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I should knit a Lucky, Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!!!

Yesterday they were still in transit, but today they are here!! Stitch’n’Bitch and Stitch’n’Bitch Nation!!!!  I am drooling over the picture and pattern of the Lucky Clover Wrap Cardigan and I am thinking of knitting it in the round - less seams and less sewing. This will be my next project for knitting. There is apparently an error in the sleeves so I have found a correction or two, though I haven’t been to the S’n’B site yet. Must do that!!!

On the other cardigan front, oh very funny…..there was no chance the extra needle full of rib was for the right front as it was too narrow and had no button holes. I unravelled it and I’m doing the clever casting off and casting on button hole from the Vogue All-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-Knitting book. They are stylish and much better than plain yfwd ones. I will have to write down the method to use again.

I have started keeping a kind of notebook/journal of knitting. It started off because I always write down the rows, increases, decreases, pattern etc in a book. I like the fronts to have exactly the same number of rows as the back.  I like the sleeves to be exactly the same and I like the pattern repeats to match when there are increases and decreases. Am I obsessive???  All it needed was a few more notes on needles and wool and a few labels stuck in and Voila!! A knitting journal in my 4 cent exercise book. I will have to cover it in green paper and reinforce the cover, but it is great!!! I will look out for some cheap hardcover books for my next one. It will be a fair way away as this exercise book has about 296 pages. Oh well….

Nut Caramel

  • 690 ml cream

  • 125 g unsalted butter

  • 220 g caster sugar

  • 2 tbspn golden syrup

  • ½ cup finely chopped nuts

  • 1 tspn vanilla extract - optional

Bring cream to the rapid boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until amount is reduced by half. Add the butter, sugar and syrup and stir till caramel is thick and quite golden and add the nuts and vanilla if desired.  Pour into a rectangular or square 16 cm tin and refrigerated until set. Cut into squares and eat.

You can add anything you like really : dried fruit, chocolate, glace cherries etc!!!

Comments

Sharon

I really would love to buy Stitch and Bitch Nation, I have been eyeing off the lucky clover wrap on peoples blogs. The knitting journal sounds great sure beats paying the huge prices of a bought one, I have often thought about making one as it is great to record all knitting projects for future reference.

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