Month: January 2016
Here’s another shot of me wearing my super high Varia hat, which I knit in various tones of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. I’m such a Brooklyn Tweed devotee. It’s a problem.
I finished the Laight Street Wrap a little less than a year ago. And I absolutely adore it. I followed the pattern from Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops to a T–right down to using the zinc colorway of the luxuriously soft Malabrigo Yarn Twist. But for some reason, I’ve failed to photograph it or…
Grabbed these glasses from Easy Tiger. A great addition to our bar cart. It’s Friday. What are your favorite glasses for a nice beer or cocktail?
I love this hat so much, as evidenced by the fact I’ve made three this week. This is the version I made for Sean, who spent the weekend in sunny Phoenix over MLK Day (for a now much talked about football game) and came back to a beyond frigid, and seemingly never ending, arctic blast.…
I’ve made the Varia hat before. I had initially knit it for a gift but ended up shamefully keeping it for myself because its so comfortable. A few years have past, and I decided to revisit this hat. On Sunday night, I knit up a version with a bunch of odd ended Brooklyn Tweed shelter…
This is the Gray Street cowl I gifted my mum this Christmas. I used three skeins of Quince and Co. Puffin in sabine, kittywake, and iceland. I love how it came out and it’s a really quick knit on account of the bulky yarn and large needles. I can see endless color options, too. I…
I could drink coffee out of my Chemex every day if I had the time. This time, I tried some local, organic coffee from a roaster in Louisville, KY, that a close family friend sent for the holidays. It was delicious, to say the least, and served up in vintage mugs made in Syracuse, NY,…
For chicken and biscuits in yesterday’s crazy all day downpour that begs for comfort foods and tucking in and staying in. This recipe has a decent number of steps, but is relatively easy to make, and creates A TON, so I always reserve some with unbaked biscuits on top for the freezer. Then you have…
roku x 3.
I am obsessed with knitting the Roku Hat, which is a basic 1×1 ribbed hat that fits adorably and takes one evening to knit up. I have knit 3 Roku hats in as many days–and will feature them in this space once they are finished blocking out. Here is a Roku in progress using the…
end of may.
I finished my heavily modified End of May mittens and gifted them to my sister in law for Christmas this year. I am so excited about the fit and look of these that I have to make myself a pair in different colors. For these mittens, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the espadrilles colorway…
I love making my own french onion dip. I don’t know why anyone would bother buy it. This is one vidalia onion, cooked in olive oil until soft and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I added a cup of sour cream and a few tablespoons of mayo to a dish with garlic powder and several…
Is the best thing. I miss my visits to Phoenix, where patio brunching is a new year round possibility. Especially for ceviche and breakfast tortas and the best margs imaginable. But, it’s better that the doc and I can now brunch any Sunday we’d like, even if it isn’t patio style. I miss my holiday…