Dee's Slouch Hat and a Cake Story
Last weekend, I made a cake for the first time in a while. BOTH layers of the cake refused to come out of their pans. So, I ended up spackling the chunks of cake back together with frosting and announced we were having a "shlump" cake.
Nice Family Member: "What's a shlump cake?"
Me: "A cake that, you know, is shlumpy. It's kind of slouching?"
NFM: "Is it on purpose?"
Me: "It is now."
Which actually has nothing to do with anything, except that "shlump" and "slouch" sound kind of alike in my head.
Also, that shlump cake totally tasted awesome. The recipe (it's actually called a "Mix in the Pan" cake) is from the King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion Cookbook. It's hands-down my most-used baking cookbook. Yes, I have more than one.
This hat is really easy and can be knit in any worsted-weight yarn. However, if you haven't tried Dream in Color Classy, I suggest you get your hands on some as soon as possible. This stuff is sock-yarn squishy yet has all of the quick-knit pleasure in a thicker worsted-weight. Also, the colors are really gorgeous. Even the black I used isn't a completely uniform black, so it was still interesting to knit.
Carina was so nice to talk with me. We talked about licensed knitters and her cute-as-pie designs.
- Art Deco