Thursday, August 25, 2011

WIP Wednesday; in which we cheat a little bit...

So, all of you eagle-eyed people will notice that it is no longer Wednesday in the UK, however, I feel since this blog-link is hosted by Tami in America, I can maybe sneak in under the time-zone difference and still be classed as Wednesday as it is only just coming up to midnight there.....cunning ;)

I am desperate to post because for once, I am *still* making progress with my knitting. Here is the cardigan that I started last week. I have done the fronts, and back and am on sleeve one so hopefully it should be done by next week, even if I do have about a million stitches to pick up to do the band....


The reason why I am late posting is because we had cake, tea and gossip night last night and I didn't get around to posting. Look at the cake. I made it following the recipe that Ruth uses where you weigh the eggs then use the same weight of flour, sugar and butter. After some conversations on Twitter as to whether you weigh the eggs shell on or off, I made it using the naked egg weight...not sure if that is right as the cake looks a bit flat.  It tasted good though and I used some of my damson not-jam-more-like-syrup inside and it was good.

Right, well, I'd better post this quickly before it is Thursday in The US too.  Hop over to Tami's blog to see what everyone else is making.

5 comments:

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

Love the colours in the cardigan. Looks like you're using the same needles as me for my cardigan. i thjink I got them from the front of a magazine. They're metallic shiny purple and i love them.

Nicky said...

I love the cardigan colours too ... I'm just going to pretend like I didn't see the cake ... it's better that way for me ... LOL!!!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Sounds like pound cake - traditionally made with a pound of each flour, sugar, butter and eggs. Yummy! And btw, as far as I know eight eggs are usually used for a pound.

Ugh, picking up stitches!! More Cake!!

picperfic said...

oh now I feel bad Nic...honestly, I always weigh my eggs without the shells...but I am going to give Gemma's recommendation a go. Bet it still tasted yummy, it looks delicious. to tell you the truth, i never even thought to weigh the eggs with their shells on, you live and learn...

RooKnits said...

I weighed with the shells on... oh and used sponge flour rather than normal self raising, I reckon that makes all the difference.