Month: October 2014
plus x 2
Another plus sign hat with my own modifications. This time, I only did 4 rows of the color work, and opted for a solid crown. Has a top loop. In a dark brown heather and a latte color for the plus signs. You can see my charcoal version here. Have had many requests to make…
The smell of butter and cinnamon and sugar baking into a melted delicious yeast bread is my total jam. There’s nothing better, especially when a Nor’Easter outside whips winds and threatens the power on several occasions (good thing for gas ovens!). This is a simple cinnamon swirl country loaf. No raisins. No frills. Just deliciousness.…
It’s officially that time of year. Roasting things. Baking things. Cooking things slowly, and for a long time.
Baby knits are so quick and so satisfying. Last night, I whipped up this adorable little earflap hat, called Frosted Alpine, designed by the always incredible Tanis Lavallee. These hats make great stash buster projects, too, because they only use a little bit of yardage, and the color combinations are endless. I love to use…
It’s finally starting to feel like autumn here in Boston. And the leaves are producing some brilliant color this year.
prosciutto / peas / shaved parm.
A quick meal whipped up last night with random ingredients I had in my fridge. I’m definitely one of those cooks that often creates wonder when not following a recipe, but a general concept, and bending it to what I have on hand. Going with the gut, that is! And I’m a cookbook gal. Sure,…
I made these amazing Burberry inspired men’s socks for my guy, after finding inspiration in gorgeous ones by Tanis Lavallee, one of my favorite knitters, designers, and yarn dyers. Everything she does is incredible. The yarn is by Turtle Purl. What an artist! It’s amazingly soft and just gorgeous to work with; a dream, really.…
Nothing better than that feeling when you start a new book. I’ve never seen this film, nor dived into the written work, so it seemed like a fitting time. What are you reading? Suggestions for my never ending list?
Last meal with the guy last night, filled with one of my favorites. Shellfish really is my jam.
Sean, rocking the Abolish Columbus Day tshirt from The NTVS, I procured for him awhile back. This limited edition tshirt supports native artists and also sends a clear message: celebrate indigenous peoples instead. Collectively, between the two of us, we have most of the NTVS catalog.
I decided to give my plus hat to Sean. It looked nice on him, he seemed to like it, and figured he could wear it when he visits or on some of our chilly nights camping. I’m definitely making more of these. I think I’ve got the formula down for making it fit the way…
My guy was in town for the extended holiday weekend. It was a blast just to catch up, relax, play cards, and make plenty of cheese plates to go with our pints of beer. It’s simply nice just to spend time, especially when you are 3,000 miles apart and see each other once every other…