Friday, August 29, 2014

Off the Needles Finally!

I am finally finished with my third Camp Loopy project. Hurrah!  And it's the first finish in my Christmas gift list. Yay!  The pattern is called Tycoon Vest, and I got it on Ravelry.  It includes sizes 6 mos. to 12 years so is very versatile. I used Cascade 220 in Forest Green because the grand son it's for loves green. Next time I'd used fewer buttons.  The pattern calls for 1-row button holes, something new to me.  I wasn't real happy with how they look, but decided to leave them.  The texture stitch isn't difficult but requires concentration as it's easy to "get off". (Ask me how I know!) We were gone a lot this month, and it was hard to squeeze in knitting time. I'm also working on a stitching project but can't show it yet, and that deadline is creeping up fast.



We babysat for Max and Stella this week which was fun.  I think Stella has finally decided that we're OK. She doesn't look too thrilled in this photo, however!




In case you're looking for a easy breakfast treat like this one, here's the recipe:




Aunt Jane’s Caramel Rolls

Using a Bundt pan, place about 18 frozen bread rolls side by side in pan. Sprinkle 1 pkg. butterscotch pudding over rolls. Melt ¼ cu. butter, add 1/2 cup brown sugar and ¾ t. cinnamon. Pour over rolls and let rise overnight. Bake in the morning at 350° 25-30 minutes. Let sit 5-10 minutes before removing from pan. (Aunt Jane’s note: I use more butter and sugar and don’t bake so long cause the kids like it GOOEY!)


BTW, we are still waiting for our camera.  The restaurant has been very slow in helping us retrieve it unfortunately. ( They have it but haven't sent it back and it's been way over a month.)

14 comments:

Ramona said...

Yay! for getting Christmas gifts finished! Cute sweater, but not as cute as your grandkids. My stomach is growling after reading your recipe. :)

Nancy said...

I think the sun was in Sophie's eyes. . .

Love the vest - nice job!

Nancy said...

Oops, that should be Stella and NOT Sophie!

Susan said...

Great vest......... Just enough pattern to keep it interesting.....

Thanks for the recipe.... I can bake it next week for my knitting group.

Lynn said...

Love the vest! Beautiful color! Christmas ! I better get started!

kathy b said...

I LOVE the vest finish JUdy!!! Really wonderful. Classic and beautiful simple buttons.

Where did you lose your camera???? Bummer.

I love that recipe; make it for The WInter holidays around here…

Kids look just darling.

Nancy Kay said...

The green vest is so darned cute!!

And the recipe...I think I'm going to have to try that one!

desertskyquilts said...

Love the color of the vest! I hope your camera shows up in the mail soon. How annoying to be without it so long. The recipe sounds fattening - right up my alley. =)

karen said...

I wish Stella would have called me I would have told her how great you are :) Love the sweater!

straythreads said...

your sweater vest looks great and those rolls sigh I can almost smell them

Dee said...

Adorable vest! Love that green too.

Hope you get your camera back soon.

Jeanne said...

Okay, now I"m fighting off the urge for a sweet roll. Your breakfast rolls look so good. Great work on the vest. I wish I could knit, but never got the hang of it.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CUTE vest... yep, I've got that one ear marked. ;) Thank you.

LOVE the photo of Stella in her heartwarmer! Too precious.

I think you did wonderful getting that vest made... my time with grands has put a screeching stop to my needles. LOL!

blessings ~ tanna

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a very cute vest, but I can see how it would be easy to get off pattern. I love seed-stitch-type garments, but I struggle to stay in pattern.