugar
1 Cup oil
Then mix in:
1 can of pumpkin
In another bowl sift together:
3 Cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon each: ground cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg
Stir the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
I think it is the addition of the ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg that sets this recipe apart from others that I have tried. I'm not kidding - this cake will disappear!Here is some more pumpkin goodness that I acquired over the weekend.
These cakes are String Theory hand painted merino wool in a color called squash. How appropriate! I'm thinking the Tangled Yoke Cardigan would look nice in this color. But I really want to make something out of this book.
Stefanie Japel has done it again. There are several sweaters I'd like to make in this book. I really love this one. You can preview all the sweaters that are in the book on flickr here. So many sweaters, so little time.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I finally finished Kyra. I'm not in love with it. You can tell by the look on my face. I really should not be knitting with a bulky weight yarn. It just doesn't look that good on my body type. It adds about ten pounds, and I don't need to add ten more pounds. Lesson learned.
And this picture is for my comedic friends (you know who you are). This is how the sweater is modeled which actually kept me from knitting it for quite a while. I was afraid there was something they were trying to hide!
Pattern: Kyra (free pattern from berroco.com
Yarn: Berroco Keltic, color 5870 Haggis
Needles: Size 8 and 10 straight; and size 10 circular
Size: 39 inch bust, 22 inch length
Mods: 3 rows of short row bust shaping. The pattern was very well written and easy to follow.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I'm using Classic Elite Summer Sox yarn in a color called pelican and size 2 double pointed needles. I cast on 64 stitches. I'm having so much fun with it. My goal is to knit two socks at once, so that at the end of October I will have a finished pair! I only have the cuff done on the second sock, so I have some catching up to do.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Pattern: Turn a Square
Designed by: Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Noro Kureyon ,color 172, 1 skein
Needles: US 6 and 7 16" cicular, and US 7 DPN
This is a free pattern available on Ravelry. I knit this hat for my brother. I didn't do the alternating stripes. I just knit the entire hat in the self striping yarn. I like the way it came out, and I think my brother will like it too!
And another Toast. I love this pattern. It's so easy and looks so nice. I will be making more of these for gifts.
Designed by: A Friend to Knit With
Yarn: Classis Elite Portland Tweed, color 5053 Ruby Red, 1 skein
Needles: US 7 DPN
I'm also working on Kyra. I have both front sides and the back done. I still need to knit the sleeves and collar.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I will be back in a few days with some knitting content!
Monday, October 6, 2008
This pattern can be found at the same blog that I got the cookie recipe from. Leslie's blog is very inspiring. She has so many great ideas, and takes the most wonderful photos. Thanks Leslie!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tomorrow I will show you what I knit while watching the movie - also courtesy of Leslie!
Friday, October 3, 2008
The hat Son picked the name out of is one I made a few weeks ago. I finally got around to taking some pictures of it.
Yarn: Bristol Yarns King George color 1042
Needles: size 7 and 9 (16 inch) circular and size 7 dpn
The pattern comes with two lace charts. I used the second one (chart B). There are also two sizes to knit from - small or large. I knit the large. The yarn is so soft and has some cashmere in it. Overall - a very quick and fun knit!
Have a great weekend everyone!