28 July 2008

where am I?

update your links!

08 September 2007

hey look I'm Queen Katamari!

Alpacas are awesome

I went over to Yarn Haven today and saw some alpacas from Circle E Ranch. OMG they were cute. And the brown one kept watching me as I walked around. Creepy, but in a cute way. He was way into posing for my pictures.

So naturally while I was there I bought yarn. What kind, you ask? Sock yarn. All sock yarn. Damn you, socks.

Wisdom Yarns 'Los Angeles' color 241, Wisdom Yarns 'Chicago' color 235, Wisdom Yarns 'Boston' color 213, Brown Sheep Company 'Wildfoote' in Gunsmoke. Mostly for Xmas knitting. I'm in the middle of figuring all of that out. It's never too early for that. That and a pair of socks for the Football-a-long. I think I'll use 'Chicago' to make something while I watch DA BEARS own all this season.

06 September 2007

The Big Knit


I really want to try the ladybird one. Ultra cute. I might even send it to the UK, just for kicks. I like the idea of knitting for charity.

04 September 2007

RIP Jaywalkers

I have ramen'd them. Yes, ramen like the noodles. I'm trying it out. They were messed up in too many places, and trying to remember to mess up #2 in the same ways so that they matched would have been impossible.


I am making a modified pair of Priscilla's Dream Socks from the Interweave Favorite Socks book. All I've done is make them ankle socks. I really hate socks, especially the wearing them part. The only socks I'll wear are ones where you can barely tell you have them on your feet. So I figured to help motivate myself to finish a pair I'd make them in a way that I'd actually use them! They use shortrow heels and shortrow toes ... the heels went well, I'll let you know about the toes.

You'd be amazed how quickly socks knit up when you don't do all of that leg nonsense ...

02 September 2007

The best sandwich you'll ever eat ...

This was appropriately posted on VeganYumYum on my birthday. And it is the most delicious sandwich I have ever had in my entire life. I'm just straight re-pasting it here because I like pictures.


Tomato Basil Sandwiches
Makes 1 Sammich

2-3 Roma Tomatoes, sliced lengthwise 1/4″ thick
1 Generous Pinch Salt
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1-2 Pinches Dried Italian Herbs
1 Splash Balsamic Vinegar

2 Slices Sourdough
Tofutti Cream Cheese
4-5 Basil Leaves
Black Pepper

Heat a skillet over medium heat with oil and herbs. Once hot, add tomatoes in one layer. Give the pan a little shake and flip the tomatoes about. Add salt. Once they are beginning to soften, but not falling apart, add a splash of balsamic vinegar while shaking the pan. Turn off heat. This process should only take a few minutes.

Spread your bread with tofutti, add chopped basil and pepper. Place tomatoes on top of that. Grill sandwich with a weight on top. If you’re not grilling, simply toast the bread first, then add tofutti and tomatoes.

I think my favorite thing about VeganYumYum is how fantastic the pictures are of the food. I need to work on getting good lighting in my apartment so that I can take better shots of the stuff I make.

My only sandwich suggestion: if you don't have fresh basil, don't bother making it. The fresh basil makes this sandwich. As does fresh ground black pepper. Mmmm. I also only needed one tomato for a sandwich. It all depends on how big your sourdough is, and how big the roma tomatoes are I suppose.

29 August 2007

Vegan Food Pr0n!

Yay food!

26 August 2007

Stricken in Salzburg

Taken by my friend Jess. That was at the very beginning of my sock adventure ... the one that was destroyed at London Stansted when they took my needles! Those dumb jerks.