Whether it refers to baking, creating or otherwise, it’s the season to “make it”. That’s what we’re doing.
Make it a Julekuler! This Scandinavian heart knitted bauble was made using a free pattern, but was adapted by using sport weight yarn and size 2 double pointed needles.
Make it delicious! This cookie recipe was discovered in last winter’s Door County Living magazine. It’s especially suitable as a non-fussy holiday treat and yes, the dark chocolate chips are highly recommended!
Apricot Ginger Oatmeal Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350°.
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Mix these ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
1 c. butter
1 c. + 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Add the butter, sugar and eggs to a bowl and mix until well blended.
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c. dried apricots, diced
1/2 c. crystallized ginger, diced
1 bag dark chocolate chips (optional but recommended)
1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
Add the vanilla to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and blend in. Add the dry ingredients and mix well until blended. Add the oats a little at a time. Once the oats are well blended, add the apricots, ginger, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Spoon the dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy!
Make it from Shetland! If you’ve ever wanted a taste of Shetland, these Shetland Wool Adventure Journals can take you there.
Each feature beautiful knitting projects, interesting articles written by Shetland experts, walks, seasonal Shetland recipes, Shetland book reviews, stunning photography and much more. Vols. 1 and 2 contain many of the same features as the just-released Vol. 3.
Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol. 3, includes:
• 164 pages
• 6 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed by Susan Molloy and illustrated Lorna Reid
• An interview with Donna Smith & Garry Jamieson
• Many interesting articles about Shetland wool, knitting, textiles and heritage
• Coastal walks by Gill Nadin
• Seasonal Shetland recipes
• Shetland books review by Hayley Anderton
• An exclusive second chapter of ‘A Fair Isle Nurse’ memoir written by Mona McAlpine that is being published by 60 North Publishing this autumn
Designers featured in this issue: Wilma Malcolmson, Barbara Cheyne, Alison Rendall, Mary Fraser & Amy Fair.
This is a preview of the contents of Volume 3:
All volumes are available for $38.95 each (or until December 31, 2021, two of any combination of Vols. 1, 2 or 3 for $75.00).
Make it stylish! We’ve carried Joji Locatelli’s patterns in the shop for several years. One of her latest, the Frank Shawl, uses four colors of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. We have yarn kits available with one skein of each color, Antler, Glazed Pecan, Scratched Record and Great Grey Owl (as shown in the photo). Kit price is $110.00 ($27.50 per skein). The pattern can be downloaded from Ravelry.
If you are interested in the Shetland Wool Adventure Journals or the Frank Shawl yarn kit, please use our Contact page to safely order using your credit card, or call us at 920-847-2264. Postage and sales tax (for Wisconsin shipments) would be added to your order.
Make it about family! Last year we shared some of Walter Schutz’s remembrances, including Christmas toys he received. One of the several books Walter wrote was “Toys for Fun and How to Make Them”. Published in 1966, many of the photos featured Walter’s grandchildren playing with the various handmade wooden toys, including Bill with the sailboat.
Walter couldn’t have known that Bill would some day work for the W.I. Ferry Line when he drew detailed plans and built an excellent replica of the C.G. Richter, also in the book. He also couldn’t have know that someday Bill would have his own children and grandchildren, including daughter Maren and granddaughter Nova, who paid us a visit last summer.
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