Wednesday, October 3, 2007

What's that under your towel?

Hmmmm? Oh, this ol' thing? Nothing but a little bit of buttery goodness...


Here's another pre-baked shot of the 'petit pain au chocolate'. They're not as glossy as they should have been, but they'd only had one coat of egg wash so far.
It's been a year since I've made the chocolate croissants, and so I decided to throw myself completely over the butter-bridge and make caramel-pecan stickies as well. Sorry for the photo of messed up pastries. We started snarfing before I remembered to take a picture.
Then I remembered this is a knitting blog, so I had SIP (sock-in-progress) pose whilst sniffing the delectable chocolate-filled pastry. Here he is looking forlorn, as he's just realized he has no lips or teeth with which to bite the delicate yummy in front of him. Oh, the longing, the wistful yearning... just one bite...
And, as we approach the end of today's post, you know you're a foodie/blogger who's gone too far when you whip up a blueberry trifle and the first thing the kids ask is if you need to photograph it first before they can dig in. Poor babies. Smart, though. Hungry and smart.
Here you can see the tiny "mascots" the kids made today. Hand stitched and full of personality, these little things kept the kids occupied for most of the day. That's right. Less than a dollars worth of craft supplies and there were four minds busy all afternoon. Everyone but Eli. He was busy flirting with the chicks in the shop. Dude likes the ladies.

Just as an aside, has anyone else fallen tragically, deeply, hell-fire at your heels in lust with these socks? I almost pee'd myself. Yeah, go look... they are that good. I'm Not Kidding. Now I'm just trying to narrow down which sock yarn to use. Over forty possible choices. This could take awhile. You go knit. I'll type at you later. (Little dude is awake and grouchy, thus adding to the confusion at Becher Haus. Important Sock Decisions will be postponed for a few hours.) And, yes, I am pouting. Cami

8 comments:

hkennon said...

Oh yes... the goodies were so yummy... finger lickin' good! Thanks, Cami, for treating us today. My 'knitty cohorts' sure missed out.
Harriet

amisha said...

chocolate croissants sound SO good! and i am giggling about photographing your food... e asks me the same thing :)
so i am again *very* late with writing but wanted to give you my contact info... heavenlydays AT gmail DOT com... would love to chat further about soap :)

LotusKnits said...

Thanks Cami, I got drool all over my keyboard. Man that's so not fair! Chocolate filled pastry?!?! Jeez woman.

Love the little toys!

Stephanie said...

I was definitely exctied to see those socks. I mean...how freakin' brilliant is THAT?!?!?! I put it in my ravelry cue a day or 2 ago and I just need to get Kyrin's socks done.....then I'll start (hmm...I remember something about 5 other singles somewhere.....what? You thought I would actually be on track and knit those first??!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

OMG. The goodies look so yummy too. Damn this diet. I want some of those sticky buns! WHAAAA!!

Robin/Indy said...

What a day for me to have to miss at Cami's - all the gooey sweets - Damn! The back was screaming and had to get myself to the Pain Clinic - It's just not fair!
Ok, enough of my moaning.
Love the sweet picture of Eli - kids and sleep - what mothers pray for...Hopefully I can catch some treats soon - looks like you outdid yourself Cami. Robin

Thimbleanna said...

What was that I said in my last e-mail about no warning 'cause you're too busy to cook? I TAKE IT ALL BACK!!!! Talk about pee-ing your pants -- the sight of those sweets -- holy crap! I feel a THREE DAY warning coming on next time I come to visit the shop! LOL. Oh, and those socks are awesome -- thanks for posting them!

Dragonfly said...

Oh, can we have yummy pastries when we visit? Those look great!

Elizabeth said...

My kids assume now there will be photographs before they dig in. They even go as far as suggesting locations and set-ups! I will be showing them the blueberry trifle. (That's a fav fruit)
I so have to make those socks!