February Self-care care packages are now listed in my shop.
While it might not be entirely traditional, this bowl of ramen was complex and satisfying; a damn fine interpretation using things I had on hand.
I finally did it. I followed the recipe in Le Creuset Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes From Our French Table and made French Croissants from scratch.
This morning I began a massive mending feat: stitching two large Sashiko-inspired patches on to the knees of my well-loved, worn-nearly-into-the-ground Lucy and Yak organic cotton twill Dungarees.
I recently experimented with curing egg yolks following the directions provided in the recipe for Asparagus with Cured Egg Yolk in the Le Creuset cookbook.
In this video interview I chat with Kristy Glass regarding all things knitting and slow craft.
The pattern I used was Entrelac Knit Dishcloth (available as a free download via Yarninspirations) however instead of using the recommended Lily Sugar’n Cream Scrub Off which is a self-striping yarn, I switched to a new ball of Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn between entrelac stripes.
When I gaze upon this finished piece I feel: washed in warm – nestled someplace soft.
I’ve never been to Scotland – I can’t speak to the authenticity of this shortbread recipe but the resulting cookies are tasty and beautiful, and tick all of the necessary boxes for me so I will call them “shortbread cookies” and sleep just fine tonight.
I’ve taken to knitting cotton dish cloths again in a continuing effort to eliminate paper towels from my home, and as a way to grow my toolbox of knitted textures, cables, and stitch motifs.
Two things that have been bringing me joy lately are fresh loaves of bread baked in the Le Creuset Dutch oven Kaleb got me for my birthday this year, and thoughtfully hand-mending my clothing. For much of my life I prioritized quantity over quality when it came to clothing. I think moving from Arizona toContinue reading “Dutch oven bread and hand-mended clothing”