I forgot to say thanks for the non-rich cake recipes. I’ve decided to go with the classic chocolate log but with a twist. I made one for my mum’s birthday and it didn’t go very well. I’ve decided to make not a Yule log but a Yule piece-of-hewn-timber. In other words, a rectangular layer cake! I’ll post photos if it works!
Of course, my dad’s also a special snowflake angel and so I had to make him a fruit cake so I roped him in to help me on Saturday and not only did we both survive, but the cake turned out nicely!
See you soon.
Amy runs up to Knitting and gives it a hug.
How have you been? I’ve missed you!
Coldharbour Twist hat
This is a Coldharbour Twist hat (by Woollywormhead) for my mum in Sublime Organic Cotton DK. I’m really liking how the texture’s coming out in the yarn and it’s not too hard on the old hands, either.
I’m on to the crown decreases so chances are the next time you see this it will be a finished object!
I got some chunky-weight yarn to make some mittens for my mum and myself (my own pattern which I’ll release at some point!). Guess which colour I’m having!
Chunky yarn for mittens
I also got some lovely fabric and a versatile blouse pattern (with multiple cup sizes – useful!)
Nice, no? Image is "flipped" because I took it with my Macbook camera.
And just the fabric:
Not totally sure of the fibre content but it feels like a polycotton blend (polyester for certain because it’s got that “sheen” to it)
I actually bought these items in person from an actual shop because I was in Manchester to meet up with some fellow knitters. I had a lovely 6 hours of knitting, chatting and shopping but of course I’m now absolutely shattered! I’m planning on resting for the next few days if at all possible.
Thank you for the well wishes towards my grandmother. At one point we really were preparing for the worst but she’s pretty stubborn and is actually making progress (regaining movement and senses on her left side). Obviously, she will never be “better” but anything that means she is more comfortable is good.