Saturday, 12 February 2011

Kitchen Saturday

I have done my first baking in the new house. Two lots of cookies - triple chocolate and toffee & banana. I made them from mixes. It always feels like cheating when I bake this way. (I have previously droned on about this, so won't again, well not at the moment!). The results are fine, so I don't mind too much. After the cookies - and lunch - I made a ginger cake. It tastes good, especially with a bit of locally made vanilla ice cream. Oh and the cookies are nice with a cuppa!
I have finished the tank top for MJ, no pictures yet, I forgot. Last night I started a pram blanket for her. I'm using Rico Pompon. The colours are cool, I'm quite tempted to get another ball and make myself a scarf. Or get yarn in colours similar to the royal purple and lime green and make something stripey for MJ.

Anyhow, I'm using 4mm needles. I cast on 38 stitches and am doing two stitches between each pompon. It is very soft and very touchy feely. I can see why this yarn may be popular. Plus it doesn't take too long to get used to using it. I'm sure I've got something similar, but smaller in pink and white to make Mary-Jane a blankie with. When I am re-united with my stash, it will seem like a whole new stash. I see it in the boxes in the barn and my tongue is still hanging out.


paula said...

When you and your stash meet again you can sing that song, "Reunited and it feels so good."

he he he he

Like the blanket, and the toffee andbanana cookies sound good . . I have never heard of them before.

Gene and I tag-teamed on brownies today . . .I mixed everything, put it in the dish and he wa sin charge off cooking while I was downstairs on the pc"genealoging" if there is such a word :0}

CarpeDyem said...

Oh boy I will be singing and will only be found after at least a week buried under neath a pile of yarn with knitting needles in my hand and grinning like an ijiot!

paula said...

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Now, on to read and get caught up with Mary-Jane and her travels.