Snow Day!!! On our glorious day off last Thursday, Joey and I came up with this amazing recipe…
For enough food for two people, and a few leftover bits for a dog, you will need:
-some green pepper
-6-10 bacon strips
-lots o’ spinach
-1 1/2 – 2 cups grated cheese (we used mozzarella, colby jack, and pepper jack combined!)
-2 large tortillas
-hot chili powder
-side salsa (optional but recommended)
This is how you make it:
1. Cook bacon on the stove top
2. Cook scrambled eggs with chopped onions, peppers, spinach, and chopped bacon
3. Spread cream cheese on one tortilla and toss the cilantro on that
4. Melt butter in pan, place plain tortilla upon the melted butter, put egg mixture on tortilla, then all the grated cheese on top of that
5. Put the cream cheese/cilantro tortilla on top
6. Let tortilla become golden brown (not poop brown, please) and the cheese melty melty gooey, then flip and let the other side become golden brown
7. Put it in your mouth, take a bite, chew, and freak out about how yummy that tastes. Serve with salsa if you wish (it stands on its own quite well, but damn it is so good with salsa!)
For some reason, the Februaries of my life have not been terribly grand. In fact, they always seem to be dull, or uncomfortable, or just crappy and I always want the short month to go by faster. This year I decided to not let that happen again and that I would take February in a new direction. So far, it has been so great! I have done exciting and fun activities each weekend, all including spending quality time with my great friends, and many including dancing my ass off. This past Friday I had a “Free Love Valentine Soirée” at my tiny apartment. It featured many red hearts, many bottles of wine, food, dancing, dogs, and so many great friends! Here are some pictures taken by my good friend Trisha:
My Grandma gifted some lovely Paton’s Worsted 100% Wool yarn to me for Christmas in a highly trendy shade of cranberry. I started and ripped out different projects at least three times before deciding to create a simple cowl with a highly defined stitch pattern. This was the perfect project for this yarn. I cannot wait to take some better photos and list it to my Etsy store.
Here is the pattern if you wish to create this cozy cowl for yourself or a friend.
Materials: Size 8 circular needles 16″, size 10 circular needles 16″, about 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
Cast on 88 stitches onto the size 8 circular needle.
Row 1-12: *K4, P4, rep from *
Switch to the size 10 circular needles and continue in this stitch pattern until your piece
Oh hey, look at me, standing in the unscenic courtyard outside my studio on a dreary morning, all cozy and warm in my new favorite sweater. I feel like this one has been finished forever, but since I’d gone on about it here and elsewhere, I wanted to show you how it turned out. Pretty cozy, yeah? It grew a bit in blocking (and wearing), so the yoke and armhole depth are a bit longer than I’d intended. So that’s lesson number one for today: This is why we wash our swatches!
You may recall that Agnes was my original starting point for this one. I wound up ripping it back to the neck ribbing and reworking the whole yoke, and in the end (other than the commonalities of all top-down, raglan pullovers) there’s not a single stitch that lines up with Melissa LaBarre’s perfectly lovely pattern —…
Just thought I’d so a post on something that happens to us all from time to time: we lose our enthusiasm, so in case you are lacking mojo at the moment, here are some ideas to bring it back ASAP!
*If your last project didn’t go to plan, and now you don’t feel like casting on another one, why don’t you try knitting something completely different. If the jumper didn’t fit, how about knitting a toy?
*With all this cold and wintery weather around, why not knit something cheerful to decorate your home, like these knitted daffodils
*Knit something to give as a gift for someone, with a date to work towards (such as their birthday) and knowing that the other person will love it, your needle should be clicking away in no time
*Challenge yourself, if you have never tried lace before, give it a go!…