|Sunrising over our backyard|
So on my needles, keeping me busy as I am trapped inside...
|Baby Girl Mowry's Blanket|
Spate mitts from Journey, I couldn't wait to get more of their projects on my needles. First off, I cast on for Onward. This pattern by Shannon Cook is simple, yet so satisfying and interesting. The shawl works up fairly big and in the book they have pictures of the model wearing it wrapped around her. So cozy! I thought it would double nicely has a nursing cover, and so I got to move it up higher on my priority-to-knit list.
Journey. Jane Richmond produced an incredibly simple pattern with such perfect accents (and color choices), that pretty much everyone on Ravelry has followed the pattern exactly, including the yarn choices! Simplicity makes these socks timeless and perfect.
And just for fun...I did turn on the oven! So I could make a batch of these granola bars from Isa Does It. They are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Recipe from Isa Does It
//Ingredients// makes 8 bars
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup crisp rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies)
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips//Method//
Preheat oven to 350F. Prep an 8-inch square pan with parchment and cooking spray.
In a medium size bowl, stir together peanut butter & syrups until smooth. Add in the oil, vanilla and salt and stir again. Mix in the oats and cereal. She suggest using your hands to knead it all together but I found my sturdy spatula worked just fine! Work in the peanuts and chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into your prepared pan and use wet hands to firmly pat the bars into the pan in an even layer. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Let cool completely before depanning and cuttting. Can be stored by wrapping the bars individually in plastic wrap.