Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Seasonal things

A little seasonal knitting has been going on...

I had promised Christina some squares for a blanket. This first one, Green Trees, was from a pattern that she had.
This is Fafnir,an Elsebeth Lavold pattern. Both are in the remnants of my Jaeger doubleknit superwash Merino stash. 4.5 mm needles.
A new recipe for ginger cake- Ginger Drizzle Cake. Use a standard sponge recipe, and add a tablespoon of ginger syrup (from the crystalised ginger jar)and a teaspoon of ground ginger to the mixture. Take it from the oven, and prick all over with a skewer. Drizzle with a syrup made from 4 tablespoons of icing sugar, the juice of half a lemon, and a tablespoon of ginger syrup. (It should be thin enough to run, but slowly). Leave in the tin until the cake is cool, and the topping is set.
We have had very seasonal weather today. Ice, hoare frost and a little soft hail. Best Beloved and I both went out and spent a happy hour taking photos in the frost.Poppy and Babur stayed indoors by the fire.
B.B. thinks that this is a better photo than the one I posted as a Yule card. The sentiment holds.


Rowan said...

I love those knitted squares and I've searched and found an online pattern for the tree one:) I like Fafnir even better. The ginger cake I shall definitely make, I love ginger and that sounds really good. Basically if I bake lemon drizzle cake and substitute ginger for lemon I should be there. I wish you a very Happy Yule!

LinDragon said...

Exactly right, with the recipe, Rowan. Fafnir is from 'Viking patterns for Knitting', Elsebeth Lavold's first book.
Have a Joyful Yule yourself. ;-)