My Cheating Heart

That French blue Riverstone? Beautiful yarn. Lovely to work with. But when knitting yards and yards and yards of garter stitch? Just a tad bit…boring.

The gals at Twisted sent out a twitter (do you know about Twitter?) that they received new Dream in Color Classy. Lots of it. That was enough to make me go look. Only looking, you understand. Just to make sure I had made the right choice for my February Lady.

Somehow this followed me home.

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The pictures don’t do it justice. Sure, it’s blue yarn. But it has green, purple, brown…everything. It’s amazing. The colorway is called Night Watch. It will be fun to watch the color changes as I’m knitting all that garter yoke.

You’ll note that I’m a cautious knitter. I only had one skein of the Riverstone wound up into a ball. It will make a lovely something, later. The rest of it was exchanged for this Classy. And you’ll note that there’s only one ball so far, too. But I don’t think there will be any more exchanges. It’s too lovely.

And it still fits my blueberry theme!

Here’s the cobbler recipe we’ve been using (shout out to my friend Vickie, who sent me this recipe in 1987 or so, when we still wrote letters via snailmail):

For the batter:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP butter (I admit that I misread her 4 as a 9, and have been using 8 TBSP, or 1/2 cup, of butter. Yum. 6 is a good compromise.)
3/4 cup sugar (I reduce to 2/3 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
3 cups berries

Stir together flour, baking powder, salt. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla; beat in egg until blended. Add flour mixure and milk–beat only until smooth. Spread in buttered 8 inch square baking dish; scatter berries on top.

TOPPING:
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour

Combine topping ingredients and beat until smooth. Drop teaspoonsful of topping over berries. Bake @ 350 degrees for one hour–toothpick should come out without batter, and top is golden. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream, or both. 6-8 servings.

Enjoy!

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8 responses to “My Cheating Heart

  1. The new yarn is beautiful – and looks so soft…

  2. Oooh that’s a gorgeous blue color.

  3. That yarn looks DREAMY…

  4. I was thinking about using DIC Classy for mine as well. I think you made a good choice in switching yarns – that is an amazing color.

  5. I knew you wouldn’t last! I was so surprised you didn’t go for the colorful yarn in the first place! I’m off to find some yarn myself for the sweater!

  6. How about the entire My Cheating Heart to cookingwithdee.net with yarn and recipes from your blog. That yarn is positively sinful, as is your recipe I’m sure. You might even make me learn to knit! Shame on you! I cook. Cheers, Dee

  7. Gorgeous yarn. I bet the colors are even better seen in real life.

    Oh man oh man oh man, that cobbler sure sounds good! It’s gotta be good with 1/2 stick butter in it, lol. Will have to wait to try this out, we finished all our blueberries last night.

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