knitxcore.: If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake.

Friday, June 15, 2007

If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake.

My Week

FlintKnits showed me how to make an awesome photo mosaic.

Let's go clockwise from the top left.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Ganomy Hat from the Knitter's Almanac: I'm going to try to do each of her monthly projects, in order, to have Christmas gifts ready when the time comes. The Ganomy Hat is one of June's patterns and a bunch of cool kids have already made them. I'm pretty much playing catch up.

Strawberry Cake: This comes to us from Lately, I have become obsessed with her website and consult it before I do pretty much anything. Why stress out about how to do something, if someone else has already done it perfectly? You can trust me that this cake is as simple as throwing strawberries in store bought cake mix and layering it all with fresh whipped cream, or you can go straight to the source.

Speaking of food, has anyone seen the Hungry Planet book and photo essay? It's amazing to see what people are eating, how much they spend, and how much it varies from culture to culture. Lupinbunny suggests that we should start a Hungry Planet Meme, where everyone takes a picture of what they buy in their weekly grocery shopping. No cheating! Be honest and have fun, we are not here to judge. I'll do mine the next time I go shopping. I can't wait to see what everyone does with this.

Seven Skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Lettuce: This is the beginning of my Seamless Hybrid. I bought it from Misocrafty's Amazing De-stash. Hopefully, I'll get around to swatching it up this week, so I can start doing my math. Rodger from Over Abundance will be knitting his Seamless Hybrid at the same time, so when we're finished you'll get to see how 2 different knitters interpret the design.

me: i like trees.




Crochet Goddess said...

I love the hat and the yarn. Did you make that cake? I am not a great baker I hope you have a great weekend

pamela wynne said...

Awesome! You'll be addicted to the mosaic now.

Michael said...

Do you read Yarnstorm, too?

Also, I can't wait to hear how the ganomey hat works out. They look so darned funky that I might have to give them a shot.

Jeanne said...

Cute hat, great yarn. But the cake...looks delicious!

Jana said...

I swear on a stack of cookbooks I have yet to have a Martha recipe fail me. I make her Macaroni & Cheese 101 several times a year, often because other people request it. So good! The Ganomy hat is very cool. Your post is making me think now, it might be a good item to help me de-stash a bit. Hmmm....

Charles said...

I need to get my Elizabeth Zimmermann's book too..Iam going over to amazon and order mine!

Iam going to talk about you on my blog review for next week's video Cast!!!
You can go and look my this week video cast! This is much batter then the last week post!

sko_G knits said...

mmmm. the strawberry cake looks deeeelicious!! and i am so jealous of your lettuce malabrigo!!

Eikon said...

Malabrigo Worsted is still my favourite yarn of all time. Adorable hat.

pins&needles said...

that cake looks delish! I'm not that interested in Martha's decor stuff, but like some of her recipes.

some people with food blogs do food memes. the only one I've seen is that they took pictures of what's in their fridge and post what the items are. it's kinda interesting.

Gloria said...

That cake looks so good! Thanks for pointing out the recipe/instructions!

Davin said...

I'm pretty sure you can live your entire life perfectly if you just consult martha about everything. I love her site, because if i have a question about anything, it's always there, in excrutiating detail. How did you do the photo mosaic?