Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Soundtrack

I know I've played this one before, but it's such a goodie, and a fun one for St. Patrick's Day. enjoy*

Work's happening at a frantic pace over here. Super stressful, but there should be some fun on the horizon {the horizon being a couple of months away, oh boy}. Knitting time has been reduced to my subway rides, but I should have a new pair of socks to share soon, and maybe, just maybe I'll finally make a decision and sew some buttons on the sweater from the last post!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm in love...

with this shoe company!

That link takes you to a video that shows how the shoes are made. After watching it, I want to order a dozen pair!... but right now I'll save my pennies for just one. I think my favorite style's Middle English.

They'll go well with this almost complete sweater::This was my Christmas '09 road trip project. It's done except for the buttons {and some blocking, of course}. I can't decide if I should go for something subtle and dark? or something colorful? or natural, maybe some homemade wooden buttons?
Help would be appreciated... with either the button suggestion or pennies for new shoes!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Soundtrack

The Snow is Gone by Josh Ritter, enjoy*

The snow is most definitely gone here. We filled our beautiful weekend with a trip to the Cape! Where the seagulls assumed their posts up high::
There was a nice mix of work and fun::
The boats were in the harbor by sundown::
{and I soaked up as much sun as possible. can you tell?}

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Wednesday Soundtrack

Today's Music: Stuck in a Moment by U2

As deadlines approach, and the work is taking forever to complete, I'm definitely feeling stuck in the moment. So, I'm just taking their advice to get myself together.
If you're stuck in a moment, I hope it's a good one*

I still have another sweater-in-progress to share. Then comes a weekend full of sisters, food, and moments that will pass too quickly!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Knittin' Kitchen

Today's post ~ details from the kitchen with a bit of knitting on the side.

I recently discovered the blog Smitten Kitchen, and yes, I'm smitten. It started with her Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin. I've made it twice and it's slated for another go this weekend. Then I moved on to her Walnut Cake.
I nixed the jam and instead added a thin layer of lemon curd and some whipped cream from the can {um, I love it from the can}.

Now a note from the Knittin' Kitchen :: I drink a lot of my hot drinks out of jars {ball jars, peanut butter jars, pickle jars, anything that's glass}. Here's a pb jar holding my tea::My roommates and I clean and keep all of our jars from food. Beyond drinking, they're great for food storage and packing lunches. Sure you have to be a bit more careful when transporting, but the alternative is plastic, and shouldn't we be a bit more careful with the environment?

I've found two problems with the jars and hot liquids: (1) ouch, it's hot, and (2) they don't seem to stay as warm as ceramic mugs. I haven't tested #2, so it may be all in my head.

Anywho I found the perfect solution and a use for all of my unworn fingerless mitts!::

This pair fits particularly well, I just slip it over the jar, and ta-da! It's insulated and easy to pick up. And just that much more fun to drink out of. It may look like the wool is too close to your mouth, but it doesn't get in the way at all, and I can still put the lid on if I have to walk out the door with my coffee {I know we have insulated coffee mugs for travel, but with the jars, it's much easier to find a lid/jar combo!}.

And one last peak into our kitchen. Check out this spoon:: Can you read it? It says "Department of Mental Health". Sometimes it creeps me out.

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