It’s been cold here…really really cold, and to compensate we’ve been making a lot of soup, chili and other “warm” dinners. On Friday I was at the store, needing to get something to make for dinner, and I couldn’t think of one thing that sounded warm enough (or uncomplicated enough—I was feeling extraordinarily lazy). I finally grabbed a… Continue reading Quick post: Baked rigatoni.
I made this sweater over the course of a few months for a dear friend’s first baby. I knew she was having a little girl, so I wanted it to be girly-ish but not crazily so. I liked the Knit Picks Swish Tonal yarn in Summer Blooms. It’s pink, but there’s some orange in there… Continue reading Baby girl’s cardigan.
My boyfriend is the cook in our house, but I have a small repertoire of recipes that make repeat appearances on our table. One of those is posole, which I’ve made a few times. I feel like I finally “perfected” my version of it last week, so here it is. I use the recipe I… Continue reading Savory: Posole.
The Radiating Star Blanket (pattern by Alexis Layton; available via free Ravelry download) satisfied my need for a beginner’s project that looks more advanced than it is. All you really need to know for this project is the knit stitch, yarn over and slip-knit-pass. It’s knit in the round, but if you’re not comfortable casting… Continue reading Radiating star blanket.
This is a great recipe to use if you just want a small number of cupcakes. It yields 12, which is a nice amount to take to a small get-together or just to have around the house. Or even to work, if you really really like your coworkers (or want them to really really like you).… Continue reading Ginger lemon cupcakes.
This is a shawl I made very soon after I picked up knitting after a long hiatus. It’s primarily garter stitch, with yarn overs down the center and a pleat or ruffle around the bottom edge. I love the color of this yarn, and the feel of it (it’s Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe) but my… Continue reading Mara shawl.
When I first began knitting, I dreamed of making delicate heirloom items for my friends’ future babies. (Future babies! They are found in space, mostly.) I think most knitters do this, and for all I know many of them succeed. But the first thing—I mean the very first thing—I tried to knit was a baby blanket.… Continue reading Garter stitch baby blanket.