Diamond Brocade Hat

I love hats, I think by now that much is probably obvious.  I love them. I always have at least one on the needles at any given moment. This particular moment is no exception. When I found the Hayfield Baby Sparkle Yarn hiding in my stash I knew I wanted to try something different with…

The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day

You’ll need to clear your schedule for this one, I read it in just one day. Interesting, fascinating, attention grabbing from the start. I just couldn’t put it down. It’s The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day, her first novel, examining the culture of violence.  Dr Amelia Emmet was a sociology professor who taught and researched…

Raspberry Seed Cowl

I have been busy working away on the All Girl Brocade Cowl for my Little Sister but TV knitting it is not so when my roommates and I settled in for Saturday night movies I knew I needed something else to work on. Since I have two sisters I decided to make a cowl for the youngest…

Lemon Garlic Chicken

I’ve been craving chicken all week, but with a few hectic days ending in the last minute decision to grab pizza it took a while to actually get round to making some. I kind of sort of remember my aunt making a lemon chicken a couple of times so I decided I needed to give…

All Girl Brocade Cowl

Last week I finished the All Girl Hat for my little sister, well I still had some yarn leftover so I decided to make her a cowl to go with it (yep one more thing on the needles). I wanted something with a bit more texture so I finally found this one. Just two repeats…

In Progress – January

I love knitting but I am not very good at just starting a project and working on it straight from start to finish.  I’m a procrastinator at heart and I get easily sidetracked by all the delightful patterns all over Ravelry and Pinterest.  Why work on one project when you can work on three right?…

Our Tempestuous Day by Carolly Erickson

I have a huge soft spot for history so when I found this book at the second hand store a while back I knew I had to have it. Our Tempestuous Day is a brief history of Regency England which reads more like a novel than a history book.  It covers everything from the monarchy…

Saganaki Salmon

I will preface this post by saying that I have never really been a fan of fish.  The reason? Because get this: it tastes fishy.  So I tend to avoid it wherever possible.  So when my roommate comes home clutching the biggest filet of salmon I have ever seen I knew I had to at…

Turmeric Chicken

I’ve been on a kind of cooking kick lately. I’ve gone from hardly ever preparing a meal to actually quite enjoying the act of cooking. I made Turmeric Chicken which is probably the most involved recipe I’ve attempted this far in my goal to eat out just a little bit less.  I followed to recipe, the…

Library!

I’ve been in my new apartment now for two weeks. In that time I’ve gotten the most important things figured out. I’ve found my coffee and my daily breakfast muffin, I’ve found the yarn store, and a guy to fix the alternator on my car.  Next stop: the library. And check out my first haul!…

Silver Drop Scarf and Latest Cast On

I currently have two active knits on the go (I know, I will be rectifying this shortly).  I am still working away at the silver drop infinity scarf using Patons Metallic in the pewter colorway. So far it is at about 10 inches in length so I still have a fair way to go, but I…

Beef Bourguignon Soup

Both of my roommates are down with the man flu right now and so in an attempt to appear sympathetic to their plight I decided that soup was in order.  I’ve never actually made soup before (not counting the packet things that you stir in water) so I headed to Google and found one that…