Month: September 2010
fresh baked, 9.29
There’s nothing better than homemade cornbread. With typically Boston gray, rainy, muggy weather, I needed a fix.
dawn’s peasy, 9.28
A Presto Chango Cardigan for Dawn’s new bundle, in a gorgeous Alpaca wool in a turquoise blue. This is the third Presto I’ve made–I think the fully removable front panel is perfect for a Mum struggling with many over the head clothes. If you’re looking for a baby knit that looks fancier than the work…
boots for baby, 9.28
A former co-worker and friend from my reporting days had her first baby this past week. She will be the best mum to that little girl, I know it. And she deserves the world–so I knit her up a Presto Chango cardigan in a beautiful turquoise (like the sea, since Dawn is a California girl…
cooperating with me, 9.27
I adore Cooperative skirts. I’ve got them in solid colors, as well as cheeky patterns like poppies and weeds. These are a staple in my wardrobe. Soon, I’ll have to wear them with tights, which isn’t as fun.
Some nights you’d just rather not cook. Lucky for me, I’m a cereal addict and can eat heaps of it in those lazy moments.
my pa’s things.
My father died when I was 16; he was one of the most dapper men I’ve ever met and fancied his things nice. One of the items I inherited was a gorgeous, soft as butter, vintage leather Coach day planner, which he carried around to keep track of things. It’s been 10 years since he…
I’ve been a fan of wingtip oxfords for a long time. Apparently, this season they are all the rage. But, it’s fall, the kids are back and school, and that means whipping out the laceups again as the weather chills. These ones are vintage and definitely my favorite pair.
free range, 9.15
A little sampler of The Sanguine Gryphon’s organic Dk wool–called Free Range–that was included in my package along with the recently acquired Skinny Bugga. It’s so gorgeous; definitely want to knit up an Owls sweater in this yarn but will it break the bank? Not sure what I’ll do with this small sample; I have…
Seriously now, The Sanguine Gryphon makes the most gorgeous yarns. This absolutely drool-worthy skein of their Skinny Bugga! came through my mail slot just last night. Hands down, this has to be one of my most favorite yarns to work with; its so vibrant despite the subtle color changes and its soft as butter. This…
Yesterday was my birthday; I’m not big on them–it’s nice to let them pass quietly. But, this unexpected gift came courtesy of my beloved Mum, who thought this would aid in all the bread baking, tarts, and cookies I tend to whip up on a whim. This is truly one of those gifts you had…
fall colors, 9.14
My new Pumpkin Spice Ruffle Scarf from Janny’s Girl. Super soft and I love the subtle ribbing of the fabric. I’m so in love with this one, I’m thinking about purchasing another because as fall hits, you can never have too many scarves.
buy handmade nation, 9.14
I pretty much buy exclusively on etsy now; not only do I adore supporting my fellow handmakers, but there’s something so incredible about not only purchasing something you wanted badly (and can’t find in regular shops) but also receiving a hand written note and discount card from the proprietor herself! This one comes courtesy Janny’s…