Thursday, 28 February 2008
For people living in the UK, I bought mine there. I am sure you can find them easily anywhere.
We can all do a little something for the environment ! :0)
Sunday, 24 February 2008
I have started a lace project. The pattern is from the book, Victorian lace today. It is the third time I am starting it. The first time the wool was a bit hairy and as every row is patterned, it was a bit tricky. Then I started with that wool (I bought it from Louise, she had some spare, and you should see what she is making with it!) but realised that something was wrong (Initially, I thought it was my knitting skills). Thansk to Ravelry, I got the errata for the pattern. Now I am doing OK, I think. I've done 4 repeats of the pattern, 36 more to go and the border. That one will keep me busy for several months.
This morning I was in the mood for starting a new project and I decided on that one. Otto the Owl from Lucinda guy book.
Today, the weather was nice in Dundee, although very windy, but we decided to go cycle to Tayport before lunch. 1h30 of cycling was just what we needed! I forgot my camera and I was trying to dig out some pictures from the computer when I found these ones. It was a wool shop on the West coast of Scotland, near Skye.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Bridge Alexandre III:
Parc des Buttes Chaumont:
Friday, 15 February 2008
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Tomorrow we are going to Paris for the weekend and he can come with us as his passport is valid !
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
Yesterday, I have received my invitation to ravelry. I've already spent a lot of time uploading pictures of my projects, my books, needles... and I will have to spend more time to explore it. This is great, I love it !!!!
Monday, 4 February 2008
I am still working on Maeva's jumper. The back is now done and I am on the first sleeve. I still have a lot of tidy up at the back and the embroideries but I am getting there.
Finally, I've started something for myself: a Debbie Bliss pattern from her book, rialto.I've bought the wool at Christmas. I've choosen 100% merino from Katia. It is really soft and much cheaper than the Debbie Bliss. The whole body is worked in one piece to the armholes. I've just started on the second ball. Although I did the sample for the tension, I had to start again 3 times to get the right size. I am going to make it a bit longer as I find it a little short.
I've done something else with the lopi but I don't think I should put it on the blog just now as the person it is for might see it. It needs a little finishing touch anyway...
Friday, 1 February 2008
Here is the recipe:
4 big pears (or 2x400g cans of pear in juice, drained)
Lemon juice (if using fresh pear)
1 litre of milk
5cl pear alcohol (optional)
Grease a deep tin.
Boil the milk with the sugar.
Sieve the flour, add the eggs and mix. Keep beating, and then gradually pour the hotsweet milk into the egg/flour mix. Add the pear alcohol.
Peel and seed the pears. Spray them with some lemon juice so they won't go black.
Then, put them into the greased tin. Pour the dough on the pear.
Spinkle some butter on top.
Bake for 40 minutes at 190 C.
You can eat it warm or cold. It is suppose to be delicious with some red fruit jam.
Bon appetit !