Sunday, January 9, 2011

When the knitting gets tough . . .

. . . the tough start baking!


It's an apple cake made with just five Golden Delicious apples. I happened upon the Live Well Network (LWN) while knitting (Yes, I still knit.) and couldn't wait to try the recipe for Nonna's Homemade Italian Apple Cake, by Chef Deborah Dal Fovo. Mmm, Mmm, good with a cup of Earl Grey tea. Yummy with a dip of homemade apple butter ice cream which I made the next day.

And then as I got back to knitting, a storage box (below) caught my eye. It's a box of finished items I made back in the beginning, before I was "Bona Fide," and thought after each bind-off, "What was I thinking?!!!"

One such project (above) came from my favorite knitting book, The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville. The pattern is the Knit-Round Scarf which could double as a mini skirt on a young, svelte body. However, on me it was not even comfortable as a scarf. Hot, binding, can't move my elbows from my sides. What was I thinking?


And now it is 3-2/3 balls of Noro rewound into a center pull yarn cake with a 1/3 ball on the side. The repurpose, you ask? I'm going to make an entrelac hot-water bottle cover from the book Hot-Water Bottle Covers by Chrissie Day . . sooner or later. Right now I'm on a mission--two missions: finish Volt and make the replacement Italy sock.



The hot-water bottle cover was made with three balls of Noro Silk Garden and I now have three repurposed balls of Noro regular. How providential!

Whew, I've got some knitting to do. My 2011 queue grows ever longer.

Bona Fide Knitter

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your cake is gorgeous! And I love the knitted hot water bottle cover! Where can you find hot water bottles these days? KW

Dee said...

It was so nice to hear from you today.

I love that entrelac piece. Just so CUTE!

Italchef said...

fHello Bona (this is an Italian woman's name, you know),

I happened upon your blog posting from January 2011 featuring my Nonna's Italian Apple Cake recipe that inspired you. Thank you for including the link and I hope you have made the cake over and over again since then. I enjoyed reading your blog even though knitting it not one of my talents, although I am a former fashion and knitwear designer (fancy that!).

I recently posted more of my cooking segments on Youtube and perhaps there is something else you might like to make... I recommend the peaches filled with amaretti for the summer season. They are delicious: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChefDeborahDalFovo

Best regards,

Deborah Dal Fovo
Italian Chef
www.deborahdalfovo.com
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