Sweet Tooth

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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Sweet Tooth

I don’t know what the title of this cake is, but I bet you a nathanfillion dollars it’s called Sweet Tooth.

Ice Cream Gyoza

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
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Ice Cream Gyoza

Reblogging this delicious Ice Cream Gyoza idea. Oh man, does that sound delicious or what?

I’ve been slouching a bit on the blogging front, which is entirely the fault of my PhD. But I have a few surprises soon, including a fawning post about my new computer*, a series of posts on my wonderful vacation and a few FOs.

In the meantime, I think I’m going to buy a gyoza press.

Ice Cream Gyoza Press

* My new computer will have the handy feature where I can press a button that actually starts the computer instead of a button that lies and pretends it will start but then doesn’t, and then you have to manually shut it off because the hard drive is spinning but not responding, and then try turning it on again, and then off, and then on, and then off, all the while hoping for a glimpse of that dearest apple icon that means that it is actually doing something, and never seeing it, which I am experiencing at this very moment, and have been for the last 2 hours. All thanks to this guy. I never did get any compensation for the destruction of my computer by Modern Taxi. I reiterate: if you live in Kingston, NEVER use Modern Taxi.

Panda Bread

Friday, August 21st, 2009
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Panda Bread

Panda Bread, via CRAFT. I’ve died and gone to heaven. Hippo bread, anyone?

Back from Europe!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
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I’ve been in Europe for 3 weeks and I just got back. I’ve had another insane month but I wanted to check in a little bit. This isn’t fibre-related but they are animal- producing- fibre- related: here are some instructions for making rice balls look like sheep!

How to make sheep rice ball

How to make sheep rice ball

This cake counts as a craft!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
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I built a cake! In the shape of a Harrier! That counts as a craft, right?

Harrier Cake

I made it for The Beau, and I am quite proud with the end result. I aimed for “doesn’t look like a koala,” and I acheived it. It even looks vaguely like an actual Harrier.

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Photography of Food (and Knitting?)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
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Vegan Yum Yum

Vegan Yum Yum has a good article on Food Photography for Bloggers, but considering the scale of food (small) and the scale of knitting (wouldn’t you know it’s also small!), there are lots of things us knitters could take from this.

Most of the tips in here are ones I’ve heard before, but it did tip me off to these lovely Lowel Ego lights for shooting at night, otherwise known as any time during the winter in Canada.

Pickling is the New Knitting

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
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Apparently pickling is the new knitting. Does this mean we’ll start seeing more pickling blogs and less knitting blogs? Oh well. Regardless of the what the Daily News says, something tells me the end result of knitting will always be a bit prettier than the end result of pickling.

I think I’ll stick with this hobby, thanks!

Perfect Knitting Bee Cupcakes

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
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Lolo has charmed the pants right off my legs with these delicious-looking Knit Night Cupcakes.

Knitting Bee Cupcakes

She even has a How to “Knit” Marzipan tutorial!

Via glittyknittykitty.

Happy News!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
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Do Not Touch Buns

Pretty In Pink Progress ThermometerIt’s the 16th entry into the Pretty in Pink Contest! Monica has knit a hat to go into the hat box at her local hospital’s oncology center. Her hat is part superwash wool, part sock yarn, which makes me think that maybe all the wool I have in my stash could be used for this purpose instead of being forever hidden from the heads of cancer patients. I’m so afraid of making a hat that’s too scratchy… Maybe I’ll just buy some Rowan Calmer instead and play it safe. Only a week until the end of the contest! I think maybe 50 was too ambitious a goal, so I’ll be happy if we hit 20. Let’s go for 20! I have a week to knit a hat, maybe two, that means I need another two or three entries from you darlings and we’ll hit our (new) mark!

On a side note, do you notice anything that’s disappeared from the sidebar? I finished my aunt’s DNA scarf last night while watching Letterman! (I don’t usually watch, but I only get CBS and CBC and I wanted to cast off last night so I stayed up for about an hour longer than I usually do.) That’s right, my scarf and Kramer’s career, both finished at approximately the same time. It still needs to have some ends woven in and I put in a keyhole that I should reinforce with a bit of crochet, and then it needs to be blocked… Ok, so maybe my scarf won’t be finished for another week or so, depending on whether I’m EVER going to find something to use for a blocking board. We shall see. As soon as it’s reborn as an FO, my cherished knititionnaires, my beloved proletariknit, my precious digknitaries, you will be the first thing it sees.

On a side side note, my breakfast this morning was cinnamon toast. Here is my recipe for cinnamon toast:

Eve’s Delicious Low-Calorie Cinnamon Toast

2 slices of lightly-toasted bread
Butter
Brown sugar
Cinnamon

Spread butter onto the toast. If it’s too cold because you live in Canada or somewhere equally chilly, put it in the microwave on defrost for a few minutes. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the toast. Sprinkle the cinnamon on the toast. Put into the toaster oven for a few minutes. Pull it out of the toaster and arrange on a decorative plate. Munch.

Serves 1.

Two Great Posts from the Knitosphere

Monday, June 19th, 2006
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At January One there’s a great story about men and knitting. And thanks to Fig and Plum, I have an AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS-sounding sweet potato breakfast recipe to try.