My trip to Reading was tiring but given the list I took my purchases were extremely modest. I bought 2.6m of this lovely rust colour wool;
This is for a jacket. I have an almost vintage O.O.P. Vogue pattern of a fitted jacket in the ‘riding jacket’ style of the 70’s. Whether this fabric actually gets made up into this is anyone’s guess, but that is the idea at the moment. I just love the feel and colour of this fabric and am enjoying just looking and planning at the moment. Then I bought 2.5m of this cotton fabric for a blouse;
I have been champing at the bit to try the ‘No Knead Bread’ that has been trumpeted about in lots of blogs. It sounds so simple, but my first attempt bombed and my second attempt went the same way too!
The culprit appears to be the yeast I had in the cupboard. It was allegedly active yeast, but I think its acting days were over. I didn’t taste the first one, the appearance alone put me off, but I did cut the second incarnation and buttered it, it tasted like crumpet, soft and doughy and cluggy – [I just made that word up, but it describes it perfectly]. Anyhoo, I will give this one more try with fresh active yeast and if it doesn’t work I am back to the Ronnie Corbett method of breadmaking.