Those of you who asked for the recipe for the Chocolate Malteser cake, all you need to do is make any chocolate cake, top it with an icing that sets (I used 20g of butter and 185g of dark chocolate buttons melted over a saucepan of hot water), then go to town with the maltesers! Too easy!
As well as the tea cosy for Adele’s birthday, young Willem’s birthday was also coming up and at his request, I whipped up some new stripey socks for him as the last pair, made when he was four, were long ago outgrown.
The Kaffe Fasset colourways for Regia really are so good. I’d asked him what colour stripes he’d like and he said blue, which was a damn good thing since that’s what I’d bought, again from Kemps in the UK for next to nothing.
We babysat Willem on Saturday night while his mum and dad went to the football and after bathtime, we put the socks on with his PJs. Pulling them on he declared, ‘Abracadabra! I’ve got stripey socks!’
As you do.
This was my second time of winging it with toe up plain socks and the recipe seems to have worked. They’re probably slightly big for him but that’s ok. Better than too small.
On 2.75mm needles cast on 16 stitches using Judy’s Magic Cast on.
Increase every row until 24 stitches.
Increase every other row until 52 stitches.
Knit until foot measures 5cm. Increase on one needle until 52 stitches on that needle.
Work a gusset heel according to Wendy Johnson’s instructions in Socks from the Toe Up.
Knit until leg measures 6cm. 1×1 rib cuff for 1cm.
And they only took one ball of the Regia yarn so I reckon I’ll make a spare pair for him!