|Looking good so far! Our Un-Superbowl Superbowl cake :)|
|OH! LOL! Total dumbass move - mental note to self, next time double check the layers!!!|
The cake itself turned out delicious despite using new pans and not remembering to turn the temp down by 25 degrees because they were coated dark pans. *sigh* Not a good baking experience for me today! The wild man picked the colors. He's into purple right now ;)
This is what is brightening up my kitchen these days. I decided to splurge a little and spoil myself with some flower-shop flowers! There is nothing like a bright happy Gerbera daisy or Calla Lily to make ones day! It was a luscious experience from start to finish; walking into the brightly lit shop on a dreary day and smelling the earthy flowery scents of Spring, wanting to sit in a quiet corner all day with a bit of knitting simply inhaling the goodness and rejuvenating my sagging spirit. Now those precious blooms are giving my dark little kitchen a little spark and hint of what's coming as we head around the last corner of winter. And did you notice my other little splurge? Yes! It's a gorgeous hand bag made of recycled plastic bottles and other recycled materials because if I'm going to spend precious money on something fluffy (other than yarny goodness) it better be friendly! Take a gander :)
|It was the gorgeous Springy colors that got me at first!|
|Then I read the tag and saw how eco-friendly it was and it was love at first sight :)|
I'm plugging away at my Tiger Lily Cowl - pictures will follow shortly. It took me forever to get started on this project not for any other reason than my own dumbassedness! LOL, is that even a word? Well it's certainly appropriate! I read the pattern and reread it so I would know what to expect and it still took me three cast ons and rip outs and an email to the designer, who very kindly pointed out to me that the pattern was indeed made in the round and not on straight needles and didn't laugh too hard at me, before I was successful! Now I've completed the first two rounds of six and it's a really fun and easy knit :P BTW? When a pattern says "rounds" it really means "knit in the round" - just so you know. DUH! I just needed to turn my brain on!