Instead of meeting at our usual cafe in Hertford, our knitting group met at my house this morning. It was a bit of a special occasion being Val's birthday so I thought we could celebrate with cake (of course!)... and then decided nothing else but a knitting cake would fit the bill. But it didn't quite go according to plan...
I should know better but I attempted to finish off the decoration last night about half an hour before I was due to go out... big mistake! In a rush to melt the white chocolate it seized and went lumpy. I gave it a good stir and thought I could get away with it but it blocked the nozzle of the icing tube, creating big blobs and the result was a rather ugly squiggly knotted mess! I was so cross I nearly binned the lot. But I finished it off this morning with a fresh lot of chocolate and think I just about got away with it... at least Val recognised it as knitting! I'm just glad my real knitting is not as messy as that!
And after a rather lovely brunch of delicious homemade granola, made by Gill, poached fruit (a bit of a joke as we always ask for poached fruit from the menu in the cafe... and they never have it!), yoghurt, croissants and jam, all washed down with bucks fizz, we had a super morning sharing our knitting stories... and stitching. And then of course, eating cake!
A perfect Friday morning... and a perfect start to the weekeend!
Hope you all have a good weekend. We've got plans to head into London to see some exhibitions tomorrow but I don't like the look of the weather forecast!