Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Work those WIPs!


Above: some Almond macaroons from Cookies Galore - made on Sunday, intended to be frozen and brought out for Valentines day. Well ... they weren't frozen and we've nearly finished them! I feel that they are a bit chewy, which must be the egg white that I had to beat. Do I beat it less or more to make them less chewy next time? I figure less, but if anyone can help? ...


On the knitting front - Jaywalkers have been picked up again after a long spell on the WIP shelf. Every blogger on the planet has knitted these so I really need to move on from this project!

I've lost a Brittany sock needle to the cause, and got a replacement from the lovely staff of the Brittany company. Then I broke another one and didn't have the heart to ask for another replacement, so I bought a 2nd set. Now I should have enough spare to get through the pair - and if I ever make these again I'll go metal all the way.

They are so tight to pull on [well the one sock that I have tried so far...] that I'm scared they are going to give, but once they're on ... they fit so well! This is Opal Cotton yarn, which is machine washable and lovely and soft.

Central Park Hoodie is moving slowly. I'm onto the sleeve ribbing - hardly the most exciting pic in the world so I didn't bother. Instead I'll pass on a hot Lorna's Laces supply that I learned about at last nights Stitch n Bitch. Apparently about $12 shipping for 10 skeins to the UK - which makes them cheaper than getknitted [unless you get hit for import duties!]

Click here for the eBay shop o'joyous Lorna's Laces.

6 comments:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

How did you get the replacement?
INdia

soCherry said...

I just emailed them and gave them my address and offered to send the broken one as proof.

knittingneedles@mcn.org

xx

Rosie said...

I've not made any jaywalkers (yet)! and, coming in rather late, that fire scarf is sensational.

Midsummer night's knitter said...

watch this space for more baking - lemony bars tomorrow - probably after knitting, though....
INdia

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Decide to meet up at Jam, Shawlands, Tuesday 2oth at 6 - 8pm - did I let you know already ? India, The Revolutionary Knitter

scarybez said...

I found that with the jaywalkers as well, but mine have already endured a few washes and lots of tugging on and off and they're fine. I imagine Opal Cotton is fairly sturdy. Looking forward to seeing the finished pair!