Winter knitting workshop in the Village Hall!
This weekend might have been wet and windy and rather cold, but we have found a lovely venue for our winter workshops in the Barton Village Hall! Lovely and warm, all decorated for the festive season complete with a tree, and for one cold December Saturday; full of alpaca knitwear and lovely knitters!
We had a fabulous group of 10 enthusiastic knitters join us and we started by trying on samples and deciding what to make. We had quite a few different choices for this workshop including Allegro
. We went through techniques such as magic loop, spit splicing and provisional cast on and everyone felt confident in their chosen project.
Lunch was a selection of warming soups with home made bread followed by an apple custard tart with a constant supply of tea, coffee and mulled apple juice. The star of the day seemed to be Kari-Helene’s home made Peppernøtter, a classic Norwegian Christmas cookie. The recipe follows underneath, but should you wish to make them exactly like Kari-Helene did you have to make a small adjustment (this was not intentional, but the result was pretty tasty). Halve all the ingredients and keep the 2 eggs! No such thing as a mistake, it’s just a happy accident (as Kari-Helene’s art tutor used to say…).
500g plain flour
500g brown sugar
25g baking powder
1ts ground ginger
1ts ground cloves
1ts black pepper
Oven to 200 C
Mix all the dry ingredients. Crumble butter into the dry ingredients. Add egg and work into a dough. Chill in fridge overnight. Shape into small balls and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 8 min or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx