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Hi Folks, lots going at Taylormade Ewe Knit. We are building up stocks for Christmas Fairs, especially our own in Clomantagh Castle on December 8th & 9th. Bigger than ever this year, with Medieval Santy in the tower, Festive gourmet lamb cuisine, and lots of new craft workers. All this as well as our usual treats – Mulled Wine, Christmas Cake, Bumper Charity Raffle, family fun and our famous warm welcome.

We will be raising funds as usual for Amnesty International and our local Old Folks Residential Home, Prague House.
We have teamed up with ‘Sheep Shack’, Gourmet Lamb Cuisine for market and festival selling, watch out for us coming up to Christmas.
Knit and Natter will resume after Christmas when we are all a little less busy.

KNIT & NATTER

Come and join us for a monthly
‘Knit & Natter’
Tuesday 16th May
In The Studio, Boherkyle, Freshford
7.30 to 9 pm
Knitting, Chat and Home Baking
All welcome but booking advised:
087 2833961
€20 for new members, all materials supplied
€10 if you’ve been before

Blueberry and Almond Muffins

So we are now down to number three in the top 6 ‘Knit & Natter’ favourite recipes for eating around the log burner. This week its Blueberry and Almond Muffins.

Preheat the oven to about 170 F

Your will need:

  • Two small plastic trays of blueberries
  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 4 oz ground almonds
  • Half a teaspoon of Almond essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 oz castor sugar
  • Butter milk and or milk that has gone thick overnight (from being left out of the fridge)
  • 12 muffin cases

Rub the butter into the flour, add the sugar and put a couple of spoons of the mixture aside.

To rest add the ground almonds, almond essence and eggs and mix well, adding enough milk to make a fairly sloppy dough. Stir in the blue berries.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and sprinkle the retained crumble on top.

Bake in the centre of the oven until the muffins are well risen and nice and golden on top. When they are cooked the muffins still feel a little squashy, They do carry on cooking in the bun cases when you take them out of the oven so don’t leave them in the oven too long.

Eat while still warm, delicious!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all our Taylormade friends, customers, suppliers and to knitters the world over!

New year’s resolutions:

  • Knit don’t nibble – knitting is the perfect way to keep your mind off food and every time you are about to reach for a snack, just say to yourself ‘one more row’. All those excess pounds will turn into woolly masterpieces instead!
  • Knit don’t niggle – statistics show that knitting is the perfect antidote to depression, calms the nerves, and helps to reduce the blood pressure. So chase away those January blues and knit up your troubles.
  • Knit don’t smoke – if you are trying to kick the habit, take up a new one – knitting takes your mind off smoking and keeps the hands happily occupied. Creativity is the best way to re channel your energies and you don’t have to get out of the chair!
  • Knit and natter – join a knitting group, make new friends, relax and enjoy sharing ideas and new projects. ‘Friends who knit together stay together’. Taylormade is starting new Knit and Natter groups this year.
  • Knit don’t shiver – not only does knitting help to keep you warm but you can quickly and easily knock up some cosy winter warmers for you and your family!
  • Knit to keep your mind healthy – statistics also show that knitting and following knitting patterns helps to ward off senility. My dear mum was still knitting for all her large family at the age of 92 as well as doing the Times Cryptic crosswords, face booking everyone and making new friends.

Happy knitting to everyone