f.o. | striped birthday socks.

Sean’s 34th birthday socks, knit up with a simple after thought heel in Quaere Fibre self-striping sock yarn in the Snips and Snails colorway. You can bet I went and bought another skein of this gorgeous yarn in a different colorway immediately. Here are my project notes. More of my hand knit socks here.

cooking | birthday macs.

Sean’s 34th was last week. He wanted to grill burgers. Instead of just grilling burgers, though, I had to take it up a notch. Enter the homemade Big Mac, with three buns, homemade special sauce, minced onions, pickles, shredded lettuce, and loads of yellow cheese. These were so easy to make and tasted just likeContinue reading “cooking | birthday macs.”

cooking | leftover nachos chilaquiles.

Last night’s nachos become the next morning’s breakfast with these short cut chilaquiles. When I make homemade nachos, we always have leftovers. But, they get soggy in the fridge overnight and never quite crisp back up again in the oven. So, what are soggy tortilla chips smothered in pintos, pepper jack, red onion, and jalapenosContinue reading “cooking | leftover nachos chilaquiles.”

block prints | light to dark.

As previously documented, I’m stuck on block printing. It seems to be a make that’s stuck–I keep trying new things, experimenting, and envisioning new blocks. Here’s a small block I made of a circle with an x through it. I played with light to dark colors here, with a mix in between. I’m actually quiteContinue reading “block prints | light to dark.”

f.o. | birthday stripes.

The doc loves my hand knit socks. He wears them almost religiously, until its swamp summer climates. And every holiday, birthday, celebration, or just because, I make him a pair. He’s amassed quite the collection. A lot of them have been phased out of wear because I won’t darn holes in socks. That’s the wearContinue reading “f.o. | birthday stripes.”

weeknight dinner | flank steak tostadas.

Homemade tostadas are my newest obsession. I’ve always loved them, and I often fry my own tortilla chips, so why wouldn’t I be making tostadas like they are going out of style? Who knows why not, but now I am. These tostadas were topped with mashed black beans, mashed avocado, grilled flank steak (which IContinue reading “weeknight dinner | flank steak tostadas.”

stash | quaere fibre.

Grabbed this beauty from Quaere Fibre out of my stash to make some socks for the doc, who has a birthday coming up and much appreciates the hand knits. Quaere self-striping sock yarns are hand dyed just down the road from me in Rhode Island. This is the snips and snails colorway, which so far,Continue reading “stash | quaere fibre.”

inspiration | notes.

I have a lot of sketchbooks. Ones that are half filled, ones that are entirely filled, ones never touched. I start them, I stop them, sometimes, I finish them, whatever that means. But, nothing is more special to me than the way I conceive of my music podcast, available at my other love, P+C. It’sContinue reading “inspiration | notes.”

bakes | hatch green chile quiche.

My camping trip through the southwest instilled in me a yearning for more of it my life. That green chile cheeseburger I had in Alamagordo, New Mexico, was life changing. And so, as soon as I was back home, I dove into the cache of green chiles I have frozen and whipped up a greenContinue reading “bakes | hatch green chile quiche.”

f.o. | hamlin peak.

I love Quince and Co. Kestrel linen yarn. I knit this flex tee in it last year, and to date, it is one of my favorite knits–for the interesting construction, the fit, and the compliments I have received when I wear it (“You made that?). Knitting is, by far, my longest, and most interesting loveContinue reading “f.o. | hamlin peak.”