Monday, July 13, 2009

Pumpkin Oat Muffins and a Scarf


I have not only BAKED Pumpkin Oat Muffins, but I have also remembered to take pictures of them!
They look quite glorious really, but I found them to be pretty dense. I used a vegan recipe for these, not because I am vegan but because I was without eggs! They are pretty good hot with some butter though. Ha, I would make poor vegan.

Also! I have finished a scarf that I started so long ago I can't remember (hyperbole: I think it was sometime last year). It was going to be the first quasi plain yet nice-looking-enough-to-be-a-real-scarf scarf and it was going to be mine! That was until I ran out of the yarn I was using...

So I had to make one half the opposite mirror image of the other half. Oh well... Favorite insists I keep it as it came out nice enough, but I am thinking the Salvation Army might need to keep some people warm.

The pattern is quite easy and the density of it is very nice; springy and elastic with some dimension without taking too much time or too much yarn. My friend Cheryl shared this pattern with me:

R1: K4, *P3, K3, repeat from *, end with K4
R2: P2, *K1, P1, repeat from *, end with P2

Easy peazy lemon squeezy! Now I'm working on some shrug-like thing. We will see how this turns out. Hopefully I have enough yarn this time. Probably not.


  1. Pumpkin oat muffins sound yummy!! I have a can of pumpkin down in the basement I've been saving until I find something that really strikes my fancy :) I'm impressed with your knitting. I am just not that talented!

  2. What?! You tricked me into eating a vegan recipe? How could you, Favorite?

    Well, they are delicious. The oats make them thick and chewy, and the pumpkin and spices make them delicious. But from now on I'm going to have to dip them in gravy.

    Since I've been eating two of these muffins a day, I wonder if I have been eating more pumpkin than Marmals?

  3. Thanks for the compliment on the scarf Tracey! I have been knitting for years though and really should be into some more advanced techniques than scarf knitting, but oh well!

    As for the vegan muffins, there was no trickery involved! I was totally going to do up the eggy version but I was thwarted! Feel free to cover them in dairy products, they'd probably taste great burried in vanilla ice cream.