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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!


Ingredients:

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)

Method:

:: 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

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