I always have a candle on the stove, especially when I am cooking for someone else (it’s an earthy kitchen witch thing). However, somehow today I was out of my regular jarred candles. What?! This just cannot be. Of course standard tapers were on hand, but definitely not a standard taper holder.
Solution? Simple. Raid the pantry for jars and dry goods and ta-da! Let’s get cooking.
So, I am more little an little enamoured (ok, obsessed) with all things Tudor and England in general. With one of those milestone birthdays this year I am taking a trip to the land of pork pies and Henry himself. And while I would love to take all of you with me, I am celebrating with a sale in my Etsy shop instead. Huzzah!
Use coupon code UKBirthday at www.anniepants.etsy.com through September 1st and save 20%. What?! Can I get another ‘huzzah’??
I cannot possibly be expected to travel any sort of distance without at least one knitting project in hand. Last week I plane, trained and automobiled my way to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England and had some lovely yellow ochre yarn with me. I have challenged myself to not buy any yarn this year unless I need it for a specific project (this came after several episodes of Hoarders. God. I love that show. Read: please don’t let that be me.) and this lovely bit happened to be leftover from a feather and fan baby blanket I made for a friend.
It just so happens that this blanket is for the friend I was visiting! So it’s all very appropriate blahdy blah. Anyhoo.
- Cast on 42 stitches on a size 7 round needle and knit 10 rows
- K3, K2 tog 3 times, yo 6 times, K2 tog 6 times, yo 6 times, K2 tog 3 times, K3
- Knit the next 2 rows
- K3, Purl row, K3
- *Slip the first stitch of each row as if you were knitting
Oh look! Baby yarn factories!!
I made this pin years and years ago but have never had the perfect thing to do with it. Until now. I love how these pieces go together.
And just in case you aren’t into knitting your own scarf, or smithing your own pin, I have them both listed in my Etsy shop – just click on the respective links.
And what is the next project you ask? A grey scarf similar to this with yarn I bought in England. Why did I buy it? Because I had finished this beauty and could not possibly be expected to travel without something to knit! I think that’s a rule at US Customs or something….Really. Look it up.
Each year I carve a pumpkin. And each year I forget how much work it really is. Though, in the end it’s always worth it.
This year I took a stab at Mrs Doubtfire. My mother is a big fan of the line “help is on the way!!” And uses it often. So, Doubtfire. Duh.
I think the old girl turned out pretty well. What do you think?
Do you remember the days of LiveJournal? Or am I the only one and I’m totally dating myself here…? There was a group, or an event, or something like that called “Day in the Life” and I remember DITL to be awesome and fun. So here we go. I thought I would do a quick post with shots from my day.
A letter heading to MA. I am desperately behind on my correspondence, but slowly but surely catching up. I love sending and receiving mail. Seriously. It’s a disease.
Betty White loves to lick the water in the tub after a shower. Not the brightest…
New O2 regulator. Wrong wrench to tighten. Story of my life.
The Dr Who scarf is coming along quite well! Only 3 more feet to go!
Harvest from the shop’s urban garden today. Not bad!
I went to Michael’s for a single skein of yarn….but we all know how that ended.