Well, it’s official. I am behind on my Camp Loopy Project Two and I need to spend all weekend working on it. I’ve done all of the Camp Loopy projects, since we started this four years ago, even that first summer when we moved across the country in the middle of the summer! This is where I’m at on the project. I have 35 more rows to go before starting in on the ruffle. Do-able? The pattern is And So Are You done in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy Fingering. This is the third “And So Are You” that I’ve made. I made this one and this one, too. I like this pattern. And I absolutely love this Worthy yarn. Have you tried it? If you don’t see a color you like in stock, we will be getting more in August. You need to try it. When people feel it in person, we hear, “Oh my gosh!” or “ooooooooohhhhh” or “WOW!”. You’ll be tempted to just set it aside and save it, but you need to make something with it so you can wear it.
Here’s another new recipe that I tried a couple of weeks ago. It passed the “great taste” test, so I hope your family enjoys it, too!
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each: ground nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, allspice
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (semi-soft)
1 Tbl. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer for 3-4 minutes. Add eggs and sour cream and beat for another 3 minutes.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices and add to creamed mixture, mixing on low until just combined.
Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the springform pan.
Filling: Mix cream cheese with egg yolk for 1 minute. Add in sugar and vanilla and mix to combine. Spread this filling over the top of the batter in the pan, then spoon the remaining half of the batter on top of the cream cheese layer.
Streusel Topping: Combine all ingredients with a fork until it resembles crumbles. Sprinkle over the top.
Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack and run a knife around the pan before you remove it.
Have a relaxing weekend! Who will be knitting along with me this weekend?