Last night I made a super delicious potato and squash torte after seeing it on Erin’s blog. Seriously. Good. It was really a great combination of relatively simple ingredients and plus you can trick men into eating squash when you douse it in potato and cheese. Actually, I think Paul likes squash too, so I picked up some pattypan squash at the farmer’s market today. I’m not sure what to make yet- so if you have any (easy) suggestions please do pass them on.
I also wanted to mention this crochet hook roll-up tutorial I made/wrote for Craft Stylish. It’s quite crafty and quite stylish, if I do say so myself. And it’s very easy to make, because I started off with a placemat. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks and I love that it fits ALL of my hooks (due to the length of the placemat). This would be a great gift for the crocheter in your life, and if I had more time (and more crocheting friends) I would probably whip some more of these things up.
And in blatant self promotional news, I have a project in the now available Vogue Knitting On the Go!: Grannies. Yep, that’s my project on the cover. I had a lot of fun playing with the colors and placement of the hexagons, and yet remember being quite harried to finish the whole thing before Thanksgiving (when a friend came to visit). This was one of the first/only projects I can remember where Paul asked if I got them back afterwards. Awww. But sadly no. The book is full of cute interpretations of the granny, so check it out at your local craft or yarn shop.
And a nagging voice tells me that I forgot to mention that I had projects in this edition (Volume 10) of Sew Simple- but I think it’s still on newsstands if you want to grab a copy. I have some pretty patchwork placemats and patchwork oven mitts inside. Some of my favorite projects from the issue are the zippered tote (shown on the cover), a floral applique tee and a crewel lantern.
That’s all for this post. Tomorrow we’re being adults and going to get our Montana state driver’s licenses. Very exciting. And then perhaps I will have time to post about my new denim skirt. My back to school wardrobe is complete!