There I was, in the shower, face and hands covered with don’t-get-this-in-your-eyes expensive lovely shower gel. I didn’t want to waste it, but I needed to open my eyes. Blink and Blow!! The Learn to Swim programme came to my rescue!! You blink your eyes rapidly and blow out through your pursed lips, just like arising from the water Annette Kellerman style – and it worked!!!!! I could see!!!!!
The cardigan is finished. I am ready to block. We never blocked or swatched at home. Everything just always worked out, because we fiddled with every pattern. I have never, ever, in my whole life, followed a pattern faithfully from go to whoa.
It just never happens. I like to make it longer, or change the pattern, always change the wool, add a knitted on band etc. There are people who follow a pattern. I am not one of them.
So I will lay out the cardboard graph thingy, cover it with thick clear plastic and block away tomorrow. I have the tiny bit of the back neckband to knit from each front, and then graft together at the back, but that’s it.
I have also knitted 1 ball of the scarf, for 45-50 cm. Three balls are apparently enough so I will finished that quick smart. Then what??? I will order the most excellent green wool for my own scarf.
Today was far less manic, I have knitted, had afternoon tea and then tonight a couple of hours of ‘sewing’ where I will knit a scarf and then to bed.
- 125 g butter
- 165 g icing sugar
- 225 g plain flour
- 1 tbspn finely grated citrus rind
- 80 lm sour cream
- 1 tbspn lemon juice
Preheat oven to 180 C ( 160 ff) Grease and line trays. Rub butter into flour then add sugar and rind. Mix in the sour cram and juice till well combined. Roll tablespoons of mixture into a ball and bake for 15 minutes or so. Place on a rack and ice when cool.
Icing : Mix 220 g icing sugar, 2 tspn grated citrus rind and 2 tbspn juice.