November, the yarn

I bought a little more Malabrigo Chunky the other day. I’m still working on a pattern for our knit party auction event, and I needed to try one more variation on a theme.


Isn’t this gorgeous? The color is called Noviembre. And yes, it looks like fall. These are so not my colors, but they are gorgeous, and I’m sure I can find a worthy recipient after the pattern is written and the pictures are done. And this yarn is so much fun to knit with; it’s firm and bouncy like knitting with al dente pasta! Speaking of food…

I posted on Facebook that I was baking applesauce blueberry bread; a lot of my posts seem to be about food. There were a couple recipe requests, so I’m posting it here for your enjoyment.

Applesauce Blueberry Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Blend in applesauce.

Blend dry ingredients, fold into applesauce mixture only until blended. Fold in blueberries.

Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 degrees, about 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. (Mine usually takes at least an hour and 15 minutes, especially if I’m baking two. You really don’t want this to be gummy on the bottom.) Cool in loaf pan on wire rack for about 30 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely. Scrumptious!

ETA: The reason mine takes so long to bake is probably because I put the berries in frozen, directly from the freezer. These are the berries that we grew last summer, and they are wonderful!

Oh, I almost wore the clear Converse sneakers today. I tried them on again, but I still felt clunky and flat-footed. So back they’ll go. Well, it was worth a try, anyway!

11 responses to “November, the yarn

  1. Gail showed off the skein of Malabrigo Twist she picked up this weekend. Very cool yarn.

    Check out the mochi hat in your ‘friends’ tab on Ravelry. I bet this would work great with the Noviembre. It’s a free pattern, so less brain stress. Kind of like your Quincy hat too.

  2. Yummy! Sounds pretty good to me and hopefully I’ll get a chance to try making the bread!

    I absolutely LOVE that malabrigo colorway! Definitely more my palette! And from what I’ve seen of your stuff, I think your palette runs more the blues/purples! I like browns, plums, greens.

  3. PS-I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

  4. since I read that post a while ago today about the applesauce blueberry bread I’ve not been able to get it out of my head! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. I’ll try that recipe! Also want to try knitting but much is going on with home, work and other things.

    I may try the bread in mini loaf pans so they’ll cook faster and I can freeze some for guests. Thanks! Dee

  6. I love the yarn colorway! Thank you for posting the recipe. It sounds delicious and would be great for weekend breakfast or brunch.

  7. *drool* @ both yarn and recipe. 😉

  8. Thanks for the recipe — it sounds yummy!

  9. The yarn is gorgeous – I love that colorway!

  10. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely try it … just need to get some applesauce and blueberries.

  11. Thanks for the yummy recipe. I can’t wait to put it to test!!! And my kids were trying those clear converse shoes out at Dicks…boy, I can see sock knitting would be popular around here if they get them for Christmas 😀