25 June 2010

It's sold!

Thankyou for crossing everything for me! Our house is sold!
I am busy packing. Our things are going into storage and we will be housesitting for a month, then renting something furnished until November and then moving in to our brand new house. I will post some pics when the building starts in July or August.

16 June 2010

Keep your fingers crossed

Please keep your fingers (and everything else) crossed for me. Someone looked at our house today and really, really liked it. She has already sold her house and is ready to buy - so here's hoping!!

Lady Kina is finished. I really love this new wool from the Bendigo Woollen Mill. It is called "Highlands". The colour is "Ness". The cardigan took two 200g balls.

I made up a vest with the other 200g ball I bought. It is slightly short, but it will be OK with a longer top under. I knit it in the round, bottom up (so no side seams). I then worked on the back stitches until the back was finished and then started on the upper front. I sewed up the top seams and then knit the rib neckband and arm bands.
I am going to knit a longer vest and will write down the instructions as I go.
This is "Highlands" too. The colour is "Cinder".

02 June 2010

Rhubarb cakes and knitting

I made some Rhubarb cupcakes today. I used the recipe from my last post for the cake mix. I spooned some cake mixture into the patty pans and then spooned in a teaspoon of stewed rhubarb (I had cooked the rhubarb with some brown sugar and a splash of vanilla essence and allowed rhubarb to cool). Then I spooned some more cake mixture on top.

I mixed up a teaspoon of butter, a tablespoon of brown sugar and some cinnamon and then sprinkled some of this mixture on top of the cupcakes and baked them in a 190 degree C oven for about 15 minutes. Very yummy!

I hadn't been knitting for ages, and I really miss it, so while I am waiting on some more wool from Bendigo Woollen Mill I have started a black cardigan. It is the "Radiate" pattern like my pink one.

I am looking forward to my new wool though. It's a new wool called "Highlands" and the colour I have chosen is "Ness". Of course it will be another cardigan - maybe one called "Lady Kina" which I found on Ravelry :

Dear eldest grand-daughter turned 17 the other day! And dear son turned 33. I had my 54th birthday too. We had a very busy week that week.

I bought dear son a slow cooker and a great new Slow Cooker recipe book by Sally Wise - Keep an eye out for it. It is really good!
Dear son is living by himself now and works two very long days in each shift, so was finding it hard to take decent meals with him. He has been cooking from the book and says the recipes are "awesome".

We have some preliminary plans for our new house. It should be finished before Christmas. How exciting!!!

I forgot to tell you:
I really want one of these -

British shorthair blue kitten. I have to wait until we move though.