Month: August 2015

My Olive Cheese Bread

A while I ago I saw the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Olive Cheese Bread pass through my Facebook newsfeed and thought it would be a worthwhile attempt. So this afternoon, I got myself and the ingredients together, sort of.  I didn’t have French bread, but I had a baguette. (That’s a type of French bread, so it counts, right?).  I…

Sock Blanket Madness In Review

Sock blanket madness week ended yesterday. My goal was to get at least 7 (and hopefully 10) squares added. I fell just short of my goal with 9 completed, but I’ve moved up a row on the blanket. It was so much fun to follow the #SockBlanketMadness hashtag on Instagram and see all the beautiful blankets.

Finished Object Friday x 2

I don’t know why I have such an aversion to finishing projects. Really, sewing in the ends is probably the quickest part of any project but it takes me the longest to do. Tuesday was a travel for work day so I took my not-quite-finished socks with me and promised myself they would be done before I got home and…

#SockBlanketMadness

Yesterday I discovered #SockBlanketMadness hashtag (do you say hashtag if you’ve used one?) on Instagram just in time to participate.  My sock yarn blanket has been sitting in a corner, but it seems like a fun week to try and knock out a few squares. Basically, you post a picture of your blanket yesterday with your starting number. Using the hashtag for the coming week, try and knit as many squares as you can.

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I’m starting with 246 squares; wish me luck!

A Bend in the Road

A couple of weeks ago I came across this article talking about efforts being made to retain access to the ground fish fishery within the community of Martha’s Vineyard. While the fishery is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Martha’s Vineyard, it like most coastal communities along the northeastern US and Atlantic Canada were settled…

I Want My MTV

First of all, I should say this is not a reflection on anyone who works in a customer service call centre. It is not a job I envy or think I could do. I would more than likely tell someone where to stick their problems within the first couple hours of the day. It is though a reflection of my…