Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lisa and Casey make scones!

So I've been doing a decent amount of knitting for some secret Christmas gifts (Ravelry members you can see what I'm working on here) and it has been going great so far! I'm really happy with my progress and I think that I will definitely get everything done that I want to! I am also thinking about making some dishcloths for various family members so that should be good too. I just bought the supplies to work on those yesterday so hopefully I will get them soon. I figured these could be a good knitting in public project since they are small and portable. I think that these, these, and these would be nice.

Aside from knitting, not too much has been going on. However, I made some yummy blueberry scones with my friend Lisa (courtesy of her mom's recipe!). They look like they came out pretty good!

Here's the recipe:

- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 6 tbl. butter-chilled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries (any fruit will work though)

- Preheat the oven to 400 F
- Sift the dry ingredients
- Cut butter in with pastry blender
- Mix wet ingredients in measuring cup (for convenience) and then combine with dry ingredients with slightly floured hands.
- Form dough into a ball and spread out onto a glass baking dish or a cookie sheet then cut like a pizza with a serrated knife.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Enjoy! :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Joe's Scarf!

I finally finished Joe's scarf! It took me a few weeks when really it should have taken much shorter but I've been lazy lately. I'm glad I chose this pattern for him, he really likes it and I think it looks good on him :) I tried to take a picture of him to model it and he wouldn't allow it so a photo of just the scarf will have to do!

This scarf is called The Montana Scarf and the link to the pattern on Ravelry is I ended up using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in a gray color. I used about a skein and a half because I didn't need it to be as long as the one specified in the pattern (Joe only wanted it to wrap around once). It was really easy and fun to knit and I only made a few mistakes :P. I also learned how to switch to a new skein of yarn and only messed it up a bit so hopefully I can get it right next time!

Now I'm going to start working on some Christmas gifts so I probably won't be able to post much. But for now, here's a picture of some cookies that I made the other night (chocolate chip from the back of the toll house chocolate chip bag)!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Muffins and Scarves!

So tonight I decided to try to make muffins from scratch, and I have to say, they look like they came out pretty good! (I don't know how they taste though so it could be a total bust haha) Here's a picture though so you can be the judge :)

Aside from baking muffins tonight, I have been working on a scarf for my amazing fiance Joe! I tried to find as manly as a pattern as I could and I think I did a decent job. I found the pattern on (the best knitting site/resource EVER!) It's pretty easy to knit but I just have been too busy to get it done so maybe I'll get it finished this weekend. But for now, here's an in progress picture:

So far, I'm really happy with how it's coming out and I think he'll really like it! :D Ok, that's all for now! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Garter Stitch Cowl

My first knitting project was a garter stitch (knit every row) scarf. It didn't turn out too great, so I moved on to another project (this time a garter stitch cowl). I fell in love with the pattern and have since made one for myself and my two friends and am planning on making another one for myself after I finish a few other projects. It is a super easy and quick knit, and it makes a really comfy and chunky cowl. I used really thick yarn for this cowl (lion brand thick & quick) and I found the pattern on the Lion Brand website ( I wear mine almost every day now that the weather is getting a bit cooler and I'm so glad I made it.