New Year / Rack of Lamb

The holidays are always hectic for me. Mostly because I’m pretty terrible at planning things in advance. It’s a hard skill to learn. As such, my holiday updates always seem to be a little delayed.

That is going to start changing. And you, friends, are going to help me.

You are going to help me with a little thing called Accountability.

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T Topper Sweater – Review / Christmas is Coming

This year really flew by. Christmas didn’t just sneak up on me. It crouched in a dark alley, leaped out as I was walking by, and hit me over the head. It’s next week.

Oh my.

But the tree is up. I love having the tree up. Even though it’s not real, it’s nice and homey and pretty.

Christmas Tree
As I head into the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2011. I want 2011 to have tangible, positive results on my life. And that means I need to reach an entirely new level of pro-activity.

One of my goals is to really be designing my own knitwear by this time next year. I’ve started already. I bought myself a copy of Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti.

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Bread Pudding | Home Fries | Sunday Brunch

Sundays are always a favorite day around here. It’s the only day of the week Dan and I have off together. As such, it can end up getting cluttered with various obligations and chores.

Brunch Plate

Sometimes, though, it’s just quiet and lazy.
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Thanksgiving | Photo Tour

Thanksgiving To Do

I think my Thanksgiving is best summed up mostly in images.

I took pictures as much as I could during the process until things were really out of hand.


Considering this was my first Thanksgiving that I personally hosted, I would say it went rather well.

And that we’re going to be eating pie for the next year.
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Thanksgiving Prep


My solution to my horrible blue wall was to make it into one big chalkboard!

Now my holiday planning is all in one place.

It’s been hectic over here – what with cleaning, shopping, and an uncontrollable pool habit, I’ve been hard-pressed for time. My knitting has been sadly neglected until after Thanksgiving.

And after Thanksgiving, I’ll show you how we did Thanksgiving Needles&Bread Style.

Happy Thanksgiving to You and All Your Families!

Risotto w. Asparagus and Porcini | Redecorating

Risotto with Asparagus and Porcini

I was trying to get some kitchen redesign done before the holidays. Mostly I just wanted to get this one wall painted. Blue. A pretty blue we’d picked out a year ago and never used.

But there’s still wallpaper in hard to reach spots – above cabinets, behind the refrigerator.

And it clashes – horrifically clashes – with my beautiful blue.

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Sweater: Fail


Do not put hand knits in the wash. They do not come out like industrial knits.

Lesson: Learned.