Monday, November 22, 2010

Pumpkin Recipe Share Time!

So here's the recipe for the pumpkin bread pudding I made for the spinners. I used a mix of pumpkin and butternut squash puree made from veggie box contents. I used about half normal baguette from Whole Foods and half cranberry/currant baguette. That weekend, I also made this hazelnut pumpkin pie, which was ok but mostly the hazelnuts were distracting. I think it would have been better if the nut mixture was sweetened. I used the crust from this butternut squash pie recipe which is still the reigning champion. (Though this caramel pumpkin pie from Gourmet magazine is great if you have time for the extra steps.)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

WIP- Effortless Cardigan + Show Me Your Posts Contest!

I'm working on this Effortless Cardigan (pattern by Hannah Fetig of Knitbot) in Misti Tonos Worsted (alpaca/wool blend). Here's what it looked like when I started writing this post like 3 weeks ago.

WIP- Effortless Cardigan

It's been a while since I made a long sleeve sweater in something other than fingering weight, so I thought it would go a little faster. Not so much. The huge fronts make this basically a sweater and a half. The yarn is so yummy, I'm really enjoying even the tedious parts. Since I took the first photo exactly 2 weeks ago, I've finished the body and started one of the sleeves.

Effortless Cardigan
Um... since I wrote that and took the 2nd photo, I've finished the whole thing! You can come visit it at Yarndogs starting at the end of the week. It's so warm and comfy and perfect!

So... I'm at least 6 months behind on my Ravelry friends' blogs. (Hint: If you post it to Facebook, I'll probably see it.) I want to see what everyone's been working on! I'm going to do a little contest. In the comments, post a link to the blog post about the FO you're proudest of from the last 6 months. In 1 week, I'll randomly draw a winner and you'll get a handspun supercoil necklace or custom dyed yarn or fiber.