Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Muffins and Wine

Happy Wednesday everyone! My week is speeding by, which means that I will be back to classes in no time. I guess that's good, right?

Before I get to the knitting, I wanted to share a recipe I found in the amazing cookbook Ivy gifted me.

The More-With-Less cookbook is all about eating better with more nutrition and less ingredients. Besides recipes, it has tip and tricks on many different subjects that I have been passionate about lately and after leafing through it I have found many, many recipes I cannot wait to make! And the one I HAD to try first? Whole Wheat Pineapple Muffins!

Whole Wheat Pineapple Muffins:
Preheat oven to 400
Sift together and set aside: 1 c flour, 1 c whole wheat flour, 3 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
Cream together: 1/4 c sugar and 1/4 cup margarine.
add: 1 egg and beat well.
stir in: 1 c undrained, crushed pineapple.
Add dry ingredients and stir until flour is moistened. 
Fill muffin tins 3/4 way full and bake 15-20 min (min took 16 minutes to bake). 
Serve hot (but they're good cold too!)

I really like these, the pineapple adds a nice bit of sweet to the overall very dense muffin, and the ingredients are super simple!

And now onto my sweater. With school being out, all I've been doing is working (I decided to stay home an extra week and go back next week to paint) and therefore I've had plenty of time to start on my wine-colored Dragonflies Pullover. So far it's going really well. The yarn is knitting up nicely (a bit splitty, but I can deal with that) and it's making a great, dense fabric. I can tell this is going to be the perfect sweater for colder days. 

I had a few glitches towards the beginning, when I couldn't figure out the chart. The pattern had mentioned short rows and wraps and turns and at that point I was really confused, so I ripped it out and tried something else. And then I figured it out and realized I had it right the first time, so I ripped it out again. I hate having to do that as much as the next knitter, but if it means a cute, CORRECT sweater, than so be it.  Now that I have it figured out, I am only 7 rows away from finishing the raglans and working on the body. I really hope to get this done in time to still wear it in the coming months, but with Kansas weather being so finicky lately, who really knows. 

I hope you are all enjoying your January, and that the week goes by smoothly. Until next time :)


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  1. Oh man those look good, I may have to make them next time I'm craving muffins. I cannot believe how quickly you are making the sweater!! The color is absolutely perfect too, I'm so glad you picked it.

  2. Your sweater is looking great! I totally agree, a bit of ripping for a fantastic sweater is totally worth it.
    The muffins sound yummy.

  3. Love pineapple! Never thought to use it in a muffin. Love that purple. Seems I am stashing more purple than ever. What happened to me? Lime green was the only color I wanted back in the day. LOL.

  4. I'll be looking into that book - good for you and simple too- those are my kind of recipes. What a bear- to have to rip that much- but it WILL be worth it.

  5. Nice progress on the sweater! Also, adorable cat picture. :)

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  7. Thanks for recommending the book, it sounds great!

  8. Ooh, those muffins sound yummy! I'll definitely have to add that cookbook to my collection. :) And your pullover is looking fantastic!


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