Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sumptuous

Sumptuous is definitely the word. I saw this yarn in an email from Purl. It's Ozark Handspun, a 50-50 mix of wool and mohair that has funky colors and a great texture. It varies from almost thread-like thinness to thick, bulky wisps.


Here's a piece of a scarf that I was able to whip up in less than 4 hours.


A close up of the textures and colors of this amazing yarn.

I have a friend who is currently freezing in NYC. I think I will forward it to her so she can stay toasty.

For those interested in knitting patterns, this took 3 balls of Ozark Handspun in "Sumptuous". Size 17 needles. Cast on 8 stitches. Knit all rows until you run out of yarn. Bind off loosely. Weave in all ends and be warm.

Pass the butter!

I've been on a bread making kick lately. I have to thank Mom for turning me on to the New York Times No Knead Bread phenomenon. A quick google search shows that I'm way late to the game, but I'm eagerly hopping onto the fan train. It's super easy and the best bread to ever come out of my oven. I submit for evidence:



Have the butter, honey, and jam ready and waiting. Get in line first. This stuff will go quick. Yummmmm.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Aloha!

Yay! C just booked our plane tickets and hotel for our honeymoon. I can't wait to get there! Take a peek...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wedding anxiety

Everybody knows that I love to throw a good dinner party. I'm approaching the wedding as just another party....albeit a really big one with a caterer and a bartender. Stories like this one set my nerves over the edge and trigger all of my OCD anxieties. People, please promise to behave!