Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
The socks are featured in "Steppin' Out", a book with 12 patterns for socks in Soft Sea Wool and designed by Véronik and myself.
(yes, I know it looks red, but it is the dark pink!)
I picked these because they are shown in the flavours of the months April and May - there are more to look at and choose from. Let me know what you think!
(The link for yarn and book was chosen randomly, I have no personal connection, I just liked the presentation. Except for the Canadian source, because Mary and Molly Ann are in the Montreal Knits group.)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
aka "Upper Voltage" from Black Bunny Fibers.
You might have realized by now that I do have a certain fondness for what other people call "bad 70's colours". This particular colourway of Carol's is as good as it gets. While it doesn't vanish on my sofa (so what, I haven't sewn the new covers yet) it contains all the right hues and shades.
Before I show you something I finished for myself, I have to block it. Otherwise I am knitting on the green socks, and I really, really want to finally complete the Mackintosh Cardi.
In a nutshell, that'll be it for today.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Lately I rather feel like I am struck by lightning than by knitting, there's not much going on with the sticks and string.
For your entertainment and tastebuds:
Quick and dirty Tarte Flambée, also called Flammekueche
Warning! this is neither kosher, vegan nor low fat. For the calorie counters out there, one of these babies has about 320 calories when you use Sour Cream.
You need Tortillas - as many as you want
For each Tortilla you need
- 1 slice Bacon, cut into fine strips
- 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped Onions
- 1 tablespoon Sour cream (or even Crème Fraîche)
some pepper and salt (optional)
I have seen recipes online that use yeast dough. I have to disagree with these because where we used to eat our Flammkuchen it was prepared with a very simple dough made of water, flour and some salt. No rising agent. So Tortillas seemed to be a good solution, uncooked ones would be perfect.
Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until turning lightly brown at the edges.
Serve. As I said, quick, dirty and delicious.
This is where we used to get our fix. If you are ever in the area, go. And don't forget to have a Schnaps after you're done eating - you'll need it.
Friday, April 06, 2007
That's me on my first birthday.
I tried to re-enact this version, but couldn't find an appropriate swing, not to mention the hat.
Instead, I will be unpacking my Mom's present which arrived about six weeks ago and had been banned to Rolf's office so I wouldn't have to look at it all the time. I actually forgot it was there for a while. Good thing I haven't reached the age yet where one doesn't remember at all...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Why, yes, we are silly like that. ("We" as in Veronik and I, I haven't gone that daft yet.)
Detail of front.
Pictures taken in natural light by Veronik who probably agrees that modeling is not a job I should do. (No, she cannot be blamed for the late appearance of these on my blog, they were actually taken March 19th.)
Something here and there
Ever have a question that could be answered with "yes" or "no" but have no one to ask? Here's the solution.
I have the German version, and while I don't believe it's accurate, it's fun. Sometimes with surprising matches.
Finally, there's this:
It started snowing yesterday and just wouldn't stop before there was actually A LOT of snow on the ground. Slushy wet snow that won't last long, but still snow. My fifth April in Montreal and I am still not comfortable with it.