Sunday, January 13, 2013

Everyday Nesting

I was feeling so pleased with myself today for everything I've accomplished this weekend (Math! Charting! Cooking! Coordinating yarn support and catching up on the past two years with one of my favorite dyers! Taking a nap!), when it hit me with a thud that the blog was gathering a little dust.  So, a la the Mason Dixon ladies and their 15 minute blogging (p.s. do you see what Ann's knitting?!), here's a quick burst about what's happening in my life.

First and foremost, not much knitting! I'm in the throes of finalizing and teching past projects and swatching and mathing future ones, so most of my evenings have looked a little like this:

(I will apparently use any scrap paper to make myself pattern notes in the midst of knitting, even a Cirque du Soleil ticket.)

And this:

Suffice it to say, I'll be happy to be getting back to my normal evenings of knitting.  

There has also been a lot of time spent in the kitchen.  I am rarely happier than when I'm puttering around in there, especially when it involves baking.   The past few weeks efforts have included cheese gougeres from Amy's recipe

These were delicious, and didn't last two days.  I pretend they were healthy and protein-rich because of the number of eggs and amount of cheese in them, but I'm really stretching it there.

Today's baking was this cake; I had pinned it on Pinterest a few weeks ago and have been looking for an excuse to make it ever since.  A get together tonight was the perfect excuse! Despite a few hitches (apparently browned butter can turn into black and smoking butter in less than an eyeblink, and I always think I own confectioner's sugar when I don't), this cake is off the charts amazing.  I will be making it often!

Now that I've got the cake-making itch out of the way, I've got a tiny bit more math to do, and then it's smooth sailing on a new sweater design.  What are you working on these days?

(14 minutes!)


  1. Ahh, I've been baking, too, and being faithful to only two projects on the needles. Feels good!

    1. Doesn't it feel great? I feel like I'm living a double life!

  2. Impressive on all fronts! The cake looks amazing, must put on my pinterest list. You make me feel better about having random notes with math on them everywhere...I'm not alone!

    1. I am hip-deep in math notes still--I think they multiple overnight! (Oh, the terrible pun.)

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