Sunday, May 22, 2011

pies and pillows

Hi all! It sure has been a long time!

I have been very busy with work and terrible, terrible television shows, but I thought I'd share some things that have been keeping me busy over these past few months. I'll say from the outset now that this post was supposed to be titled "pies, pillows and progress," but that would involve me taking pictures of all of my neglected knitting projects and it's too sunshiny outside to be "staging" my knitting. I promise pictures are on the way.

Disclaimers aside; look at this pie I made!

I used smitten kitchen's pie crust and a recipe (which I have now lost) for the lemon meringue. Though the pie was delicious, I don't miss the recipe - the boiling cornstarch and sugar spat all over the kitchen and myself. Not cool. Nevertheless, I walked around the house with my chest puffed out, chuffed to bits with my pie-making abilities.

I also took a break from knitting a pair of socks for my Nonno (I promise, those pictures are coming!) to embroider a pillowcase for my boyfriend and his roommates, some of the coolest people around. They let me stay in their lovely downtown apartment whenever I have raging suburbanitis (and any other time besides). One of them loves this saying, and what better than to do it up in American Typewriter with a French-knot fill?

My spacing is a little effed up, but I think the overall effect is really cute. The letters feel really curly, even though they look sharp from a distance.

The 'g' is my favourite. French-knot fills take a long time, but for a special gift, it's worth it!

1 comment:

  1. That is the greatest combination-- amish past time and g-ed up cliches. Always brilliant, laur, always.