Friday, 26 August 2011

macaroon obsession

We had some friends round yesterday for afternoon tea in the garden. A good reason to make another batch of macaroons - my current obsession. I tried a new recipe I found online. They taste good but don't look anything like the recipe picture. How are theirs so smooth?! I must continue to practice.

A tip to get them to come away cleanly from the greaseproof paper is to pour a little freshly boiled water underneath the paper as soon as they are out of the oven. As the paper dampens, they lift off no problem!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Laundry disasters

Not a good week. Laundry disasters. (neither were my fault)

RIP birdy dress, now minus birds after having been SOAKED IN BLEACH!?!

RIP lovely fairisle cardigan, now very much shrunk and felted.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

tank top (and a new camera)

This is a pattern called Archie's Vest from Kristen Rengren's book Vintage Baby Knits. It's taken me four library renewals, (and two fines) to get this finished. But jolly nice it is!

The yarn is Rowan 4 Ply Soft (green) and Lang Yarns Jawoll Solid Superwash, (pink).

I've also been a bit naughty and treated myself to a Nikon D90 camera.