Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On my needles...

When we were in Maine, I was able to negotiate 20 minutes in this lovely knitting store. I went in hoping to find a project for our long drive home and was so lucky to get the assistance of their lovely knitting goddess in residence.

Me: I have no supplies and I'm not an advanced knitter. What can I do with this?

Goddess: I just started my own project with this very yarn [made in Maine]. You could do this.

Me: Um...YOU could do that. I don't know how to do that.

Goddess: Oh sure, I just used the pattern and cast on 220 stitches and then I ... {imagine Italian, or French or la la las or elevator muzak - she was speaking way over my head}.

Me: So can we write that down?

Goddess: Of course!

And away I went. And now I'm almost done.
Love this yarn by String Theory of Blue Hill, Maine. And Faith loves the design, so between the two of us, this should be a staple this winter.
The Honey Cowl is a free pattern by the way. And Knit Wit is also the flagship store for Quince & Company. More on that soon! xo

Monday, July 23, 2012


Faith made sweet pickles this weekend with cucumbers from our garden. She made us wait 24 hours for the pickles to be completely marinated. And then we dug in...
They are not going to last long! xo

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I said that I could never grow them, and I meant it. Until now. We leave town, have a heat wave and viola - carrots! We're so delighted, and they are so yummy, we plan to plant a second harvest which is totally a new concept over here. Happy Tuesday! xo

Monday, July 9, 2012

My latest mural painting

We're home safely and while I organize our photos and our laundry, I thought I'd post some photos of a mural I  painted while we were visiting Connecticut! (Thank you Caitlin for trusting me to paint a wall in your room!) xo