There comes a day in every crafty lady's life when hooks, needles and fibre just aren't enough to nourish the soul. There comes a moment in the pattern of time when a person realises is won't be possible to give everyone she knows a hand-made present for Christmas.
That moment happened to me this weekend. Epiphany, moment of truth.
And in this moment I decided how I was going to garnish my presents this year; novelty-shaped fudge pieces. So, I tried my paw at it.
All went great for a while. Using this recipe, converted to European measurements, I made a good stab at playing with sugar and chocolate. Course, the conversion still kept with the US penchant for volume over mass, so I had to measure out my butter in mls, instead of grammes or ounces. I suspect this was my undoing; instead of delicious, creamy chocolate fudge, I got delicious, creamy chocolate fudge sauce.
Still, it was awesome on ice-cream, so all was not lost!
Next time, I'll try and use a recipe designed for the European brain. I may have better luck with this, or this. I should stop searching for sweet recipes now.
Also, the Beyond The Sea hat is done, complete! I've got the pattern written out and I'm just waiting for a fair-weather weekend day for photo-taking activities. Once I have that sorted, I can make the pattern available on Ravelry. Wonderful!