April Showers

Technically, we're having June showers at the moment. Temperatures in the mid-50's in June is not so great, BUT it means I can keep wearing scarfs. Like this. This is the April Showers scarf from the Purl Bee. It's an easy pattern to memorize and knits up pretty fast. I made it with some leftover sock yarn, but I think it'd be really lovely in some kind of airy, diaphanous mohair concoction.


Cardigan Redux

I had this sweater kicking around that was pilled and unwearable, so that meant time to get out the scissors. Is it still pilled, yes, but now it's a cardigan with rick rack and beads and embroidery, so that kind of downgrades the issue of the sweater's condition. And the buttons are just for show, mostly because I was lazy and also because I realized I never actually button my cardigans.


Look On The Sunny Side

One microwaved egg, some toasted ciabatta, scallions, salt and pepper -- a real tasty breakfast.



Again, nothing real fancy, but it does the trick when it comes to staying cozy. I made this scarf over Christmas, while curled up on the couch with the flu. Size 13 needles, Lion Brand Thick and Quick Yarn, cast on maybe 10 stitches and just knit. It's mindless, yet satisfying. It's also deliciously warm and feels a bit like wearing a blanket around your neck.


Striped Stripes

I have no good excuse for not blogging other than between work, life and occasionally needing to sleep, it just went by the wayside. But it's winter and pleasantly still and I just finished a pair of socks. So away we go again! The yarn I used for these is nothing fancy -- sock yarn from Joann's, (here) but I like how they knit up and they're nice and toasty. THAT comes in real handy with twenty million feet of snow on the ground.


Break Thru

Early morning walks are doing a lot to help me keep my sanity in the midst of a crazy work schedule lately. Embroidery, glasses of wine and stacks of books are helping also.

I'm not one to mess with photos much, but I found a polaroid tutorial online. And the rest is history, you know?



There is a bumper crop of blackberries outside. Unbelievable. There's always been a few stray berries here and there, but never this many. I'm torn whether to a) bake or b) consume immediately. Decisions!

And then there's the vintage knitting pattern book I bought last week. It's Bernat, The School and College Look. Very chic. I would have liked to have gone to a school this stylish. I have a soft spot for the hoodies too.