Which came first: the scheduling for the Great British Bake Off final or National Baking Week?
(I ask this rhetorically, simply because I am too lazy for the three second Google search that would undoubtedly give me an answer…)
Whichever it is, with two such prestigious events in the space of a fortnight, this is a big time for baking. It would seem churlish not to get with the action and join in.
But, just as I was heading to the kitchen to get out the Kenwood, it dawned on me that it was also British Wool Week this week too. Aha! Surely the chance for a double celebration here.
And so it is, I present to you my choice of five delicious-looking woollen baked goodies.
Since my current making schedules are running about six months behind, it’s unlikely I’m going to get any of these actually finished before the week is out, but I’ll definitely be pulling out my needles for the Bake Off final next Wednesday and knitting along.
I’ll show you the results, hmmm, probably sometime next year…
1. Knitted cupcake pincushions, by Little Cotton Rabbits
If your knitting mojo is lacking, or you’re looking for knitspiration (sorry!), or you just want to look at some beautiful photographs and read a blog by a brilliant writer, then I recommend a visit over to Little Cotton Rabbits.
Oh and I almost forgot to talk about the cupcakes themselves. Well, take a look at the photo, they’re adorable, aren’t they?
You can buy the pattern here for £2: knitted cupcake pincushions.
2. Crochet jammy dodger, by According to Matt
Despite not knowing how to crochet, it seems that I pin some amazing crochet project or other on a weekly basis, each time making me declare that it really is time that I learnt.
The latest was this quite, quite delicious looking jammy dodger, from the blog According to Matt. The tutorial is free and to my non-crocheters eyes, it looks really simple to follow.
Take a look here: crochet jammy dodger.
3. A slice of cake, by Bitter Sweet
Another free pattern, this slice of cake tickles me something rotten. It’s a slice! With a candle! All knitted from wool!
I’m not entirely sure what you would do with this, once you had knitted it. Perhaps just display it proudly on your kitchen table for all eternity. It’s from a cooking blog called Bitter Sweet, by Hannah Kaminsky. If you’re less a fan of knitted goodies (though if you weren’t a fan, I doubt you’d be reading this far) and more a fan of the genuine article, then this is the blog. Loads of recipes for delicious looking cakes and pies and bread.
Find the free knitting pattern here: a slice of cake.
4. Crochet Battenburg, eBay
I’ve got to admit, I prefer buying my patterns through Ravelry, individual designers, or Etsy, but when I came across this crochet Battenburg on eBay, I couldn’t resist including it. Those little pink and yellow squares were just calling out to me…
The seller has an absolute wealth of other knitted food patterns too. Spend too long browsing here and you risk falling down a rabbit hole and emerging on the other side with a knitted cup of tea in your hand, wondering where the past few weeks went. You have been warned…
Find the pattern here on eBay for £1.50: crochet Battenburg cake.
5. More cake, I need more cake! Etsy
And if you just simply can’t pick just one solitary little knitted piece of deliciousness, then cakescakescakes over on Etsy has six different patterns available, including chocolate eclairs and raisin buns.
Choose a selection of three for £6.34: various knitted cake patterns
So there you have it, a tasty selection for a Saturday morning. If you know of any other great patterns I should have included, do drop me a message in the comments.
Have a great weekend!