Monday, March 28, 2011

So far behind, so much to tell..........

Yes, I am behind of blogging. The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. So, this post is going to be like drinking from a fire hose! Here goes!
On the 14th, I was getting ready for a workshop.
On the 15th, I went with the group of ladies that I was teaching the workshop to on a day trip to Knit 2 Together in Russellville.
I helped them pick out their yarn for their workshop full sized shawl.
On the 16th, I taught the workshop and continued it on the 18th and on the 22nd. Here is one of my students holding up her doll sized shawl that she made in the workshop. I had 13 students in the class.

In the meantime, I have been plugging away on my book and got distracted by new yarn and two new designs.This is the Emma's Shawl. If you love Larkrise to Candleford Series on PBS. You will recognize this shawl. I had to make it. It is a free download on Ravelry. You can get  it here. 
Then there is a new Cardi called Sweet Lace Cardi.
I will let you know when that comes out. I am having it test knit.
On the 19th here in AR, the temperature was close to 80 degrees. That weekend the daffodils on Wye Mountain were bursting forth. We did a quick drive to pick some.
Here is some granola that I have been experimenting with.

7 cups oats, old fashioned or rolled
1 1/2 -2 cups almonds
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of flax seed
1/3 cup of canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup maple syrup (the real kind)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1- 12 oz bag mini chocolate chips
1 -2 cup of dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, blueberries)
1 -2 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix together oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt, flax seed, and cinnamon in a very large bowl. On stove, warm honey, syrup, and oil. Whisk in vanilla. Slowly pour over mix while stirring well. Spread in 2 large cookie sheets. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 10 min. Let cool. Add chocolate chips, coconut flakes and dried fruit. 

This is GREAT sprinkled over vanilla yogurt! 

Another favorite quote from the book, Knowledge of the Holy by AW Tozer.
"Wrong ideas about God are not only the fountain from which the polluted water of idolatry flow; they are themselves idolatrous. The idolater simply imagines things about God and acts as if there were true."


Mary in AR said...

The granola looks great! I've got a great recipe from a gal here at work--it's flavored with orange juice concentrate!
Very yummy on vanilla yogurt. Makes a lot less since it only starts with 2 or 3 cups oats. I'll email it to you later this week.
Mary in AR

Delighted Hands said...

We knew you weren't idle when you aren't posting! Nice work on the class; the shawl is so pretty! I saw several shawls like this at a recent Spinning event-thought of you!

Laura G said...

You've been busy! Love the Emma shawl and will have to see what is in the yarn stash. :) Thanks for sharing!

HappyMomof5 said...

That granola looks great! And healthy, too.