Food & Drink,  Knitting

(un) Unraveled Wednesday.

Whew! The third time was a charm for Soyokaze … and I am now well into the second half of the collar.

I had hoped to show you a little more progress (the next step is really cool – you pickup stitches along one of the long edges and re-join the first half of the collar to start the yoke #knittinggeek), but I’ve spent most of the morning in the kitchen. Holly and I are joining up with our annual family reunion at the lake later today and my biggest assignment is to bake a cake. The recipe is Aunt Betty’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake (fondly known as CCPC).It’s an easy cake (*knocks on wood* – it’s still in the oven) and serves a crowd for days. I think even Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would approve! Yes, Marc and I finally started watching The Great British Baking Show and I’m hooked – are you a fan, too?

Joining in with Kat and friends and hoping there are more (un) Unraveled stories shared today.


  • Bonny

    I love how your yarn combination looks together in Soyokaze! And that cake! Six eggs and cream cheese definitely sounds like a delicious cake I would love (and I love your mise en place). I’m a big fan of GBBS, sometimes getting slightly irritated at Mary Berry’s insistence on uniformity, but I’ve watched and rewatched many episodes.

  • Karen

    I love that you’re making a pound cake. My family has a sour cream pound cake at every gathering. (I wonder if this is just southern thing?) Even though I don’t typically eat cake – especially one with eggs and dairy – I do eat a small sliver because it’s a family tradition.

    Y’all have fun!

  • Kat

    Ooooooo! I love how that collar is looking! And, yay for #knittinggeeks!!

    I am not sure who we love more… Mary and Paul or those crazy girls! But, yes… we are HUGE fans of The GBBS

  • Carole

    Oooh, a family reunion at the lake sounds wonderful and I’m sure your cake will be delicious. I watched a couple of episodes of The British Baking Show but didn’t really get into it.

  • Patty

    Knitting geeks rock! One of my most favorite projects was Miss BB by Bonne Marie Burns and she turned a shall collar like nobody’s business! It was so much fun! I’ll bet that cake is delicious…have a wonderful time with the family!

  • Honore´

    Save me a piece of cake! Glad you got past the problem with the knitting…the rest will be a breeze. Enjoy the reunion at the lake.

  • Alexa

    I’ve heard of pound cake but never made one – the ingredients certainly sound delicious. The Great British Bake-Off has just started its ninth series here last night, albeit with Prue Leith instead of Mary Berry; it’s still a great show! So warm and comforting – just like a nice piece of cake and a cup of tea!

  • Penny

    Glad the knitting is back on track! And that cake – I’ve never watched the Great British Baking Show, but I can’t imagine anyone not judging it delicious. Where there any leftovers?

  • Margene

    Despite being able to eat a single thing the GBBS makes I love the show. I have yet to make it though all the seasons and episodes, but I know it’s there when I have time to watch. I have a feeling your cake will be delicious!!

  • Jane

    I love the look of that collar. Sometimes it just takes more than one try. The cake sounds delish. Sometimes I make a pound cake for either my book or crafting group – once a year – one or two pieces. Yum!