Birthday Sale!

I know it’s only Wednesday, but to me it feels like nearly the weekend already. Tomorrow’s my birthday and then it’s a holiday weekend! Won’t you celebrate with me?

All individual patterns (not ebooks) in my Ravelry shop are 29% off through Monday, August 5, 2013. No coupon code needed, it will automatically be applied to your Ravelry cart. Check it out!




Crafting Galore

My crafting mojo is really strong right now! Maybe it’s because it’s been so hot out, I’ve been staying home surrounded by all my delicious crafty supplies. I finished knitting a deadline sweater (still needs ends, blocking and oh yeah, the pattern) and was immediately gripped with the urge to start something new, despite all the other stuff I have going.

I pulled out a bunch of yarn and found my sock yarn scrap stash – there’s a lot of it! I just wanted to make something easy, quick, and scrappy, so I ended up starting a half granny square triangle shawl.

half granny square shawl

half granny squares

It’s so fun! I want to make all my sock yarn scraps into shawls! Grey is Anzula Squishy, pink is madelinetosh pashmina and multi is Indigodragonfly MCN Sock.

I’ve been cooking up a storm, too. This week: homemade bagels (from this recipe, with brown sugar instead of white and no malt powder) and blueberry pie (with cornstarch instead of flour for thickening). YUM on both counts, and I should probably work out or something.


blueberry birthday pie

And I picked the first tomatoes of the year! They’re so cute.

First tomato harvest of the year!