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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Another baby knit and granola

 Last weekend I finished working on another little sweater for our expected grandie that's due to arrive in January.  Pattern is THIS one - I did the short-sleeved version because I didn't think I had enough yarn to do long sleeves...

Yarn label is missing but I think it's Caron Simply Soft.

A couple of you have expressed interest in the granola recipe Resident Chef uses, so here you go....


(NOTE: This makes a lot but it keeps
a very long time if you seal it well)

8 c. rolled oats (not the instant kind)
1 1/2 cups EACH: wheat germ and oat bran
1 cup EACH: sunflower seeds; rye flakes; 
cashews or pecans (finely chopped); almonds 
(finely chopped)

1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. maple syrup
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. honey
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. dried cranberries or raisins (or combination)
1 c. coconut

Preheat oven to 325.  Line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.  Combine dry ingredients.  Combine remaining ingredients with the exception of the vanilla, cranberries, raisins and coconut and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Add vanilla and pour over dry ingredients and stir to coat.  Spread evenly on baking sheets.  Bake until crispy and toasted, about 20 minutes.  Stir once halfway through.  Cool, and then add the cranberries, raisins and coconut.  

-THIS is for the knitters who are wondering about different types of stretchy bind-offs.

- I really like THESE - and they wouldn't be too hard to make 

- THIS is a nice cross stitch design

- HERE is a great hat pattern that would work up really quickly for adding to your gifts under the tree.  

Today's quote..."When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them.  It may take a second to say, but for them it could last a lifetime"


  1. thanks for that recipe--I'll be trying it out for sure!!:)))
    Another really cute little dress...nice work hugs, Julierose

    1. We eat the granola as is, or we sprinkle some on top of our oatmeal...or it's really good sprinkled on ice cream....not that I'd know ANYTHING about that!!!

  2. Yes to saying a good thing. You never know how significant it may be. I bet we all remember something really welcome we heard, maybe decades ago.

    1. Yes, we remember those moments and hopefully they far outweigh the moments when we were told something not so wonderful.

  3. Sweet little sweater. Thanks for the recipe and the links! And I love the quote. Giving a compliment takes so little effort and goes a long way.

    1. You're welcome for the recipe! And yes, you're so right about giving compliments.

  4. Thanks so much for the recipe. Must definitely give this a try.

    Love the baby sweater. So cute.

    God bless.

    1. Hope you like the granola! It's not as sweet as the store bought versions so we much prefer it. As for the sweater, now I'm in search of a onesie to go with it.

  5. Lovely little cardigan for your latest expected grandchild and the granola sounds delicious. I've just started eating some for breakfast so maybe I'll try the recipe. Thank you. Christine xx

    1. Thank you. Must admit the granola IS good and now we just have to hope the Christmas recipients will think so too.

  6. That little sweater is too cute!

    1. Now I just have to get a onesie to go along with it!

  7. The wee cardigan is sweet. I saved the sock edge stretch and hat links. Have you ever used the quote and seen the person's face light up. It's a feel good both ways.

    1. It doesn't cost anything to compliment someone, provided it's genuine. Definitely a feel good for both ends.


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