This weekend we drove outside Lyon to visit an aunt and uncle*, and I took the opportunity to do some car knitting. Fiber Trend's "Berry Cute Hat" [thanks, Patricia!], Cotton Fleece and Arabella Zodiac. By the time we got there, I was nearly finished with the green band and border. My husband, the kid and the uncle went for a walk while I "took tea" with the aunt (oh, how fancy!), so I was able to pull out my knitting and work on the berry portion. Voilà what I had as of yesterday morning:
Can I sing the praises of Cotton Fleece? Damn, that's a great yarn. Makes for fun and fast knitting. I think I'll knit a pumpkin hat, too.
*I love this aunt and uncle. They're Spanish-French, so it gives them a kick when I sprinkle my French with words in Spanish. Plus, the aunt knows how to make Spanish white wine cookies and orange cakes. Whenever she knows I'm coming to visit, she'll make some especially for me and I end up shoveling about 50 cookies into my mouth and polishing off half a cake myself. Gluttony at its finest!
And speaking of cookies but totally offing on a tangent, my son and I spent another weekend afternoon making chocolate chip cookies. The mixer we use is one that my mother-in-law sent us. It's a retro mixer! My husband used this same mixer when he was a kid to bake things because it's lightweight. [Awwwwwwwwwww.] The cookies were very good, but they didn't come out like American chocolate chip cookies, which is what I was aiming for. They came out more like tuiles
, probably because of the ingredient substitutions.
And for the foodies out there, here are some gratuitous shots
of my Captain Destructo making chocolate chip cookies, French-style.