Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just Stopping By

Although the insanity continues, I figured I'd pop my head in to share my new favorite food with you.  It is the Garlic Scape-Cheese-Lettuce Wrap, courtesy of Kat.  She invented them at our last book club meeting and since then I cannot get enough.  There are three ingredients, they're all in the title, and you just roll them all up in a little bundle of cheesy, garlicy, lettucey goodness.  The perfect appetizer for your fancy dinner parties, your casual knitting nights, and your barn raising shindigs!  Also for the tired, overworked souls such as myself, these make a fine late night dinner.

Well, time to get back to doing stuff.  Since I don't have a Garlic Scape-Cheese-Lettuce Wrap photo yet, I leave you with this artsy flower picture.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Thank you to everyone who stopped by the art show to see me yesterday!
I'm so grateful I have such great family and friends.

A special thanks to Hannah, who captured this rare photo:

Thank you!

Now that that's done there is (as you can probably guess) more knitting to be done.  I am practically swimming in commissions, presents, and samples!  And so continues the adventure...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Catching Up

The last few days have been busy.  Really really ridiculously busy.  Actually, the next few days are going to be just as busy, if not more so.  Thus I am taking my brief waiting moments to catch up on a few things.

This is the lovely handspun yarn that my pops got me for my birthday.  It's a blend of a couple of different wools with strings of little pearls and tiny roses spun in.  I hardly know what to do with it, that's how cool it is.  I want to show off the yarn well and I want to wear whatever I make.  Any suggestions?

Hannah captured this gem a week or so ago.  Sorcha is in the middle of one of her pathetic meowing for food routines.  Not her cutest moments, that's for sure.  I think this picture does an excellent job of capturing her total insanity.

Alright, time's up!  Enough catching up and back to my busy busy day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Showing Off

As many (or perhaps all) of you know, I am selling in an art show this Sunday.  It's the Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair and will be taking place from 10-5, along Union Street.  Come down if you can/want to!

I was about to say that this is my first art show but that would be false.  It will be the first art show in my home town where I am not selling at the Kids Tent.  Yes indeedy, I am moving up to the big leagues with this one!

Well that's all I have for now.  I have a hundred things to do before then and this latest heat wave is not helping.  Welcome to the longest and hottest day of the year.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Some Non-Knitting Notes

1. Picking strawberries is hard work.  Particularly when you pick a collective 39lbs of berries.  However...

2. Eating strawberries makes the picking totally worth it.

3. Making strawberry freezer jam is fun, quick, easy, and delicious!  

4. Labeling the jam jars is even more fun.

5. Tap dancing is hard.  A lot harder than I thought.  Not that I thought it would be easy or anything.  I just thought maybe I'd put on the shoes and suddenly be a brilliant dancer...

6.  You never know.  Could happen.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Now for Something Cute

I finished knitting this adorable little cardigan a few weeks ago and am absolutely in love with it!  It is far too small for me so I should probably try to sell it or give it away... But it's SO cute!

Solution?  I will just have to knit a larger version for myself.  Someday.  Once I've gotten caught up on all my other knitting adventures.

This tiny garment is knit with Malabrigo 100% Organic Cotton in Lima.  If you have never used this yarn before, I highly recommend it.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Life Amongst the Knitters

As promised, here are some of the scenes from Saturday's Knit/Crochet in Public Day...

Our multicolored welcome sign!  Do you see my "I"? 

The infamous Mario drinking fountain.  Knit by the one and only, Knit Happens.  Complete with glow in the dark teeth.

The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, also a Knit Happens creation.

Some lovely handspun, Kool-Aid dyed yarn that I borrowed from a fellow knitter.  For photography purposes, of course.

All in all a smashing success!  Excellent weather, decorations, company, and knitting!

In looking over my pictures I realized that I don't have a single picture of me knitting.  Not just from Saturday either.  I have absolutely no knitting pictures of myself!  Perhaps the photographer will have to become the photographed...

Friday, June 8, 2012


Tomorrow is World Wide Knit in Public Day, or, as we here in TC call it Traverse City's World Wide Knit/Crochet in Public Day (TCWWKCIPD).  I have linked to the Facebook page for those who want to see more.  Or you could just read the awesome poster that our fearless organizers created!

Among the many things that were knitted/crocheted for this event, we have actually made each of the letters of our acronym.  I am proud to say that I have knitted my first letter "I".  It is rather large and purpley-blue.  

I will, of course, be taking pictures tomorrow.  So look forward to those.  Per usual, they will probably not be up soon enough for some of you impatient friends.  You know who you are.  

I highly encourage you all to knit or crochet in public tomorrow.  Even if just for a bit.  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Socks That Hannah Knit

I have told you about Hannah's crazy socks (or at least I think I have) and this is a particularly good example.  They are knee high, hot pink, sparkly, and knit in multiple, intricate lace patterns.  

The only difference between these and some of her other works is that this particular pair was knit just for me!  Can you tell that I absolutely love my new socks?  Because I do.

For those who are curious, the pattern is Antoinette and the yarn is KnitPicks Stroll Glimmer in Runway.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Birthday Photoblog Part II

Last Friday I hosted a summit meeting of superheroes.  Now I would not recommend getting so many powerful and heavily costumed people in one room unless you have lots of activities and snacks.  I was well prepared but even so, as you will see, actually capturing these superheroes on camera proved to be a challenging and dangerous task.  We have,
The Doctor

Convict Jane

The Black Widow

Sydney Bristow

And Aquaman, the heavily bearded.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Parade of Shoes

This, folks, is part one of my birthday photo blog, in which I show off my many shoe changes and my Justice League scarf!

The completed scarf.  

That's my mother's head behind me.  Not a feathery hair piece.  I know, I was wondering too.