Things still feel…weird. I mean, the day to day activities at home are pretty much unchanged since Switzerland went into lockdown, but it still feels odd. Something different in the air. Perhaps it’s that I don’t just pop out to the grocery store whenever I feel like it. Or to any other store, for that matter. We go shopping only once a week now, getting … Continue reading Baking and Gardening
Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? Today, Day 3, the sourdough starter was HUGE! Apparently, we have some serious yeast in the air, since I was supposed to “see some activity”. Hmmm….in any case, lots of bubbles, and a roasted pear-like aroma. Sweet. So now, for the next 3 or 4 days, twice a day, I need to feed the starter. As I am fairly lazy when … Continue reading Feeding the Beast
First, let’s start by the good. The weather has been stunning, and I’ve got some great runs in with magnificent scenery: Things have been…interesting of late. More and more drastic measures are being taken in Switzerland these days to contain/limit the spread of COVID-19. I’m not going to harp on and on about it, since *everyone* seems to be. I’m tired, honestly. And I know … Continue reading No Yeast!
First – some pictures from my run this morning – just because it was pretty. I met some very nice cows and had a gorgeous view of the Aare Valley toward the Thun and the Alps. Spring is definitely starting to show, what with the calves and the little lambs I saw (no pictures there – the farmer was busy cleaning the paddock). These past … Continue reading A Run and a Recipe
Thank you one and all for so much fun at the Swiss Yarn Festival! I had a blast meeting everyone and am feeling so thankful for such positive feedback. My Etsy Shop will be open again as soon as do an inventory check from the Festival. A few things that I learned from speaking to everyone: Deutsche Übersetzung von Mustern. Mein Es Schneielet wird bald … Continue reading Thank you! Merci! Danke! Grazie!
Beryl Berry – A child’s sweater is now live! And we’re off at the Swiss Yarn Festival with tons of yarn and patterns! Continue reading Pattern Release
Just a quick update on things to come: I’ve been busy baking all day, perfecting and refining my Floral Cookies. They’re pretty little things that taste of orange zest and look like Springtime. They’ll be even prettier when there are more edible flowers to be had. They will be the featured recipe for my latest pattern, Beryl Berry – a Child’s Sweater. Knit seamlessly, from … Continue reading Testing, 1, 2, 3…