Vivian and drowning in baked goods

Sunday brunch

Our kitchen is currently packed with enough freshly baked good to keep us carb happy for the rest of the week. My housemate is back to his baking frenzy and we currently have a small mountain made up of delicious rock cakes. After nearly losing a tooth and breaking my jaw in the process, my past experience with rock cakes had been rather rocky (ahem). Though this version is lovely and more scone like, definitely give it a go if you have a kilogram of flour lying around.

My suggestion is to have it smothered with butter and fig jam. I bought a giant jar of the most delicious fig jam from Carluccio’s and can’t help but spread the love on any roll, toast or bread like substance.

On the knitting front, redrice bubble and I are knitting Vivian as our knit a long. So far, we’ve frogged it twice, but loving the pattern itself. It’s interesting enough to be challenging, but there’s enough repetition for it not too be too frustrating. I have knitted it using Bendigo Wooll’s classic 8ply with the colour being coffee. It will end up being a lighter hoodie than specified, but figured that it will be spring by the time I finish this one.

Vivian in progress,

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6 Comments on “Vivian and drowning in baked goods”

  1. February 18, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Never met a rock cake I didn’t at least like a little bit. Then again, never met one that broke my tooth! :0

  2. February 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    I blame it on over enthusiastic ovens rather than the bakers :).

  3. epany
    February 22, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    Vivian is looking lovely, Mine is going well now I am on the right size. Have finished the body bit and am on my first sleeve. I am trying to get a picture on rav. I also have a tea toast and marmalade addiction

  4. February 24, 2009 at 7:16 am #

    epany – wow you are so much quicker than I am. I’m going to frog the body again as the size is a little snug once shaping starts :(, going to start on the sleeves so I don’t get too depressed.

  5. epany
    February 24, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    nooo! Oh that is so sad, I thought mine was a bit snug but it is much better now it has been pinned out. I think it would be better if the waist were higher but I can’t work out how to keep the pattern and change the shaping. I love the sleeve so far. I love how it fits over the hand, have to keep trying it on

    • February 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

      I wish I can knit during lunch time 😦

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