“Being here is like–like–being taken on a holiday when one has been a good little girl and done all one’s lessons.”

Instead of spending my snow day munching burritos, I am finishing up some projects in desperate need of attention while enjoying the film adaptation–and Martin Scorsese directed (god! I love him! and his glasses!)– of Edith Wharton’s amazing society novel, The Age of Innocence. Who doesn’t need a little Daniel Day Lewis in their lifeContinue reading ““Being here is like–like–being taken on a holiday when one has been a good little girl and done all one’s lessons.””

Didn’t Dan Rather once declare California the Big Burrito?

I would desperately like a delicious burrito right now. But that snowday has turned into a “stay undercover not jump around in snowboots” kind of a day since it is currently spitting slit from the sky, ruining all that pretty white stuff and making me feel very grateful that I actually already got out andContinue reading “Didn’t Dan Rather once declare California the Big Burrito?”

Ber-ate me for wearing this or think ber-aayyy I want one of those, too. Either way.

I finally made another beret that I adore, but actually wear this time! Instead of knitting yet another beret I would never wear despite loving, I decided to give a crocheted version a whirl with this beautiful yellow yarn I had laying in my stash–just enough for a small cap, not quite enough for anythingContinue reading “Ber-ate me for wearing this or think ber-aayyy I want one of those, too. Either way.”

Knitting in twilight? Yes, sir.

That’s me, working on yet another one of those Twilight-inspired Bella Swan mittens, which are just the most scrumptous design ever it should be a travesty they landed in that pathetic excuse for a movie. I honestly can’t decide whether to actually keep this pair for myself or gift them out. I think I mightContinue reading “Knitting in twilight? Yes, sir.”

I wish I had remained in the Twilight regarding this film…except for the mittens, of course.

I’m finally getting around to posting those Bella Swan inspired mittens I made as a birthday gift for a friend. I think they came out beyond splendid (as I’ve already started making another pair and have one mitten done and a second cast on in this amazing bluish gray yarn) and I’m pretty sure theyContinue reading “I wish I had remained in the Twilight regarding this film…except for the mittens, of course.”

Inspiration from the most unlikely of places? Nevah.

The inspiration for my latest small project, which must remain a secret….for now. Shh. I feel as though the bright yellow worsted weight wool, paired with the silky, shiny, blue yarn with flecks of gold will complement each other beautifully for the intended project. Keeping my fingers crossed it will work out as I envisionContinue reading “Inspiration from the most unlikely of places? Nevah.”

Sock one to my heart….

This is the taste of sweet….defeat? After casting on a new pair of yummy socks for myself (hey, I only have one pair, the rest I’ve made gifted out) this weekend while I was at a hockey game, I was swiftly moving along, finishing the cuff and getting at least two inches of the legContinue reading “Sock one to my heart….”

Pfff on those scholars who attribute the blues strictly to tragedy…there are no blues to be had reading these books.

I have had my head in pleasure reading books for the last couple of weeks, especially since classes in my last semester of library school (!) have yet to begin so all it is now is working and reading and crafting. The other day I picked up two reads I’ve been dying to check outContinue reading “Pfff on those scholars who attribute the blues strictly to tragedy…there are no blues to be had reading these books.”

Sinking my teeth into another pair…

I finally finished both of the Iceland tweed lopi Twilight inspired cabled mittens I mentioned earlier in the week and I haven’t been this pleased with the outcome for a project in quite some time. I would post a finished product photo (of which I’ve taken plenty) but I have to wait a week asContinue reading “Sinking my teeth into another pair…”

Sal(i)v(ating) for some face salve?

I am addicted to Smith’s Salves and Balms. I have the original Rosebud Salve for all things chapped, as well as the delicious Brambleberry Rose. These are the most perfect products for those chapped lips and chins and elbows here in Boston’s bitter blast, but I’m desperately in search of a good, all natural menthol-basedContinue reading “Sal(i)v(ating) for some face salve?”

Quality and Quantity Abound: New Cheap Yarns.

Lion Brand, one of the giant manufacturers of commercial yarns, has recently announced a new “Luxery Collection” of yarns, which feature organic wool, organic cotton-bamboo, a delicious super-wash merino wool, an incredible wool stainless steel, and even cashmere. This makes me gush because while they are as pricey as many of the other fine yarns,Continue reading “Quality and Quantity Abound: New Cheap Yarns.”

There was not a single thing “Grim” about a place of Providence?

This Sunday I went to visit a quite good friend in the place of my birth, fittingly named Providence because any place I entered the world would be just such. Er, strike that, reverse? Anyways, I went to visit my good mate MacKenzie and while we gorged on brunch at a little nook, never endingContinue reading “There was not a single thing “Grim” about a place of Providence?”