Recipe: Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Seed Rice Paper Rolls from Veganomicon. Pretty easy to make once I got the hang of wrapping the buggers. The most tedious part was dicing the squash in to 1/4" bits.
Ok, I admit that I may look a little too long when walking past a package of Calvin Klein mens underwear, but can you blame me? There's a perfectly sculpted torso of a headless fantasy man. The internet leads me to strange and unexpected places. For example, Emporio Armani's website to look at underwear no less. These aren't just underwear though. This is David Beckham wearing underwear. And you want to know how I ended up on that site? I was looking at toilet installation info on Bob Vila's website which was encircled by these beautiful portraits of 3/4 naked man. No joke. But enough, go check out the underwear already!
We're being teased by the sun into thinking it's spring this week. My flowers are starting to come up and I've got the itch to clean. My friend Angie has a great trick to keeping her hat, gloves and scarves all tidy; shoe organizers! I just had to get me some organization, so I copied her tricky idea. Luckily I whipped everything out of the clusterf*ck of a closet before I could grab my camera for a before photo. If you look closely in the second closet photo, you can see my Karaoke Cable Scarf & We Call Them Pirates safely tucked away.
It sucks when you're all excited about a project and then somewhere in there you lose interest or inspiration. This happened to my knitting bag to-be. I don't dig the yarn color. I don't dig the wood color and I'm not sure the tweed is helping any. I've lost perspective and can't decide if it's gramdma cool or uncool. I give up.
Here's everything all wrapped up and ready to get sent to my first swap recipient. I made the 'Eye Mask' from Handknit Holidays for my secret pal Luciousfibers, along with a bootie of other goodies, some handmade, some not. It is knit from Classic Elite Imagine, which I can't find on their website, but did find this adorable little scarflette which I will be making soon.
From my Vegan Swap Pal I received a bounty of goodies which included a delicous 450 calorie chocolate chip cookie that got eaten immediately. A raspberry chocolate bar, which I'm still working over a week later. A lovely note about her trek to Arizona across a frozen tundra with her daughter and yarning (is that a word?) along the way. Lotion, delightful yummy lotion. And two types of yarn, bamboo sock yarn I'd been eyeballing and a lovely skein of olive colored cotton with a few patterns to kick start the madness. I am in heaven! Thanks so much Yogini2!!
Hubby and I went to Nanaimo, B.C. this weekend for a dive trip. No I did not dive. I knit and went to Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns to check out their selection. It's a small shop, but they have a nice selection of yarns I had not yet seen. Like the Handmaiden Sea Silk that feels wonderful, and I picked up their Casbah sock yarn for a gift. They had a great fingerless glove pattern with delicate little cables which got for myself. I've always thought fingerless gloves looked useless, but after knitting when it's chilly, I know that I'm going to love them. They also had Lantern Moon bag handles which will be perfect for finishing my knitting bag!
I was going to post a picture of my knitting bag in progress, went to Ravelry to link it and this is what I got. Bug eyed Bob!