How not to make bread in a hurry.

I knew we had no bread left this morning and planned to pick some up on the way home. I took some money out with me but, as so often happens if I have money in my purse when I arrive at work, there was a collection going on and I was soon relieved of it. No problem I thought, I’ll make a loaf when I get home, make a cake in the oven while the bread proves in the warming oven then bake the bread later. All fine, made bread, put it in the warming oven, made cake and baked it in the top oven, removed bread and put it into the hot oven… Without removing the bread former!  As we had tea I noticed a funny smell, a bit like hot cardboard. What could it be? The heating wasn’t on and the fire not yet lit. Realisation suddenly dawned, a very hot and slightly singed looking bread former was quickly removed from the oven and the half baked loaf tipped onto a baking tray and returned to the oven in the hope that it won’t sink into a solid doughy lump. Some of the lower crust is solidly baked onto the former but I think it will come off once cooled. The smell of fresh bread is now filling the kitchen, so much better than hot cardboard!


February finishing.

Over half term I decided that my list of WIPs or works in progress were getting out of hand. I was starting new projects with no plan to finish the older ones in place. So the remainder of February is finishing time, not that there’s much of February left.

Knits to finish

  • Ten green bottles socks * finished tonight
  • Whitman mitts
  • Kendal fiets hand shoes
  • Winter Wonder baby suit.

The ten green bottles socks are finished image, I had to make a third sock when I lost the first one, presumably having left it in a hospital waiting room while I was knitting the second. I had hoped to make a second pair if there had been enough wool left as it is such nice wool to knit with. I don’t think I have enough now but I found a ball of the same wool but in a different green which I can probably use to make a striped pair with the bottle green.

I also finished, as in sewed loose threads and photographed some previously finished knits that have been languishing in the knitting basket So I now have another Baktus scarf and two pairs of wristwarmers to wear.

My next finishing project is the Winter Wonder suit, before the baby gets too big to wear it.