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!
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…
Finally! My Along the Giessen Cowl is ready! I’ve had some fantastic testers who helped a great deal making it possible. It’s been a while coming, but I wanted it to be tested properly. There’s a stream that runs through my neighborhood called the Giessen, which means to pour or water in German. It’s a defining feature of the area, filled with flora and … Continue reading Along the Giessen
So here I am after more than a week of not posting at all – things have been super busy, and I kept saying to myself “self, tomorrow I will post something amazing” and then didn’t…because stuff and things. Then I *just* read over on the Yarn Harlot her post about the French Lesson (long story short – it’s hard to get out of a … Continue reading Back in the saddle?
Why oh, why is this cowl design taking so long??? Oh, wait. It’s because a couple lovely things arrived in the mail. See that book? Sitting innocently next to the WIP? That, my friends, is a distraction, pure and simple. The stitch patterns in it are gorgeous. Stunning. I keep on picking it up and flipping through it, picking out patterns that I want to … Continue reading Keep on Knitting…