a bit of before and after

Whew. Between working on setting up my new apartment, working at lettuce knit, working on my own stuff, and enjoying the summer food and general enjoyment, it’s been a busy month! The barest hint of fall is in the air, though it’s still pretty warm during the daytime, and I’ve been knitting bits and pieces on tons of projects.

Time for some photos!

Living room – before

living room - before

Living room – after, with my new chair from Design Republic.

living/dining/front hall area

sitting area

Bedroom – before

bedroom - before

Bedroom – after


Foods! Scallion pancakes with scallions from the farmer’s market – so, so delicious. The dipping sauce is stellar too.

scallion pancakes

Tiny peach pies! I didn’t have enough peaches for a full pie (because I’ve been eating so many of them) so I made a few minis instead, in a muffin tin.

tiny pies

Knitting? Sure. I’ve been nuts for a tubular cast on.

In Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock:

And in Malabrigo sock, too:
tubular cast on

settling in

I’ve been in my new apartment for a little over a week, and it’s starting to come together – I do have more trips to Ikea in my future though!

Amidst all the packing, moving, unpacking and setting up, I have been knitting:

tanis fiber arts green label

Tanis Fiber Arts green label in Midnight – aran weight works up soooo fast!


A sweater in Koigu – the opposite of fast, but it is beautiful.

I haven’t been taking tons of photos, but I’m trying to get back into the habit. Here are some more glimpses of what I’ve been up to the past few weeks.

ice cream sandwich

brickworks market

aleta and jeff

office - before

ugh, disorganized

Oy, so disorganized! I’m happy to have such a nice full sized bedroom for my new office, though. It even has a closet!