Monday, January 26, 2009

Talk Me Off the Ledge

Okay, so I saw Nicky Epstein's Limited Edition Scarf and loved it. I mean, what's not to like - sheep, chartreuse.... And then I made the mistake of going to the website, and unfortunately its not sold out. And I've been trying to declutter, but I want one!!!!

Unfortunately, I'm no Yarn Harlot, so its unlikely that this blog entry will cause my readers (I believe there are two of you!) to run out and buy them all up before I can. So please, talk me off the ledge!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Long Time, No Posting!

Well I had kinda made a promise to myself to break this blog drought on New Year's Day, which obviously went really well. The fact is, work has gotten crazy busy, and will continue this way at least through January. So I wouldn't expect posting to step up anytime soon.

But I thought I'd post a few pictures. The first is my last FO of 2008. Yes, I succumb to the craze for the Noro Striped Scarf (link to my Ravelry project page). If you've read any blogs in the last year you've probably heard of this! Usually they're done in Noro Silk Garden, but mine is done with Noro Cash Island. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of Noro. I get that the colors are pretty, but never really liked the texture and there are a lot of pretty yarns out there! Then Webs had this yarn 1/2 price (I think the colors are discontinued) and I thought, "hey, it has cashmere in it, how rough can it be?" So I gave it a try, and let me say, I really see the allure of this pattern. Its a lot of fun.

The other picture is my New Year's Eve dinner, Harissa Spaghettini. Though in my case it would more accurately be Harissa Pappardalle. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while, and let me tell you, I should have done it sooner. I used some sprouted wheat pappardelle from Trader Joe's and it was everything I was in the mood for - earthy, spicy and comforting. And beautiful, which is why I took my first picture of dinner ever!

So as I said, work is going to continue crazy for a while, so I'm not sure how frequently I'll be getting back here. I'm hoping it will ease up a little after the end of January anyway.