It's once again autumn weather here (not that it was ever really hot this summer) and the nesting urge has kicked in once again! Yesterday my friend H came over, and we baked bagels, which I've wanted to do ever since I bought the King Arthur Flour Cookbook years ago. (I also want to make the crumpets, but that'll be for another day...)
The bagels were good, and not difficult to make at all! I thnk they needed a little sumthin' more, so next time I will try this recipe, which has malt in. Yum.
In knitting news, I have finally finished Bottoms Up!, which was supposed to be my Ravelympics project - knit entirely during the Olympics. And now that it's too cold to wear it alone, I've finished it! Ah well, there's always cardis and next summer...
I really enjoyed both this pattern (by Alice Bell), and the yarn (Chelsea by Lily Chin. I'm also really pleased that it's not see-though and I dont have to wear anything underneath it. All the better for that warm weather!
I have also whippe dout a few more Innocent Smoothie hats, so send off with last year's batch, which never quite made it out the door. (oops)
These are fun ways to try out new techniques and colour combinations. :)
Oh, and one more thing! If you read this blog in a reader, you should click through and see my new header! It's what I envisaged all along, so it's lovely to have it done.