Sunday, March 16, 2014

Winter canning

I've recently become addicted to canning... right after I bought a book on canning for Christmas, followed by a trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show. I've already done up some apple butter, pickled garlic, and red beets. Today was all about lemons: Lemon Ginger Marmalade and Lemon Honey Prune Butter. I'm trying to finesse my canning skills/skillz so that I'm ready for the summer!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Slouchy sockhead hat

On a recent trip to Minnesota, I stopped at one of my favorite yarn stores Color Crossing and picked up some Malabrigo sock yarn in the Impressionist Sky colorway. I love how it's blue, combinations of light and dark and spots of white add a pattern to the whole hat. It's from the pattern by Boho Knits.

It's for a friend teaching English in Japan for the year.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Entrelac baby blanket

I loved making this blanket. It was my first attempt at entrelac... and luckily the pattern looks much more complicated than it is :-)

The sewing of the backing and the hand-stitching for the binding was a bit of a challenge, but proved to be very meditative for me. AND (!) it's now made me want to get back to quilting!

It's for a colleague's newborn and is based on a pattern and concept by Nikki, In Stitches: