Onto the knitting. I am pretty close to finishing Ruby. I have made little progress the last couple of days trying to figure out the welt. I should have listened to Rebecca, knowing that she kept getting holes too. The pattern reads y2rn = yarn round needle twice. Isn't that just yarn over twice? I checked books. All of the on-line resources I knew. Isn't the point of a yarn over, a hole? Well, this sweater does not want holes! Anyhow, I ended up doing my own thing which gave me the amount of stitches that I needed. Marking the location of the increases and increasing 4 in each location, by a M1 and an Inc into the f/b on the first row Increase. On the second row increase, I increased into the f/b of each of the new stitches. Have you seen Rebecca's? Or Pax's? They are both fabulous. I am a bit nervous though because Rebecca used four extra balls. Pax did not, however made her sleeves shorter. I slimmed my sleeves down a bit, in hopes of not having to buy more yarn. And what a bummer it would be if I needed more as I know my store does not have the same dyelot.
I didn't intend to post this recipe, but when I cut a piece of this cookie/cake type thing for my breakfast, I noticed the heart. Of course, I had to take a photo for Noticing project's be our guest week, and thought maybe you would like the recipe.
It is super easy. During the months of April/May when the strawberries are so inexpensive I make this a lot. Although, any fruit would do. Really it takes two seconds to make. Okay, maybe three.
Cream together 1 stick butter, 1 cup sugar :: add 2 eggs :: add 1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt :: spread in spring form pan that is coated with spray :: top with sliced strawberries :: sprinkle with sugar :: bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes.