I have a new Tumblr now. I will post in it more often than I have been in this one, at least for a while, and it will be about things other than food, knitting, and my cat. (It will sometimes also still be about those things.)

bakingclub:

Hey, I made some cookies.

I’ve actually been doing a lot of the things I tend to post about lately, just… not posting about them.  Coming in the near future: more cookies, a skirt, some embroidery, a sweater (once I block it).

This isn’t a blog about my personal life, but for the sake of clarity I should mention that I moved at the end of August and am now living in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Big changes are always difficult, but good friends and family help, and I’m excited to get to know a new city and a new side of myself.

And I am so glad it’s autumn.

Rainy fall day with a lunch to match.

Rainy fall day with a lunch to match.

It’s a testament to how much else is going on right now that I actually forgot to post about my single proudest knitting accomplishment so far.

The pattern is Rock Island Shawl by Jared Flood, who’s probably my favorite knitwear designer at this point. (See also: this hat, this sweater.) The yarn is Tilli Tomas Voile de la Mer, which is 70% silk and 30% natural kelp fiber. I did not fully realize going in that choosing to knit my first major lace project in black silk was going to make things more difficult for me than they had to be… but really, why bother doing it if I’m not going to make it the way I want it? In the end, many small disasters later, it all worked out. And I’m thrilled with it!

A little something from Maine: enough Quince & Co. Osprey to make Idlewood. The colorway is called Honey. When I start dreaming of autumn, this is what I’ll be knitting.

A little something from Maine: enough Quince & Co. Osprey to make Idlewood. The colorway is called Honey. When I start dreaming of autumn, this is what I’ll be knitting.

Caitlin: MADDYYY HOW DOES THIS EVEN HAPPENMaddy: That’s what you get for knitting lace! CABLES 4EVA


Caitlin:
MADDYYY HOW DOES THIS EVEN HAPPEN
Maddy: That’s what you get for knitting lace! CABLES 4EVA

It’s shaping up to be a glorious spring/summer of homemade pizza. This one had asparagus, leeks, spinach, and ricotta.

It’s shaping up to be a glorious spring/summer of homemade pizza. This one had asparagus, leeks, spinach, and ricotta.

Henry and Reverse Henry

Henry and Reverse Henry

Theory

My lace knitting might progress a lot faster if I didn’t stop every 30 seconds to admire it.

Good things are coming. (But what kind of fabric store doesn’t sell zippers?)

Good things are coming. (But what kind of fabric store doesn’t sell zippers?)