Friday, December 10, 2010

Perfect games at bowling

Last night I had so much fun bowling with my team.  My boyfriend as usual was being his silly self exasperating our captain.  I know he does it on purpose and she's so easy to exasperate.

I am not the one who played a perfect, neither did my boyfriend.  The one who did plays on our team and he actually played two of them.  We play 3 games per night and he did them on the first and third game.  It was just so amazing to see him throw his ball and see it going down the alley so smoothly to make strike after strike.  Out of 36 possible strikes he did 34.

It did help us win all 3 games and may even be enough for us to end up in first position of the bowling league.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Too much knitting

This  morning I woke up with my shoulders and lower back hurting.  The reason : too much knitting.  Friday night I spent the evening knitting, going to bed past midnight.  I just kept telling myself, " A few more rows and then you'll go to bed."  Saturday was spent knitting all day as well.  I have a few custom orders to knit right now and want them to be ready to ship as quickly as possible. I also had quite a few fringed scarves to finish so I could finally add them to my shop.

Last week I had a pair of fingerless mitts with flap to knit and they turned out great.  I really love the cap for the thumb, it's so cute.  I once again used the Knucks pattern and added the flap by following different ideas people used.  I now have to knit a pair in red.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Short and sweet post

This is going to be a short and sweet post.  Saturday, October 23rd in the afternoon, my computer gave me the dreaded blue screen of death.  This weekend it was resurrected, quite easily I might add, by the tech guy who sold me the computer years ago.  I did have to lug it to the Eastern Townships by bus but it was worth it.  It has taught me to back-up my stuff from now on as well.

So, soon new posts will be appearing and new creations will be added to the Knits By Nat shop.  All this non-computer time did allow me to knit a lot.  It also showed me I spend a bit too much time on the Internet instead of knitting and doing other important things.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Custom order bragging day

Yes, I am going to brag about the custom orders I have knit lately especially this wonderful set that has gone to Scotland.  I started with a pattern I found for the hat but ended up knitting it in the round instead of flat with a seam in the back and added an extra cable section.  For the fingerless gloves I used the Knucks pattern as a start and added the cable pattern from the hat, I also made them longer.  The scarf was simple stockinette stitch with the cable pattern in the middle.  The set turned out just gorgeous and although I don't usually wear hats I could see myself wearing this one easily.

Another custom order was for my shell pattern with ruffles scarf in lavender.  The colour is just beautiful.  This scarf is now in New York City enjoying the Big Apple lifestyle.

And last but not least is this wonderful dark charcoal slouchy hat that now calls Trois Rivières its home.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Last week of September

I can't believe it's already the last week of September.  It just seems to have flown by.  I do get a bit more busy evenings with bowling twice a week. So, that may explain why I didn't see it go by.

Fall happens to be my favorite season of the year.  I love seeing the trees changing to yellows, oranges and glorious bright reds.

I get to see this tree change colour every morning on my way to the subway and last year I finally grabbed my camera one morning to take a picture.  Isn't it just gorgeous?

I also love fall because of the local vegetables available at this time of the year.  I buy beets by the 5lb bag and end up eating them for weeks.  My favorite way to eat beets is in a simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

I'll cook all kinds of delicious stews with squash to fill my freezer.  I especially love the acorn squash for it's slight peppery taste and beautiful orange colour.  Do you have a favorite sqaush and which recipe do you like to make with it?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Murphy's Law, knitting and some bowling thoughts

Thursday is bowling night so instead of working my regular 10-6 schedule I work the 9-5 one.  Taking public transit at this busier time usually means I never get a seat to sit and knit.  Last week I decided not to bring any knitting project with me and wanted to kick myself since I had a place to sit.

So, this morning I decided to bring some knitting along and guess what?  No seats were available the entire ride.  I hope on the ride tonight I will get to sit and knit. 

Right now I am working on some cabled fingerless mitts and they should be available in my Etsy shop over the weekend.  I really find them comfortable and warm, I may even knit myself a pair.

Tonight's bowling should be lots of fun since I will be playing last.  This is reserved for the player who got the highest score the game before.  We decided to add some fun by changing our order of playing this way and it has spurred my teammates to play better.  I guess we just love the idea of beating one another to play last.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some shopping and a surprise

I finally found the teapot I  wanted to knit cozies for. It's a nice bigger-sized teapot than those I have and I love that it's white as well.  I found it at the community garage sale La Tohu organized today.  I was on the bus when I saw the tents pitched on the grounds of La Tohu and decided to get off have a look.  I'm glad I did.

 I already have all kinds of ideas for teapot cozies and can't wait to start working on them.  I do have to finish a custom order for fingerless mitts beforehand.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

When yarn changes the outcome

When I knit one of the scarves with fringe I often know ahead of time which fringe I will use to go with the solid-coloured yarn.  Well, today it didn't work out that way at all for 2 of the fringed scarves.

The fringe I wanted to add to the blue denim scarf wasn't working at all;  even the 3 options I thought would be beautiful with it didn't work.  So, I dug into my stash of novelty yarn and came out with one that was absolutely perfect; one hundred times better than the options I initially wanted.  This is how the scarf turned out.  The medium violet red and plum tones make an amazing contrast to the blue denim.  Isn't it just gorgeous?

The second scarf hasn't fared as well though.   I don't have a single fuzzy, textured or sparkly yarn that will go with it.  It is an olive colour and absolutely none of my novelty yarns look good with it.  I guess I will have to go out shopping in yarn stores ( like that's a big sacrifice on my part ) to find a novelty yarn that will be amazing with it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Viva Granola in October's VegNews

Viva Granola are in VegNews.  I had to mention this since I love Brigit at Viva Granola.  She provides me with Cheezly, Soy Curls and countless other vegan goodies.  Their website is easy to browse through and what amazing service.  Quick and not one single mistake in all my orders. 

They offer not only food but cosmetics, products for personal hygiene, animals and other things that can be hard to find in most stores.

I hope the exposure  brings them lots of orders.

Waiting for crumbs

Balou loves to wait for crumbs when I eat toast or bagels.  She will sit by me (of course now that I wanted to take a picture of her she's gone, I will catch her one day) and meow until I give her my plate of crumbs.

This morning she is waiting for bagel crumbs and they are amazing multigrain crumbs.  The bagels come from Mount Royal Bagel and are only a 20 minute walk from work. Their whole wheat varieties are vegan as well as their soups.  I will work on them to make all their bagels vegan.  If they can make the whole wheat ones vegan why not the others?   Last night I ate the all-dressed bagel with vegenaise and slices of tomatoes, simply delicious.

This morning I am eating it with a new spread I found at Rachelle Béry : Yoso spreadables plain.  It is somewhat reminiscent of the creamy Sheese but has a whipped texture. I really liked it. Yoso has another spread called "cream cheese" which I will look for and try.  They also have sour cream and yogurt I would love to try as well.  Hopefully Rachelle-Béry has them or can get them for me.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cloudy weekend

Why is it cloudy this weekend?

All week the weather channel kept showing lots of sun and warm weather.  I know I shouldn't believe the weather channel since it's wrong 95% of the time but I was looking forward to taking wonderful pics of my latest knitted creations to add to my shop.

I also wanted to take out the new bike I bought for a great ride around town but I guess it will be for next weekend, if the weather is nice.  It's a Fuji Absolute 4.0 and I love it! Mine has a baggage rack in the back and a water bottle holder.

I did eventually take some pics of a few of my knitted creations.  I will add them to my shop later this evening.

I also have a few projects to finish, well more than a few to be honest.  Like around 10 of them.  I need to weave in the ends of a few, add fringe to some others and even knit a couple of centimeters for the rest.  They should be available soon in my shop.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Return from vacation in Wildwood

I returned from vacation in Wildwood last Sunday actually.

We had an amazing time enjoying the beach, the boardwalk, the rides, water park and lots of other activities.  As usual we went biking to Cape May, played a bit at the casinos in Atlantic City (I lost 4 dollars) and went on the dolphin-watching cruise.  I love going on the dolphin cruise since we go see them in their habitat; they are not captive in a tank.  We saw a lot of them and they were jumping and splashing with their tails.  We also finished our vacation with some time in New York City walking through Central Park and later Times Square.

The return back to Montreal was unfortunately not as smooth as usual.  We were driving north on I-87 around 3:00 Sunday morning when a black SUV sped by us (he must have been driving 100 mph/180 km), passed the car in front of us by the right lane, got into the U-turn, turned and started driving southbound towards us.  Luckily my boyfriend remained calm and when the SUV was around 30 feet from us he drove on the right shoulder a bit in case the driver wanted to turn towards us.  The SUV passed us staying in the left lane and my boyfriend just took off.  He had no intentions of being around if the SUV decided to turn around and drive after us.  He slowed down maybe an hour later and we never saw the SUV again.  This is the first time ever either of us wished we had a cellphone to call 911.

Talking about the return to people made me realize how lucky we were he didn't swerve towards us or that there weren't other cars around.  It could have ended with an awful accident.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns

I have found a copy of "A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns" SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Yes, I am acting totally giddy ever since I found it.  My boyfriend found my reaction "cute and hilarious".  He just doesn't understand how much I wanted a copy of this book.  I love intricate patterns and had heard there were some amazing ones to be found in here.

Where did I find it you ask?
At an old books store in downtown Plattsburgh.

What was I doing in Plattsburgh?
Supposed to be enjoying the beach but since the same rainy weather was happening here as well we ended up in Ausable Chasm and then went on to Port Kent.  The weather did clear up late afternoon so we went walking in downtown Plattsburgh.  As soon as I spotted the old books store I knew I had to see if they had any knitting books and boy I hit the jackpot!

I  have already charted a lace pattern and will soon be knitting wonderful scarves and more inspired by the lovely intricate patterns in this book.

Here are some pictures from Ausable Chasm.  The first one is a a little chipmunk who kept coming onto to the porch whenever someone left to see if he could find some crumbs.  The second one is of the falls.  We spent an enjoyable time looking around a bit and chatting on the porch while it rained.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Inspiration for the garter stitch lace scarves

The inspiration for the garter stitch lace scarves was from Baktus which I saw once on Ravelry and can be found here on Flickr :

I liked the idea of creating a scarf that started slim, went wider in the middle on one side and back to slim.  Although her's looks really more like a shawl with a deeper V in the back. I found the lace edgings browsing through the Harmony Guide book :

I will really enjoy knitting more of these scarves since I love the look of them.  The yarn I used comes from La Bobineuse de Laine and I am knitting another one in orange tones as well.  They should all be up soon in my shop.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heat wave the last few days

We have been having hot and humid weather for the last couple of days.  I love the heat, hate the humidity.

What this means?

No biking home on a BIXI since I don't feel like collapsing somewhere on the side of the road.

I have still been knitting but this morning the yarn and needles kept sticking to my fingers how humid it was.

If all goes according to plan I should have some scarves to add in my Etsy shop over the weekend.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada Day, or should I say moving day!

Yesterday was Canada Day.

You know what it means here in Québec?  It's moving day.  Most leases finish June 30th and I don't know why but Montrealers have a passion for moving.

I spent most of my bike ride home last night biking around trucks that were blocking the bike lanes.

So for for the next couple of weeks lots of junk will find it's way on the street curbs waiting to be picked up by the garbage truck; things like mattresses, couches and lots of computers.  I even saw one guy taking the computers apart to get the parts that may still be good and useful.

It also means new people in the neighborhood; new dogs to see being walked by their parents.  This morning I saw the most adorable little pug enjoying his walk.  I wonder if I'll see him often.

Unfortunately it will also mean lots of abandoned animals because the new place they are moving into doesn't accept animals.  I hope there won't be that many this year but I'm not optimistic.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2010

The Festival is back in town for the next 2 weeks.  This is my favorite festival of all time.  I love jazz and I thank my father for exposing me to jazz as a kid.

I was born in 1967, the year Montreal held the International and Universal Exposition or as we called it EXPO 67.  My mother spent every Saturday there alone while my father babysat me at home.  He would play jazz music all day inside and outside since we had speakers in the backyard.  We were the cool kids since we could blare music outside while playing in the pool. (Boom boxes only became the way to play music outside in the 80s.) 

Actually all weekends my father basically played jazz until we were old enough to want to listen to our music instead.

As usual there will be great free concerts all over the downtown core.  You can get further info here on the website :

Last night we were able to listen to the end of James Hunter's concert happening on the big TD stage.

At 22:00 on the Rio Tinto Alcan stage we listened to Crystal Monee Hall.  She's a singer/songwriter who will be launching her first album early July in New York.  She has an amazing voice; you can hear her album on her website :

On our way to the Festival I was able to get a pic of this wonderful man on his way to ... Your guess is as good as mine.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My BIXI adventures

Last night I had quite the adventure with a BIXI bike.

It wouldn't lock into any bike dock.  I tired the NINE empty ones and no go.

Luckily, I wasn't far from my boyfriend's so I went to his place to call the BIXI hotline.  Yes, I don't have a cell phone; that's another story.

Spoke with Jonathan who assured me everything would be fine.  He contacted a technician who arrived at the BIXI station 5 minutes later.  He wasn't able to work his magic to get the bike locked so he hauled it into his truck.

I checked my BIXI account and all is fine.

What's a BIXI bike? 

It's a bike that's part of a public system that allows you to travel in parts of Montreal from one BIXI station to another.  You can learn more here :

I have the 1-year subscription since I wanted to use it to get to my boyfriend's place after work.  I often had to wait 10-15 minutes for the bus and realized I could probably bike down to his place faster.  This year they haven't set up a BIXI station at the métro stop I get off though.  So, I get off one stop earlier and bike it down.

I am even thinking of using the bike in the morning, great easy way to get some exercise in.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

White chocolate from Sweet William

I love white chocolate but have always found it to be much too sweet.  Some weeks ago I ordered the Sweet William brand from Viva Granola.

It is amazing, really not sweet and "smooth" as they write on the package.  They are an Australian company that make various chocolate products; blocks, candy bars, baking chocolate etc.  They even have a No Nut-"nut" bar, the roasted soy beans make it nutty.

Sadly, Viva Granola does not have any right now and going to Australia to get some more is not in the budget right now.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Formula 1 Racing back in town!

Formula 1 Racing is back in town and I for one am glad. 

Yes, I am a big Formula 1 fan especially in the 80s and early nineties.  I used to watch every single race to my mom's despair.  She preferred I play outside than watch TV.

I loved Formula 1 so much that in my yearbook I wrote my ambition was to be a formula one driver.

All weekend festivities related to the Grand Prix were held on the "Main" and on Crescent Street.  That's where the boyfriend and I  were last night.  There were lots of people and lots of prestigious cars to be seen.

So, yes, lots of walking again; this time around 4 miles to see all we wanted to see.

The Francofolies are also happening right now ending next weekend.  We heard some of France D'Amour's show and Hôtel Morphée's on our way to Crescent St from St.Laurent St.

L'International des feux Loto-Québec also had its kickoff last night with Italy presenting their fireworks show.  Ten weeks of fireworks every Saturday night.

As you can see when summer hits Montreal we have lots of activities happening around town.  You just need to like crowds though.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sidewalk sale on Mt.Royal

Went on Mt.Royal to buy wigs for my mannequin and ended up spending the afternoon there.  This weekend is the sidewalk sale which also happens to be the Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir a great visual arts event with all sorts of activities.  The artists paint on the street live and music can be enjoyed on various street corners.

The street was closed almost it's entire length and I ended up walking it from one end to another.

I walked into La Bobineuse de Laine and for the first time came out without any yarn  The only reason is they accept cash only and I didn't have any on me.  I may go back tomorrow since I saw some yarn I like for myself.

I did get the wigs.  Here they are.  Yes, I tried them and after I get myself a net to keep my hair in place I will wear them to play a few tricks on my boyfriend.  I like the first wig the most on me.

I also found these amazing plaid fabric shoes; they had a lot of man-made material shoes but most were no longer available in my size.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tour De L'Ile on a rainy day

Yesterday was the Tour de L'Ile.  I biked it again with my boyfriend.

It was pouring rain the entire time we were out there biking.

We biked through a quarry coming out of there splattered in mud.  I had some in my face and my glasses ( I spent most of the time wiping them )as well as all over my legs.

When we got home we had to hose ourselves down as well as the bikes to get rid of the mud.

What I learned?  We can be a crazy, passionate bunch of people when it comes to biking.  Those cheap, plastic rain ponchos ( paid them only a dollar ) are very helpful in keeping you dry.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Feeding my obsession for stitch patterns

Yesterday I walked into the Chapters downtown with my nephew who was looking for books to read on his long flight to Crete.  I had to go wandering into the crafts section and I found this wonderful little book of stitch patterns.  The first 100 pages are about the basics of knitting which would be useful for beginners.  She then classifies the various stitch patterns by Easy, Medium and Difficult within each category (knit and purl, rib, cables,  lace and bobbles,  lace edgings and twisted)   All stitch patterns are charted only which I prefer.

Look forward to seeing some wonderful new creations in my shop; ideas are already buzzing around in my head.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Berroco Comfort Yarn has arrived!

The Berroco Comfort yarn I ordered from Herrschners has arrived.  I wanted to knit this yarn into wonderful hats but seeing it I'm not so sure, it's just gorgeous and soft.  I will probably have fun with it trying different stitch patterns and come up with something gorgeous for sure.  Working with a wonderful yarn helps a lot.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Great VeganEtsy Give-Away-Bashful Blues

On Etsy I am a member of the VeganEtsy Team and the team is having a wonderful give-away challenge for the month of April.  You can find all the details here on the VeganEtsy blog :  

The challenge is to find blue items that have the VeganEtsy Team tag on Etsy and post your answer as a comment on the blog.

The prize is a pack of vegan samples from the team members, lots of wonderful vegan goodies!

The deadline is April 28th so hurry on to participate.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring/summer scarves

With the weather slowly warming up, I am enjoying knitting spring/summer scarves.  I love working with lighter yarns like cottons or cotton/viscose and knitting lacey creations.  Right now I am particularly enjoying knitting a simple but gorgeous lace rib.  I already have a few listed in my Etsy shop and am working on other colours.  You can see a detail of the lace rib on the bottom pic.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Impressive commercial

Someone on Ravelry posted this commercial and it is just impressive! It's a commercial for natural gas and I love how everything becomes knit in the house.  Just wanted to share this video with everyone!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

La Bobineuse de Laine cones of yarn

Last week I went to La Bobineuse de Laine where I spent 2 hours just loving the fibers they have there.  Of course I did leave with some yarn, well lots of yarn to be honest.  The first 2 pics are cones of yarn I created with the help of the wonderful lady, I must ask her name the next time I go.  I will have so much fun knitting with this yarn; most of it is cotton to knit wonderful summer creations.  I have already started a gorgeous lace scarf.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cat blanket knitting pattern

I don't know about your cats but mine love to sleep on any clothing I leave out on my bed or chair.  So to stop getting cat hair all over my clothes I decided to knit them blankets to sleep on and they love them.  I created the pattern from a stitch I loved and have knit it in different sizes and colours.

You can see Lola here enjoying her blanket :


This pattern uses a lace pattern with a border of garter stitch all around.

I knit the blankets with Red Heart's Comfort yarn using 4,5mm needles.  The amount of yarn used varies on the width and length you make the blanket.  I know with the 454g ball of yarn you can knit quite a few of these.  A 100g ball of worsted yarn should give you a decent size blanket.

Stitches used :
K : knit
P : purl
yo : yarn over

Cast on  a total of 81 stitches. 
Knit 8 rows to create border of garter stitch.
Row 1 & 3 : Knit all.
Row 2 & 4 : K5 *Purl* end with K5
Row 5 :  K5 * P5,  yo, K1, yo *(11 times), P5. K5  You will end up with 103 stitches.
Row 6 : K10 *P3,K5*(11 times), K5
Row 7 : K5 * P5, K3 *(11 times), P5, K5
Row 8 : K10 * P3tog, K5 *( 11 times), K5

K10  Correction from K5 in original.  Sorry for the mistake.

Do not count stitches for rows 6 & 7, they will be decreased on row 8.

Repeat the 8 rows until you reach the length you want ending on the 8th row. Correction :  ending with rows 1-3 and then knit  8 rows for the border of garter stitch.

If you want to change the width of this blanket you just need to use a multiple of 6 stitches plus 5 for the lace pattern.  Add 10 stitches for the garter stitch border.

Here's a detail of what the stitch looks like :

 If you have any questions just leave them in the comments section and I will be happy to help you out.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tea cozy

I just knit this wonderful tea cozy in emerald green.  I got the basic idea from this pattern here :  I used less stitches since my teapot is smaller and changed the binding off a bit. It is just so cute!  I am certainly going to knit some for my shop with added embellishments.  I have all kinds of wonderful ideas already.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ideas for spring/summer scarves

Since spring and summer are coming right around the corner I have wanted to knit scarves with lace patterns and so I have turned to my collection of knitting books.  Right now the book that's been giving me the most ideas is from the Harmony Guides Series : Lace & Eyelets.  It is filled with wonderful lace patterns that my fingers are itching to knit.  My only complaint is this book has no charts for the patterns yet mentions it would be very useful to know how to read charts.  I prefer working with charts so I take the time to transcribe them.  Reading K2, P2 yo K2tog etc drives me batty after a while.

Expect to see many new lace scarf photos over the next couple of weeks then.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sage cabled fingerless mitts

I can now put up a photo of the sage cabled fingerless mitts that I knit for D since she received them yesterday.  I can report she loves them very much. I guess they will be much appreciated to work in her cold office. I am glad she loves them; they were fun and easy to make and the colour is absolutely gorgeous.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Etsy Teasury and blog post

Yesterday was the day for my knitted creations.  My emerald green scarf is featured in the Emerald With Envy Treasury on Etsy ( thanks rubescent! ) and my Burgundy, Olive and Orange scarf is featured on the blog I heart Vegan Accessories ( thanks Shannon! )  The Treasury will expire Saturday, February 20th. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The book that created my obsession


This is the book that created my obsession for knitting.  It belongs to my mother but she has not seen it in the last 20 years and knows she won't ever see it again. :) I would spend hours knitting the various stitch patterns from it.  When I first started knitting the Internet did not exist and this became my bible for instructions.  I like the fact that pictures show how to knit the various techniques and not drawings.  It is written in French and at the back is a glossary of terms in French, English, German, Spanish and Swedish. The glossary came in very handy when I first started knitting with patterns since most of those I found where English only.

Even though I now have over 25 books this is one book I always return to on a regular basis.  I love the simple layout and easy instructions.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fingerless mittens

Sunday I tried my hand at knitting fingerless mittens with the magic loop method and it was super easy.  This is what it looked like on the circular needle.  You can find different videos showing how the technique is done; I especially like the one shown on KnittingHelp.  Just go down to the section "Small Diameter Circular Knitting" and you will find the Magic Loop video.

This is the finished product.  I only have one hand knit since I showed it on a forum and already have an order to knit a pair so finishing mine can wait.  I especially love the Bernat Satin yarn I used for the project. It will go great with the fringe scarf I made for myself.


I brought it to work to show some people who also love to knit and I was telling the receptionist how I have lots of ideas to knit  some of these with different stitch pattern; cables being one of them.  Here I was enthusing about the different cables and lace patterns when she looked at me and asked,"You really love knitting don't you?  Here you are all excited about what you want to knit.  I just knit for practical purposes but not you."  Yes, I really do love knitting this much and I get excited just looking at stitch pattern books.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Etsy Treasury

My red cable and lace scarf was featured in pinkbubble's Vegan Love treasury.  Pinkbubble has a wonderful shop on Etsy as well where she sells jewelry. 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lasagna with Daiya

I just made an amazing lasagna with lots of mushrooms, spinach and Daiya. It is absolutely delicious.  Daiya is a vegan cheese that melts just like cheese but without any of the animal cruelty associated with real cheese. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Christmas family knitting

This post will be the pictures of the scarves I knit for my family. How I found the time to knit them on top of all the custom orders I had I don't know.