Saturday, November 22, 2008

WHo, Who??

hoo are you looking at?????

Anthropologie Inspired....

Oh, how much i love Anthropologie.....You can imagine how thrilled I was to find a free pattern of this Anthropologie inspired capelet by Julia Allen. I know this was inspired by a sweater a few years ago, but the same one was for sale in Anthropologie just a month or two ago. I didn't buy it because thought.... "hmmm, I bet I can make that." I made mine out of Lamb's Pride bulky in a pretty silver grey. The pin I found in a antique flea market for $5. I think this will be perfect for thanksgiving.

Friday, November 7, 2008

NoteBook Obsession

Anyone who knows me knows my obsession for notebooks. Partly my desire to be organized, but mostly for the funky graphic images I come across. This is the newest acquisition that I picked up from Atomic Garden. The notebook is from Ecojot, and you can check out their 2008 line on their site. This one is a kid's sketchpad. I thought it would be perfect for drawing my craft ideas in. The smaller one is where i keep information for future knitting projects.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm working on a scarf called Haven. The pattern is from Heartfelt: The Dark House Collection by Kim Hargreaves. I decided to alter it by making the scarf thinner than the original pattern. I decided to make one pattern repeat instead of 2. It still makes a nice thick long scarf, but you will only need 3 balls of Rowan Cocoon instead of the 4 the pattern calls for.


The Friendly Toast

If you every find yourself in Portsmouth NH, you must visit The Friendly Toast. It is my all time favorite breakfast place. You must know,however, that if you are completely dedicated to your diet (whatever..), this is not the place for you.This place is the epitome of kitsch. What a great collection of 1950's toys, posters, and icons displayed on the walls. Every time you go, you'll find something new!
And the food is amazing. I had the eggs in a hole.....
and we shared the almond joy pancakes. Oh heavenly!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cabled Sweater

Ta Da! I've been blocking the sweater, and now it is finally dry that I can try it on. I love it! Very impressed by how it came out. The yarn completely relaxed after bocking and the cables are nice and flat. Can't wait to wear it out. The pattern is from the premiere issue of Debbie Bliss magazine. It is a great feeling when a sweater you've put tears and sweat into comes out perfect!

Rainy Day in Oakland

Another rainy day, and a great day for baking. Today's baked good of the day are rasberry crumb bars. Mmmmm... Here are the crumb bars before..

and after...