My New Spring Purse
My new spring purse is dry, but the lighting hasn’t been great here with the rain and gloom. My after picture was taken with a flash and that always makes yarn colors look different in my experience. It needs a bit of fixing up before we head out into the world, but I love it. I used the handle from Nicky Epstein’s Floral Felted Bag in the Fall 2004 IK. Page 52 for those who are interested. My bag holds its shape pretty well, I didn’t have to stuff anything in it to get it to stand up. That makes me very happy. I like a bag to have some body to it.
Now I am back to all that other knitting. Naturally, I am thinking of other things I would like to knit afterwards. I’ve decided that I want to make Thermal from the last Knitty. When I first saw it, I wasn’t all that attracted to it. Since then, I have seen some that people have made or are working on, and now I like it. I have to find a suitable yarn because the Knit Picks Gloss that the pattern uses doesn’t come in colors that I like. I’m not having much luck, so I might have to get some of their yarn and dye it. Red, of course.
Anyway, I have been craving cake lately. So this afternoon I made a spice cake with maple frosting. Yum. Not out of the box, either. A real dig out the cookbook and measure all the ingredients kind of cake. I love getting cake and frosting recipes out of my grandmother’s cookbooks. Some of the more modern cookbooks are a bit lacking in variety. One of my grandmother’s cookbooks has some fascinating recipes. It was a compilation by some magazine back in the 30’s. If I ever need to cook a squirrel, I know where to look. However, it does tell how to make your own marshmallows, which might actually be useful. I could NEVER eat a squirrel.