I was trying to get a shot of her mid 'princess twirl', that was quite tricky, especially when she wants me to princess twirl as well! However, I don't think I did too bad at catching the movement of the skirt.
MJ has re-discovered Grandad's Rocking Chair. She loves it. I believe she may be the fifth generation, perhaps the sixth to use it.
I am having a day or two off baking. I did make some spicy carrot soup. I have had a portion and HK has had two. Today I've frozen another three big portions, so the bag of carrots has stretched very well! I would do a bit more freezing of soup and veg, if I had more freezer space! I do have a few egg whites in there from my recent frenzy of curd making. I am planning to make italian or swiss meringue topping for cupcakes, or even do an Angel type cake where egg whites are needed.
Yesterday I got my copy of Ruth Clemens - The Pink Whisk - Cake Making book. I had it on pre order from Amazone, due out in May, but the publication date was bought forward so now I have it in my grubby paws. I have had a good look through the book, and I like it. I like the angle it comes from, the hints and tips. I am eager to try out a few recipes. I think Manchester Tart with bananas is top of the hit list. I have promised HK another Pumpkin Pie over the weekend. Never trust a skinny baker!
Knitterati was on Tuesday. I got my head together with another lady and we talked knitting, various projects and knit a longs. She showed me her yarn that she had recently bought. I haven't really been round much yarn lately that I was accustomed to (all the top end stuff) so it was a real treat for me. Made me appreciate more what was in my stash - and made me want to stash surf again, just to look through pretty things. I do appreciate all my yarn so much more this past year or two. I am so glad that I was an impulse buyer and that I stocked up the last year I was working, knowing that I was heading for a long 'dry' spell.
I cast on another 'Tango Tank' for Mary-Jane, I'm calling it Summer Stripes. I am using Sirdar Summer Stripes, in pinks and greens. I have three 50g balls. I think if I'm lucky I might get away with just two balls, if not I will only need to break into the third for a few yards. Then I need to decide waht to do with the stray ball!