Wednesday, June 29, 2016

yarn along: cosy stripes

I'm still enjoying making this cosy stripes afghan. The lovely colors cheer me up whenever I get a free moment to settle down to crochet (not as often as I'd like -- we've been going through a bit of a rough patch around here.) Yukari Takahara's Story Quilts: Through the Seasons features creative and unique quilts, such a wonderful mix of whimsy and embellishment. Inspiring!

Joining Ginny's Yarn Along this week...

Thursday, June 02, 2016


making :: attic 24's cosy stripe blanket
 baking :: German rhubarb cake 

1/2 C. butter, softened
1.5 C. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. clove
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. finely chopped rhubarb
2 C. + 2 T. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 C. buttermilk

1/3 C. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C. chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter. Add next seven ingredients (through vanilla) and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda. Alternately add flour and buttermilk to first mixture and mix well. Fold in rhubarb. Pour batter in a greased 9" x 13" pan (metal is better than pyrex). Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on batter. Bake for about 40 min.

Recipe adapted from the Minnesota Heritage Cookbook, by Sue Zelickson

playing :: giving new meaning to the phrase "all-purpose bucket"

 love that impish grin