Nope, contrary to what it looks like, Lucy did not have Superbowl Fever yesterday. We watched movies instead.
Lucy inspected my partially completed Abalone sleeve:
Yes, I’m coming along on Abalone!
There was a question in my comments last week about why I complete the bands before the sleeves. It’s partly because I like knowing that when I cast off the last cuff, I’m done. It’s a psychological lift. And I think it’s a bit easier to knit the bands on when you don’t have the sweater plus sleeves flopping around whilst you knit.
Yup, that was black frosting on the birthday cake featured in Friday’s blog entry. Did you know that Wilton makes black food coloring? It took a lot to get the frosting black. The roses were more of a steel grey, but I kept adding the coloring to the icing to get the cake as black as possible. When we ate it, all our tongues turned black.
Dave was quite delighted with that cake as I recall. He made one for me a few years later that was also delightful, but as it was completely lacking in taste and was incredibly politically incorrect, we won’t talk about it here. Besides, I don’t have a photo of it. Though I bet Dave has.