I wandered down the way to this little coffee shop in central Phoenix called Lux and boy is it a beauty. They not only are purveyors of delicious coffees and baked goods, but have a legit food menu and a real bar with serious mixologists. I’ve spent the greater part of my afternoon here andContinue reading “coffee, 6.20”
It just never.gets.old.this.cactus.thing. Swoon.
This is my first attempt at solar dyeing wool. I’ve thought about it in the past, but never actually tackled it. Given that I’m in the mecca of sun for 2 weeks with plenty of free time, I figured the trip afforded the perfect opportunity to try it out. The first step was to skeinContinue reading “solar dyeing, 6.19”
Whilst I am in Phoenix and these ghastly hot temperatures, I figured I’d try my first go-around with solar dyeing wool with natural dyes. Step one was to take a risk and use what’s local. These dehydrated chilies were left in the sun for a few hours to draw out their color. It worked, butContinue reading “chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19”
Sean took me to this delicious little spot in central Phoenix called Pane Bianco the other day. A nice, quiet little midday date. Doesn’t happen often.
Just me, my shadow, and some gorgeous cactus. These plants, bestill my damn heart.
I’m in Phoenix for two weeks visiting my guy; he has to work for most of it, but he did leave me a gorgeous ruby red and a pot of brew to kick of my morning. Little things.
I never used to knit with it because its price tag intimidated me. Now, I can’t imagine ever not knitting with some Madelinetosh. It’s so gorgeous I just want to smother myself in its beauty. These are 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Merino Light for a new sweater project in the Antique Lace and Betine colorways.Continue reading “madelinetosh addict, 6.15”
Since I snapped this photo of the nearly finished body for the Lush Cardigan, I have since completed everything but one button band. It was a really quick knit, I was surprised, given the lace panel’s need to be blocked before joining to the yoke and sleeves, etc. I highly recommend this pattern; its soContinue reading “wip: lush cardigan, 6.12”
I sewed a tie; I didn’t realize how much hand sewing was involved; there’s barely 4 machine stitched seams, a ton of ironing, and plenty of blind stitch. Still, they are easy, and I am pretty pleased with the results.
First of the summer season; lemon. Damn, so good.
Every so often, I get a hankering for a classic coffee cake. But, living alone, I end up having to dole it out to friends and coworkers because I can’t sit there eating an entire cake for 4 or 5 days. It’s a travesty, really, because it makes me bake less often than desirable. ThisContinue reading “batter, 6.9”