Sunday, February 20, 2011

a cake? well sorta~ and some sayings

it's a rainy, dreary, cold sunday

and for a change, the hubs & i have no where

to go & nothing particular to do


i decide to bake a cake

not just any cake, a yummy chocolate bundt cake

dripping with chocolate glaze


do some knitting on a pair of socks that

i started a few days ago using some beautiful hand dyed yarn

the hubs is watching the race...

"perfect day"

 thought the hubs & i


one of my favorite sayings is

"we make plans & God laughs"

this particular saying sooooooooooooooooo describes my entire day

this is said cake

yep, this is it....this is what it looked like after turning it

out of the bundt cake pan on to the cake plate and

picking off the crust...yep, a crust

while this mess of a cake was baking

and i was happily knitting

 (which turned into unknitting also know as frogging)

i noticed the lack of a sweet scent of

goodness coming from the oven

so i stopped unknitting

(the a puddle of curly yarn)

and went to check the cake

hmmmm, the timer is on

but no heat


we know at one time there was heat

as the cake was baked a little

 (i'm guessing this is when the crust formed)

i turned the heat on and finished baking until the

knife came out clean


i remained optomistic til the end

the cake had about a 1/2 " crust

pies have crust...cakes....not so much

i picked the crust off and put the top on the cake plate

i don't know....i think this makes all the difference in the world don't you?

i said to the hubs, "i should take pictures & blog it"

to which he replied

"you should, not every moment is perfect"

and he's right

ugly as it is, it is very tasty

the socks, well the socks have returned to their previous life

a pretty ball of yarn


and the preview page doesn't work on blogger..

of course it doesn't

on searching ravelry, knitty, etc looking for a new pattern

i came across this saying and thought it fit my day perfectly!

"Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,

I will try again tomorrow"

and i will



The Barker's said...

too funny! I hate those days when you just can't win =) I usually just laugh and say "oh well!" try again tomorrow! The cake looked so yummy though! Did you ever find out how the oven turned off?

Sherri B. said...

Katie, I am so sorry for laughing all the way through...but the way you told it was hilarious. I am glad you shared.

Erin Wallace said...

I was thinking before I read it that I bet it still tasted good, your imperfect cake! I do like that you took pictures because every moment isn't perfect - I can second that!

Lola Nova said...

Love this post! Like Sherri, I am so glad you shared this. I know we all can relate to it!