Sometimes, its the only thing that makes perfect sense. Right? Right.
I love the look of cinnamon and sugar just before its mixed together to make delicious toppings for baked goods.
More in the illustrious 2011 striped knit frenzy; this is a basic red and gray striped hat I quickly knitted up in a few hours as a gift for a friend but fell madly in love and so made him a different one so I could keep this. I usually make things with friends inContinue reading “red and gray stripes, 2.15”
The gorgeous The Broom of the System by the incredible genius, David Foster Wallace. The language and structure of this novel are incredible and the storytelling is playful and brilliant. This book has been sitting on my shelf for awhile, awaiting its turn. And turn it has.
I’m really getting into cross stitch (not that I need anymore time-consuming addictions) and am nearing the finish line on this trout for my mum. I have a rustic black frame to house it in when its done so that she can hang it in her lakehouse. She likes decorating with classic lake fish, soContinue reading “nearly finished, 2.15”
One of my little knitters has been feverishly working for a week on Valentines gifts for Mum, Dad, and friends. C. ended up making these winged hearts; the one pictured above is for Mum and you can see on her face how pleased and excited she is with the end result. Nothing is better inContinue reading “valentine pride, 2.14”
I got the cheeky idea from PoppyTalk, who makes adorable Heart on Your Sleeve valentines, though I didn’t have thousands of safety pins hanging about, so I just tweaked mine a bit. I drew the tshirts and then backed them with gorgeous card stock textured paper, folded in half. The hearts are white felt paintedContinue reading “handmade valentines, 2.11”
Started this gorgeous lime-ish yellow green and dark gray hat for my best friend Derek yesterday and its already finished and blocking, ready for shipment in his Valentine’s package. I love sending my friends small little boxes for this particularly gimmicky holiday; this simple striped hat was so quick to knit but so delicious whenContinue reading “striped valentine, 2.10”
My mum bought me Vol. 1 of Mark Twain’s monumental autobiography. I can’t wait to dive in, but its so big. You have to see this book in person to appreciate just how heavy and thick this thing is. It could sink ships. Seriously.
In honor of last Wednesday’s snow day (and it being called the evening before!), I stayed up late Tuesday night watching It Happened One Night whilst wading through my stash in search of something that might sing to chunky knitwear. I’ve been on chunky-knit obsessions in years past, but hadn’t picked up a project likeContinue reading “chunk, 2.2”
I hosted Mack to a decadent breakfast-for-dinner on Friday night, before we danced all of it off over vodkas and the gorgeous Swedish pop of Robyn. The menu included: eggs benedict with uncured turkey bacon, homemade lemon hollandaise drizzled about everything, roasted asparagus, and fresh cut southern style hash browns. Of course, someone told meContinue reading “dinner party, 2.4”
There’s nothing tastier than homemade English muffins. So when my best friend Mack came over for dinner Friday night, we decided on decadent breakfast complete with eggs benedict, hashbrowns and all that hoo. Emeril’s Homemade English Muffin recipe is the best one I’ve ever tried; and its glorious that these muffins are fried in aContinue reading “homemade english muffins, 2.4”