To match that Purl Bee garter flap had I knit the other day. I decided to use my favorite baby sock pattern–Joelle Hoverson’s baby socks from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I’ve used it in the past to great results. This time around, I wanted the socks to not just match the hat, but IContinue reading “pop.”
The other night, I made a delicious goat cheese pasta, which was a heavy modification of this recipe from Martha Stewart. My mods included sauteing some garlic and onion in the pan, then wilting the spinach with those flavors. I scaled back on the cilantro and flat leaf parsley in favor of adding some fat,Continue reading “lemony.”
My new obsession: this baby hat by Purl Bee. I did a few slight modifications for this hat, which will be gifted to a friend and future child. I’m in love with how fun these can get. This was knit up using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in the thyme colorway for the contrasting stripe and MalabrigoContinue reading “garter stripes.”
This past Sunday, I started my first quilting project. My mum has quilted for years, though not rabidly, and I asked if she would begin to teach me this winter. My mum does all her quilting by hand–and I, too, hoped to try the same. We set out with a simple, but attainable, first project:Continue reading “basting.”
Homemade fried tortilla chips and ceviche in my house on Fridays. It’s a glorious. glorious way to spend a Friday. I find shrimp to be one of the best, and easiest, ceviches to make at home. The shrimp take a longer time to cook in the acid (lime juice) and can turn tough as aContinue reading “friday.”
My mum and I found this amazing cocktail mixing glass and shooters recently on an antiques browse. This set is in mint condition–complete with glass stirrer and two glass picks for olives or cherries or onions. It’s a dream come true; the perfect addition to my bar cart. And it was only $20. Last night,Continue reading “olives.”
Dreaming of new projects. This yarn is the incredible Quince and Co. Owl Tweet, which I’ve used before. The colorway is Buffalo Plaid and it’s to die for in person. I’m giving it the Brooklyn Tweed Rook treatment. I think this lovely cabled pullover and this particular tweedy yarn are going to be a perfectContinue reading “quince.”
Finally, some finished snaps of my Karusellen hat by Erica Knits, available in Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 14 (have I mentioned I love Pom Pom Quarterly, and even won their #valentoes competition last year! See my winning socks here and here). I love the finished result but still haven’t decided to pom or not to pomContinue reading “karusellen.”
I’m really happy with this recent finish off. These are a straightforward afterthought heel sock for Sean–done up like I’ve done a whole host of other pairs for him, with contrasting heel and toe color. This Regia Fluormania Color in the rainbow colorway is out of bounds bright. But that’s what makes it so fun.Continue reading “neon.”
A Most Bespeckled Hat, in amazing Malabrigo Merino Worsted in my favorite colorway–sealing wax. Also nods of natural for the specks of white. It’s such an easy hat–I think I need to knit one in every colorway for every mood. Grab the pattern here.
This past Sunday, I nodded into my favorite antiques shop in Manchester, NH. I love it because the prices are great and the mid century modern selections can be to die for. I got this incredible bookcase there for just $35. This time around, I found this incredible teak hanging shelf in mint condition forContinue reading “hanging.”
I have done it. My ginger snaps are pretty damn good, if I pat myself on the back a little. But, I’ve managed to perfect making 24 perfectly round and symmetrical cookies in one go. It’s cookie perfection.