Hope this isn’t getting boring!

Last week I finished the cables. I decided to stop after five repeats. As it seemed to pull in so as to be narrower I cast off loosely but had to undo the cast off and redo it as it was then too wide at the top as maybe you can see. five repeats of main cable pattern

I thought that I would crochet round it if I needed more width or length but when I pinned it to the piece I intended for the other side other side

It seemed to fit reasonably well.sides pinned togetherI tried fitting the cushion inside. fitted over cushionAnd it was about right. I am thinking of buying a new cushion pad so I will wait until I know what will be inside before finishing off and sewing the two sides together.

I have also started the second sock. part sock

As I want to use every bit of the wool, I didn’t even think of trying to make the socks match but just started at the end of the yarn.

And I made a brioche.

I am rather fond on brioche though I don’t buy it very often and have long wanted to make some but the recipe in my bread book uses 13oz of flour and five! eggs and this always seemed a bit extravagant. However I now have a food processor and in that it has a recipe that uses 250g (about 8oz) of flour and two eggs. You also have the advantage that the processor does all the mixing/kneading. So this last Friday I mixed up the dough and made this. I think next time I may cook it a little less but it is very tasty!

It doesn’t shine because I left off the egg glaze. I had meant to save a bit of egg for this purpose but forgot and getting a whole egg just for a bit of glaze always seems wasteful unless you have plans for omelettes later.

12 thoughts on “Hope this isn’t getting boring!

  1. Not boring at all. I like to keep up with your progress! Plus you always bake something interesting – it’s unlikely I will ever be so brave as to attempt it myself but it’s good to know that other people can crack it 🙂 Also, all this making means you are feeling stronger.

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  2. Beautiful ‘cablework’ + celtic designs in crochet and knitting + rainbow socks will never get boring! I could stare at the photos for hours. Reading about brioche made me want to get back to my brioche stitch knit-block wip 🙂

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  3. Those socks are fantastic. I do love that cable pattern but after a pair of socks and a giant blanket with it on I might give it a break before doing it again. It looks great on that pillow though.

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