Thursday, February 16, 2006

Dropped stitch has been fixed. Yay.

There I was last night, looking at my in-progress X-back for the Knitting Olympics, and I started thinking, "How hard could it be to add in the stitch that I dropped?" So, I dropped two stitches back to the cast-on row, and picked up three to pull up with a crochet hook. And after a few hours, some expletives, and a few "I've made a huge mistake" moments, I now have the correct number of stitches, and no more weird jog where the seed stitch doesn't match up. In the long run, I'll be happier this way, but... wow, that was a pain.

In between fighting with stitches, I made a "Basic Soft White Sandwich Loaf" from The Bread Bible. I had been making mostly crusty hearth breads, and thought it would be fun to try something softer. Everything was going just fine, and then I put it in the oven. At that point, it decided that it was done with rising, and was going to fall completely flat. It might be because I halved the recipe (the recipe makes 2 loaves, and I really only need one). Ok, so I pull it out of the oven, and I have an absolutely flat loaf of bread. To make things even odder: other than the flatness, it turned out fine. It tastes good and has a decent texture (probably a little denser than it should be, but definitely not doughy or unpleasant). Weird. If I try this again, I'll probably make the full 2 loaf recipe and freeze one.

By the way, this Guinness ice cream recipe makes me wish I had an ice cream maker.

3 comments:

Trillian42 said...

I knew you weren't going to be able to let it go. =)

And, um, YOU may not have an ice cream maker, but you KNOW someone who does....

Jen said...

I had been subconsciously trying to convince myself that it would be ok if I didn't go back and fix it... yeah, right. It was driving me nuts; I don't know who I thought I was kidding. :)

Laurie said...

I seem to remember reading that if you halve a bread recipie, you shouldn't necessarily halve the yeast. Unfortunately I can't remember the explanation as to why this should be so.