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
Meze are small dishes, or appetizers, served in parts of the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece and North Africa. Gathering around a table filled with little dishes on a hot evening with friends is one of summer’s great pleasures – especially after a long day of work. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Turkey twice – once as a tourist, and the other time as … Continue reading Introducing Meze – Sport Weight
ZAKUSKA (plural zakuski) originates from Russia and many Slavic countries, where it can be served as an appetizer, but often a plate of zakuski can serve as a meal itself. My experience with zakuski is from my travels in Bulgaria, where I indulged in many cheese-stuffed dishes that would fuel a day’s explorations. Bulgaria is a country that is constantly changing and evolving – each … Continue reading Introducing Zakuska – Bulky Weight
AMUSE is short for Amuse-bouche, literally “mouth amuser” in French. These are typically a pre-appetizer; simply one or two bites at the start of a meal to tease the taste buds (and show off a chef’s skill). It’s really one of those wonderful little surprises that are served at the beginning of a meal. Quite frankly, it is often one of the more memorable bites … Continue reading Introducing Amuse – Fingering Weight