Monthly Archives: July 2007

Birthday cupcakes

(I’m going to need lots of help with these.) Pear, Cranberry, and White Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter (These turned out a lot more like brownies than what I expected) And now I’m going to try to get in as much being-lazy time as is humanly possible. ;) And cast on some Monkey socks in birthday […]

Book Review: Knits Three Ways

Yesterday a new book arrived in my mailbox for review from Random House, and with a start I realized I had never actually posted a review for another book that I’ve had for a couple of months! I meant to review Knits Three Ways in June…and then so much of my time in June got […]

Almost After Dark

The nightie is blocking. Once it’s dry I’ll be able to weave in a few ends and go on the hunt for some bra straps, and still be able to wear this baby while the summer’s still on. it’s close enough for me to call it done. I would very much like to knit the […]

This week’s cupcakes

After all my hemming and hawing, i went with basic chocolate cupcakes and vanilla buttercream frosting. May yet try a bit of garnishing with some mini-chocolate chips, but damn. That is some fine frosting action if I do say so myself. These will be accompanying me to knit night, by the by ;) How long […]

Battening down the hatches

I keep forgetting to mention that I’m moving. A couple of weeks ago at LK I mentioned this and Maryann and Emily reacted with surprise and concern. I’ve known about this for quite a while but I think it hasn’t registered in my conversation because a) I’m planning on having a first draft of my […]

Can’t knit. Reading.

Although the After Dark Nightie is so close to done that some knitting breaks may be required. As will be food, drink, and sleep breaks, naturally. The day started out quite busy and bustly but now I’m settled in, enough to give myself lots of time for this this weekend. No speed-reading for me. ;) […]

Muddling through

This is my brain: Well, actually, it’s a chalked/painted maze that I saw on the street the other day outside Honest Ed’s just off of Bloor St. I sympathized. And also – isn’t that cool? Yeah anyway, the urge to procrastinate is strong, but I am doing my best to fight it and Apply Myself. […]

The Brennan Cardigan

[Edited note, Dec 2013 – I’m no longer able to make this pattern available. Many thanks to those who have knitted and shown interest in it! I’ll be sure to keep bringing  my attention to new designs in the future :) ] For anyone just tuning in, my full explanation of why I wrote this […]

After the revolution everyone will have cake

I made this carrot cake cupcake recipe from Cupcake Bakeshop. The only things I did differently were to substitute 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup of the oil, and I didn’t use the candied ginger or pecans. (I like my carrot cake without any edible land mines.) The candied carrot sprinkles didn’t quite turn out […]

At Last

But sadly this isn’t a long leisurely pleasant “at last” like Gershwin would want, it’s a OMG just as long as I finish this &*%$ing pair of socks!! kind of “at last.” ::cough:: Anyway. I finally finished the Jaywalkers. This is my second pair – I made a pair back in the fall but they […]

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