Saturday, September 1, 2007


When we went on holiday to Yorkshire at the start of August, my parents joined us for a few days. Mum didn't have any knitting to do, so I took her something along - the Invisibility Shawl from Charmed Knits (designed by my very good friend Kerrie). We'd neither of us done a provisional cast on before, but thanks to some very clear instructions, managed it just fine. Anyway, mum brought it round yesterday nearly finished and left it for me to complete. And would you just look at it - isn't it beautiful? We used Schaeffer Anne Sock Yarn - well I think that's what it was.

I've had such fun all day being invisible. At first the boys didn't quite understand the game, but once I explained, they got the general idea. 'Mum's just having one of her funny turns, if we go along with it all, maybe she'll make us a nice cake and not chuck it on the floor this time'. (In case you're wondering, the disaster that was yesterday's blackberry cake all went in the bin - I once worked in a pub kitchen for a few days and saw the chef scoop up some poor soul's lunch from the floor and send it out to be eaten. Anything on the floor? Straight in the bin!)

So as a treat, I decided to make a raspberry tart (pate sucree base, creme patissiere filling, fresh raspberries on top and apricot glaze). And you know what? It tasted rather good. Even extremely fussy youngest son ate it.


Monkee Maker said...

Must you keep doing that?

It's not even 7am and now I'm desperate for raspberry pie and clotted cream!

(Hmmm, maybe I'll have to settle for a classic raspberry and white choc chip muffin instead. AND IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!)

Rubyred said...

OOh..gorgeous both of them! The tart and the shawl!

picperfic said...

now that's a great game to play and wish I had known about it when my lot were younger! That tart...oooh that tart!! I think I would like that for breakfast!

Queen of the froggers said...

Lovely invisibility shawl. I would lke to see the Charmed Knits book. And look at that pie, yum!

Working Mom Knits said...

comOh! And I tought my raspberry-blueberry cobler was good...I've been out done (and wouldn't mind so much if I could have a little taste!)