Orphan Black is Back!

Florrie and I are super excited that one of our favorite sci-fi shows is premiering today. 😆 in honor of it we whipped up a cocktail to celebrate. In fact the Gemini mind of Florrie thought we should do a new drink each week for all our favorite characters. Yesssss. She’s an evil genius, that one.  

Here’s Sarah. Clone #1. Seestra. 


1 oz gin (Beefeater if you want to pay homage to Sarah’s British heritage)

8 oz Pompelmo Sanpellegrino 

1 oz Apricot Nectar

1 tblsp fresh lime juice

Garnish with a slightly bruised sprig of lemon thyme. 

Road Trip: Webs

Florrie and I headed to Webs in Massachusetts last weekend to squeeze some skeins of wool and stock up for some projects we’re working on. We hopped in the Flo-Mobile and drove through the snowy mountain roads and sunshine. Webs is a great fiber destination. I was even inspired to buy some weaving supplies, it’s been way too long since I made anything on my table loom. Florrie found some delicious natural/neutrals and I filled my basket with jewel tones. If you go don’t forget to check out the garage in the back, so many wonderful deals! Such a fun and dangerous place! Hope you had a great weekend, too!  -Marie

Snow Daze



IMG_7763Lots and lots of weather happening here in the east. NYC missed the brunt of both Juno and Linus, but we still had our share of snowy, icy, slushy goodness.  Woolly accessories are in order. Scarves for everyone! :-D -Marie


Free Pattern: Knit Lamp Shades

lamp, glas bord, ikea, knit, knittingI’ve had this set of two lamps from IKEA for a few years now, and while they’re pretty they were a bit plain. Enter- Knitting! I saw that someone had knit a nice cabled cover for their lamps and I knew I could come up with something pretty for mine. After a bit of playing around this is what I came up with and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m not sure IKEA still sells this particular lamp, but it would work with any lamp of approximately the same dimensions. Small lamp: 11″ high and 4.5″ square. Large lamp: 14″ high and 5.5″ square.

Download for FREE on Ravelry!

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Free Pattern: the Steppe Cowl

Steppe4Happy New Year!!

Florrie has designed a beautiful stranded color work cowl in squashy, soft and gorgeous Blue Sky Extra. As our New Years gift to you, here it is… Happy knitting! Download now on Ravelry.


2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

I look forward to this report every year. :-) Such fun!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.