Happy PI Day! Did you bake or buy pie today? If so, which flavor?
Today got to be a cheat day ^__^ because I made this:
It’s a blueberry pie with a crumble topping. I used two recipes, one for the filling and one for the crumble. The crust is a recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction, a recipe that has made me understand pie crust making more and that has given me more confidence to
made make crusts from scratch.
- I was really happy because my pie crust seemed on pointe, coming together with less water than usual.
- I decided to try the substitution of putting in a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for one tbsp of water.
- It did taste interestingly good; I only had lemons instead of limes so that tangy acidity was definitely present.
- I think I need pie shields since the edges of the crust always get dark.
- The points of my pie are not pretty.
- The recipe for the filling used a pyrex pie plate which I should have paid attention to. This may have made a difference in appearance.
- The pie wasn’t completely cool.
- I wonder if it was able to cool down all the way, the filling may have been more solid and not ooze out like lava.
Norwegian Knitting Thimble
I bought a set of these Norwegian Knitting Thimbles because I wasn’t sure which size I could and should use. Susan B. Anderson had tried one out, posting it on IG. The gadget stuck in my mind since knitting colorwork with two hands was hurting my elbows. I looked them up and found two, Youtube tutorials by Dankfiber – one for how to use the thimble and another for how to catch floats with it.
Here it is in action. I’m using the smaller one that fits to my
first second knuckle. The dominant color is threaded to the upper hole while the background color to the lower one.
It was awkward using the thimble for the first time because I have to hold the yarns in my left hand while holding onto my left needle. However, I’m getting used to it. I do have to adjust the tension of the yarns now and then but overall, this gadget is helping me knit. I sit at the dining room table with the book open to the colorwork charts. I have Post-It notes on each one to help me keep track of which color to knit. Just earlier, I felt I was knitting faster. I’m so happy I tried out this thimble.
Here’s the progress of the colorwork yoke. If you look carefully, you’ll see I took pictures of the yoke in different places:
- On the left is the patterning that pretty much runs around most of the yoke.
- On the right is what will show in front when I wear the sweater.
- See how one part of the design is colored in with pink? That’s the time-turner.
I am currently on round 12 of the charts. There are seven more to go.
Well, it’s 8:20 pm here on the west coast. I need to cover the pie and put it in the fridge. I hope you had a nice Sunday. Thanks for dropping by. TTYS.