24 May 2008

Kingfisher finished.. sort of

it's done, seamed and blocked. All in just about a week. Pure and simple short cardi. I've been knitting in a round for a while now, so it was nice to work straight for a change.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Sirdar Luxury Cotton Soft Cotton DK (4 balls)
Needles: 3.5mm
Started: May 15, 2008
Finished: May 22, 2008 

A very straight forward knit. Slightly fitted, set in sleeves and a V-neck. I am pleased with the way it turned out in a way; I really like the shape and the style. The yarn feels and knits wonderfully. However, after wearing it and especially after looking through the photos I think it needs to be done in a smaller size for a closer fit. Otherwise it's great.
I think I'll give myself a week or so to decide whether to redo it or not, until then consider it to be done.

Here are some no-bake deserts we were making over this weekend.

Chocolate rice-krispies cup cakes. Just melt the chocolate and pour the whole bunch of rice krispies in. Mix it and spoon into cupcake cases. I made a bit of a mistake at the beginning by using kosher chocolate that was leftover from the passover; when it started to melt (in the microwave) it started to literally burn and smoke, as strange as it can sound. I wonder what they put in it..

Then there were chocolate and rice krispies covered strawberries. They were so yummy that I am afraid that kids didn't even get to see them. Delicious.

Speaking of strawberries, I replanted all of the eight strawberry plants we have in to a massive planter this year. I put it right at the end of the patio where they could be seen out of the kitchen window. They are looking good, plenty of flowers on each one. I can't wait until they are ready.

The garden is looking gorgeous. 

1 comment :

  1. Love the colour of your cardi, and the krispie cakes look very yummy.

    I have tagged you for the Five Things Meme if you feel like doing it.


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