Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In the Pink

I've had this mad knit phase.  I have clicked n clacked my way through a few items and still have a waiting list. 
I got this big cone of pink 4 ply which has been used up a bit, but still has a few things to make before it's done.

I'm one of these people who can't wait to finish something that I've just started and even though it doesn't take too long, it sometimes seems like forever before it's finished. 
I am glad to say I finished this tank finally, there was lots of knitting and taking back because I didn't like it or it wasn't working for me. I'm still not entirely satisfied with the neck line but it's staying.  The design is based on the Romanssi on Ravelry however I had to make a big size and I never had circular needles.........that seems to be something I will have to invest in sometime soon.
I also made another tank top (Isabella tank on Ravelry)
I've decided to try and finish the yarn by making baby cardigans, basically because they go quick and I really want to finish the yarn so I can start the next cone.  Also the fact I can't save oddballs I just have to finish them somehow.

Ok I made some wrist warmers, basic and easy to make. Originally these were from a legwarmer pattern but I decided I didn't want pink ones. Am now in the process of making another cardigan...... hopefully that will finish the yarn!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Have your cake and eat it

I finally managed to bake a cake from Dove farms Plain flour, this was my 3rd try and it worked out great.  No complaints from anyone! Yippee

The first one was too dry, the second a disaster. I've also managed to successfully bake a zesty orange sponge with the same flour, but am still perfecting the Madeira cake recipe.

I've also discovered  Tritamyl Gluten Free Bread Mix so now make my own bread and it's great for home-made pizzas too. I made a pizza the other night and was told it was the best they'd ever tasted.
So with that in mind I will be working my way through Odlums gluten Free recipes which are available on their site.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The V day card

Well I finally made the card for himself. I like the way it turned out, even though this was not the intended design. I found a silver card gift box, so I used that for the card and just printed out the rest and glued it on.

I was brought up to believe that homemade gifts are the best because the person took the time and care, as well as some thought into what they made.

I for one am quite happy to get knitted/crocheted goods as well as edible goodies. I have to admit it has been a few years since I got anything handmade! If I remember correctly it was a crushed velvet scarf.  I don't have enough crafty friends I guess and it's easier for everyone to go to a shop and buy something, well maybe not but it's less time consuming.