Episode 63 2013 SAY WHAT

Hello ALL
Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I can not believe 2013 is here already! What exciting plans do you have for 2013?
This year I will be making my first trip to CA. In May my sisters and I will be traveling to Palm Springs CA. It should be a very exciting. We are making plans now. We will be spending 1 day at least at Disneyland. Anyone in the Palm Spring area have any other suggestions?
In  crafting goals I plan on knitting more sweaters. I am setting a goal of 1 sweater per quarter so during 2013 I want to finish 4 sweater and on January 1st I started my 1st one with Vonica Using Yowsa Whatcha Skein I got while at Rhinebeck.
Spinning goals would just continue to expand my skills- I want to learn how to use my handcards
I would like to get some plying skills down
Duffers GREAT pattern! I have finished the knitting but have not felted them yet because they are a gift for a Feb birthday.
I finished a Cable mitten set for a Christmas Gift. This is a pattern I designed I am working on writing it up for a new yarn base that I will be carrying in
Hopewood Crafts Etsy shop. I am going to need test knitters if anyone is interested let me know, it will probably be the end of January or beginning of February.
Traveling Socks are coming along I believe everyone is caught up but there is 1 person who has like 3 pair and hasn’t been able to send any to the next knitter so there is a hiccup in the circle right now. Hopefully It gets back on track in the next couple of days.
Spinning currently working on my two bullseye bumps from Loop!. I love the loop bumps and see myself ordering more
I also have my handcards which Gerry got me for Christmas which I am trying to learn how to use them.
I will be making a 2 ply with the loop bulleyes and then trying to figure out a pattern for it.
That should cover it:
I made another Carseat Cover for my cousin who had a baby boy on December 26. I got the tutorial on Pinterest. In the past I have made a few of them and they have been loved by the people I gifted them too so I figured they would love it as well.
Food for Thought:
Egg Nog Coffee  Cake
1 cup granulated  sugar
1/2 cup butter or  margarine, softened
1 cup eggnog
1 container (8  ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon rum  extract
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups   all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking  soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Struesel  Topping
1/3 cup granulated  sugar
1 tablespoon   all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter  or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground  nutmeg
Grease bottom only of rectangular pan, 13x9x2  inches, with shortening. In small bowl, mix all Streusel Topping ingredients  with fork until crumbly; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar  and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Beat  in 1 cup eggnog, the sour cream, rum extract and eggs until blended. Stir in 2  1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Spread in pan. Sprinkle  Streusel Topping over batter. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Heat oven  to 350°F. Uncover pan; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in  center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes.
Egg Nog Glaze
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. Egg Nog
In small bowl, mix all Eggnog Glaze ingredients  until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over coffee cake. Note: You can wait until right before baking to  make the struesel topping and sprinkle it on the batter and then bake if you  want a more crunchy-type topping.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ann McG
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 20:01:44

    Hi Lori. When I visited Palm Springs a few years ago, I enjoyed taking the “tram” up the mountain. There are spectacular views and quite a change in temperature. We were disappointed with the food at the restaurant but otherwise the tram ride was fun. If you like to gamble, there is a casino in town. The downtown area is nice to walk around. Also there is a Flea Market at certain times of year that’s worth a visit. It’s very large. Hope you enjoy your visit.
    Ann McG


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