Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inside and out


My stomach is warm on the inside from eating these delicious cinnamon chip scones - oh my but these are good!  Two bites and down they go.  Not too sweet, not too heavy - like baby bear scones, they are just right.  (Click on the link for the recipe and be sure and check out her blog - it's great.)  Owen had fun helping - he poured the cinnamon chips into the batter, rolled out the dough, brushed the surface with egg wash and, of course, was an official taste tester.  We will be making these again!  The hardest part isn't even in the baking - just try finding cinnamon chips.  I double dog dare you.  Ok - actually, if you go to the Hershey's website you can use their "product finder" to track down the little buggers.  Albertsons is the only store in my neighborhood that sells them. 



And on the outside my neck will be warm and snug beneath this cozy cowl.  When Mom brought the yarn home from the alpaca ranch near Roseburg I was pleased, but unsure of what to do with it - the label on the skein listed the weight but not the yardage.  Was it 100 yards?  200 yards?  Who knows!  But this pattern had been in my Ravelry queue for several months and I figured it was time to go for the gusto.  I got my cable needle out and went to work.  It knitted up quite quickly, but I held off getting buttons for about a week (silly me).  These are eco-buttons, made from recycled plastic.  Too cool and just perfect for the homespun alpaca.  The best part is I have enough left over to make a gnome baby (remember those???).  Now I'm curious to see what Mom and Sarah make with their skeins - maybe we'll match!

9 comments:

Sayschnicklefritz said...

Yum yum. Yum! not much makes me happier than a good scone.
Also, I am really hepped up about that cowl - the color, the texture. So nice!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Thanks so much! It's really soft, slightly hairy, and totally worth it. The pattern was great - fun to do!

littlebirdbigcity said...

I love the color of the cowl. looks so soft! nice work. and the scones, of course, look scrumptious.

a friend to knit with said...

yay! SO glad you liked them.

and that cowl! i can tell from here how soft it is! it looks lovely.

Kate said...

YUM!!! I am pretty positively sure that I won't be able to find cinnimon chips here in Nicaragua, but there is a chance!

Lynda said...

I'll have to try those yummy looking scones.Not sure I will be able to find cinnamon chips but I could always use chocky chips if all else fails.

Oiyi said...

That looks yummy! You can get the cinnamon chips online from King Arthur Flour, http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop.

katielizabeth said...

Oh, pretty and yummy all in one post! I am loving that gorgeous neutrally cowl.

Rima said...

So very yummy! Both the food and the knit!
How are you, by the way?