A weeks review

I have been pretty busy this week but had fun all the way.

London Bag

London Bag

London Apron

London Apron

I have made four aprons, and six shopping bags ready for fundraising events. There are more items listed ready to make this week but I really wanted to make a start with things in this wonderful fabric showing the major sights in London. It is a lovely heavy 100% cotton that I am sure will be really hard wearing – and obviously washable since no-ones aprons (or shopping bags) stay clean for long.

I would have liked one of these for some cooking I did myself this week – but not allowed! I have been making sour dough bread about twice a week since I was given my starter and last week was no different. I like real ‘loaf tin’ shaped loaves as they are really easy to cut and make into toast – and sour dough toasts brilliantly!

Sour dough loaves

Sour dough loaves

I also made some Hot Cross Buns. I love Hot Cross Buns so when I saw a sour dough recipe on Fig Jam and Lime Cordials blog I had to try them. This is a fabulous blog but comes with a warning. She is an amazing cook and you will want to eat everything you see. I can almost feel my waist expanding as I read each post. And the Hot Cross buns are wonderful. I like mine well spiced so I will probably increase the amount of spice in the next batch. There will certainly be many more batches. Just look how good even my first batch looks (and there aren’t this many any more!)

Fabulous hot cross buns

Fabulous hot cross buns

Between client and fund raising sewing, cooking, and just general life there hasn’t been much spare time but I have eventually finished one of my ‘Little Minx’ socks. These are another toe-up pattern from Ravelry – and I have to say that the jury is out on this style. It has taken an age but only because this is the third time I have knitted this up. The first time I forgot to knit into the back of the knit stitch and the pattern wasn’t anything like as nice (it took a while to work out what I was doing wrong. Note to self – READ THE PATTERN PROPERLY). I love the yarn but at the moment I don’t love the sock. I have managed to make ‘pairs’ of every sock pattern I have made so far. I don’t want this to be the first singleton, but I think I am going to have to leave this a while before making the second.

Little Minx sock

Little Minx sock

I have lots of sewing planned for this week – but I am also hosting a fundraiser for my daughters marathon at my home on Friday morning so I will be knee deep in cake mix later in the week. I hope they all work right. I will report on fundraising progress next week.

13 Comments on “A weeks review”

  1. Sheila Codd says:

    Socks look great. To avoid singlesockitus have you tried knitting both socks at same time on a circular needle? Just love this method, am making my 12th pair in 3 months? The only thing suffering is the pocket!!

    • I love it! Singlesockitus! Oh, what a fabulous word. I will have to try the two at once method when I finish this pair. I will finish this pair,I will finish this pair,I will finish this pair…

  2. sewbussted says:

    I’m sure you are going to raise a nice amount with these wonderful pieces.
    Why oh why don’t we live closer to each other?!! Those hot cross buns just may lure me across the pond!!!!!!

  3. I made it!! says:

    I got hungry reading this… And I am still eating dinner!

  4. sewruth says:

    Gosh, you’ve been so busy. I bet the baking smells wafting from your kitchen this week were delicious.

  5. You’re very kind, thank you for the shout-out! So glad you enjoyed the hot cross buns! I mentioned to Pete that you’d made some, and of course, he said, “oh, I’d love some of those!”. So I’m off to bake now.. 🙂

  6. allisonC says:

    Love that London fabric, too scared to look at the baking website!

    • Thank you Alison! With regard to the fabulous cooking blog you are right to be afraid – I am sure if I wasn’t doing some exercise I would have to revise my pattern size 😦
      (But it is so worth it!)

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