Saturday, February 2, 2013

Made That, That, But Not That

It's been kind of a low-fibre time around here. Not THAT kind of fibre... I mean the yarny kind. Knitting is happening only sporadically, spinning is not happening at all. But what I lack in yarny productivity, I've more than made up for in making other stuff.

I spent an evening last week making this lemon poppy seed muffin recipe by shutterbean. I needed to use up some yogurt I had stashed in the fridge, and I bought some lemons exactly for this purpose. Nothing like perishable food to turn an awesome recipe into an obligation!

I gotta say: these muffins are fist-pump-in-da-air good. I used full fat greek yogurt, but decreased the sugar to 3/4 and the butter (I used margarine) to 1/2 cup. Still freaking awesome, and at 263 calories, fewer calories than any "healthy" muffin I've come across thus far.

My Betty-Crocker-Goodness didn't stop there. In another effort to use up yogurt (I buy it like it's going out of style and end up desperately trying to get through it) I also made and froze a batch of raspberry scones, which I have been using as a late-afternoon-fuel-up before exercise. It's based on this recipe, except I used up the bag of frozen raspberries from my garden taking up room in the freezer. And yeah, I know the purpose was to use up stuff taking up room in the freezer, and yeah, I know ended up putting stuff back into it, but hey, freezer math is not like regular math, ok?

And last night, I made a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies for the hubby to take to his flying club today. I would have taken a photo of that, but I was too busy licking the bowl washing the dishes, and by the time they had cooled, I was too sleepy to get up and photograph them. They must have been good, because they were all gone by the end of the day.

The only fibery thing I've got to show for this week wasn't even made by me: it was made by my friend, dkzack, who called me over to her desk to ask me if I wanted it. It was made for someone else, but it didn't suit them all that well, and she offered it to me. It's made from the Tundra Toque pattern, which I have had queued for a while, but just haven't gotten around to making.

I am nothing if not a gracious recipient of knitted items. I had a butterfly pin sitting on my desk, which I had inherited from somewhere (goodness knows where... all sorts of things land on my desk at work... ask me about bobbleheads sometime...), so I pinned it on, and shazam: cuteness!

This lack of fibre will not last long. I have just cast on for Rosamund's Cardigan, and man, I'm so excited to get it knitted up. It's the first garment I will have made for myself in almost a year, and the yarn has been languishing under my desk at work for longer than that.

And yes, I do keep yarn under my desk. Doesn't everyone?


YarnKettle said...

I so want those muffins! Well the whole menu sounds like I need to do some baking here too. Thanks for pointing me down the path to tasty.
For the record my yarn is stashed above the desk in my purse at work. It totally makes sense to have a work stash too.

AdrieneJ said...

I knew it! :)