fresh baked, 11.15

Round loaves of gorgeous Pueblo Indian oven bread (different from fry bread!), a staple of my childhood and reminds me of morning toast before school. Some people may find this oven bread to be “bland” because it lacks sugar–but no siree, you are simply and completely wrong. In New Mexico, this bread is baked inContinue reading “fresh baked, 11.15”

gifted, 11.9

I made some fingerless bicycling mitts for a friend in a gorgeous pumpkin-ish colorway as a thank you. Crocheted up in a tube, I used the soft as butter and general favorite fiber (of mine!) Malabrigo Merino Worsted for these and I’m fairly pleased with the results. Maybe I can convince the recipient to modelContinue reading “gifted, 11.9”

border lace, 11.5

Working the border of my Andrea’s Shawl from Through the Loops–this lace is so gorgeous and easy to memorize, I’m completely smitten. I’m using Knit Picks Shadow in Oregon Coast as the MC, and Basalt Heather as the CC, held double for mine. The fingering weight yarn creates this gorgeous ease–all inspired by this brilliantContinue reading “border lace, 11.5”

sorbet (and mum’s visit #2), 10.31

The most gorgeous sorbet I’ve ever bought–courtesy of J.P. Licks, this fresh apple delight was beyond amazing. Filled with flecks of Macintosh skins, I felt like I was eating the whole pie in this one little cup (and the “pie” is figurative, for there were no useless filler spices in this sorbet). I have studiedContinue reading “sorbet (and mum’s visit #2), 10.31”

mum’s visit #1, 10.31

My mum came for a weekend visit over Halloween and she is hands down the most generous, giving person in the world. We frolicked about the city and had a glorious two days–including a trip to Brookline Booksmith, where she bought me Doctor Zhivago (I love reading Russian literature in winter!) and an adorable silverContinue reading “mum’s visit #1, 10.31”