Blooming tea, a gift from my friend Gillian. It is so beautiful and delicious! White challah bread with an egg and honey glaze. I let it rise extra long so the texture is especially fluffy. Rustic apple galette with raisins and almonds. Easy to make and soo mouthwatering. I’m making myself hungry now. Share with … Continue reading Yummy things
Been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve been so busy with school in the last few months, I haven’t had time to blog (and barely time to knit!). Still read my blogroll daily, so I’m caught up, but I hope you haven’t forgotten me! When I have knit recently, I’ve had colour(work) on the brain. These herringbone … Continue reading In colour
Recently I’ve had a pie craving that I knew couldn’t be satisfied by one-note grocery store pies. I’m not sure what it was, maybe I’ve gotten too into Pushing Daisies, but I knew I had to have one. So here it is, my very first pie. Made from some super vintage pie crust mix(at least … Continue reading My first pie.
I know I’ve been an awful blogger, I cant remember the last time I posted, but Halloween gets me excited about everything so I want to start up again. I love dressing up, and especially as fairy tale heroines. This year I was Red Riding Hood (its actually a repeat from last year, but I … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I saw this pattern yesterday on a crochet board. I haaaave been needing one of these, and I had some left over kitchen cotton I’d planned for another market bag, but I have enough of those already. So I cast on (chained? hooked? I don’t know my crochet terminology) and finished it within a day. … Continue reading Something quick: bath puff!
Early Frost by Janet Morton at the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art holy crap! I couldn’t knit something like this flat, let alone around a tree. This weekend (August 4,5) at the CCCA in Ottawa, help artist Janet Morton create a garden using textiles, knitting and other non-traditional materials. You can see more of her … Continue reading Knit graffiti to the extreme
So many projects… I’ve loved this Anthropologie sweater for months (I took a million screen shots of it in November because I know Anthropologie’s pages never last long), but I think soon I’ll get the nerve to knit it. I bought this abosoloutely gigantic men’s cashmere sweater that I’m going to rip out for this. … Continue reading MUST KNIT
Recently I’ve been working exclusively on a pair of socks for my father’s birthday. I didn’t finish them on time (and I’m not finished yet!) but I did let him try on the one sock I had done. No pictures of the finished sock yet, I’ll save that for when they’re both done. I’m using … Continue reading Birthday socks and movin’ up in the blog world
I’ve finished my ribbed lace bolero, with pattern as promised 😉 I decided not to give the sleeves ribbing, like most of you suggested. I liked how it was sort of dainty, even with worsted weight yarn, and I thought ribbing on the sleeves would be too heavy for it. The shape of this is … Continue reading Ribbed Lace Bolero
I’ve been working on this shrug. It started out its life as one of those shrugs knit from sleeve to sleeve, but once I had seamed up the sleeves and tried it on, I remembered how completely unflattering they are… I decided to go with the classic shape of a bolero, instead. The construction is … Continue reading To Rib or not to Rib