Making a very simple striped scarf from Quince and Co.’s stripes collection for my guy this valentines. I’m not big on the holiday; I’d prefer a homemade gift or handmade card, a glass of whiskey together, a home cooked meal, nothing special. This simple scarf compliments how I feel about the day; simple gesture, funContinue reading “vday stripes.”
I tried my hand at potato stamping the other week in preparation for teaching it in a Makers class. It’s really fun and the Martha Stewart cookie cutter method is easy and filled with instant stamping gratification. I’d use this method to make my own wrapping paper and cards, I think, but I fear tryingContinue reading “vday stamp.”
I love making cinnamon country bread. So easy, perfect for a snow day, which we so graciously had last midweek. More shots of the bread making here.
I decided to try my hand at some refrigerator oatmeal; all you need is some mason jars, fresh fruit, greek yogurt, skim milk, and old fashioned oats. This blueberry variety was a bit more sour than sweet, since I omitted the maple syrup called for in the recipe. All in all, if you like oatmeal,Continue reading “refrigerator oatmeal + handmade pot holder.”
My latest obsession is Quince and Co., a gorgeous Maine-based yarn company that churns out gorgeous designs from various knitters as well. I bought a whole pile of their Lark new american wool to make a scarf from their Stripes Collection for a Valentines day gift, and of course one of the stripes hat forContinue reading “quince and co.”
One sleeve done of the gorgeous Stasis Pullover in Brooklyn Tweed’s Spring Thaw collection. I’m knitting it exactly as the pattern calls for–with Brooklyn Tweed Loft in snowbound as the main color and cast iron as the contrasting color. So far, so easy, so gorgeous. This is my first Brooklyn Tweed sweater. I have alwaysContinue reading “stasis.”
It takes no time at all to make homemade dressing and it makes all the world of difference. Tastier, you know exactly what’s in it, and requires just a few ingredients you usually have floating around in your kitchen. The other night, I made a delicious greek dressing that required the following: a lemon, aContinue reading “greek dressing.”
This is a simple be-speckled hat I knit for a friend’s recent birthday. I used a combination of Harrisville Designs Highland wool in the goldenrod colorway and Manos Del Uruguay Wool Maxima in natural. You can grab the pattern from A Dull Roar.
These socks were a gift for my guy Sean for christmas this year. Knit up using malabrigo sock in the turner colorway and a touch of peach for the toe line detail (which happens to be my signature). Usually I make standard 3×1 ribbed socks with a pop of heel and toe for him (it’sContinue reading “biz casual.”