Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This commercial was from last year & I'm pretty sure most people don't know what Tesco is b/c I sure don't. Well, okay now I do, thank you wikipedia. I <3 V. Becks... well now you know!

And to further prove it...
yeah, I got my hair cut like hers too.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Knitting; Elizabeth Zimmerman Sewn Bind Off

I got my first unofficial request to replicate and item, or sort of make it my own via one of my sisters. Betsey Johnson's Buttons Up! Legwarmers in black, but they also come in white.

Okay so I def forgot to keep the small ribs going up the line of buttons. Oops! Otherwise, I've completed one & started the second. I should have used the Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn bind off, but I was sans sewing needle at the time, so yeah. I casted off way too tightly & didn't realize until I had chopped the tail from it's ball. *sadface* so i had to unravel and recast off w/ some added yarn. We'll see how it looks later w/ buttons and all.

More to come...

Monday, December 7, 2009


So I haven't baked b/c I don't think I'm good at it. Well moreso with "baked goods" (i.e. cakes, breads, ... k you get it). I was invited to the bf's aunt's for Thanksgiving. They buy a smoked turkey and ham from N. Carolina! Last year I remember thinking why the turkey was red, but I was told that it was smoked. This year it came out too salty for my liking but hey, what can you do, it's a hit or miss. The ham was great tho! I missed mashed potatoes, but turnips sort of made up for it! They're delicious btw! There was various other things too.

So now that I've wasted some of your time w/ that banter, all I really wanted to say was: I made a pie, an apple pie. Here it is.

Lattice pattern on top w/ some leaves for fall... well I think of leaves during Thanksgiving. I used Granny Smith apples, should've used one or two more, I forgot that food tends to shrink when you cook it. Oh well, it was gone before any of the other pies, store bought ones I might add! [Thank you, thank you!]

I miss cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Okay, okay, so I've only done it twice. I don't stray from the traditional, but you can't go wrong with classic flavors! I vow to make my own Thanksgiving feast next year! Maybe I'll just throw a middle of the spring Thanksgiving dinner. Actually, that sounds like a plan! [You can tell I'm really exited b/c I've used about 75 exclamations points.]

Knitting; Danica Scarf

So it took me a while but I did finish my Danica Scarf. (via YarnBoy)

It's a gorgeous knit pattern & fairly straight forward. Took me a little while to figure out how & where to pick up stitches, but i managed. I'm pretty sure I did the end wrong b/c no matter how many times i knit, unraveled, counted, knit unraveled, counted... I couldn't figure it out, so I made it up. Anyways, thank you Yarn Boy for the amazing pattern that many have duplicated. Here are my pictures, enjoy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Chateau Andrea
Vintage: 2006
Product of Groton, California
Appelation: Paso Robles
Grape Veriety: Cabernet Savignon
Average price: $15

Color : Very deep purple in color, very, very dark.
Thickness : viscous

Aromas : dark berries; cherries, blackberries, black currents; plum, oak, and hints of chocolate and coffee
Length : long finish that lingers lightly

dry, full bodied, bold with lots of intensity, light on the tannins, very well balanced

Other Comments:
I really enjoyed this wine and no not just because it has my name in it's title. Aside from being absolutely delectable, I had it with thinly sliced ribeye steak dipped in seasame oil, salt, and pepper (it's a Korean thing; roast 구이). YUM! But any meat dish, especially off the grill, or even chocolates (preferably dark) would be really good.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Charles Shaw
Vintage : 2006
Product of Napa, California
Grape Variety : Merlot
Average price : $2-3
Found at Trader Joe's

Color : dark burgundy
Thickness : viscous

Aromas : hints of berries; blackberries, cherries, and tart strawberries.
Length : a short finish

not very dry, tart with a light finish, light bodied with not very much intensity.

Other Comments:
I have to say I really enjoy this wine. It has been nick named "Two Buck Chuck" for obvious reasons. I turned to it b/c my parents drink it religiously, no they literally buy it by the box! No not wine out of a box, but boxes of bottles at Trader Joe's, and yes my dad went out and bought 3-4 boxes the day before they implemented the alcohol tax in MA. *shakes fist* Yeah, for a $2-3 wine it's awesome, but hey maybe I'm biased b/c I've been drinking it so long now with my parents. So I can't really pair it with anything b/c I've enjoyed it with so many unthinkable things. Tonight it was fish, but I've had it with steak, pasta, yeah... you name it! It's a good cheap wine. All in all I would say, you can't go wrong with "two buck chuck."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Knitting; My Works Thus Far

Some of my work thus far.

My first piece; scarf.

My first hat, well the second attempt, which mind you came out perfect. i fell in love with the chevron eyelet pattern. it's a gorgeous hat, kudos to susan powers who made the pattern.

titled the baroness beret found here. <-- that is a pdf i made it again but with a lighter weight yarn and smaller needles & poof, it's for kids now.
isn't she cute. it's my neice zoë. [yes she has one of those cool sideways colon things over her 'e']

then there was my take on the hudson hat. a pattern my sister gave to me.

i have the pattern but it was paid for so i can't share it b/c that is illegal. k thanx.

arm warmers from... somewhere. i have the link and stuff & i'll say this is not my pattern but i really cannot remember where i got it. apologies to the maker.

but they're cool b/c i made them just to wear with this vintage [bright] purple coat i got from my mom. i'll post pictures later.

i'm currently working on the danica scarf [thank you yarnboy you are amazing!] & it's a lot easier than i thought. when i'm through i'll update with video on my most troubled areas & such. maybe it'll help someone get over that... i don't wanna do it b/c i might get stuck at this part & have to figure it out b/c that is exactly the kind of knitter that i am. i always try it out and then i'm like wth is a PthflBthbl or w/e they say. you know what i mean, and if not, oh well. k bye.


Red Bicylette
Vintage : 2005
Product of France Vin de Pays d'Oc
Grape Variety : Merlot
Average price : $10

Color : Deep burgundy in color, almost purple.
Thickness : fairly viscous

Aromas : hint of strawberries and blackberries, more so strawberry jam with oak. almost get a hint of flowers.
Length : a decently long finish

very dry, a little bitter, medium bodied, a little spicy with medium intensity.

Other Comments:
It was a pretty good wine. I would probably not get it again just to try something new or get something I've previously liked in the past. I'd pair it with grilled red meat; beef, veal, or lamb. I'd also eat it with a burger.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Testing 123

Testing testing, 123.