Well, my Knit Picks Harmony needle set has not come in yet. I am glad that it did not. It has given me time to rethink what I want to knit with the Lacey Lamb. I still plan on knitting a square shawl, but I wanted to do something a little more intricate looking. So, in between my gopher job Sat, I looked at lace pattern stitches, dragged out the graph paper, and rethought the whole shawl process. I even had time to rework it to the point of readiness for my new needle set. I plan on doing 4 different pattern stitches to make a sampler shawl. I will chart it and put it on this blog for anyone to knit with me. I will warn you now, that it will not be overly intricate. I always like to have a knit row in between each pattern row. It gives my brain time to relax before tackling another pattern row. When a lace shawl is blocked, any lace pattern looks exquisite and way more complicated than it is. Anyway, how can anything made in Lacey Lamb look otherwise?
I do want to share a recipe with you. This is sooooooooooo good! It is a pumpkin bread with Craisins with orange flavor. I made it with Splenda but you can use sugar instead. Enjoy the taste of Fall.
PUMPKIN CRANBERRY BREAD
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
½ tsp of ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground allspice
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¾ cup of sugar*
1 cup of granulated splenda*
1-15 oz can of pumpkin
½ cup of natural unsweetened applesauce*
1 cup of dried cranberries with orange flavor
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* If you do not want to make it low calorie, you can use 2 cups of sugar and leave out the Splenda. A ½ cup of Oil may be used in place of the applesauce.
In a large bowl mix all ingredients except flour; mixing well after each addition. Slowly add flour; ½ cup at a time. Pour into greased and floured bread pans. This recipe makes 2 regular size loaves or 4 mini loaves. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool completely and wrap in foil. Keep in fridge. These are better cold. Weight Watcher Points? 36 points for the whole batch.