thrummed tosh.

My mum’s birthday was yesterday. I knitted her a pair of thrummed mittens because she’s been borrowing my red pair all winter and seems to really love them for long walks in the park with the dog. I decided to knit hers up with some natural gray wool roving I had in my stash, asContinue reading “thrummed tosh.”

lighter sesame noodles.

I’ve been in a winter food rut; continually going to tried and true favorites, comforts, and easy recipes because this cold has put me in a funk. Call it lack of motivation to try something new, I guess. But last night, I decided to rip myself out of it by easing in gently. Enter MarthaContinue reading “lighter sesame noodles.”

regret in the form of afghans.

I crocheted this incredible candy colored wave afghan back in 2008. It only took a week. It was one of my greatest crocheting accomplishments for sheer speed, color palette, and happiness with end product. I used it on my bed for awhile; then it migrated to my couch. An old friend, who I have lostContinue reading “regret in the form of afghans.”

cabin fever.

I call these basic after thought heel socks “Cabin Fever” because they were knit up during one of the multiple snowstorms we’ve experienced here in Boston in the last month. It’s been brutal, but a great opportunity to sit in and knit. I used two skeins of Knit Picks Felici Fingering in the rustic cabinContinue reading “cabin fever.”

foxes.

I’ve been wanting to knit one of Hannah Fettig’s Fox Caps for awhile now and never got around to it. I know my good friend Mack would love one of these, so she is definitely getting one of these. This first one was knit using 2 skeins of Knit Picks Palette (I have a PaletteContinue reading “foxes.”

tortilla chips / nachos / pintos.

During winter storm # million here in Boston (no, but our second official blizzard in 3 weeks–known as the Valentine’s Day massacre), I decided that the necessary reward for shoveling was homemade tortilla chips for nachos. Do you ever go this far? The thing I find about homemade chips is they are thicker than storeContinue reading “tortilla chips / nachos / pintos.”

#valentoes.

I rarely enter contests because it’s not likely I’ll win and I’d rather watch. For some reason, I just loved Pom Pom Quarterly’s brilliant #valentoes competition, which took place over the course of several days last week in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. The call was to post your hand knit socks with the aforementionedContinue reading “#valentoes.”

too fucking cold.

This winter really does deserve as many of the Winter Blues hats as humanely possible. Not only is it snowpocalypse, but the bitter arctic blast still plaguing us and not melting any of the great white is an equally oppressive problem. My guy Sean was visiting from sunny Phoenix this past holiday weekend, only toContinue reading “too fucking cold.”

heart shaped eggs in a frame.

For Valentine’s breakfast, since Sean was visiting from Phoenix and we were having a full blown blizzard. Perfect timing to leave the sunny skies of the southwest, right? My honey oat rustic loaf ; heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the hole in the bread ; butter a pan, place bread, crack egg inside, cookContinue reading “heart shaped eggs in a frame.”