simmering sauce.

Weeknight eating can be tiresome. Home from work, no one to cook for but myself, I sometimes lack inspiration. This is one of my go-to meals on such nights; mum’s homemade tomato sauce–no frills, just plain, great, home-cooked taste–piled high on a bed of spaghetti. It looks plain gorgeous right before I hit it withContinue reading “simmering sauce.”

mum’s visit #1, 10.31

My mum came for a weekend visit over Halloween and she is hands down the most generous, giving person in the world. We frolicked about the city and had a glorious two days–including a trip to Brookline Booksmith, where she bought me Doctor Zhivago (I love reading Russian literature in winter!) and an adorable silverContinue reading “mum’s visit #1, 10.31”

When life gives you…Sir Winston.

A bored corgi is a mischievous corgi. So it happens, when life gives you corgis, you may or may not be subject to certain knitting needles gnarled, chewed–eaten to nothing but little bits of sawdust or maybe a jagged point more conducive to splinter than say, scarf. And this is exactly what happened to theContinue reading “When life gives you…Sir Winston.”

Cover up your neck…so Steve Martin will like you with that “head on your shoulders”.

This is the first project I’ve actually sat down to knit in many weeks. Nary any crafting, bread baking, or heck cooking (I’ve been consuming lots and lots of cereal and fruit) has been going on in my neck of the woods, on account of two things: 1. I’m reading way too much, and 2.Continue reading “Cover up your neck…so Steve Martin will like you with that “head on your shoulders”.”

Elaine Harper should have worn this one in Arsenic and Lace…don’t you think?

Last night, while unable to nod off, I decided to cast-on the recent pattern by The Purl Bee, called The Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf, which is absolutely gush worthy I knew I immediately had to make it up for my Mum as a Christmas gift. While I used a more reddish colorway than the exampleContinue reading “Elaine Harper should have worn this one in Arsenic and Lace…don’t you think?”