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Cookies and Crafting!

Andrea Sanchez

If you followed me on Instagram around the holidays this past year, you're probably very aware that I love cookies (and baking, and things that are sweet, etc.). D and I made cookies at least once a week each week from Thanksgiving into January. We had gingerbread, pizzelles, Italian wedding cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate chips, and more. At about 6-7 months pregnant I didn't need much convincing. 

So when Marie from Underground Crafter suggested a blog hop for National Cookie Month, I was all over it. 

Each participant was tasked with coming up with a new cookie recipe and craft or pattern. So with one go (which is totally amazing) I came up with these: 

Blueberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 a package of while chocolate chips (5.5oz or 2/3 c.)
  • 1/2 a package of dried blueberries (3oz. or 1/3 c.)
blueberry chip cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together both sugars, butter, and shortening. Add lemon zest and egg. Stir to combine.

In a separate bowl sift flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer about a half cup at a time until dough forms.

Stir in the chocolate chips and blueberries.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop a small handful of dough into a ball. Bake for approximately 12-13 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes to set.

EAT! 

This recipe yields about a dozen cookies. 

 

And for the KNITTING I'd like to share a new pattern with you called, what else?

Blueberry Chip Cowl

Blueberry Chip Cowl by Andrea Sanchez

This two color cowl is worked in the round using a combination of Stockinette and garter stitch to create a textured basket weave motif. 

For this pattern I approached Lindsay from The Fiber Seed about using her speckled colorway Blueberry Chip. I knew I wanted a cowl that would show off a speckled or variegated yarn, but that would also go along with our cookie theme. She suggested the pairing with her Navy colorway and I think it turned out just perfect. 

In celebration of (Inter)National Cookie Month, this pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

 

You can find all the blog hop participants listed here on Underground Crafter as well as the links to their posts. 

Kid Chimera

Andrea Sanchez

Today we are looking at the 4th piece from our Fall Collection, Kid Chimera by Elizabeth Green Musselman. When I first saw this piece, it blew me out of the water! I love a good neckerchief styled cowl and Elizabeth's pattern has a TON of texture. It looks super fun to knit (I'm already on the hunt for yarn for my own), and the yarn she chose is pretty amazing. 

What I really adore about this design is that is looks just as cute on a boy as it does a girl. I love accessories and since our goal is having an equitable number of boy to girl designs I really wanted Knittin' Little's accessories to be unisex. That is not necessarily an easy task but boy, did Elizabeth nail it or what?!

The yarn for this pattern is Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg. It is a superwash DK weight in 100% merino. There is a great choice of colors (both variegated and semi-solid) but I really think Elizabeth's color choices are phenomenal. The red/blue one is in a color called Metamorphosis and the green/brown color is called That Somewhere.

There is also the possibility of this being worn as a hat! Unfortunately this was the last piece photographed and all the kids were kind of over the whole photo shoot thing at that point so we didn't get any useable shots. But I hear Elizabeth will be taking some more photographs when the hat gets back to her. I can't wait to see!

Kid Chimera

Sizes: 

  • Baby (2-5 years, 6-teen)
  • 15.5 (17, 18.5)” circumference buttoned

Yarn

Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg; 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 250 yds/115g: 1 (1, 1) skein

Note: The largest size used nearly all of 1 skein, so you can either purchase a second skein or use a coordinating yarn for the button bands if you run out of yarn. 

Kid Chimera is now available as a Ravelry download!

Molloy

Andrea Sanchez

Now let's be honest. Who doesn't love a cabled woolen cap in the fall? It seems like every year I'm knitting one up for my kiddo. This year Molloy by Kimberly Golynskiy is on my must knit list. 

This amazing hat is a mixture of tons of texture and beautiful cables. Top it with a pompom and your little is all set for cool days and outdoor adventure.  This fun hat is knit in the amazing Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted. I've worked with Dani's yarn for several designs now and I love the strong twist and vibrant colors. And many of her yarns come in superwash; perfect for working up something for a child. 

Kimberly's pattern comes in 4 sizes which means you can knit one for almost everyone in the family (or just for yourself! We won't judge). Even better, this pattern is really made for everyone. If you prefer written instructions, Kimberly has written out everything! And if you prefer charts, they're all there too. Choose your own adventure! 

Molloy

Finished hat fits: Baby: 14-15”, Toddler: 16-17”, Child: 18-19”, Teen/Adult: 20-21”

Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino; 225yd/100g: Parchment, 1 skein (all sizes)

Molloy is now available as a Ravelry download!