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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Stash and other things!

Joe and I did some baking in our lessons yesterday. I made cinnamon apple crumble and he made flapjack, which I then put a white chocolate and yogurt topping on. To be honest it's made it a little too sweet for my taste and it could have done with a thinner layer!

I didn't think to get a picture of the crumble, but here's Joe's flapjack, or what's left of it anyhow.

We've each had some and we cut some off to give away as well. A small piece is lovely, but you don't want too much at a time, unless you really love sweet things.

Usually on a Monday we get together with another home schooled friend of his and we bake and do projects together. His friend is away this week though but we still wanted to bake! Last week we went to their house and the boys made cookies, some sultana and some marshmellow, they were yummy if slightly misshappen!

I also wanted to show you some stash I had bought for me. My mum bought herself some yarn on sale and got some for me as well. Wasn't that kind of her! :)  It's like 'fashion' type yarn I guess, so I don't know if it will crochet up well or not. Anyone else tried these before?

Sirdar fresco and Sirdar dune. I'm a bit doubtful of the dune, the fresco might be better. Anyhow, if you have used it, I'd love to hear about it.

Then I was out with my mum getting some yarn for my shawl (the one I previously showed you) and some for Steve, plus some purple yarn that looks chunky and warm, when she grabbed it off me, rushed off to pay for it and said she was under instructions from Tom, my eldest to pay for my yarn from him! I didn't know what to say, it was totally unexpected and so thoughtful of him. I phoned right then in the shop to thank him. :)

This is it, less 3 balls of the chunky varigated that I used for my shawl.

My shawl yarn. I have two left, not sure what I'll do with these now.

Bought this to do another jumper for Steve, it's cream with flecks of brown, light brown and green in it. After the grey, I feel he deserves a nicer colour!

Warm chunky purple!

I can't wait to get started with it all now though. I have a couple of ideas of some things I want to make but not really anything definite yet.

For now though, it's time for tea. :)

Oh and incidently, the tea cosy is now a perfect fit! It was a bit snug to start off with but now it comes on and off fine, without being all loose looking, so I'm really pleased with it.



  1. Look at all that beautiful yarn - have fun with it. :)

  2. Lovely wool Kim,especially the warm chunky purple:)What a great Mum and elder son you have.
    I must say that flapjack looks rather tasty,or should it be looked rather tasty:D
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Yum the flapjack looks good.
    Can't help with the wool I'm afraid but I'm looking forwards to seeing what you make with it.

  4. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the wool, I have some of the cream with flecks in it for my blanket I am doing. LOVE the purple

  5. Thanks ladies. I just love the wool. I got the purple purely for the colour, it's so PURPLY! :D

    I'd love to see your blanket Rachael, I bet that wool looks lovely made up.

    The flapjack improved after being left in the fridge overnight. It didn't seem as sweet and was voted a complete success. So now we know it's nicer if left to settle for a bit. Bit moreish then as well.



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