Monthly Archives: December 2017

Strudel and other resolutions

Last year at this time I resolved to conquer my fear of making strudel. I starting talking about it and, as if it was destined to be, a teacher appeared. After my lesson I practised every Sunday morning until I could turn out a pretty decent product. My favourite is sour cherry with pistachios. I haven’t made it since the spring but it’s nice to know that I can, just in case the pastry police show up.

Other highlights of the year include a week of spinning camp at Haliburton School of Art and Design, a couple of spinning retreats with friends, installing a cold storage room in the basement, lots of visitors, and a surprise bathroom reno with frog green walls. 🙂

The yarn pictured above is a blend I made of Romney sheep wool and Alpaca that I’m currently knitting into a cable and lace scarf for me.

Looking forward to 2018, I resolve to spin, dye, and knit myself a cable sweater. That’s about 6 kilometres of spinning.  I’ve been talking about it for months now and I even have a pattern picked but I haven’t been able to actually make myself sit at the wheel and start. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. 

Happy New Year to all!