Woody Allen says if you travel faster than the speed of light, you’d lose your hat. What happened here, then?

Delish! I am so quick to get things on and off the needles these days. What is wrong with me? Oh, it may be the insane cold-snap whirling its way through Boston at the moment. Last night downtown along Canal Street, not a soul was out…Sully’s Tap was basically empty, and The Fours was quietContinue reading “Woody Allen says if you travel faster than the speed of light, you’d lose your hat. What happened here, then?”

You’ll really push my buttons if you don’t help me decide…

I am so pleased with how well the leaves and lace panel is coming out for the Presto Chango Sweater. The button holes run up the seed stitch border pattern, making them nearly invisible which I like so much. I’m nearly done the panel–just two more repeats of the leave pattern, which shouldn’t take butContinue reading “You’ll really push my buttons if you don’t help me decide…”

Presto…Chango? Nope, Presto Almost Finished-O!

Saturday mornings, especially in winter, are the best times to lay around and knit. There isn’t enough white space here in which I can drool all over the laying about the couch in slippers, a full coffee mug, an incredible night’s sleep under the belt, and a knitting project on the sticks. That being said,Continue reading “Presto…Chango? Nope, Presto Almost Finished-O!”

“…whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off–then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”

Last night, I decided to cast-on a really quick earflap cabled hat with tails, because, why not? Clearly, I have knitting A.D.D. though in my defense, the baby sweater I’m working on is so close to being done, I feel I am at liberty to flex my knitting muslce in adult-wares. That being said, IContinue reading ““…whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off–then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.””

Full-Coverage Cowl….you’ll “cowl” into a corner if you can’t own one of these.

Can I please, please, please gush on how absolutely beyond satisfied I am of this extra chunky cowl I recently designed and knitted up? Not only is the brilliant yellow-green color phenomenal in person, it is so g.d. warm. I’ve warn it a couple of times since I completed it last week, and I haveContinue reading “Full-Coverage Cowl….you’ll “cowl” into a corner if you can’t own one of these.”

Leather and lace? Nope, it’s not for Stevie Nicks…try Baby Alpaca and Lace.

I am making serious progress on the Presto Chango Baby Sweater by Valerie Wallis, who runs the Shoeless  Val blog. The sweater is absolutely adorable and practical because while I have no first hand experience in this, my Mum has told me its never fun to fuss with trying to get a baby into anContinue reading “Leather and lace? Nope, it’s not for Stevie Nicks…try Baby Alpaca and Lace.”

Cowl under this one….too!

Last weekend, while giving my friend Sarah her first knitting lesson (to which she picked it up incredibly fast, managed to keep at it all week, and has had zero questions since day one! impressive!), I decided to cast on and knit up a really quick super thick n’ bulky cowl, and I have toContinue reading “Cowl under this one….too!”

I’ll have a few cups of…beer? Cake? Beer? Cake? Oh heck, both?

For some reason, cupcakes and beer seem like an ultimate combination–welp, at least for those who actually like these mini-cakes with fluffy homemade marshmallow topping. And so, I whipped up a batch of these babies last night to take along to Foleys Pub as random party favors…and boy were they a hit. Not only wereContinue reading “I’ll have a few cups of…beer? Cake? Beer? Cake? Oh heck, both?”

“The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.”

There’s nothing better than a quiet morning of coffee sipping, newspaper reading, podcast listening, and of course, finishing up some of those projects that have been on the needles just gasping to be bound off for ages. And that’s what’s happening in these parts of Boston, on a gray, foggy Saturday. It’s been unseasonably warmContinue reading ““The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.””

Yep, it’s Socktoberfest in November.

Finally! I finished one of the socks I cast on, what, within two weeks of original start date? What is wrong with this picture?! Anyways, they are perfect. Whilst they look quite big in this photo, a measurement of sorts indicates that they will be the most fitting slouchy sock for a woolie fanatic. AndContinue reading “Yep, it’s Socktoberfest in November.”

Zap me up a…piece o’ that? Let them eat cake, is right.

This cake, made entirely in the microwave, actually looks kind of unpleasant, but I may have to try it, just for giggles. Wired has the wiki directions, what you’ll need, and how to make it (clock that in at just under 6 mintues, I’d say), complete with instructional video. It’s a flour, egg, hot chocolateContinue reading “Zap me up a…piece o’ that? Let them eat cake, is right.”