Friday, October 1, 2021

Episode 47: New Hobby

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Nattyladyj_a for a timely reminder about gifts!

Steffie Jo for warm WeFF hugs!


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What's On My Hooks and Needles:



In Progress:

Wild Lettuce Shawl: on the knitted on lace edging, on the last edge
Twinface’s vest (restarted in smaller size) IT'S HOME AGAIN WITH ME!!
Temperature Blanket—Caught up to mid-September
Handspun Brick—separated for arms and finishing the silver stripe of silk-BFL

Purchased: Malabrigo Rios from Lovecraft, due to a 20% off sale. Teal Feather!

About finishing your yarn collection and sales

I’m currently wearing...  

We are back in knits!

My Two Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies--I bought more size 9, 40 inch Addi needles--arrived!

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress


O2E- anxiety and depression 

Put a Lid On It: 

Need some pumpkin spice? Keto Pumpkin Spice Earthquake Cake

  • 2 1/3 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup Swerve Granular or other granulated sweetener
  • 1/4 cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Swerve Confectioners or other powdered sweetener
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • Directions

    STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 9” x 13” glass or ceramic baking pan (see notes if using a metal pan).

    STEP 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, granular sweetener, protein powder, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir in the eggs, pumpkin purée, 1/2 cup of the melted butter, and the vanilla until well combined.

    STEP 3

    If the batter is very thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until batter is spreadable, but not pourable. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

    STEP 4

    In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese with the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter until smooth. Beat in the powdered sweetener. Dollop this mixture over the cake batter by the spoonful and sprinkle with the pecans. Use a knife to swirl everything together. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.

    STEP 5

    Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until the cake is mostly set but the center is still slightly soft and jiggly when the pan is gently shaken. Remove and let cool completely in the pan before serving, and store any leftovers in the fridge.


    We recommend using a glass or ceramic baking dish for this cake. You will be cutting the pieces right out of the pan and you don’t want to scratch your non-stick bakeware! If you don’t have a glass or ceramic pan, you can also use a metal one, but be advised that the cake will bake more quickly, so be sure to test for doneness starting at the 35 minute mark.

    Pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice is a great option, but you can always mix up your own if you prefer. For this recipe, combine 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and a 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.

    When dolloping the cream cheese mixture over the batter, it's helpful to try to get some of the cream cheese swirls all the way to the edges so every piece of the cake is nice and gooey.

    This cake won't be totally set when you remove it from the oven, and you don’t want it to be. The center should still have a bit of jiggle when the pan is shaken, and it will continue to set as it cools in the pan.

    Be sure to store this delicious cake in the fridge, as it’s far too moist to sit on the counter.

Aw Shoot!

Fitdesk mileage: 


Rock climbing: 

Fluffy Books:

Seven-Year Witch—finished
by Angela Sanders

The Royal Secret

Comedy of Terrors
by Lindsey Davis

Something I Really Like:


No Anaheim! Stitches West?

Updating the strategies through Episode 30 on Discussions thread on Ravelry

The 48 hour fast

And Minerva gets the last word: 

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