Friday Yarn Prep and Caramel Puffs

Mrs-Crosby-The-Loopy-EweWe have carts full of this beautiful Mrs. Crosby yarn, waiting to be put out on the shelves on Monday. (And up in the Monday Update). Isn’t it pretty? It will be good to get it out of the stockroom, because we have overflowed the space with too many boxes of yarn and fabric, waiting to be photographed and put up. Boxes everywhere! I’m not sure the UPS guys know where to put them any more. Loopy-Photo-Room-The-Loopy-EweBesides unpacking and checking off the inventory, a big part of the process is the photos that go up on the website. Here’s what is going on in the photo room today – photos and careful color correcting. See? When my husband isn’t out photographing mountains, aspens, bikes, horses, owls or moose, he’s in here photographing your yarn and fabric for you. (“Your yarn” because you’re getting some next week, right?) Come Monday, the beautiful photos and yarn will be up on the website. Pop onto the Monday blog to see a couple of samples that Loopy Elf Anne knit up in this new yarn!

The recipe I’m sharing today? Deadly. Not that you won’t love it – you will. They are just addictive. You think you’re going to have one or two of the puffs, and five minutes later you’re still at it. So I’ve heard. Definitely not a healthy snack, but once they’ve tried it, your friends will all want the recipe.

Caramel-Puffs-The-Loopy-EWeCaramel Puffs

2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 packages butter flavored corn puffs

Pour the puffs into a large roasting pan. (You can buy a disposable one at the grocery store, if you don’t have one.)

In a large saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and Karo. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add in baking soda, salt and vanilla and stir well. Pour over the puffs and turn to coat. Bake at 250 degrees, stirring and turning every 15 minutes.  After one hour, pour the puffs out onto foil and spread to cool. Store in a sealed, air-tight container.

Edited to add link to Corn Puffs! Not cereal – a snacky kind of thing.

Guess what happens this weekend? Camp Loopy officially begins! I hope you’ll be ready to cast on your June project on Sunday. Of course it’s not too late to still participate. Find info on the yarn version and the fabric version, and join us.

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  1. Wow! Look at those colors of Mrs. Crosby the blue with the violet looks fab and the dark pinks, yum!

    I had to go look up corn puffs…it’s cereal! They sound great and I will try them.

  2. I never put together that your husband the wonderful photographer of owls and nature is also taking the wonderful photos of your products. It’s his photo that showed me why Horsetooth Reservoir has its name and his TLE photos are the best in the yarn business. Thank you, Paul!

    1. Thanks, Bonny! He does spend a lot of time on them, but I do keep telling him that you all appreciate that. 🙂

  3. As a hobbyist photographer myself, I can only imagine how much time it must take to get alllll those yarns and various accessories photographed and edited!! I really appreciate it, as it makes selecting colors just a little easier.

  4. OH MY!!! Look at all the pretties!!! I see more yarn in my future!
    I’m thinking those Carmel Puffs would be perfect around the campfire!!!

  5. I would so love to spend time at TLE seeing all the yarn but my biggest thrill would be to follow your husband around asking him questions about his photography. The caramel puffed corn is so delicious. Someone brought it to a quilt retreat a couple of years ago and I couldn’t stay out of it.

    So glad you’re getting Mrs. Crosby’s yarn! Yes, I will be getting a bit of it today! 🙂

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