Week 11

I know I am being a MASSIVE FAIL of a blogger. I should be on week 32 of Project52. I’m being a massive fail in many ways at the moment.

Finally, a finished project

I FINALLY finished the baby blanket I started in APRIL. I didn’t get it finished before the recipient was born (I knit one of the border sections whilst waiting for him to make his grand appearance) but I DID get it finished before he starts school, so I guess you win some, you lose some.

Horrid editing -_-

I’m glad it’s finally finished – overall I’m pretty pleased with it, and I think my nephew is too :3 I wish I’d tried a row of garter stitch between colour changes (as suggested) to make the line a bit crisper, but you live and learn, hey. And I must add a huge thank you to Mary Jane for her invaluable advice and pattern notes, so graciously offered in the face of me being so cheeky for asking.

Chocolate chip cookies, om nom nom

These made a very rainy Sunday afternoon a wee bit better.

Choc chip cookies

Oven: 180c

100 grams margarine
75 grams soft light brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
175 grams self raising flour
100 grams choc chips

Cream together margarine and sugar. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Line baking tray and scoop up small balls of mix and drop onto tray. Place well apart (no need to flatten or shape them). Makes approximately 18. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden. Best enjoyed warm and with a cold glass of milk 🙂

Mum found this recipe somewhere – I sincerely apologise I can’t link to the source, but I wanted to share it because it’s such a quick, foolproof recipe 🙂

An orchid that seemingly thrives on neglect