Month: March 2011
striped socks, 3.31
I made myself a pair of simple, shorter striped socks for spring. It was a quick project that only took two evenings to complete, which means these are instant gratification of highest order. I used the self-striping Knit Picks Felici (mine was the sport weight in colorway “Chimney”, which isn’t available anymore) that I’ve had…
Everyone who knows me well recognizes my serious citrus obsession. I could eat citrus with anything, really, and it seems lately, that’s all I eat. The giant naval oranges are amazing right now. Go eat one in my honor; I’ve had 3 today alone.
snuggling with pup, 3.25
I spent a lot of my break just playing with this here Sir Winston Churchill, and he in turn paid me thanks with snuggling and smiling at me under the blankets. What a ham.
oatmeal stout bread, 3.23
Gorgeous oatmeal stout bread I made whilst on vacation last week. This bread is quite easy, super hearty, and you can really taste the beer, which is amazing. The yeast works with the stout, which needs to be at room temperature when you begin; I used Guinness Extra because I know its tried and true,…
new reading, 3.24
The glory of purchasing a pile of new books, for me, is the greatest glory. Just scooped up? Jules Verne’s The Castle of Transylvania (which is next on my reading list, considering I have but 30 pages left of the ever brilliant Wilkie Collins’ Moonstone), Alexander Pushkin’s Tales of Belkin (I love the Melville Art…
relief for japan.
The tsunami in Japan is devastating. And like my participation in Hearts for Haiti, I want to help again. Besides making relief donations of my own accord, how about you do so, and get a unique gift from me? I have created an etsy listing; purchase this flat-fee surprise package and I will email you…
Brand new long chain elephant necklace. So excited to wear this.
from my desk, 3.21
This week, I’ve been pouring over this brilliant embroidery booklet I found at a bazaar a few years back, reading the beyond brilliant Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire (he’s got a great blog too), and flipping through things like the cheeky Incomplete Book of Dog Names and re-reading Henry Rollins Black Coffee Blues.
drawing memories, 3.20
Slowly throughout the last ten years, my mum has been quietly converting my old childhood bedroom into more of a guest space for me when I come to visit. The twin bed was moved out for a nice full, new linens and all the junk I had is now gone–save for some books and a…
My vacation from work has, so far, pretty much revolved around knitting, sewing, and eating. But now that I’m into the swing of the week, I’ve whipped out my knitting design books, listening to a lot of Radiohead on my ipod, and thinking of a new design for high, cotton spring rain galosh socks. Inspired.
the alphabet, 3.15
Working hard on my cross stitch lettering skills. This will be a bookmark with a famous line from one of my favorite tomes. Hint? It involves a giant fish. Say tuned for end results and let me know if you want one of these cheeky bookmarks; they are so quick to make, I’m gifting them…