I have a had a relaxing afternoon at Woodlands Cafe in Santon Bridge, at the knitting group. We knitted, chatted, drank tea and ate cakes. Marvellous. And we talked about baking. A lot. I am more encouraged to try choux pastry, following much encouragement. Most people that I have spoken to recently about choux claim how easy it is. The thought of my own eclaires excites me. The thought of mastering a pastry fills me with ooooooh-ness! My baking mojo is coming back. It has taken a bit of a sojourn for around two weeks. The pinny wants to ride again!
I have had the last slice of pumkin pie - HK loves it, I am chuffed with that - it tastes much nicer than yesterday. The vegetable flavour has gone. It made me wonder whether to give the beetroot pie another go, and leave it a day or two before eating. I do have some of the mix in the freezer. It may just be worth giving another whirl.
I still haven't put the icing on the WI cake. After I got in from the committee meeting this evening and had a very late tea, I didn't want to shift for a bit, then time dictated that it was rather late to be doing. Time is ticking, so I need to get my finger out. The there is the decision as to whether or not I do anymore baking for the WI birthday on Wednesday. I think time will out me on this one. I do not even have in mind what I could make, so unless I have divine inspiration over night, I may not bake.
I have been cracking on with ASJ. I am now on the button hole row, so maybe another 5 rows, 7 tops. I have decided to do this outer band all in the dark purple in the hope that it will give it a more finished off look. I am still thinking of letting 2013 be the year of fairisle. I shall continue stash busting. And play about with lace.