Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Arts and Crafts

The Art of Cooking (or so):

Pumpkin Soup with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of freshly ground nutmeg. That's why we love fall.

Then there's Art etc.

There was that neat little Arts and Crafts fair in the Montreal West Town Hall, and on Saturday at 2 p.m. I went on a whim.

Artsy jellies and preserves:

Artsy baking:

I have tried myself at biscottis. These look better. There are also two homemade truffles in the box.

Very artsy soap:

Peach, Lemon Verbena and Chocolatte (it's coffee in a soap, really!). They smell great. That tin is Vanilla Lip Balm. That not only smells great, but tastes also good. Yes, I know, I am not supposed to use it as candy.

Then there's this:

Can't really show it to you, these are a bit of a secret.

One for me and one for...won't tell!

As you can see, I had a blast!!

If you wonder where the crafty part of that post is - I'm not finished.

Armwarmers. Very handy when one likes to wear 3/4 sleeves in colder weather. They are knit with the Applelaine Applepie in the Godiva colourway.

Yup, another pair. Also called "sleeves with holes."
They are knit from Mountaincolor Bearfoot "Mountain Tango" which was brought to me by the lovely Miss D..

And then there's the hat. Everyone who's seen it likes it. I think I look silly wearing it, as ever. The good news: it only takes one ball of chunky yarn (knit on 6 mm needles) and holes of lace notwithstanding it is very warm. Watch out for the pattern to arrive here soon - I am also going to tell you which yarn would be perfect.

It's 5.12 p.m., we had an important meeting today and my pattern has been destined to be published. Sorry, pals! I will try to make up another one you can have.


Lolly said...

You have been busy, Miss Mona! I have missed your posts, but I love these catchup posts too with so much info ;)

Great things from the craft fair. That ring is beautiful and so unique. The armwarmers are lovely too! You will get a lot of use out of them in Montreal, no? :)

Congrats on another pattern publish! You ROCK!!

Stacey said...

What a great ring - very unique! Looks like you got lots of great artsy stuff! Love the armwarmers. I may just have to make a sleeve with a hole!

congrats on the hat - it looks like a fun pattern!

Anonymous said...

I am happy the pattern will be published - Let us know where we can buy the pattern as I really love the hat and want to knit it too!

And by the way it looks really cute not silly at all!


turtlegirl76 said...

HUGE "D'uh" moment here. Making armwarmers would really extend my winter wardrobe opportunities! I've made a pair of fetchings, but I added fingers. To just do them as sleeves is brilliant! And you can have fun with a lacey design too! Thanks for the inspiration. Now to find time amongst the Christmas knitting.

Connie said...

Love the hat - I really like the small bit of lace in a chunky yarn - very unexpected. And glad you enjoyed your outing to the craft fair. I just went to some in NYC. I love holiday craft fairs - a perfect marriage of two of my favorite things!