Sunday, 15 May 2011

Work in Progress and Biscotti

Its another lazy Sunday here in Greenwich. I started out by having a shoulder and neck massage in the market (I’d highly recommend the guy with the ponytail if you are ever over this way) which set me up very well for the restful day ahead!

Next I moved on to the biscotti. Amy from Angry Chicken posted about her biscotti recipe the other day so I gave it a whirl.

Its a really simple recipe to follow (I went for the chocolate ones) and the results are lovely. I went for the chocolate ones. Admittedly they could have done with being a touch sweeter, but that was totally my fault for using granulated sugar and not putting as much in as Amy had specified in a bid to make them “healthier”. Why on earth do I bother!?!

Anyway I’d recommend them. The white chocolate and cardamom sound gorgeous too so they’re next on my list of things to bake. I have been enjoying the results with my tea whilst knitting up a storm this afternoon.

Whilst waiting for more stocks of Debbie Bliss to finish off the endless journey that is the creation of my summer shrug, I’m going completely off-piste with the creation of my own pattern. Probably a stupid move for a novice, but I don’t enjoy patterns quite so much! I’m going for a kind of summer vest top, something  this one that I got some time ago...

I’m using a garter eyelet stitch to get lacy/ crocheted look (as I just cant crochet yet) and am kind of making it up as I go along.

So far its quite shlumpy feeling which I am taking to be a good sign. Hopefully I’ll be able to post the results up next week.

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