Thursday, 30 June 2011

The 1st of July

is today, which means we officially have another teenager in the house. And this one comes with hair straighteners. And now for some random photos.New Pinky St girls.
Birthday cake for another member of the household. I decided to try out a Nigel Slater recipe - Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cake, but I think I measured something wrong as it took forever to cook. Tasted nice though, so I'll try it out again one day. One pair of socks finished, but I think they're a little big. Toasty warm though. I started off knitting them on a circular needle but managed to break it on the second sock so it was back to double-pointed needles which I found easier anyway.And another holiday snap, the Glasgow School of Arts.
Off to bake a birthday cake now, fingers crossed this one is successful. A cake has been picked from the Planet Cake book so there is much work ahead of us.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Halfway through June

Wandering around the garden and I notice these Flax seed-pods against the sky, don't they look amazing. And even though it is Winter and there shouldn't be anything much flowering, some plants are determined to provide some colour. This gerbera has flowered better this year than ever before. That little pink object at the bottom of the photo is a mirror I won in a giveaway from Fieldy (it looked a bit sad in a photo by itself so here it is). You can buy these mirrors from here
Last but not least, the first outing for one of our souvenirs from Paris, an Eiffel Tower cutter. Yummy!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Almost finished

I just have to wait for it to dry, find some buttons to sew on, and weave in a few ends and this cardigan will be ready for winter. I'm looking forward to wearing it.

Pattern: Cabled Yoke Cardi, Sirdar Eco wool dk Book