My Wavy Baby

May 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm 4 comments

I can’t wait to be finished with this tank!  (by Kate Lemmers, in the Knitter’s Magazine 94, Spring 2009)  I think the cut will suit me.  I hope so…I plan on making another one in the Jitterbug in the Popsicle colourway, just for a little variety.  This one’s in the Bright Charcoal colourway, which is a little subdued. 

Wavy Baby in Bright Charcoal Jitterbug

Wavy Baby in Bright Charcoal Jitterbug

I’ve got a new necklace on etsy.  I bought these really cool light green glass leaves (with a matte finish) that I couldn’t WAIT to use), and they are perfect for Spring:  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24678655  The photo should be in the feed on the right, at the top.

I’m almost finished with the dress for Teva.  Depending on when I get the final instructions from her, I hope to have it out of here by Saturday.  I have my next project lined up with Susan Mills at Nashua/Westminster Fibers.  I have no idea what she’s sending me, but I’m grateful for the work.  That project should carry me through my trip to Paris. 

I baked a strawberry cake Saturday night, and I substituted a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of the plain old flour.  I always feel good about using wheat flour, BUT, it sure does dry things out!  Also, it was kind of “brickish”.  Kind of stiff.  It does taste good though, and the most important thing is that DB liked it.   

 

Martha's cookies

Martha's cookies

 I remained in a baking mood and baked Martha Stewart’s Rosemary Butter cookies from her cookie cookbook, since I have a rosemary plant, and had the butter.  I didn’t roll the dough in the fine sugar as instructed, as I thought there was enough sugar in them already.  DB seems to like these too.  They are going fast.

I’ve decided I’m going to knit the new SKIF Swing in Schaefer Laurel in the Ethel Waters colourway:Waters_web

I’ve been getting emails from people who want help selecting yarns for their SKIF garments….I have a little trouble with this also, so I’m having reservations about making suggestions.  My advice to you is:  read the pattern and try to do what they say.  I’ve only knitted the Martha, and I used Schaefer Laurel on that one too (Frieda Kahlo colourway).  I plan on trying GGH Safari one of these days, but I love that yarn so much that I want to be careful when I finally use it.  If I don’t answer your emails about the yarn selection for the SKIFs, it’s because I’m scared to.  Please understand and have mercy on me.  I’d like to apologize for the disarray of the SKIF Patterns page.  I somehow really screwed up the top and don’t know how to fix it.

Keep on knitting, and be happy!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Robin from Tupelo  |  May 10, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Regarding your “dry” strawberry cake. Next time try substituting applesauce for part of the fat that the recipe requires. I normally use a 2/3 ratio (2 parts a.s., 1 part fat). The only time this won’t work as well is if you need to cream the butter with the sugar. Also, if the recipe called for water, you could subtitute strawberry nectar.
    Happy baking.

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    • 2. knitch  |  August 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks so much Robin, I’ll try that next time! I won’t have the energy to make another one for a while, and my boyfriend doesn’t eat it fast enough for it not to go bad.

      Reply
  • 3. Dixie Ryall  |  May 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the recipe links…I have not been knitting very much lately, but I am always baking…and I have resmary and butter!! 🙂

    Reply
  • 4. knitch  |  May 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    You’re welcome Dixie! I sure do miss you…..One of these days I WILL surprise you and show up at Menage.

    Reply

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