So it is a baby knit, but it is still a Finished
A Bananahead Beanie for Isabelle
I love baby knits. I get to try out new patterns
and never get tired of knitting them before I finish. Oh yeah, and
I actually finish them.
I first saw this pattern (Ravelry link) on a blog and
thought it was the perfect hat for a baby to be born in the middle
of winter in Denver. Lucky for me, I know of such a baby. I knit
the beanie with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino which is decidedly one
of my favorite yarns. Knit up, this hat has a great squishy fabric
to it that makes it look like it will be really comfortable. I
almost wish I could try it on.
I made something else for the baby shower. Oreo Bon
Sister Bri shared this little treat with me while I
was home for the holidays. SO yummy. I thought I would share the
super easy recipe with you all.
Bri’s Oreo Bon Bons
Mix one package of Oreos with one package of cream
cheese in a food processor or kitchenaid mixer. Roll the Oreo
mixture into one inch balls. Melt chocolate and dunk Oreo balls
into melted chocolate. Dry on wax paper. Optional: drizzle melted
white chocolate on cooled bon bons for decoration and fun. You can
even spell things.
See, that is it. Go make yourself some Oreo Bon
Side note: I am sure you are all concerned that me
making this treat means I have gone off my goal of no refined sugar
for the month of January. I am happy to put your minds at ease.
Although it was hard, I did not have a single morsel. Next post I
will tell you what reward I am promising myself for completing my
goal. Believe me, it is worth it.
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And Isabel is SUPER excited to try this
hat on, it is absolutely adorable, even more than the picture can
capture. I will give Erin a picture to post with it on once she is
here. Thanks Erin, you are great! Oh, and I can vouch for Erin that
she didn’t eat a single sweet or bread, she is good!
Okay, saying you made oreo bon bons is one
thing. But making them with cute decorative things on top that
spell out “it’s a girl”? That’s quite another. If the knitting
thing doesn’t work out for you, you could open some kind of
That is such a great recipe! Sounds super
easy, yet, stupidly delicious. I’ll have to try them. Great baby
Hi Erin, I found you blog via Chef Messy.
I wanted to thank you for your tip about Blurb, I had been
searching for just such a thing. It’s a shame the tip came from
such an unpleasant happening for Kim, but none-the-less, I
appreciate it. Cute blog, I’ll visit again.
so cute — hat (love the i-cord) and
Very cute hat! And you definitely have
much stronger will power than I do – congratulations on making such
a wonderful treat and not having any!
Such a cute hat! I’m forwarding the link
to my girlfriend, Baby Hat Queen of Northern California. I bow to
your willpower in baking without eating!
Cute hat. But I’m still in shock that you
didn’t even taste those treats!
That hat was my first FO of 2008, too! So
cute! And what a lucky mom to have homemade oreo bon bons.
What a sweet little hat. And Yummm!! I’m
not going to make them, because there is no way I could resist.
wow those look delicious. can’t wait to
see the reward.
*Very* cute hat! That must be one
spectacular reward, lady.
Just got done moving furniture and
rewarded myself with a trip to your blog! The oreo bon bon thing
sounds good… wonder what would happen if you tried it with those
trader joe’s candy cane oreos that I’ve been addicted to all
holiday season???? And cute hat!
The hat is so cute! And those bon bons…
Those bon-bons are insane. We had two tiny
white boxes of them in our apartment, and I devoured one box
quickly. I was excited to start on the second box when Teri said
“Oh, that box just has M&Ms in it.” I was devastated.
oh my lordy, that hat is adorable and
those oreo bon bons sound aMAZing!!!! i want to make them right
now! thanks for the recipe 🙂
Whatever–that hat is absolutely adorable!
The yarn looks so yummy and soft.
That amount of willpower is totally beyond
my comprehension. But just in case no one’s told you this lately,
do you know you make my day? Check out my blog, if you get a
Cute hat and yummy bonbons! I was
wondering where you’ve been and noticed that Bloglines is not
picking up your feed – bad Bloglines!
Hi Erin- I’ve nominated you for a You Make
my Day Award! see blog for details….
Hiya! Just lettin’ you know that you also
make my day!