In between finishing off the February Lady Sweater for my Mum (which only needs the sleeves!), I’ve been working on a lot of tiny work crochet for jewelery, pin cushions, and what not. I’ve always adored crocheted; I learned how to hook before knitting and for some projects (like afghans), I like the results ofContinue reading “Chained to crochet…”
I have the best students! Thank you cards and gift cards for crafting stores and coffee shops have been dropping through my mail slot all week from various little knitters expressing thanks for teaching them and of course, notes on their summer work. I adore those little knitters and am happy they are keeping atContinue reading “Thank you for being my little kids!”
My goodness. This frothy brew I had on Friday night makes me salivate to look at even on Sunday. Isn’t it a beaut? If you’re ever looking for a summer pint partner, get at me. There’s rarely a moment when I’m not game to kick back and have a few over chatter.
I have been working on a February Lady Sweater for my Mum since late May; with the weather so great and the romping around constant, I haven’t had much time to actually work on this sweater. But I did have a student wear it while in progress before school was out and she was certainlyContinue reading “It’s not February, but it is a sweater for the ages…”
Yesterday, I spent some quality time at the New England Mobile Book Fair. If you’re a book slut and you’ve never spent any time here, please, do go. If you live in Boston, its a quick, and well worth, trip out to Newton Center for their warehouses of books. And once you familiarize yourself withContinue reading “Books, nooks, look!”
Summer is officially here, and if you live in New England like me, it means gorging on copious amounts of seafood (not that we, and I, don’t do that all year round mind you). But in summer, there are steamers. Hands down, my favorite food, I try and eat as many pounds of these inContinue reading “More, eats local…”
If you’ve never had cheese from a local farm, I don’t know what you’re waiting on… it’s the greatest enjoyment your mouth will ever have, that is, of course, if you like cheese. Actually, no. Even if you hate cheese, you’ll love this. I recently gorged on some Sharp Cheddar and Horshradish Cheddar from twoContinue reading “Eating local…”
This summer, I’ve been tasting and gulping a lot of different kinds of teas, thanks in part (or entirely), to this downright adorable little pop my Mum bought me. Not only is it mustard yellow, but the teapot sits nicely atop a little tea cup–just perfect for one, and one cup. I adore it. What’sContinue reading “Gee, tea…”
…you don’t bat an eye when you have a pint of salty fries for lunch.
involves lots of coffee.
With school out, I’ve been fortunate to be gifted some serious time to dedicate to my hobbies. I used to take art classes at the institute after a regular day of high school; and I definitely got turned off by constantly having to draw boxes. I’m more free form, you know? The best class IContinue reading “Reworking an old hobby…”