Tuesday, February 05, 2008
The giant cowl
pattern: XO UO Cowl from knitlit kate --pattern here
yarn: Berroco hip hop in "Tonio" (2 skeins)
needles: US #17
Another great pattern from Kate over at Knit Lit, and an uber-quick knit to boot.
We did our usual weekend-at-bar-to-see-a-band schtick Saturday night and when we got home around 12:30am I was still feeling kind of wired, so I decided to cast on for it before going to bed. I guess I knit about 5 rows before I couldn't hold my head up any longer and then dragged myself off to bed. The next morning I got up for our usual breakfast-on-the-chesterfield-in-front-of-Coronation-street (yes we are clearly creatures of habit...) and voila--it was done lickety split and I was able to wear it out that afternoon!
It definitely is gigantic, and not really a colourway that I'd normally choose for myself (though I am trying to branch out...) but it's kind of growing on me. Plus it's easy enough to loop and still have it be a giant cowl. I've already gotten lots of compliments on it.
And I'm thinking I might do one with some of the new yarn I bought on the weekend,
Right now I'm kinda feeling like I may never get back to any "old" projects.
And speaking of new projects and yarn I just picked up(she says as ANOTHER box of yarn from Elann arrives at her desk THIS MORNING --for the Twinkle Biker Vest) --god help me! I figured I'd give still another Twinkle pattern a whirl, the Skating Sweater since other people appear to be having success just using the lionbrand thick n quick.
But enough of that for now. My other latest obsession is baked goods made of tea! Everytime we're in New York I insist on going to Panya which is a great Japanese bakery in St. Mark's. Lots of good stuff there, but my favourite by far is the "green tea cake" which is kind of like a green tea flavoured pound cake. I've been on the hunt for the perfect recipe, which has *also* led me down the path of trying other tea-related baked goods, one of which I just made this weekend.
Earl Grey tea cake
If you like loaf-type cakes, give this one a whirl. I got the recipe here from Super Eggplant and it was de-lish. The glaze is kinda runny, but after a day of soaking it up in the fridge it was just that much better--also, don't be afraid to use 6 or 7 bags of Twinnings Earl Grey.
Two post in two days?! bet you just died of shock!