This week has been crazy! A close friend of mine married her partner of 10 years on Saturday, and I had the pleasure of baking their wedding cake. I have only done character cakes before, so when Sarah and Graem asked me if I would make their cake, I was more than a little nervous. After giving me some general ideas, the flavour and creative aspect was left to me - and this was the result. White chocolate cake with lemon Mousseline filling, iced with a white chocolate buttercream. The bride and grrom wanted something simple and elegant, and told me they weren't afraid of colour - so I did a periwinkle blue icing and textured it to look like plaster, and added fresh flowers to match their decor. I am so happy that that they loved it! The guests were intrigued by the blue cake.
Baking kept me busy, but I did find time to finish a couple of knitting projects also.
First, I finally added a drawstring to the ...a time to dye "Songs of Meditation" newborn longies I knit a while back. These are going to be sent as a gift to a friend who is expecting this winter.
Also, I finished up another tester for a fellow knitter - Hippy Pippy's "Intergalactic". I love how they turned out!
I had the pleasure of testing my knitting with one of my favourite knitters ever, Andrea of Dwell Wool Knits! Her work is impeccable, and I am hoping that she will be able to provide valuable insight into my work. Here are the board shorts I knit from her yarn, Western Sky Knits' London on Cestari (the thickest I have ever seen!).
The weather is hot and dry here, but that doesn't mean there is a shortage of rainbows!
Sarah sent me this bright and cheerful Galway Paint yarn for a YYMN, and while I struggled with pooling, I can't help but smile when I look at the finished longies I knit from it. It is the perfect colourway for summer!
I am not normally a fan of rainbow colourways for my daughter's personal stash, but when I saw Yarnoodles' Spring Love, I had to have it! It was beautiful in the hank, but it didn't disappoint once knit, either. These are my favourites so far!