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We do cook….and we do knit! Many of us refer to our knitting patterns as our knitting recipes! Here’s a bit of what’s cooking at the moment.

Kimberly - Honeycomb Cowl

Kimberly – Honeycomb Cowl

Some of us….Kimberly, Jean, PJ and Laurel are knitting (or just completed) the Honeycomb Cowl  published by Madelinetosh and featured on Ravelry.com. This simple 4-row pattern, worked in the round, produces excellent results. You have two choices for the number of stitches to cast on…it all depends on whether you want to have a single “wrap” around your neck or a longer cowl that you can wrap twice around. Oh……I have just added this pattern to my “do list”…..will knit with the wonderful yarn that “my personal shoppers” picked for me at Interweave Lab Knit last fall.

PJ has repurposed a merino sock yarn for her version, Jean’s version is a brown wool yarn, and Laurel is knitting her version with Brown Sheep’s Superwash Pride in Mint.

My (Carolyn) Hitchhiker Scarf

My (Carolyn) Hitchhiker Scarf

I think I mentioned recently that I was a season or two behind (on many fronts)…and that I  embarked on knitting the lovely merino sock yarn that was gifted to me by Maurie when she returned from working in Germany a few moons ago. I’ve loved this yarn but couldn’t decide how I wanted to “feature” it. I finally embraced the ever-popular Hitchhiker scarf. My tune now is much like “99 bottles of beer on the wall”…..I am humming “32 thumbs on the hike and only 11 to go”! Who knows why but I had a bit of a “brain freeze” in the beginning and a couple of the thumbs weren’t quite right! I had a knitting melt down and frogged back to almost the beginning. I am quite happy now and will be wearing this soon. In fact, I am now catching up on Downton Abbey and plan to start Season 3 after a meeting tonight. Looks like I will make a dent in “only 11 to go”!

New Sock for Bonnie

Bonnie recently purchased this lovely colorful packet of mini-skeins of yarn….I think it was at the Interweave Knit Lab last fall. She has designed her sock with her color line-up choices and she is custom-shaping. I love this sock and the custom fitting!

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Baked Oatmeal

This is the baked oatmeal dish mentioned in yesterday’s post….it has become one of my “staples”. Enjoy!

Baked Oatmeal

 from The Simply Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook

Makes 8 servings

“For oatmeal fans who want more protein in their breakfast, adding milk and egg white does the trick, making it somewhat like bread pudding. Since baked oatmeal keeps for several days in the refrigerator, you can make a batch on the weekend and reheat it during the week when you want a quick breakfast.”  Carolyn’s comment: it’s great!

Vegetable oil cooking spray

2 ¼ cps quick oats or 2 ¾ cps old fashioned rolled oats

½ cp firmly packed brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp sale (optional)

3 1/3 cps skim milk

4 egg whites, slightly beaten, or ½ cp egg substitute

1 TBS vegetable oil

1 TBS vanilla

Syrup or yogurt optional


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square glass baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  1. In large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. In medium bowl, combine milk, egg whites, oil, and vanilla; mix well. Add to dry ingredients; mix until well blended.
  2. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 55 to 60 minutes or until center is set and firm to the touch. Cool slightly before serving. Top with sugar-free syrup or yogurt, if desired. Store, covered , in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

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