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Archive for March, 2010

Sock progress

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I have finally managed to turn the heel on the Oceanwind sleepy hollow socks I mentioned on Monday. Firstly let me assure you that these socks are going to be fabulous. However, knitting them is not for the faint-hearted! It is certainly not for those who want to knit infront of the TV in the […]

Possibly the most beautiful socks in the world…

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Well I guess you know what’s coming… I am a weak, weak, weak-willed woman – at least where yarn, fabric and food are concerned. The Oceanwind Knits marino was just too tempting… I tried hard to resist, but by yesterday evening it was just too much. And I think you have to agree that these […]

Just the best (and easiest) chocolate mousse…

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

We’re having guests tomorrow and I’ve been busy this morning preparing one of my favourite desserts. This recipe is courtesy of my friend Marcus (and his mother). Chocolate mousse tends to be a bit of a tricky dessert – it has to be chocolatey, but not too chocolatey; sweet, but not too sweet; the consistency […]

Socks, socks and more socks…

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Today was a quiet day – no remarkable creative activity to report – a few more inches knitted on the Sylvan Spirit sweater and a few more blocks pieced on the Martinique quilt. (Not to mention a mountain of ironing finally dispatched – but ironing  isn’t very exciting, so we won’t go into that…). I […]

Hot Cross Buns

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I thought I would like to share with you what I have been baking today…. Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns are traditional in England, where I come from, but unheard of in Switzerland, where I now make my home. They are typically served on Good Friday – hence the cross, which is to represent […]