Monday, April 6, 2009


My patterns are in the works folks! I have one currently being test knit (thank you Sammie!) and I have three others ready to roll for testing! I am finally feeling like I'm getting somewhere with writing these out and I am enjoying seeing the finished products - I hope you all will enjoy them too.

Since the title of my post is "progress" I thought I'd post a couple photos I found from when I was a toddler.

I was browsing around our computer and found the file of photos we had scanned for our wedding. The one on the right is one of my favorites, not really sure why. The one of me in the red boots is the one that David particularly likes to tease me about. He says I look like a boy - probably mostly due to the fact that it took me a long time to grow any substantial amount of hair. So I guess my "progress" would be that I now have hair.

Anyhow, moving on... another area of progress is high altitude baking. As those of you who read often know, the area of the valley I live in is at about 7,500 feet. Me being the mid-west girl that I am had found this to be highly frustrating when it came to baking!

I recently received a copy of The Joy of Cooking and have since been reading up on high altitude instructions. This red velvet cake was my most recent accomplishment.

This weekend was one of my volunteer-mate's birthdays and so I decided to take on the red velvet challenge. The texture was lovely and it tasted great so hooray for conquering the altitude.

I believe that is all the progress I have to update on... what have you made progress on lately?

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous! I have yet to conquer high altitude baking, in spite of owning a copy of The Joy of Cooking. I attempted a red velvet cake (it was even a box- much to my southern girl shame) and it was a horrible, ugly disaster.
    You must give your secret to me! You must!


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