Month: December 2014
diamonds x 2.
Another Diamond Waves hat. I just love this pattern; its so beautiful when its finished. I made this one for my sister with stash yarns I had laying around–1 skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes in gold and some scraps of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in shadow. I love it. The…
So happy with the finished product on my Avery Cowl, knit up with two skeins of the gorgeous and ridiculously soft Quince and Co. Osprey in the clay colorway. This color is just as I hoped it would be–I wanted it to look like the dusty red clay of the desert and it’s stunning. I…
I made this ridiculously quick hat out of leftover bits of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter I had after finishing my Chevrons sweater. Diamond Waves by Kaleigh McLelland is so quick and the finished product is amazing. Plus, its free on ravelry. I recommend everyone make this hat. I will be gifting it to my guy for Christmas.…
I’ve done it. I’ve made what I consider to be one of the most delicious individual mac n cheese boats I’ve ever whipped up. Filled with a thick homemade mornay featuring a dash of dry mustard, gruyere, sharp cheddar, and parmesan cheese, this dinner was a dream. A dream. I decided to roast some grape…
F*ck. Progress on those cheeky fair isle mittens I’ve been working on for the past few days. I have tiny hands; these will for sure be far too long for my puny self. Will likely be a gift for someone else. But loving them, nonetheless. Knit up using two skeins of Knit Picks Palette in…
I drink a lot of coffee. Ridiculous amounts, in fact, which you know, if you’ve been a reader of this here blog for, say, a day. On Saturday, I visited my friend Mack, who lives in Providence, and we perused this amazing little local kitchen shop within walking distance of her house, Stock Culinary Goods. …
This is what I call ridiculously cheesy homemade béchamel–or, er, a mornay sauce. A mornay. Isn’t it a beauty? This is the stuff of dreams to eat when its winter and rainy and snowy and icy in Boston.
fair isle mittens.
Taking a break from the sweater knitting to cough up some fair isle mittens, which I will likely gift to someone for Christmas. These will be funny, and slightly inappropriate, mittens. They are How Cold Is It? by Drunk Girl Knits. I’ve made significant progress since this photo of the cuff was snapped, and I did…
It’s that time of year. That time when I spend a lot of my knitting hours making little babies like this snowman. I turn them into ornaments and gift them out. People love them. You can find the pattern for these guys, plus some adorable santas, too, over at mochimochiland.
Here’s the progress I’ve made in the last week on my Willard Fair Isle Pullover by Hannah Fettig. I love the results so far. It’s a really quick knit. The only finnicky part so far was the tubular cast on. I don’t know why mine was coming out so loose, so I definitely took it…
Tis the season. I’m not big on decorations. I have a vintage ceramic tree and these adorable Santa mugs, which I am happy to drink coffee out of from Dec. 1 through the New Year.
I’m currently learning–along with 10 other adorable middle schoolers I work with–how to batik. A co-worker is teaching it as an art elective and I am her “assistant”. This is the first phase of the process–stretching muslin on cardboard frames and hand painting hot wax in designs on the fabric. It’s hard to make sure…