December 29, 2007

New Year's Noro Hat
Yarn: Noro Kureyon (188)
Needles: Size 7 circular & dpn
(Pattern by Saartje de Bruijn

December 25, 2007

Scandinavian Almond Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray. S
prinkle sliced almonds on bottom of pan.
Beat well: 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/2 tsp pure almond extract, 2/3 cups milk
Add: 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder
Add: 1 stick melted margarine
Mix well.
Carefully pour over sliced almonds. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, until edges turn golden brown. Cool cake completely before removing from pan. (Cake will break if removed too soon.) Sprinkle with confectionery sugar.
Merry Christmas!

December 14, 2007

A Perfect Day for Snowshoeing
Jon, Nico and I went snowshoeing this afternoon. We started in the field
behind our house, then proceeded along the path that was once miles of railroad track in the woods. It was a perfect day. There was easily a foot of untouched powder and the temperature was in the 30's.
Somewhere along the way, Nico made a friend with the Husky dog that has been wandering the neighborhood for the past few days. "Tubbs" cruised with our pack for most of the two-hour journey.


December 10, 2007

Umbilical Cord Hat (for Scott's new baby girl)
Yarn: Peaches & Creme (175 Fiesta Ombre)
Needles: Size 6 circular & dpn
(Pattern by
Jennifer L. Jones from "Stitch n' Bitch")