Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Piece of Cake

Or rather - the whole cake. It's been several years since I've made a layer cake, but I've made two in the same week - same recipe, too. Deep chocolaty goodness with a fluffy seven minute icing.

Shana's making spaghetti and meatballs with a home made sauce. It'll be a yummy dinner at our house with the Humps. Maybe later I'll be watching the Academy Awards, only to crawl out of my chair afterwards swearing as always NEVER to watch that again. I may set up to wind my skein of Cherry Tree Blueberry Hill lace weight silk while I watch it so I won't just be blowing off a whole evening to alternate boredom and exasperation. Then the yarn will be ready to go. It's definitely next on the queue (I'll alternate with the sock monkey) and I may have decided on the pattern at last. I'm thinking of the lovely Float Stole in this spring's Interweave Knits. It's a lengthwise cast on, which will help to avoid pooling, and a simple enough pattern to use with a richly colored hand paint.

Yesterday we saw Coraline in 3D. Shana and I agreed - it's wonderful, but way too scary for young children even though it's animated. Late this morning we hung out watching Body of Lies. It's a really good movie, but really depressing. In my opinion, Russell Crow is a better actor now than he was when he won the Academy Award, if less of a cutie. I did get the last of the leg repeats and the heel turned on my latest socks. I'm now well into the gusset. I thought I had already taken a picture of the completed yellow eyelet rib socks, but apparently not.

1 comment:

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Delicious looking socks, I love that yellow. And, that's a yummy looking cake, too.

Tell Shana that I used to have three dutch ovens but now only two. They are great for camping. There's a book called The Cowboy's Cookbook that has lots of recipes in it.