There are so many knitting-related and home-related things on my to-do list today, it's crazy! But it's also kind of fun to cross these things off. I haven't had a day at home with nowhere to be in quite a while, so I'm excited to finally get things back on track.
First up were oatmeal pancakes. They weren't really on the list, but they sounded so delicious and I thought the Fiasco could use a hearty breakfast to fuel him through an entire day of lesson planning and preparing for his first day of school (awww) so I made them. That link goes to the Smitten Kitchen food blog, which I absolutely adore. It's my FAVORITE place to find awesome recipes and these pancakes did not disappoint. I'll admit that when I saw I would have to grind oats in a food processor to make oat flour AND cook oatmeal before even mixing things together, I almost backed out and thought "we could just eat the oatmeal..." but I persevered and I promise it is totally worth it and really doesn't take that much more time. We are big fans of the store-bought FiberOne pancakes (healthier, with extra fiber!), but these oatmeal pancakes surpass them by far and probably have a decent amount of fiber themselves. Go make them!
As for knitting, I plan to finish my Huacaya hat design for Burgis Brook Alpacas today:
I'm nearly there, just another repeat and the crown to work out. Then I will be winding this beauty up:
That is Mondegreen, a new yarn from The Verdant Gryphon that will be released next month. It is 60% BFL wool, 20% silk, and 20% baby camel... and it is fantastic. FANTASTIC. I will be knitting another sample for my Beribboned Hat design with it this week. Then next weekend I will hopefully be able to convince my friends to model it for me and then I can release the pattern! Yay, exciting.
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That's most of the knitting that has been occupying me lately. I'm fighting the urge to cast on about a million shawls because I already have so many on the needles, but there's something about the onset of fall that makes me want a shawl for every outfit. This doesn't seem unreasonable to me, really. ;) Designs first, shawls later. Oh yeah, and housework. Lots of housework.
What's your favorite shawl pattern? (You know, just to fuel the fires.)