Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It's not only baby blankets . . .

Well, it has been for weeks now. I'm pretty tired of them. I had to take a break before another one and do something different. I love KnitPicks' Kettle Dyed yarn. It's fabulous to use and makes such beautiful garments. I used it to make this pink and grey cowl. Doesn't it look like little flowers all over it? It's so soft and cuddly. The beige tweed blanket is for my step-granddaughter. She's having a little boy. I don't know why kids don't like the baby colors but most of them don't. I put my foot down at using camouglage yarn though to make one. That's not nearly baby enough for me. I don't even like it in blankets for men. Bad enough they have to wear it hunting.

I have never really trusted ultra sounds to determine the sex. While I've only heard of them being wrong a couple of times there's still a 50/50 chance, right?

I've got a shawl pattern I'm going to give a go now. I tried the yarn with two other patterns and it didn't work so I'll see if it works in this next one. ;-)

I'm going to make some protein bars this morning:

1 c. peanut butter
3 tbsp. honey
1-1/2 c. chocolate protein powder (or vanilla)
1 c. uncooked oats
2-5 tbsp. water

Mix the peanut butter and honey together first and then microwave for 30 seconds. Add the rest of hte ingredients and mix together. It will be crumbly and slightly moist. Press (hard) into a 9x9" pan and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut into 12 equal squares. Keep refrigerated.

I'll let you know how they turn out.

Have a fantabulous day!


  1. Those protein bars sound pretty good.

    1. They are delicious and keep well too. Try them and let me know what you think.

  2. Love the look of your cowl - interesting looking yarn and yes, I can see little pink flowers. Hope your protein bars were good. Xox

    1. They were super good. Time to make some more.

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  3. P.S. I'm going to join this group and get with it.