Friday, December 30, 2016

Knitted Scarf for a Gift

 I wanted to gift a knitted scarf.  Finally, a project!  I'm not certain where I got the stitch pattern, probably from a friend.  It is an easy one.

I casted on 26 stitches with size 8 needles with Red Heart Soft.   It is approximately 5 1/2" x 36" and be wrapped one more time around the neck.

The pattern is 
Row 1:  *k2, knit into back of next stitch, purl 1*, until the last 2 stitches, k2.
Repeat this row the entire length you want the scarf.  It took roughly 3 oz.

I'm not certain what happened to the color with the first two photos.  The photo below is more what the color looks like which is Grape. 

OK, so it's not much as far as making things this year, but I'm going to do my best to get a lot more accomplished in 2017.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Applesauce Cake

It is rare for me to post about a recipe but it's rare for me to be sewing these days. :(  This is my husband's grandmother's recipe and has been tried and eaten by at least three generations.

2 cups sifted cake flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/4 t. cloves
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 t. vanilla (adjust as desired)
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten slightly
1 cup thick, sweetened applesauce

Sift first 6 ingredients together; stir in raisins.  Using large bowl cream shortening, vanilla and sugar together thoroughly.  Add egg; beat until light and fluffy.  Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce, beating after each addition.  Pour into greased pan, approximately 11" x 7".

Bake @ 350 degrees about 45 minutes

I haven't made this in awhile; perhaps it's time. :)