Thursday, February 24, 2011

Strawberries & Cream Tea Cosy

Lovely. Wanted to make this as soon as I saw it. Knitting magazine, issue 76. For some reason it took me ages to find a cream, mostly-synthetic, aran-weight yarn! Crazy! Glad I persevered as it turned out beautifully. The red yarn for the strawberries is DK weight and the green yarn is 4ply.

Tea & Cakes: Victoria Sponge

I have recently acquired a delightful cake stand. I am actually trying to eat less cake, so I am going to fill it with knitted and crocheted cakes instead. Here's the first item: a hefty slice of Victoria sponge. The pattern is Happy Birthday in Simply Knitting issue 40.