If you’re under the impression that canning is a sweaty, steamy summer activity, you are forgiven. Most canning cookbooks concentrate on sealing away those fresh summer flavours, and rightly so. There’s nothing like a jam made from strawberries on the selfsame day they basked in […]
Month: November 2013
(All photos copyright Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more by Annie Sloan CICO Books, $24.95 US; $28.95 CAD www.cicobooks.com Photo credit: Photography by Christopher Drake) Halt your carts, Ikea shoppers! There is so much furniture already out there in the world – wonderful, solid furniture […]
Thanks to our inclusion in a special program at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to meet a great new friend when we first flew down in August.
Staci Perry is the maven behind Very Pink Knits, a successful YouTube channel that coaches knitters both new and veteran through the magic of the internet. I immediately developed a fondness for Staci, so the fact that I’ve become interested in yarn and all the weird knots you can make with it was a bonus!
Staci asked me to be a guest on one of her episodes called “Extra Stitches” back in August. I thought it would be appropriate to post it on The Life Nostalgic, given that this blog champions all the old fashioned (read: granny) crafts!
Speaking of which, Shannon recently teamed up with another member of Victoria knitting royalty, Jane Richmond, and wrote a crazy cool book called Journey. I know I’m not even close to being able to knit the West Coast-inspired garments in Journey, but it’s modern, wearable patterns like this that are carrot on the end stick for me.
Even though it feels like I ought to be about seventy years old now – that’s how long it feels like I’ve been knitting my scarf – the process has been most enjoyable and I find myself craving the meditative effect that knitting has. How did I ever fly without this hobby?
Also, I hereby christen this the “Selfridge Scarf” as I trucked through the entire first season of Mr. Selfridge on Netflix whilst working on it. What costume drama should I watch next?