Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mom's Shawl

I finished my Mom's shawl yesterday. That went pretty fast. :P  I still want to wash it and get a gift bag for it...  It's the Evening Shawl. The site was not working yesterday, but seems to be up today...  This is the third (or fourth?) one I've done with this pattern. I don't think I finished the first one (if it was this pattern, I don't think it was- but it seems to be the same name..).  It looks like it was almost done in the picture, though. I don't remember what I did with it, if I did finish it. Anyway~~  I hope she will like it. I had five skeins of Wool-Ease in black, so I made it in black.  (She said either black or white.)  

I told myself I would start a bear when I finished my Mom's shawl. (I have to make these deals with myself... Lol) Actually I have ADHD when it comes to starting (and *not* finishing) new projects. So...  that's why I said that. :P  I joined a new group on Ravelry, the Mother Bear Project. I sent in my $5 for the crochet pattern. And I got it in the mail a while back.  This is my first bear..    I used to really love crocheting bears. But I got burned out. Or just lost interest. Well recently I have gotten my "Bear Making Mojo" back. :P  And thought I would put it to good use, with the Mother Bear Project.  

I made a cake last night.  I saw a video for The Lazy Wife's cake on the Breaking Amish page on facebook.  (Sheesh..)  It kind of reminds me of the Wacky Cake I have made before.  But, there is a sauce that goes with this recipe.  

Here is the finished cake. I think I made a mistake and added 1 1/2 cups water to the recipe (instead of one cup).  But it still turned out (it is really moist though, lol).  And. my sauce didn't seem to thicken very much and seemed grainy to me.  Maybe I just didn't brown the butter enough, or cook it long enough?  But...   by the time you add it all together, you don't really notice.  I think you should at least have the sauce warm (mine I put in the fridge and it seemed to get a hardened layer of butter on the top..)  I re-heated it, and it was okay...    Here is a link to the Cooking Amish page I found the recipe from. It's the Lazy Wife's Cake video.. #2


paula said...

what do you do with the stripes of stuff in the next to last pix?

Tina said...

You pour the water over all the top of it, then mix it all up right in the pan. I guess that's why it's called Lazy Wife's cake? Lol