Getting back to my gouache paints this past weekend, I fooled around with lightly washed color backgrounds and black and white pepperoni pizzas. Silly painting, but fun to spread out on the dining room table and paint again.
Here are two versions of the Western Sunset hat I knit up this month. The first one is amazing blacks and oranges and reds, and its perfect. The second I made to match my blue jacket but it doesn’t have the same power as the first version; color choice in fair isle knitting is suchContinue reading “western sunsets.”
One of the easiest–and most delicious–weeknight dinners I’ve made in a long while. You barely have to do anything, the fennel, potatoes and carrots are deliciously lemony, and the chicken thighs are fall off the bone moist. I’m adding this to my regular rotation. Grab the recipe here.
I’ve been hemming and hawing over floating shelves for my kitchen since I bought and moved in last June. I looked at Ikea and hated the quality–twice. You can see where I’d hang them from most parts of the house and I wanted something sturdy and substantial, something that “shows” and is a piece ofContinue reading “home additions.”
These are the Purl Bee Arched Gusset Mittens, without the final tails trimmed off yet. I kind of like them, even if they serve zero purpose. But I’ll weave them in and give them up. These mittens were ridiculously fast and easy to knit up. I adore them. I’m thinking about slightly felting them toContinue reading “arched gusset mittens.”
This is the From Norway with Love hat I knit for the doc this Valentine’s Day. I love this hat; I’ve knit several of them, but I think this version might be my favorite. The main color is Manos del Uruguay Maxima in the slate colorway, which sometimes looks gray and sometimes looks purple, whichContinue reading “lover hat.”
This is the Storhedder hat by Mary Jane Mucklestone, and I love it. It was easy to knit up–quick and instantly gratifying. I hadn’t discovered Mary Jane Mucklestone’s brilliant color work until recently, and now I’m obsessed. I definitely want to try a whole bunch of her other projects; they are incredible. I knit this oneContinue reading “storhedder.”
Easily one of the quickest sweaters I’ve knit in awhile, the Forester by Michele Wang was a dream project. I loved the top down construction that had you halt working the body to knit both sleeves before finishing. The thought of not having sleeves to knit after the body was complete was so empowering, IContinue reading “forester soak.”