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New Year’s Resolutions January 9, 2015

Filed under: Books,Food,Friday,Projects — vintagehomespun @ 4:46 pm
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It seems everywhere I look today people are posting about their resolutions for the New Year – things to do, promises made, ideas they plan to bring into being, and so on. It made me think about my own approach to the New Year and those things that I might like to undertake, so here goes…

I’ve decided to keep a project diary, where I’ll keep track of all my knitting and crochet projects, plus any other craft-based ideas I might have along the way. I’ll include the details of the yarn I’m using, the hook or needle size, even the yarn shop/website the yarn came from, if necessary. Then I can track my progress, and see how I’m getting on.

And I thought it might be an idea to add the books I’m reading, just so I have a record of those too.

As well as any fabulous recipes I come across, and the results if I try them out!

And find time every Friday for a regular update here, to share what’s happened throughout the week.

So, this week’s projects are:

My Attic24 Cosy Stripe Blanket

My cosy stripe blanket

My cosy stripe blanket

16 stripes in, more to follow this weekend 🙂

Next, a crocodile stitch hat from simply Crochet Magazine…

My crocodile stitch hat

My crocodile stitch hat

The pattern is for a child’s size hat but it’s so cute I wanted one for myself, so I’m trying to make it larger – watch this space 😉

And last, but not least, a knitted tie for my hubby, which was meant to be for Christmas but somehow didn’t quite make it! almost done tho’

Moss stitch tie

Moss stitch tie

My current books are:

Haruki Murakami – The Strange Library. A Christmas gift – loving it so far.

Nina Stibbe – Love, Nina. This is my book at bedtime – light, and easy to read, and fun. Not too troublesome before I nod off.

And today I read a recipe for Apple Cinnamon Loaf posted on Facebook. It looks yummy so I may just have to try it out this weekend – I’ll make sure to let you know.

And that’s all for now – happy Friday xx

 

Sometimes I surprise myself! July 5, 2011

Filed under: Food — vintagehomespun @ 11:39 pm
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I suddenly remembered this afternoon that Son No.2 has cookery tomorrow and requires ingredients for a lemon and orange drizzle cake. So I scoured the shelves and found almost everything, and thought that a quick visit to our local deli would provide the rest. But no! I was able to find eggs, lemons, even ground almonds, but no lemon curd. So I tried the local shop but still nothing. Then I seemed to recall a recipe for lemon curd lurking in a cookery book – how difficult could it be…!

I used this recipe from Rachel Allen and it worked!!

lemon curd

lemon curd

One and a half jars of lemon curd  – sometimes I  surprise myself x

 

 
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