fiber art, 10.18

Some gorgeous skeins of Knit Picks Shadow Kettle Dyed lace weight yarn just dropped through my door and its so gorgeous and inspiring for the impending winter with those icy blue hues. The colorways include Clementine, Altitude and Atlantic; unfortunately, these colorways are on last chance at Knit Picks, so if you want some, grabContinue reading “fiber art, 10.18”

baked double cream, 10.11

An absolutely beautiful wedge of Fromager D’Affinois double cream, baked at 350 degrees with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of pecans, consumed by myself and Mackenzie with crackers and wedges of Granny Smith apple, a la Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa fame. Clearly, we devoured the shit out of that wedge. Gorgeous.

pumpkin carving, 10.11

This weekend, my good friend Mackenzie came up to my Mum’s house for a weekend out of the city. Naturally, we gorged on pumpkin beers and carved a few. Of course, we had our ever-present four legged shadow, Sir Winston Churchill, helping us throughout the way. I love how, with such ease, Mackenzie is ableContinue reading “pumpkin carving, 10.11”

student KAL, 10.8

One of my students and I are doing the Through the Loops Mystery Sock KAL together for Socktoberfest. AB is using a variegated fingering from Knit Picks, and I’m using a solid navy fingering unlabeled I had laying in my stash–this will hopefully show AB how yarn selection changes the look, feel, and mood ofContinue reading “student KAL, 10.8”

lost in reading, 10.3

Years ago, a boyfriend bought me a copy of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections and I fell in love with his writing immediately. I like that Franzen is sort of a literary character in his own right; and even though everyone is talking about his latest book Freedom–and I hate literary trending fervor–I can’t put hisContinue reading “lost in reading, 10.3”