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.
This winter has been all about turning the oven on for extra warmth. It was 3 degrees here without the wind chill this morning when I left for work. I’m thinking baking a loaf of bread when I get home tonight is in order. What are your favorite bread books? I know its easy to…
I call these basic after thought heel socks “Cabin Fever” because they were knit up during one of the multiple snowstorms we’ve experienced here in Boston in the last month. It’s been brutal, but a great opportunity to sit in and knit. I used two skeins of Knit Picks Felici Fingering in the rustic cabin…
tortilla chips / nachos / pintos.
During winter storm # million here in Boston (no, but our second official blizzard in 3 weeks–known as the Valentine’s Day massacre), I decided that the necessary reward for shoveling was homemade tortilla chips for nachos. Do you ever go this far? The thing I find about homemade chips is they are thicker than store…
too fucking cold.
This winter really does deserve as many of the Winter Blues hats as humanely possible. Not only is it snowpocalypse, but the bitter arctic blast still plaguing us and not melting any of the great white is an equally oppressive problem. My guy Sean was visiting from sunny Phoenix this past holiday weekend, only to…
We’ve had four major winter storms here in just under 3 weeks. It’s been hell trying to dig out, and this coming from a seasoned New Englander who does in fact enjoy snow. Dare I say Mother Nature can have this one–I give, I can’t take much more. On top of all this great white…
We are drowning here in Boston. Historic snowfall has left the entire city crippled. The only benefits to this collapse is all the snow days dedicated to making things. In all the years I’ve lived in Boston, I haven’t seen it this debilitating. Where I live, there is nowhere to put the snow, as evidence…
bed / knitting.
Multiple days of snow (yes another two days, starting now and into tomorrow…and again, on Monday apparently) means tucking into bed early with books and knits. It’s the only way. These will be a pair of socks I’ve so fittingly named cabin fever. Cheers to winter.
There’s nothing better than a blizzard bringing a major city to a halt. I love how quiet the city gets; my normally busy block is filled with prancing pups in the snow, people on cross country skis skating down Beacon Street, and kids on sleds on major roadways. Plus, when school closes (since I’m a…
It’s been frigid here. Absolutely frigid. Sub zero temperatures. And so, that means the oven is a great extra heat source. Plus, you want comforting foods like homemade pot pie, and mac n cheese of course. Here’s two little serving boats of mac I made this week; one to eat right then, and one just…
I made this ridiculously quick hat out of leftover bits of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter I had after finishing my Chevrons sweater. Diamond Waves by Kaleigh McLelland is so quick and the finished product is amazing. Plus, its free on ravelry. I recommend everyone make this hat. I will be gifting it to my guy for Christmas.…
F*ck. Progress on those cheeky fair isle mittens I’ve been working on for the past few days. I have tiny hands; these will for sure be far too long for my puny self. Will likely be a gift for someone else. But loving them, nonetheless. Knit up using two skeins of Knit Picks Palette in…