My First Knitting Project

Hurray I’m done!!! Last winter I started  knitting a pullover. In between, I totally forgot about it, but these winter holidays I started knitting again and finished my first pullover I’ve ever knitted. The pattern I used was very simple (perfect for begginers, plus it’s free!:-)) The patterns name is EYELET YOKE SWEATER and is from pink brutus knitts. I can’t say which wool I used, because it was just a remain we had at home. For more infomations check out my ravelry account- I’m a new member. For those who don’t know ravelry: Ravelry is a knitting community for organizing patterns, wool and projects. It’s for finding inspiration and ideas and to get to know people who are interested in the same thing. It’s also for spinning, weaving and crocheting. You can find lots of patterns and you can search after rubrics. I can really recommend ravelry. So here are the pictures:

IMG_0001_1390 IMG_0001_1384 IMG_0001_1379 IMG_0001_1383 IMG_0001_1388

The pictures were taken by my sister Lisa. By the way my username on Ravelry is LilaDeLila, so see ya maybee…

Wish you a great week!

-Lila-

Vanilla and Chocolate Shortbread

My sister Lisa has baked these delicious shortbreads yesterday. The recipe is from BBC but she changed a few things… So she created two different biscuits, chocolate and vanilla flavour. I’m not a huge fan of shortbread but I can’t even say why… However the chocolate ones won my heart. I love these biscuits to tea and coffee!
shortbreads shortbreads3 IMG_0001_1365 shortbreads1 shortbreads4

Vanilla Shortbread:

  • 200gr. butter
  • 180gr. flour
  • 75gr. sugar
  • 1tsp  honey
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Beat the sugar, butter, honey and vanilla bean pulp until smooth.
  3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm thick.
  4. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Pierce them with a fork to get the pattern you want and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Note: For the chocolate shortbread use 140gr. flour and 40gr. cacao and leave out the vanilla bean.

Wish you a great week!

-Lila –