Hey Randi, The last post on entertaining was all about the lead-up. This post is about the lead-up as well, but a slightly different angle. I want to talk about planning a menu. There are piles and piles of functional and unimaginative ideas out there. Spaghetti, caesar salad, and garlic bread was a mainstay of … Continue reading That’s entertainment: Planning the menu
Randi, A long, long time ago, I bought a skein of Lion’s Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton yarn (now discontinued) in a very pretty brownish/mauve-ish color. In certain lights it just looks teddy-bear-brown, but in others it has a very distinct dusky rose hue. Anyway, it looks terrible when crocheted. I tried using it in … Continue reading Impulse hat/Stash-buster beanie
Here is the first post of the first series of “Messes.”
Sometimes I’ll visit someone’s house and they do something really well (they have the perfect lighting in the living room, or there’s a candle burning in the bathroom, for example) — or, more often, I’ll do something not-so-well when someone is visiting me (how many times do I have to remind myself to put a hand towel in the bathroom??). I’ll make a little note in my head about what works, and what doesn’t work when hosting guests. It’s not like I’ll pull this list out every time I have people over, but I want these things to become second nature, so that I’m not following the rules of being a good host … I just am a good host.
Phew. Does that make sense? Continue reading “That’s entertainment: Planning a dinner party”
And it’s lovely! Thick and soft and fluffy. I am satisfied.
It’s actually been finished for a while, but I just go around to snapping a photo of it.
Boooooy, did that attached icord give me trouble. I watched and re-watched this tutorial and this video, certain that they were missing a crucial step in the process. But I finally figured it out, and the rest was a breeze. Continue reading “Sister-in-law afghan: III”