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

13 Responses to “a bit of before and after”

  1. Orli

    I can’t get over the face that we have the same corningware dishes–which I got from my boyfriend’s mom on the East Coast of the US, but which both of my grandmothers (one on the West Coast and one in Israel) also have.

    Your apartment is adorable; I love the storage setup behind the couch.

  2. JoAnn

    I love seeing your bookshelves stocked well with books & yarn. My kind of living room! Enjoy your new space.

  3. Elizabeth

    You remind me of the excitement of setting up my first apartment. A wonderful time of life! Love your giant floor mirror. Where did you get it?

  4. Samantha

    Those pancakes and pies look amazing! I bet I could devour them all.

    This may be a silly question, but why do you have such a long tail on your cuff? Is that to extend it if you need to? I would think that’s not so easy to do with a tubular cast on, which I also love.

  5. YarnAddict

    Your apartment looks great. I’d love to have my yarn on display in my living room but my family object.

    The pies look yummy.

  6. Julia

    Lovely and inspiring pictures (especially the tubular cast-on!!). Can I ask you–what is your favorite method for doing a tubular cast-on? I always find it tricky to keep it snug and not splayed out.

  7. Leah

    Ok, that’s the second time I’ve seen those scallion pancakes on your blog and I can’t handle it any more — I must make some! Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. Wendolene

    Love the shelves by the door! They look like such a good way to organize all the stuff that inevitably takes up residence in an entryway.

  9. Lynne G

    Intrigued by that hint of pattern on your bedroom ceiling- is that something you put there, or fabulous old plasterwork?! And, those little pies look so scrumptious!


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