Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Random Acts of Kindness.

Hello. How are you all doing? It's been a very quick but odd kind of week since my last post. Yesterday was Mr TB's Birthday. He has been away since Friday and it was lovely to have him home for the night even if it was only for a few hours and a couple of glasses of wine.
The littlies made him a cake!

Yes there is a cake under all that icing and decoration! They did get carried away but it was lovely to watch them have such fun. Which brings me to the title for this post. A lovely lady from Ravelry had read on my blog that the littlies have food allergies, and that middle littlie can't eat eggs so she sent me a fantastic egg free cake recipe which can be used in all sorts of ways. What a lovely thing to do, to take the time to write that down and send it over to me. I was really touched so we tried out the chocolate version for Mr TB's cake and it's delish! In fact so delish they have polished it off and I am about to make the ginger version tonight.

This is the recipe for the Chocolate Version;
200g self raising flour
50g cocoa
250g dark brown sugar
225ml low-fat milk
100g chocolate chips
190degrees in a greased tin for 45mins and it's done. How easy is that?????
So thank you Counted Threads you are a star.

I haven't done much crochet this week because I have been clickty clicking my double pointers to run up some premature baby hats for my lovely friend L's sister who has just had twins.

Oh these are so teeny tiny. I do hope they fit.

I love the spiral effect it gives the top almost like an ice cream from one of those softy machines.
Which brings me to the second act of random kindness. I phoned my LYS to ask for some advice on circular kneedles and Lucy asked me what I was making, when I told her it was prem baby hats she offered to run some teeny tiny prem things up too. After dealing with some odd people over the last week it really gives you faith that there are some really genuine people out there who are not just self absorbed and it has led me to another conclusion ............. a lot of nice ones are crafters!

So will dig out my hooks for some quality hooky time at crochet club tomorrow! It's such a great friendly group and some quality time to be me for a while. Followed by a well needed shearing of the birds nest that I like to call my hair. So I will feel refreshed and much more Tickety-Boo once that's done. I am sure you all agree that there is nothing like a haircut to make you feel better.


  1. How funny, I was just looking at preemie baby patterns. Someone tweeted that Bliss baby charity are having a drive to get people to knit things and I was just going to see what I could do. I hope the little twins are doing ok.

    That looks like a fantastic cake! Will keep the recipe in mind for when my eggs are out of date, that happens a lot!

    Enjoy hooky group and your haircut. I just had a long awaited 'do the other week. It had got so long and tangly but I didn't dare go until I knew I was clear of the lovely 'visitors' my kids gave me. Grim, grim, grim!

  2. Happy Birthday to Mr. TB. Food allergies with little ones is so hard. I had a friend a while back whose children seemed to be allergic to everything, well milk, chocolate and eggs. It made the holidays tricky for them.

  3. It really does give you faith in mankind when you come across a few caring and thoughtful people. It's so refreshing!! Love your premie hats, so cute and love the twist too! I used to make the fruit ones, such fun. Wow twins, that's exciting, hope they are doing well. xo Robin