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
Where are the recipes? Where is the cooking? Where is everything??? Oh, I’ve been cooking like crazy for the past couple weeks, but sadly no time to photograph anything, or write anything up. Everything has been a bit ad hoc and chaotic really. Every year, starting in September or so, a great pressure to Get Things Done washes over me – usually overwhelmingly so. Often … Continue reading Never Ending Knitting
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?
And we are ready for testing! I hope to have a final pattern to release mid-December. A cowl that is a quick, but interesting knit, inspired by the nature outside my door. Continue reading Blocked and ready to go!
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…
The temperatures have plummeted this past week. Whereas we were getting a low of 6°C at night a week ago, we are now flirting with the freezing mark. If the sun comes out, then we can get up to a pleasant 10° or so, but when it is overcast we are staying firmly in the single digits. Brrrr! The heating in our house hasn’t been turned on … Continue reading Chili for the Chilly