Monday, September 2, 2013

It's time

Time to de-stash some of my yarn.  This is only about one fourth of the pile that is growing faster than it is being used up.  There should be enough for a blanket or five.

I love to see other blogger's yarn piles.  So many colors and possibilities. When trying to decide what to make, I turned to a blog which has produced many beautiful crocheted and knitted blankets from her bottomless stash pile.  Kristen made this great blanket, of twelve, 20 round granny squares sewn together.  Brilliant.  I get bored easily making big blankets.  Making a bunch of little blankets  keeps me motivated. Each square is like starting a new project all over again.  It never gets old!

This holiday weekend, all the kids were home.  My daughter took over one end of the dining room table with a jigsaw puzzle, which everyone contributed to as they passed through the room.  The other end was piled high with my crochet yarn and a cross stitching sampler started by the other girl.  There were baseball games on TV, spaghetti with homemade sauce and a surprise thunderstorm that beat down the dust and left everything smelling fresh again. Sunday morning I made pancakes, plain ones for the boys, and coconut protein pancakes for the girls.
Coconut Protein Pancakes
adapted from the book Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano

3 eggs
1/2 cup pancake mix
3/4 to 1 cup of cottage cheese
small handful of unsweetened shredded coconut.

Mix all ingredients until well blended and spoon onto hot griddle or frying pan coated with coconut oil.
Serve with your favorite syrup or jam.
I love eating these as a snack, warmed up, alongside a cup of tea.

Now that September is here, I can start putting out some fall decorations, beginning with this idea found on Pinterest.
Take one plain rake with a broken handle.....
Add some fall accents and it's ready to hang on your door or porch. It took me about a half hour to drag the decorations from the attic, 5 minutes to decorate the rake.  Now what can I make next?


  1. Oh dear. It can be as alluring as fabric! I love natural fibres and have quite a stash! Enjoy de- stashing or knitting--whichever comes first.

  2. Hi Lynne,
    you have a beautiful pile of yarn for a granny blanket! I want to try the NEG never ending granny some day, you don´t have to weave in many ends on that one. If you are interested you can look it up on you tube.

  3. Sounds like a perfect family weekend. Those pancakes sound great! Nothing as satisfying as a good ol' Granny Blanket!

  4. Aw yeah! I sorta want to swan dive into that huge yarn pile and wallow. Photos of yarn are so awesome. I'm loving your blanket so far, too, and I so agree with the idea that it's a bunch of small blankets, each one a fresh start. Yes! Please pass the pancakes. :)

  5. I can't knit, and didn't get very far with crochet, but I see the "need" to have a stash of wool . . . Just in case!


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