Snow Day(s)

Enough snow for ya? ;) Thanks so much for the nice comments on Winter Brunch – I can’t wait to see some other ones knitted up.

On Sunday we went to a friend’s house for a Superb Owl party. It was, indeed, owl-themed. There was “a” super bowl playing (from 1976), loads of food and fun. Thanks for the awesome party Yvonne, Jeremy and Booker! Check out this AMAZING snack stadium they built! Truly awe-inspiring.

Hardcore Superb Owl party!!

Sunday night the snowstorm blew in and I haven’t left the house since. I’m just fine with that, I’m such a homebody! As long as I have coffee, the internet, and knitting, I could probably stay home forever. Plus, we just got a new bigger bed with nice new sheets and big fluffy pillows, which makes getting out of bed pretty difficult!

But I have been trying to take advantage of the time to buckle down on some bigger projects that have been lingering. I finished one piece, out of Zen Yarn Garden worsted – cabley goodness.

cabley

Yesterday I knit a whole sleeve while finishing up my read of 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami), which was super long but very enjoyable.

knitting with targhee

Eating: I made a pretty awesome sausage pasta sauce last night! Quickie recipe: brown 1lb sausage, casings removed (ours was honey garlic pork), take out of the pan. Saute 1 onion, 2 carrots, 225g package cremini mushrooms, chopped, plus a couple cloves of garlic, minced. Deglaze the pan with some red wine (scrape up the browned bits from the sausage), season with salt, pepper, oregano. Add back the sausage and 1 bottle passata (or crushed tomatoes), cover and simmer the whole thing for maybe 20-30 minutes, while you boil the pasta and clean up. Serve over pasta with mozzarella! Yum.

Bulky, Cozy, Quick Winter Brunch Shawl!

This shawl FLEW off the needles! I don’t knit with a ton of bulky yarn, but this Malabrigo Mecha really spoke to me. There are some seriously awesome colours. I knit this one up in just a few days, and it is so soft and cozy. Too bad I didn’t have it done last weekend when I was actually waiting outside in the freezing cold for brunch! I’m really happy with how the photos turned out, too.

Winter Brunch Shawl

Winter Brunch Shawl

The blurb: Looking for a quick project to keep you warm this winter? This super cozy shawl works up so quickly in bulky yarn, you’ll hardly believe it! Winter Brunch is a simple top- down elongated triangle with increases worked at the edges every row for a nice shape that’ll sit around your shoulders over or under your coat. The lattice edging is easy to knit with fun large lace holes. I recommend working the simple two stitch cable crosses without a cable needle – it’s a great way to learn.

Winter Brunch Shawl

Winter Brunch Shawl

The shawl begins at the back neck in stockinette, with increases at the edges every row (and the center every RS row). The directions for the lattice edging are given in both chart and row-by-row form. It’s a perfect new project for a snowy weekend!

Queue, fave, and buy on Ravelry!