DELICIOUS SANDWICH SOCIAL RECAP

Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Were you at the Delicious Sandwich Social? Did I see you, eh? Seems not. But okay, you get the madcap recap anyway. I’m a bit beat, so it’s just thumbnails for the most part. Sorry! The Sandwich: Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches Just like a grilled cheese, but a lot more exciting. I cheated by … Read more

LITTLE TINY SWEATER

LITTLE TINY SWEATER

So I tried an experiment. I wanted to know if the “T” shape of the vintageknits pattern was, essentially, the one used for the UO sweater. So I tried a little tiny test. I cast on 30 stitches (not the right number for the ribbing, but divisible by three) and knit in 2×2 rib for … Read more

FARMER CHRIS AND FARMER JESS HARVEST AND EAT FIRST CROP OF TOMATO BABIES!

Tomatoes Freshly Picked

Three beautiful yellow tomatoes, Kellogg’s Breakfast tomatoes, to be exact, were harvested and consumed in the home of Farmers Jess and Chris today. They were honestly delicious – best tomatoes I’ve had in ages and ages. The basil was also homegrown, the mozzarell’, onions, vinegar and olive oil, not so much. Posted by jess at July 25, … Read more

WHEN TOMATOES ARE ATTACKED

tomatoattack

Something awful has happened. You may remember that Chris and I (aka Farmer Chris and Farmer Jess) are attempting to cultivate three tomato plants on our roof. We bought the organic heirloom tomato plants from the Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza. We potted them. We fed them. We located them in the optimal spot for … Read more

WHAT TO WEAR IN UNION SQUARE

UNION SQUARE

Shhh: I’ll tell you a secret. Le Clap, il est fini! Photos soon. Boy am I happy that’s over. Maybe next up? I’m seriously considering another Kate Gilbert pattern. The Union Square Market Pullover from the current IK. I’m thinking I’ll probably use Dalegarn Baby Ull. I love the color combo in the magazine, but (a) I don’t … Read more

CLAP IMPASSE

CLAP IMPASSE

So, you may have noticed I am at an impasse with La Clap: I’m the first repeat into section three, and I am worried that I won’t have sufficient yarn. The width is 18″. I took the advice of a poster here and did 5 section 2 increases, and intend to do 10 section 3 … Read more

CLAPOTIS APPROCHES

mysticalcreationyarns

To quickly update you on the knitting front, I received my order from Mystical Creation Yarns. That’s some lovely stuff! Only one more component before beginning Clapotis… the yarn ball winder I just bought with my 50% off coupon from JoAnn! No way am I winding 600+ yards of yarn by hand, and it’s so lovely that I’m … Read more

A USEFUL PENGUIN

Pingouin Cotton Ribbon

I may have hit on a good use for those 6 balls of Pingouin Cotton Ribbon I’ve got: It appears to be a good substitute for the Plymouth Napa called for in the Ballet Pullover, another Teva Durham pattern that ran in the Summer ’04 IK. My 6 balls (480 yards) won’t be enough for a long-sleeved … Read more

PINGOUIN COTTON RIBBON YARN FOR ASANA?

PINGOUIN COTTON RIBBON YARN

I received 6 balls (about 480 yards) of Pingouin 100% cotton ribbon yarn in a trade a while back. It’s a relatively narrow but thick/sturdy ribbon yarn – a bit like knitting with thin shoelaces. It would be lovely for a summer knit, and when I saw Asana from the Spring Knitty, I thought it would be … Read more