Tried out a new-to-me recipe the other day from The New Moosewood Cookbook, one of my favourites despite its lack of photos (I’m usually a photo-required-to-entice-me recipe selector). I doubled the recipe thinking that I would freeze batches of it to eat over the next few weeks but in restrospect I made far too much (I now have 2 large lasagna pans of mac & cheese).
I wouldn’t normally post a recipe from a cookbook online due to copyright concerns but it’s already all over the internet so I figure, why not?
It probably seems like a strange time to be posting about Christmas decorations but I’m only now just finally putting them away (I’m going to use the late date of Ukrainian Christmas as my excuse for still having them up!). I made a few things this year to help bring some “seasonal cheer” to the apartment:
The idea for the door wreath came from an image I found on Apartment Therapy after a Google images search for “yarn wreath”. I was looking for a yarn “stash buster” project and this seemed like a fun idea. I used a styrofoam wreath base to glue the balls to and bought styrofoam balls to wrap the yarn around to make the yarn stretch further. Everything was glued using a glue gun.
I was headed cross-country skiing this weekend for the first time in ages and decided that I needed a new accessory…so I whipped up a wide headband that would both keep my hair out of my eyes and cover my ears.
I followed the Center Row Lace Headband pattern off Rewind Knits & Crochet (found via Ravelry). It knit up easily in an evening and I even had a little wooden button lying around to use for the base (yarn was a hand-dyed skein I’ve been saving from Craft Akron in Akron, Ohio)
I’ve been sick all week but I did manage to knit up a pair of baby booties for a friend of mine who just found out that she’s expecting a little bundle this summer:
I used the pattern for “Ruth’s perfect baby booties” – I still need to find some ribbon to tie through the eye-holes at the centre but I think they turned out well. They also look cute with the leg portion up or rolled down.