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Stick it in your fam-lee album

Today I am awash with photos!! There are 7 new photos: 3 of the jumper and 4 of the cushions. I am yet to perfect my ability to name them. They keep having the file name, but, whatever. I downloaded them from my memory stick – which we all know is more powerful than my old computer and could probably have sent humans to the Moon single-handedly, whilst playing chess with Deep Blue!!! Memory sticks are wondrous, they just work all by themselves. An idiot could do it – and I did!! I decided I needed a new Photo Album, so I have one for Knitting and one for Sewing thus far. I am cloning now.  I am all Dr Who, The Leisure Hive!!! OK I think, by George, I have done it…And I have done the cushions too...




                         Fibonacci_jumper_elizaeth_ballet_cushion_3  I have finished reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I so enjoyed it I had to prop my eyelids open to finish it last night. It is much better than the last one, by a mile. This one was reminiscent of the first two, even though the characters have matured and the happenings more dangerous, everyone is likeable and the story lopes along at a cracking pace. I can’t say more and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

Yesterday we went to Aunty Cathy’s and the Labradors had a lovely time. Peri stood on the outdoor table and harki ran about inside.  They went for a little walk with Georgia, stole plastic bottles from the recycling, were fed all of their treats and menaced by the trampoline. When we got home they immediately went to sleep on the couch and snored!!! I am making a knitted Ipod cover for Alex’s Mini-Ipod. It is from issue #2 of Simply Knitting from the UK. Of course the cover is too big, but I have traced the size and I will work out how many stitches from the tension given. Cathy has lots of wool scraps and it won’t take much to whip up.

I whipped up an apricot cake though…

Apricot Cake

  • 180 g butter

  • 265 g brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tspn orange water or vanilla extract

  • 350 g plain flour

  • 2 tspn baking powder

  • 70 ml orange juice

  • a tin of apricot halves ( they’re out of season now)

Preheat oven to 180 C ( 160 ff) and grease and line a 20 cm tin. Cream the butter and sugar and add the eggs. Sift in the flour and add the juice and mix well. Fill tin and then push apricot halves into the top in a pattern. Cook for 45-50 minutes. Serve dredged with icing sugar and drizzled with custard. Sorry, but I needed dredge and drizzle!!!!



The cushions are so cute, are they for yourself? Made the caramel sauce and we had it poured over icecream, it was delish.

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