I had plans to make Blue Drall scarf number two into a light coloured scarf; I really wanted to show off the tropical blues….well that didn’t work out. So, flying by the seat of my pants yet again on weft colours! I tried to cross the warp with silver (made everything look dirty), cream (a whole bunch of blah), light green (killed the azure), light blue (washed it out), yellow (too clown) and none of them looked anything like my vision. So after pulling out all my weft choices its ……purple !
Today is an amazing sunny day after a few days of torrential rain and high winds so I popped out into the garden for my weekly photo shoot.
Although there are many naysayers out there....I love Fruit Cake! I started steeping the fruit last week in a mixture of brandy, sherry, port and liqueur. I don't use that fake fruit, just raisins, prunes, apricots, dried cranberries and glace ginger. It sat in the fridge and got a good shaking up daily. So today I baked it and in a complete departure from the past ~ I used 8 mini loaf pans. These are just large enough for a nibble for two with a chunk of aged white cheddar and a glass of Maderia....yummmmm