Sunday, 15 February 2009

Valentines meal for 4................

Ok so with the credit crunch and babysitting we decided the best way to have a lovely Valentines meal was with our friends at home. Feed the kids pizza early on and stick them in front of a DVD and then let the meal commence.



Parsnip soup with bacon

Main course


Seabass with Olive mash, scallops and some fennel thing and asparagus.



Chocolate pudding with Green and Blacks icecream and a strawberry to finish.

Plenty of alcohol was also consumed and a good time was had by all.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Been keeping a secret............................

I have been keeping a secret since half way through last year which I can finally show you here.

Back in June 2008 I was asked by Jeni of Fyberspates to knit up a sample for her in her lovely scrumptious yarn. Well the pattern is now available on her website for purchase so do go and have a look. Just click here.

So here are my pictures of the knitting up and the final product.





This colourway is Olive and is the chunkier version of scrumptious. It only took 5 skeins to knit the whole thing in the small size. This yarn goes a long long way. It only took 240grm to knit my Hey Teach.

This is such a lovely yarn and is the same stuff that I knitted up my Hey Teach over christmas. The colours are really vibrant and it is a pleasure to work with. It was the reverse stocking stitch on the fishermans sweater on how good it looked with the scrumptious yarn that inspired me to make the changes to the Hey Teach pattern.

You can find the yarn here.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

House Sorting quiz for Socktopus Sockclub

SOCK(topus)CLUB House Sorting Quiz

My Result: Yarnacre Cottage
View user's Quiz School Profile
Welcome to Yarnacre!  A Yarnacre loves life, enjoys the good times and rolls with the bad. You're easy going, love love yarn, and don't mind taking a risk now and then (ever finish a knit with 4 cm of yarn left? Oh yeah, you're definitely one of us!).  Adventure! Daring! Lots and lots of yarn! 

Yarnacre Cottage's mascot is a monkey.  The House colours are cinnamon and granite.
Quiz SchoolTake this quiz & get your result

Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow day......................

School is closed so we have built a snowman and I am going to spend the rest of the day knitting. Maybe a bit of comfort baking too!