wool wary

Oct 14th, 2009 cooking, knitting, other

A few years back, I knitted and felted the Hot out of the Oven potholder set from Knit Picks, using their feltable wool and free pattern for the project. I blogged about it way back then, and have been using them happily in the kitchen ever since, including making a second set as a housewarming present for my sister. Wool, a natural insulator, makes great…

steam powered

Oct 6th, 2009 cooking, other

Do you use Google Reader? You should, if you have any number of blogs that you read on a regular basis. It’s a very clean, functional, Google-y way of checking for new updates and reading (or saving, or sharing, or not reading) them. The only drawback is that it’s easy to read the post in Google’s interface, and you miss out on the author’s blog…


Jan 26th, 2008 cooking, knitting

This is shaping up to be a pretty productive weekend! Rob and I did our errands on Friday night, leaving the weekend days free for lots of relaxing and projects around the house. I finally finished and felted the second oven mitt for my sister, and put the finishing touches on the Malabrigo Loafers for my mom’s upcoming birthday.   I had to modify the…

rubbing elbows

Nov 16th, 2007 cooking, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Yesterday, Franklin of the Panopticon and the 1000 Knitters Project visited us at work. As if his personality weren’t sweet enough, he brought us brownies that were still warm when he got there! They were gooey and delicious, and it turns out his secret recipe involves 5-year-distilled vanilla-infused vodka. It was a special day indeed! Franklin spent the morning bonding with Beth‘s dog, and taking…

workin’ for the weekend

Nov 11th, 2007 cooking, crafts, knitting, work

I finally found that spare time I was craving all week. My weekend has consisted almost entirely of staying home, with the exception of brief forages for food. I even got off work early on Friday, and I’ve put the time since then to good use: knitting, cleaning, watching Rome on DVD, and learning how to play a first person shooter (Team Fortress 2). In…