Saturday, 31 March 2018
Another wet day
JanF asked what the Walkaway dress was, well this is it. The reasoning was that you could cut it out in the morning and walkaway in it later that day!!
There is a lot of fabric there and miles of bias binding to stitch in place. I have the pattern and one of these days will make it, but it will take me at least a day to make all the binding.
I have made a start on Fran's Carbeth, just the cast on and a few rows of rib. I will be knitting on it in the evening while she is here. In the mornings, before she gets up, I am working on the birthday jumper. The front is now on the needles so it will not be much longer. The yarn is very warm so I want it off the needles, buttons attached and wrapped and put away before the weather warms up. Always supposing that it will.
I know that the Carbeth will be a warm knit but it is cropped and the pure wool is lighter to handle.
We did dip a toe into the chocolate yesterday, in the interest of quality assurance you understand, but it remained untouched for the evening.
For dinner I made a chicken, bacon and leek pie, the SO made cauli and broccoli cheese, roast parsnips and carrot and swede mash.
Then to completely wipe us out I made a steamed syrup sponge pudding with real custard, of course I took a healthy slice and a jug of the custard to W. It went down very well, and very fast I suspect.
In my defence I lay the blame at Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears podcast, she made one on during a recent episode. I was late watching it and the SO was watching with me. We exchanged a glance and as one said We Are Totally Having That On Friday.
NOW we have 5 egg whites in the fridge, there is only one thing for it. Meringue. Woo Hoo, Pavlova anyone? Eton Mess (with raspberries)? Lemon Meringue Pie?
To make it worse I am planning on making a baked cheesecake for Sunday. I may have to reconsider in case we burst.
At least I didn't make hot Cross Buns, b u t there is a load of ribs slathered in a barbecue sauce in the fridge. 4 - 5 hours in a low oven then 30 minutes at the hottest setting and they will be meltingly tender. Sweet potato wedges and home made coleslaw and dinner will be finger licking wonderful.
I do push the boat out when Fran is home, this was meant to be a full week but work demands have put paid to her days off and she will be back in harness on Tuesday.
Now I have to go and collect Rufus, he is spending the morning with us.
PS Kay has started a Pudding Club on the podcast and will be working her way through some family favourites. The next one is Spotted Dick, love it. xx