Sunday, 25 September 2016

Renaissance ruff collar


I keep thinking up and  trying out various types of  3D-knitting where the volume is created by the tendency of stockinette stitch to curl in and the reverse stockinette stitch - not unexpectedly - out. My previous attempt to utilize this property of the basic knitting stitches can be seen here.
This time I decided to do something a bit more complicated. I find the result interesting and reminiscent of a Renaissance ruff,  but I think I need to a) overcome my dislike of knitting samples next time and b) generally work more on the idea. As with the previous version, it is reversible. Explanations to follow.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Very chocolatey cookies

I have a strong suspicion that I already wrote this recipe up somewhere, but I can't find it, so here it is again. The proportions got gradually modified over the years and the result is now much more chocolatey, so it not completely the same anyway. The "original recipe" was found in one of the blogs under livejournal umbrella; there it said that it was copied (also modified, I think) from a book.

Anyway, here it is as I make them now.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Tray rolls with quark and strawberry jam

Much as I like cinnamon rolls, their sweetness is sometimes a bit too much for local temperatures. So, when I saw a video of "tray rolls" on skillshare (can't locate it just now), I decided that I have to have a go at various different fillings for the rolls; also to make them stuck together as they suggested. Two reasons: one, mentioned in the video, is that you hide most of the edges of the rolls as you stick them together, so they don't dry out in the oven.