A “Jack” of all….Pumpkinheads? If you mean the ale, yes sir.

Normally one feels like this the day after Halloween, not er, say, the week before, which is exactly what happened to a whole field’s full of pumpkins at Connors Farm in Danvers, which my friend Mackenzie and I traveled to (and managed to find after a loss of our directions) on Sunday for our greatContinue reading “A “Jack” of all….Pumpkinheads? If you mean the ale, yes sir.”

Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman…a witch perchaps?

Yesterday, my friend Sarah and I decided, “Welp, let’s keep this feeling of the sea alive once more.” We embarked on a trip out the city, back to the great wide open, with of course, a trip to Kelly’s inbetwixt, for fish and chips (oh, and their yummy o-rings, too). It was over a deliciousContinue reading “Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman…a witch perchaps?”

Cowling under the pressure of cold? Perhaps!

As I mentioned last week, I’ve gone on a serious cowl knitting bender. It’s turned into an addiction and a new area in which I can flex my knitwear design muscle. But, in order to kick it off, I went back to the Life is Uneven Cowl and knitted another up in “Lemongrass” this time,Continue reading “Cowling under the pressure of cold? Perhaps!”

“A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.”

My love affair with the sea has continued, naturally, despite the wind and rain and sheer damp weather, the kind of weather that makes you feel bitterly cold to the core. So how am I keeping warm whilst still enjoying the romance of the open ocean? Welp, with books, and fisherman’s wool, and candy. What?Continue reading ““A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.””

Hum…Hum…Humming around.

Unfortunately, I’ve been so on the go lately I haven’t really cooked a thing in more than a week. That is, until today, with its rainy, gray, windy chill, I decided to hunker down with knitting, my blogs, and of course, some random items I had in the fridge. And out came a homemade hummus,Continue reading “Hum…Hum…Humming around.”

“It was a sharp, cold Christmas; and as the short northern day merged into night, we found ourselves almost broad upon the wintry ocean, whose freezing spray cased us in ice, as in polished armor.”

I’ve decided and will declare in this space that I want to live in Winthrop. What is Winthrop for my non-Native Bostonians? It’s this adorable, albeit sincerely quaint and beautiful seaside community on the North Shore of Boston, where one of my best friends Steve (who reviews music over at my first love, my musicContinue reading ““It was a sharp, cold Christmas; and as the short northern day merged into night, we found ourselves almost broad upon the wintry ocean, whose freezing spray cased us in ice, as in polished armor.””

Life is uneven…so you can “cowl” in this…?

Today, I am quite excited? Why is that you ask? Welp, yesterday I stumbled upon this absolutely drool-worthy Life Is Uneven Cowl over at Cut Out + Keep, which is not only a brilliant name (and so true), but I believe it was knitted up using my favorite yarn of the moment: the Thick n’Continue reading “Life is uneven…so you can “cowl” in this…?”

Breaking the loaf in half?

The Atlantic has a great article called “Half a Loaf: When Bakers Break Up, Who Gets Custody of the Recipes?” by Corby Kummer in the October 2008 Issue. It’s an intriguing piece on recipe sharing, recipe creating, and partnership–what happens when that ends? Do you split the recipes in half? Does one take them all?Continue reading “Breaking the loaf in half?”

No “hair holder” needed for this braid… (yes, no one’s to understand but this gifty’s recipient)!

I have been casting on and casting off an emerald green self-striping tweed scarf for my good friend Mackenzie for as many weeks now and I can finally post about it since I gave her a preview today to make sure she likey likeyed. What started out as a “honeycomb” cable felt way too stiffContinue reading “No “hair holder” needed for this braid… (yes, no one’s to understand but this gifty’s recipient)!”

Favorite Finds: Reason Number 1,576 to Adore Kitsch Tees.

So as I procrastinate on this “Holiday Dedicated to Observing The Lack of Realization that us Natives lived here first and did exist when Columbus ‘discovered’ the Americas” writing papers for library school, I decided might as well surf the internets in search of tees that will not only declare obscene things about my futureContinue reading “Favorite Finds: Reason Number 1,576 to Adore Kitsch Tees.”

Yummy. Butterscotch and Lemongrass never went so well together?

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been getting some serious holiday knitting done…and that means the chunky garter stitch scarf that is my latest addiction. It’s almost too easy to knit these up, so I’m making a whole bunch of them for everyone I know… The “Lemongrass” One (pictured at the bottom of theContinue reading “Yummy. Butterscotch and Lemongrass never went so well together?”