with the yarn she found at the knitting store, blueberry beret..........
This is one of my favourite knits. One more time, the Churchmouse Koigu Beaded Beret . What can I say, I love this hat, love knitting it and love wearing it. And yes it does look good on everybody. It is not a slouchy hat nor a beanie. It is just right in the middle.
I knit it with a skein of Shibui Sock Yarn in the Midnight colourway. Now this particular yarn has been discontinued. There are a lot of knitters who are really really unhappy about this. It is a real nice yarn and great to knit with and it has the greatest colours. Shibui people help us out! I stranded the Shibui with Kidsilk Haze Eclipse yarn in the Pisces colourway. The Kidsilk gives the hat a nice halo, not too fuzzy. I don't know if you can see it in my pictures but there is a bit of a blingy blue bit in the yarn too. It gives the hat a little bit of sparkle but not too much. I didn't want to be looking like I was wearing a bunch of tinsel on my head or have it look like a Christmas hat, if you know what I mean. My hair is bright enough, no need to up that ante!
I was in the grocery store last week buying some cartons of blueberries for the freezer. I freeze a lot of berries in the summer. So easy, so good to eat. Anyways an elderly dapper little man walked up to me, looked me straight in the face and said;
' I am buying 6 boxes of blueberries just like you !'
OK I am thinking, now where is this going..
And he said ' I am going to eat them until I am blue in the face!'
And with a wink and a nod off he went. My husband spoke first," how cute is that'. Wow, wonderful to see such a happy positive soul. He reminded me of my dad. He always had a smile and a happy thought for everybody he met. That's pretty special.
I decided to use up the remainder of last years blueberries recently and what better way than making a cake. This is an old recipe, it is super easy, tastes good and uses one bowl. It is a no fuss recipe with ingredients we usually have on hand.
Two Egg Plain Cake
Mix in a bowl
2 cups flour
1.5 cups of sugar
2.5 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk- I use buttermilk or sour sour cream or yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
mix that all up
1/4 cup milk
I pour it into a 13x9 inch glass pan
At this point I distribute any frozen or fresh fruit on top, then a sprinkle of sugar
Bake at 350 for 30 plus minutes. depends on if your fruit is fresh or frozen
You can serve it with ice cream, frozen yogurt or even better cream cheese icing!
The weather has cooled a bit so I can do some painting again. It was so hot and dry the paint was drying before I could paint out the brush strokes. I have my eye on this
Happy knitting friends!