Friday, October 14, 2011

Fiber Fever Friday #4

Well, it's been a wonderful vacation... Just now I'm sitting at the dining room table, sipping on some Spiced Pumpkin Cider (recipe below) in a delicate tea-cup and admiring my new stash addition.  The cider is excellent with lots of spice and a bit of body from the pumpkin -- just the perfect thing for a cold October morning.

Yesterday in Fayetteville, we stopped by Hand Held Knitting and I scored some really nice cotton yarn at a 40% discount which was very nice.  It's Mission Falls 1824 Cotton colors 405, 774, and 775.  It's grand, no?
I'm thinking maybe some baby hats, booties and a jacket or two.  Or I could just wait until it pops up in the queue and, you know, speaks to me or something...  :-)

Also, in anticipation of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's forthcoming book, All Wound Up, I am finally reading Knitting Rules! and, as usual, she's delightfully quirky.  I can't wait until her the new book is released next Tuesday.  She's on tour for two weeks, but, alas, she's not touching down anywhere near me this time.

Saturday it's back home to Virginia.  I pray that there are no delays and our luggage makes it home with us :-)

While I'm thinking about it, here's the recipe for the cider:

Spiced Pumpkin Cider

7 c Apple Cider
1 (15 oz) can Pumpkin
1/2 tsp ground Allspice
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar blend or equal amount Brown Sugar
8 Cinnamon Sticks

In a 5 qt saucepan, heat the cider.  Stir in the pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, and Splenda/brown sugar.  Heat until mixture comes to a simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

Serve in a cup with either a cinnamon stick or dash of ground cinnamon on top.

 Happy Weekend Everyone!  

Linked to Tamisamis and her FO Friday post!


  1. Beautiful yarn and the cider sounds yummy. Will have to try making it! Thanks!

  2. The new yarn looks lovely, and it looks really soft for cotton. Plus, discount, yay ;)

    The cider sounds great

  3. Ohhh, I must try that cider. I usually do a caramel cider, but this one is calling to me!!

  4. Thank you for sharing the recipe for cider! It sounds delicious. And the yarn is pretty :)

  5. Yarn, recepie and book suggestion all in one. So glad I stopped by!

  6. Confession time: I tried pretty hard to click on the words "Spiced Pumpkin Cider" to see if it would lead to a recipe. Sad that it didn't work, and then elated to find it here. It sounds awesome! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  7. The cider recipe sounds lovely - thanks!

    I'm pretty sure that the Mission Falls yarn line recently closed down, so if you really love it, better find more of it quickly before it's all gone.

  8. Thanks everybody! This cider recipe is really good, but I didn't know it would be such a hit on the post!

    Thanks for stopping by,

  9. Those yarns are beautiful, I like the way the cotton works with those colours. And thanks for the cider recipe, it sounds delicious.