My baking mojo, that's what.
It had rather a forced return today when I dropped a carton of eggs on the kitchen floor and four of them smashed....so I had to rescue them and make the first sponge in my new oven. The oven has been in at least two months now, probably longer than that, and I hadn't made a sponge in it! The ladies at the chapel were wondering, the head coach at gym was wondering - has she stopped baking?!
I suppose I had - the FH and the EFG were supposed to be losing weight, and that meant that it seemed mean to bake lovely cakes and scones and biscuits and then not let them eat them! However, today, I made a coffee sponge, and UJ has taken half home with him, and the other half is going to the jigsaw club at the chapel for their afternoon tea tomorrow. It does look rather good - I'll edit in a photo tomorrow.
My Skoda has just passed its MOT this afternoon, so it is good for another year, and UJ and I went shopping at Lidl to spend the £5 voucher I had, and to get some food for the week ahead. He came armed with a list, and we managed to get all that he needed, as well as bits and pieces that I had run out of, and between us we spent the requisite £40. He was very pleased with the prices in there, and think he may be back!
I have also been to the library this afternoon, and luckily found a copy of a knitting book that I have been looking at on The Book People's site for a month or two. I can have a look at it for free now, and see whether it is worth buying - I suspect I won't buy it now anyway. There are SO many patterns available cheaply and for free on the internet that books are almost outdated for some subjects. I can't get to grips with reading novels on the computer at all, I still want a real book for that - but printing off a knitting pattern is simple and easy to file. I have downloaded one from Ravelry to make myself a wee short sleeved cardigan for next summer - the challenge is that it is knitted on circular needles and I have never done that before, so I shall be on a steep learning curve there. Just a few more hats to knit for the OCC boxes yet, before I start any thing new!
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