Sunday, 13 November 2011

Episode 6 - Decisions, decisions

Hello everyone,

Here are the shownotes for episode 6:

The knitting and stitching show

Finished items

Crochet cowl

Most basic kids socks

Starsky and hutch tea cosy


Failed kindle cover

Ivy tangle test knit hat

Kindle cover numero 2

Bryn Mawr skirt

Slouch santa hat test knit

Monkey socks

Misti alpaca cowl

Xmas present ideas

All day beret

Aspen mittens

Happy solitude cowl

Duffers slippers

Hopsalots slippers

French press slippers

Masham sheep fair

Book review

Twas the knits before christmas

Rosy Retro -


Ravelry group


Competition winner is Model Widow! Congratulations!

Cake recipe

6oz Margarine
6oz Caster sugar
6oz Self raising flour
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of hot water
Large bar of milk chocolate
1 packet of dream topping

Cream butter and sugar in a bowl.

Mix the cocoa powder with the hot water to make a liquid and allow to cool.

Once the mixture is cool add it to the butter and sugar then add the eggs and flour, mix together.

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and pour the mixture into 2 8 inch circular tins.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins and allow to cool.

When cooled mix together a packet of Birds Dream topping with around 100ml of milk and whisk until it is thick and forms peaks.

Melt around 12 squares of the milk chocolate until it is spreadable.

Sandwich the dream topping inbetween the sponges and spread the chocolate on the top, use a fork to make a pattern in the melted chocolate if desired.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Episode 5 - British Wooltastic

Hello everyone,

Here are the shownotes for episode 5:

First of all sorry the beginning is cut off, something happened during exporting the file...its only missing the welcome bit :)

Photos from the British Wool Weekend

Baldy angora bunny!

 The yummy cakes

 Alpaca! (I was playing with Hipstamatic on my iphone at the time he he)
 The giant orange yarn baby

The skirt photos are coming soon...

Competition winners are Evelyn Bernard and Cath Wood - please get in touch with your addresses and colour preferences :)

This weeks competition is to win a handmade row counter bracelet! All you need to do is to comment under this blog post and I will use the random number generator and announce the winner in the next podcast :)

Thats all for this week, as always you can contact me on Ravelry where I am Auntieaipee, on the blog, on podbean or by email at

Bye for now!


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Episode 4 - Start-itis

Hello everyone,

Episode 4 is now up and you can listen to it in the player to the right, here or on itunes :)

This week I talk about what I have been up to since the last podcast, what I have been/am knitting, there is a yarn shop review, the return of the cake recipe and a competition.

Here are the shownotes:

What I have been watching...


Summer Wars

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time


Shetland Fleece I have just finished spinning

Dyeing efforts

Cake recipe

Chocolate Fridge cake


175g digestive biscuits
90g margarine
30g sugar
60g golden syrup
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

nuts and glace cherries


30g margarine
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
115g icing sugar

- Crush the biscuits using a plastic bag and a rolling pin or if you are better equipped then me a food processor.

- Melt the margarine, sugar and golden syrup in a pan on a low hea, add the cocoa powder and biscuit crumbs

- Put the mixture into a cake tin, I use an 18cm one, and leave to cool down in the fridge

- When the cake is cool make the topping by melting 30g margarine in a pan on a low heat, add the cocoa powder and icing sugar and stir well. Spread over the cool cake mixture and return to the fridge until it is set.


To enter the competition please leave a comment under this post and I will use a random number generator to pick 2 winners for some handmade stitch markers!

As always you can contact me by leaving a message here, on Podbean, on Ravelry or you can email me at

Thanks for listening!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Episode 3 - Knit

Hello everyone,

Episode 3 is now up and you can listen to it in the player to the right, here or on itunes :)

This week I chat about my adventures since the last podcast, what I have been knitting/am currently knitting, there is a book review and much more.


My nom nom

Finish Lodi cardigan - taken from a funny angle so my legs look weird!

Lacy Baktus

Medallion lace cardigan

Bellissima mittens

Harry Potter Scarf

Vampire Knits 

Twist collective Fall 2011

Knitty First Fall 2011 

Caithness Craft Collective podcast

Knit 1 Geek 2 podcast

Photos from Ysolda's visit to the Knit Studio courtesy of DaneAbroad on Ravelry - thank you Hanne

As always comments and suggestions/exciting news are always welcomed :)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Episode 2 - Creative Overload

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for your lovely comments from my first episode!

Listen here

Here are the shownotes for episode 2:

Finished Items:

Kindle cosy - Fyberspates Scrumptious and Kollage Temptation

Monkey Sock - Natural Dye Studio Dazzle sock

Dad's sock - Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade

The Wool Shed

My queue

Morrison Cardigan

Bonneterie Socks

Medallion Lace Cardigan

Bellissima Mittens

Land Girl jumper

The 'to frog or not to frog' jumper...

Cake recipe - Lemon Drizzle sponge sandwich

Sponge ingredients
6oz butter
6oz sugar
3 eggs
6oz self raising flour
zest of 2 lemons
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
2 sandwich tins


2oz butter
4oz icing sugar

lemon icing
icing sugar
lemon juice

Put the butter, sugar, eggs and sift flour into a mixing bowl/electric mixer and stir until smooth. Grate the zest of 2 lemons and add to the mix, to complete the mix cut one of the lemons in half and give it a good squeeze into the mix.

Seperate the mix into the 2 sandwich tins and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 190 degrees

Once the cake is cooked and cooled, mix the buttercream filling and place inbetween the 2 sponges.

To finish use a small amount of icing sugar (apparently my mum doesn't measure this exactly) and use the juice of a lemon to make a thick lemon icing for the top of the cake. This can be adjusted to suit your tastes, I do love a nice thick icing but a drizzle works just as well :)

Thanks everyone and don't forget the podcast is now available on itunes, search knitspincake and you should find it :)

Any comments or questions please feel free to leave here on the blog, on the Ravelry group or you can email me at

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Episode 1 - Hello and welcome

Listen to Episode 1 here or in the toolbar on the right

Hello everybody and welcome to the first episode of Knit.Spin.Cake!

Here are the show notes from episode 1:

Book review : Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague

Shop Review: The Knitting Hut

The Knit Studio

Attic 24

Electric Sheep

A Playful Day

Yarns from the Plain

What I am working on...

 The lovely monkey socks by Cookie A in Dazzle sock by the Natural Dye Studio
 Lodi by Tanis Grey in Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran

What I have finished...

 The Amigurumi 'fat baby' and my little Daisy doing a quality check...nothing gets past this rabbit!

The crochet bag from Attic 24 in Sublime Soft Cotton Aran

Luverly Ishbel in Fyberspates K1 sock

Merrily we knit a'round skirt in Sirdar Baby Bamboo

Cappuccino muffins

225g butter (plus extra for greasing)
225g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
3 tbsp instant coffee granules dissoved in 2 tbsp hot water, cooled

115g white chocolate
55g butter
3 tbsp milk
175g icing sugar

Preheat oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4.

Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl and add butter, sugar, eggs and coffee. Mix until smooth (or throw in the Kenwood Chef) and pour into muffin cases...12 should be enough.

Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until risen and cooked through.

Leave to cool before making the frosting.

To make the frosting put the chocolate, butter and milk in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the icing sugar, stir until smooth and add to the muffins.

Voila...yummy coffee muffins!

Please let me know all your comments and suggestions, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment below, email me at or come and join the group on Ravelry which is simply called Knit.Spin.Cake, I am AuntieAipee on Ravelry...hope to see you there!