Saturday, 31 January 2015

Fruit and Seed Drops

Fruit and Seed Drops by Mrs U Makes

Last week I went on a trip to the London Transport Museum with the boys and their class. I had to put together a packed lunch, which had to be relatively healthy and nut free. With many of my usual treats containing nuts I had to think of an alternative item to add to their lunch bags.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Coconut and Jam Roly Poly Biscuits

Coconut and Jam Roly Poly Biscuits by Mrs U Makes

It's been a long time since I baked anything,  so I thought it was only fitting that my come back recipe be these Coconut and Jam Roly Poly Biscuits.

I first made these a while back and wasn't happy with the texture, so I made a little adjustment to the baking temperature and placed the baking sheet on a lower oven rack and it worked. They turned out exactly how I wanted them.

Coconut and Jam Roly Poly Biscuits by Mrs U Makes

I've used strawberry jam in these biscuits, but you can use whatever jam you have to hand.

Monday, 5 January 2015

New Project: Sirdar Knitted Vest

Sirdar Country Style DK

I thought I'd drop by and fill you in on what I've been up to. Since finishing the Ijeoma Ruana, I have two people testing the pattern, I'm hoping for a third just to be sure that the pattern is clear and correct.

Before starting on my next designs, I began working on this tank top from Sirdar. I started on Friday night finished the back a couple of hours ago. After reading the notes Ravelry from others who have already made this vest, I see that I could have made this in the round, eliminating the need to seam it at the end.

I'll try and cast on for the front this evening, with the boys going back to school tomorrow I'll have a few uninterrupted hours of knitting. After this I'll work on knitting two more tops, which are already in my Ravely queue.