It all started last weekend when it was one of my beloved girls’ birthday. Buying presents I find is becoming increasingly difficult as most of us have practically everything, as I much more prefer to give presents from the heart. And so I baked. I’ve had this cake recipe for almost a year now, but never tried it out alone since the person who initially taught me made the cake with me the first time. Plus my scribbles were almost impossible to make out, I was a bit worried all the ingredients would be wrong and the cake would be a disaster. BUT, it turned out GREAT. It was a two layer cake (one chocolate, one plain) seperated and covered in chocolate icing and sparkly sprinkles on top.
In fact, it was so yummy that I just want to eat cake everyday… So I baked AGAIN this week, but this time I made chocolate cake covered with irish coffee cream icing with cocoa powder sprinkled on top. Nom nom nom… Following my cake indulgence this week, I went to gym for 3 hours yesterday to make up for my sins hahaha (note to self: must go to belly dancing class AGAIN!)
Besides my cake obsession, the extreme knitting continues… Am so very happy with how the Twinkle Hoodie turned out, was a very easy knit, took me less than a week I think. Moderations made to the pattern was that the body is somewhat longer than what the pattern suggested and slightly longer sleeves too. I loved how the sleeves are joined to the body and knitted in one piece, therefore minimal seaming which I still totally suck at. All I need now is to get some big fat buttons and sew them on…. Where is a nice sewing shop for that?
(excuse the crappy resolution from phone camera…)
Have started the Karate Sweater already, in fact I’m much further along than when this pic was taken. Very easy to remember pattern, leading to mindless knitting while watching tv and vegetating in bed… One problem though, armholes appear to be somewhat bigger than the diameter of the sleeves, which also happen to be somewhat tight around my shoulders… I am feeling too lazy to undo it and knit it again, just praying that the problem will be solved after a few wears, maybe it will stretch… If I do ever knit this again, there are a lot of changes I would definitely make. Hopefully will finish this over the weekend!