Friday, 18 January 2013

Emily's Easy Scarf!

In this first scarf pattern, I wanted something simple, warm and cosy to give to my best friend Emily for Christmas. It's so easy to make and really works up quickly..

You will need:

  • Chunky wool - 200g - 300g depending on the length and width of your scarf. I used 200g and had enough left to make tassels, but it's all down to you.
  • 6.5mm knitting needles
  • Darning needle

Cast on an odd number of stitches. I used 25, and this made quite a wide scarf - about 7 inches wide. 
Row 1: K1 *P1 K1* repeat this.

And there you go! Do this across each row. I think this is called 'moss stitch', but it looks a lot more effective than it sounds :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Breakfast pancakes!

Wow, did everyone have a busy Christmas/New Year like I did? I feel like I barely stopped! I have to apologise for my lack of blogging, but I assure you I will make it up to you. I have two new scarf patterns ready to go, and once the photographs are taken they'll be up :)

To keep you satisfied for the moment though, I have a great, easy and super quick breakfast pancake recipe. We had all these ingredients in our kitchen already, so it's great for a lazy Sunday morning brekkie without any hassle.

Breakfast Pancakes
Makes roughly 12 breakfast-sized pancakes

You will need;

  • 1 large egg
  • About 150g self-raising flour
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 30g butter (to be added to the pan in increments) 
  • Lemon, sugar, jam, honey, treacle, syrup - basically whatever you fancy - to serve
Crack the egg into a bowl with the flour, salt and milk and mix to get a smooth thick batter. Add some butter to a non-stick frying pan and heat on a medium flame. Add 3-4 small ladles of batter to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes. Turn them when the bottom starts to go brown and cook for another 2 minutes. Make sure the pancakes are brown on both sides, otherwise they'll still be uncooked inside. Serve!

Easy, huh?