Let’s start from the beginning: I have some new yarn in stock! I have been waiting for months and months and months for my supplier to get their alpaca sock yarn back in stock – they had a whole shippment that they lost due to water damage, and it took them a while for their farmers to restock suffiencent amounts. But anyway, after a very … Continue reading New Yarn! Food! Tree! Squash!
It’s here! My latest shawl design: The Harvest Advent Shawl! Days are short and nights grow cold; the air is cool and crisp and the fields turn to gold. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and running through the surrounding wheat fields is one my my favorite fall activities. The Harvest Shawl is inspired by these fields that stretch across the rows … Continue reading Harvest Advent Shawl
Happy Days! As mentioned yesterday, I will be an exhibitor at the Swiss Yarn Festival 2020 in Glattfelded, CH. It runs on the the 29. February and the 1. March 2020 in the old Spinnerei that is now a hotel/conference center. I went last year as a visitor, and just fell in love with the location and the festival. This year looks to be even … Continue reading Sweater Sets!
A LOT has been going on lately. Which is partly to blame why I have been AWOL. New yarns are hitting the shop (hurray alpaca sock yarn! – more on this later), knitting kits for the Swiss Yarn Festival KAL (more on this later), a new pattern just in time for planning your Advent shawl (more on this later), a cowl pattern will (hopefully) be … Continue reading More on this later…
Growing up, my mother always claimed we had a separate stomach just for desserts. No matter how full you were, there was always room for a little bite of sweetness to end a special meal. Sweets were a luxury for me, as I was only ever allowed a dessert when we went out for dinner or at a party. I always looked forward to going … Continue reading Introducing Dolce
So many lovely wines were had on Sardinia. I’m back now (just), but still adjusting over the next few days. So in the meantime, here are some of the really great wines I had this trip. I was especially pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the local wines from Alghero, as I had never seen them before. Continue reading Wine, wine, wine
Have you heard of Fregola before? No? Yes? Have you had it? The first time I heard of it was on the Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure show when they were visiting Sardinia. It looked pretty good, but then again, pretty much anything on TV looks good. Pasta and fish…how can you go wrong, anyway? I somehow would up buying the cookbook of the show (not … Continue reading Fregola.