2017-2019: reading sketchbook

Since 2017, I have been keeping a reading sketchbook which I sometimes catalog entries of here. I love that I’ve been doing it. And three years later, I can say I’ve completely filled one whole journal and have added about 10 entries in a new book all together. Some of the things I track forContinue reading “2017-2019: reading sketchbook”

f.o.: rainier pullover.

I really love the Rainier pullover pattern by Kate Gagnon Osborn and this was my first time knitting with the Kelbourne Woolens Scout yarn. I will say this particular project started out, and finished, so beautifully. I loved the fit and knew it was the perfect Christmas gift to my mum this year; it feltContinue reading “f.o.: rainier pullover.”

bake: jalapeno cheddar bread.

By now, you know I love baking bread–especially the no knead variety cooked in a dutch oven and steamed perfectly for a crisply outer shell. Enter my kicked of version of a simple no knead bread. To this dough, I added three generously large jalapenos to the dough, as well as heaping cups of cheddarContinue reading “bake: jalapeno cheddar bread.”

w.i.p. : snoqualmie cardigan, continued.

This cardigan has been a slow slog for me. Not because I don’t love it so far, but because if I want to do some mindless knitting, this isn’t the project I grab for–again, not because it isn’t enjoyable, and not even because the cables are difficult to memorize (they aren’t), but because I doContinue reading “w.i.p. : snoqualmie cardigan, continued.”

f.o.: bouquet sweater.

This sweater took me six months to finish. While I put it down for quite awhile, it still was so slow going with the color work, especially because its designed with the floats on the outside so getting your tension right is key. I’m really pleased with the final result. I had a happy accident,Continue reading “f.o.: bouquet sweater.”

f.o.: the doc’s flax sweater.

I’ve knit quite a few Flax Sweaters by Tin Can Knits through the years–most notably the scrappy ones I made for my nephews to use up bits of my stash last winter. I love the fit, the ease of the design, and the ability to knit mindlessly in public, whilst watching t.v., and on. AndContinue reading “f.o.: the doc’s flax sweater.”

f.o. : ripple crop top.

For some reason, this Ripple Crop Top by Jessie Mae Martinson took me forever to complete. I cast on during an epic August camping road trip through the Southwest the doc and I took, and didn’t manage to finish it until the start of October. I did keep putting it down, but it felt likeContinue reading “f.o. : ripple crop top.”

f.o. : newspaper print roku hat.

When you live in New England, you can never own too many hats, right? This is my mantra every fall, as the cooler climes start to head in and I begin to think about updating my knits. Of course, I always make my own hats and scarves. My needles have been no stranger to theContinue reading “f.o. : newspaper print roku hat.”

f.o.: little stripes sweater.

I’ve made one of these Purl Soho Little Baby Sweater tshirt style sweaters before for a colleague with an impending new babe. I like it; it’s super fast to knit up but looks like it takes a whole lot longer, and it’s fun, mindless knitting. Plus, I can imagine how cute the little ones lookContinue reading “f.o.: little stripes sweater.”

read: from the pages of my reading journal.

There have been a bunch of books before, and a few after. But this one by Tillie Walden I was able to read in one day, and it really moved me. I’ve loved some of her others, but not as much as this one. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. How doContinue reading “read: from the pages of my reading journal.”

travel : UTAZ 2019.

The doc and I went on a pretty epic camping trip through the southwest this summer–that had us visiting family in Phoenix, Lake Powell, onto Durango CO, Silverton CO, Moab UT, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, a nail biting drive on the Moki Dugway, a stop at Monument Valley, andContinue reading “travel : UTAZ 2019.”

make: quick fridge pickle.

To know me is to know I love all things pickle. But not sweet pickle. This is a quick refrigerator pickle from Smitten Kitchen and I can’t say enough about it. Easy, delicious, a necessary staple in my house. You can tweak the recipe to suit your needs–I didn’t have any fresh dill, so theseContinue reading “make: quick fridge pickle.”