Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Did Someone Say Fudge?

I made this for the family last week and it was such a huge hit. I don't think there could ever be too much of this to go around. I found this recipe in one of my Mother's filing cabinets and it brought back great memories. It was always a wonderful treat. Staying true to the recipe it was as delicious and addicting as I could remember.

Oreo Cream Fudge:

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook/Set Time: 1
½ hours
Yields: 60 servings

  • 13x9" pan and enough foil to line
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 1 cup Oreo cookies, crumbled


  1. Line 13x9" pan with foil and butter the foil.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, milk in medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  3. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil; stirring constantly. Boil for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Stir in white chocolate morsels, marshmallow cream, finely crushed cookies, and vanilla until melted and well blended.
  5. Pour evenly into prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle crumbled Oreos over hot mixture and lightly press down or gently swirl into fudge with knife if desired.
  7. Refrigerate until firm. Lift foil from pan and remove from fudge. Cut fudge into squares.

April Mystery KAL: Final Clue #6

row 52: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k1, p3, k1, p6, k1, (p5, k1)x2, p6, k1, p3, k1, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 54: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k2, p5, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p5, k2, p4, k1, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 56: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k1, p3, k1, p6, k1, (p2, k1)x2, p6, k1, p9 (p1,k1)2x
row 58: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k1, p4, k2, p5, k1, (p1, k1)x2, p5, k2, p3, k1, p6, (p1,k1)2x
row 60: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k1, p9, k4, p2, k3, p2, k4, p5, k1, p6, (p1,k1)2x
row 62: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k1, p5, k1, p7, k7, p6, k1, p5, k1, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 64: (k1,p1)2x, p8, k1, p2, k1, p7, k1, (p4, k1)x2, p5, k1, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 66: (k1,p1)2x, p39, (p1,k1)2x

row 68: (k1,p1) to last stitch, k1 Repeat for 4 more rows
next row: bo in pattern

Weave in ends.

I'm almost finished with the first pattern of a new collection I've been working on. It's too adorable for words and I can't wait to show you. Trying to balance home and creativity is difficult sometimes but lately I've had a lot of help and I couldn't be more grateful.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Flower Cloths...

I'm so glad to finally have these up on here! I have honestly been working on them since before we moved but so much was pushed aside while we settled into our new home. I've been a busy bee lately and devoting every evening to nothing but knitting and pattern writing. I'm also working on re-doing the website to make it more organized and knit oriented.

This pattern is available as a PDF download and priced at $3.25. There are eight cloth patterns in this set. You can purchase this pattern if you are a Ravelry member by clicking the "Buy Now" button below the pictures. The Flower Cloths are also available in my Pattern Store here as a Ravelry Download. There are 5 pages total and the download is sized at 5MB. If you have any questions about the pattern or payment options, please feel free to contact me via email at kris@krisknits.com or on Ravelry: KristenKnits.

Heres a link to the pattern page on Ravelry!

Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid:

Tulip - 01740 Hot Pink (Pink)
Rose - 00046: Rose Pink (Pink)
Daisy - 00001: White (White)
Watering Can - 00083: Cornflower Blue (Blue)
Sunflower- 00073: Sunshine (Yellow)
Lily - 00042 Tea Rose (Peach)
Pansy - 01317 Hot Purple (Purple)
Violets -
00093 Soft Violet (Purple)

You don't need a Ravelry account to purchase the pattern. Ravelry will re-direct you to paypal and will email you a link to download the pattern.

I made each written pattern with a corresponding chart for the dishcloth. From the sets that I've already made, I've managed to get about 2-2½ cloths out of one ball of Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid Yarn. Though you can use any kitchen cotton you prefer.

April Mystery KAL
: Clue #5

row 42: (k1,p1)2x, (p1, k1)x3, p3, (k1, p1)x2, k1, p3, (k1, p1)x2, k1, p3, (k1, p1)x2, k1, p3,
(k1, p1)x3, (p1,k1)2x
row 44: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 46: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p6, (k1, p7)x2, k1, p6, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 48: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p7, (k1, p6)x2, k1, p7, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 50: (k1,p1)2x, (p2, k1)x2, p6, k2, p5, k1, p5, k2, p6, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kitten's and Cloth's...

We adopted two beautiful male kittens this month and they've made our family so happy. They have such wonderful personalities and although they aren't brothers you would never know it by the way they play and cuddle up next to each other. Already getting into my very visible yarn stash around the house I've had to resort to putting everything back into the plastic bins I moved in with.

Victor and Ella named our brown tabby "Baby Jaguar" after their favorite cartoon and I named our fluffy gray kitten "Gabriel" because he is as sweet as an angel.

I've been working on getting the Flower Set of cloths ready to publish by Monday so that's where my free time has been going this week. Here's a preview of the colors I chose.

April Mystery KAL
: Clue #4

row 32: (k1,p1)2x, p1, k1, p8, k6, p3, k1, p3, k6, p8, k1, p1, (p1,k1)2x
row 34: (k1,p1)2x, p1, k1, p9, k4, p4, k1, p4, k4, p9, k1, p1, (p1,k1)2x
row 36: (k1,p1)2x, p19, k1, p19, (p1,k1)2x
row 38: (k1,p1)2x, p3, (k1, p7)x4, k1, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 40: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k2, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k3, p5, k1, p1, k1, p5, k2, p3, (p1,k1)2x