Yarn clubs and granola!
Updated: Apr 27, 2019
:: Clubs! ::
This post is all about yarn clubs! Little packages arriving at your door each month for you to create something beautiful and unique with. I released my first club for 2018 - the Cotton paper chain club - yesterday and oh my goodness, you loved it, and all the spaces have been snapped up! I know there are a few of you that missed out so I'm going to see how I get on with the current number of sign ups and maybe release some more in the New Year! I really can't wait to start this one, both dyeing and making it - I'll be posting my photos over in the facebook group so please do come and join in! To knit or to crochet.. hmm!
Next in line - the Enchanted Forest blanket club - no rainbows to be seen! Instead woodland inspired colours - natures greens, browns, golden yellows, reds, oranges, purples and such, with an Enid Blyton twist. Once I've finalised the details a listing will go up for this too.
And finally - Cotton Ombre Rainbow Club, this will be the third run of this particular club! I crocheted a lovely lovely granny square blanket using the small option (25g skeins) but I know others have done stripes, giant granny squares, flowers... the options are endless! The current Cotton Ombre Rainbow Club is due to finish in February so I will start this one around end February/beginning March. The listing is live now for those that want to get in early - I'll be promoting it properly in January!
:: Granola ::
My cousin was visiting over the weekend and she reminded me about homemade granola, which I hadn't made in ages so I found my old recipe, made a few tweaks and baked a batch! I'd forgotten how delicious it was! So thought I'd share the recipe - this won't give you a granola that had big clusters in as I don't use any golden syrup or honey but you could try adding some if you'd prefer!
2 cups oats (gluten free if required)
1/2 cup almonds/cashews (or any nuts), chopped
1/2 cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
2 tsp vanilla extract
generous desert spoon sugar (I use coconut sugar, adjust to your liking)
1 tbsp maple syrup
4 generous tbsp coconut oil, melted
generous tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dates, chopped into big chunks (I cut mine into two or three)
:: Preheat oven to 160°C, fan 140°C, gas mark 3, and line a shallow tray or baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
:: In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix to combine. In a jug, or the container you melted the coconut oil in, mix all the liquid ingredients. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir well, making sure everything is coated.
:: Bake for about 30 minutes, giving it a mix every ten minutes, until golden brown.
:: Leave to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container.
I enjoy mine with a banana and oat milk making it gluten free and vegan friendly!
Mia :) x