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The Hottie Prince

The Hottie Prince

January 13, 2021

Episode 56

January  7 2021

On the Needles 2:11

17,379 yards in 40 projects

 

ADVENTure Gnome by Sarah Schira, yarn from the Loopy Ewe Christmas kit-- DONE!

 

More gnomes! Gnome pun intended and Nice to Gnome you by Sarah Schira-- DONE!

 

An Accidental Cowl 2: Worsted and Chunky by Julie Mellor, Yarn Love Charlotte Bronte Aran in Foliage --DONE!!

 

Continuous by Kelly White, Knit Picks City Tweed HW in Brocade--DONE!

 

White elephant mkal by Afifa, Forbidden Fiber Fortitude in all the colors

On the Easel 11:26

2021 Calendars SOLD OUT!

Limn + Latitude, eager to finish Japan and work towards Russia.

exploring dry media & possible 100 Day Project.

working on Make Nine grid.

https://oaktownspiceshop.com/collections/tonic-kits

 

On the Table 17:27

 

half/double corn pudding

No cheese for potato gratin

 

Artichoke Sauce  from Dinner: A Love Story

Cauliflower bake from Amy Chaplin (ok, not exactly it, but same idea)

garlic butter roasted mushrooms  Smitten Kitchen

 

homemade irish cream Smitten Kitchen

 

Folamis BBQ tofu from NYTimes

 

Ground turkey Enchiladas with black beans, cabbage, and Red enchilada sauce.

Meghan's Cookies: Brown Butter + Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jam Thumbprints

Recommending: Eastern Standard Provisions for pretzels!

On the Nightstand 35:06

The City we became by N.K. Jemisin

 

Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty (audio)

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Malloy (audio) sam & annie

Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane (audio)

 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Wild Winter Swan by Gregory maguire Laura

Midnight Library by Matt Haig TW Nora

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

 

Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams alexis and noah

Duchess War by Courtney Milan Minerva and Robert

 

Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

Deadly Education by Naomi Novik 

The Searcher by Tana French Cal

Eat a Peach by David Chang

 

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang

City of Thieves by David Benioff

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

On the Horizon 59:55

Knit goals:

 

WIP under control

Charity

gifts

Easel goals:  

more Limn + Latitude, more dry media experiments

 

Table goals: 

Explore grains

simplify

let Limn + Latitude shape the table sometimes.

Try other markets! Like New Europa Russian Market.

Make mustard

 

Nightstand goals: 

More thoughtful?

Reading challenge -- bloom? adventuresofaspoonlesszebra?

 

Good pace, and more Limn + latitude books.

 

Crushingly Good

Crushingly Good

December 16, 2020

Episode 55

December 10, 2020

On the Needles 3:05

Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos in A letter concerning toleration--DONE!

 

Maize mitts by Tin Can Knits, Olann Donegal DK in temptress--DONE!

 

Cloudstrike cowl by Kino Knits, Punta Yarns Merisoft Aran in HP72--DONE!

 

Atlantica by Audrey Borrego (pom pom #34)  biches & buches petit lambswool in light grey and dark violet blue, Three Irish Girls kells sport in Canyon

 

ADVENTure Gnome by Sarah Schira, yarn from the Loopy Ewe Christmas kit

 

White elephant mkal by Afifa, Forbidden Fiber Fortitude in all the colors

 

On the Easel 17:28

Birds in December with @Blueshineart

2021 Calendar project! See my IG highlight

Advent Book in a Traveler’s Notebook

On the Table 24:34

cranberry pie with thick pecan crumble from Smitten Kitchen

Pan banging Snickerdoodles from 100 Cookies

 

Turkey-Lentil Chili Recipe

 

Roasted Red Kuri Squash with Tahini Greens & Almonds from Heartbeet Kitchen

 

Roasted parsnips with onion sauce from Vegetable Kingdom

Creamy grits with tomato gravy and sunchoke puree from Vegetable Kingdom

Breaded Chicken Assembly line (I used mustard in the egg wash, parmesan in the flour layer, and extra parsley, panko and Italian breadcrumbs for the crust).

Pyrex casualty, and this excellent warning from Cook’s Illustrated

On the Nightstand 39:33

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Or What You Will by Jo Walton

Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty (audio)

Empire of gold by S. A. Chakraborty (audio)

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The City we became by N.K. Jemisin

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Burn the Place, a memoir by Iliana Regan

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Kean (narrated by Molly Pope!!)

Shenanigans from start to finish

Shenanigans from start to finish

December 2, 2020

Episode 54

November 27 2020

On the Needles 1:46

Color Love Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Malabrigo Arroyo, Madeline Tosh Oeste, and Jo Sharp Pond #44.

Next up: Boho Style Mosaic Cardigan by Irene Lin

 

Celtic Cardigan by Asita Krebs, Blue Brick Killarney Sock in electric avenue (sweater set)-- DONE!!

 

Simple baby hats in Yarn Loving Lady DK in Grandma’s Christmas Candy-- DONE!! (mostly)

 

Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos in A letter concerning toleration

 

Atlantica by Audrey Borrego (pom pom #34)  biches & buches petit lambswool in light grey and dark violet blue

 

On the Easel 17:31

Gouachevember, with prompts from @heyhooraydesign.

2021 Calendar project!

On the Table 22:51

sweet potatoes with pecans and goat cheese

 

easy vegan gravy

Vegan Gluten-Free Stuffing with Mushrooms and Pears

 

Turkey-Lentil Chili from Allrecipes.com

Salmon with Kalamata & Parsley butter

On the Nightstand 38:27

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by HJ Parry (Charley and Rob)

Language of Secrets by Ausma Zhenat Khan (audio) (esa and rachel)

Just Us by Claudia Rakine

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid (Ashley and Drew)

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (jasmine & ashton)

Majesty by Katharine McGee (beatrice, samantha, jefferson

Secrets and Lies by Selena Montgomery (Katelyn & Sebastian)

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab

Under the Tree 1:05:57

 

Craft-related: 

Scarf cuff https://birdieparker.com/

Kits-- lady dye yarns

Market baskets, if in SF, try Papenhausen Hardware or Glen Canyon Market.

Seed packets, bulbs: try Floret or Hudson Valley Seed Co.

Pencil sets from CW Pencil Enterprise or Carbon Crusader for custom pencils.

Fancy detergent for handmades from Tangent GC available on Eileen Fisher.

Kunst + Papier sketchbooks.

Embroidery kits by Sarah K. Benning.

Table-related:

Rancho Gordo Beans

Omnivore Book Club

Diaspora Spice Co.

Litchfield Distillery Maple Syrup

Cutting boards like these or these

Swedish dishcloths

Book-related:

iphone book case

iphone fav book case

 

https://libro.fm/gift/?cmp=mmd18

 

https://modernmrsdarcy.com/bookmark-round-up/

Book tote like this one or this Bibliophile one!

Book journal/planner

Check out the new releases from Omnivore Books. And Chronicle Books.

Chronicle has a Moby Dick pop-up book! https://www.chroniclebooks.com/collections/fiction/products/moby-dick

 

Holiday gift ideas!

Holiday gift ideas!

November 30, 2020

No episode yet but here's some ideas to help you get started (or finish up?) your holiday shopping:

Craft-related: 

Table-related:

Book-related:

Check out the new releases from Omnivore Books. And Chronicle Books.

Chronicle has a Moby Dick pop-up book! https://www.chroniclebooks.com/collections/fiction/products/moby-dick

The 80s are historical fiction

The 80s are historical fiction

November 18, 2020

Episode 53

November 14, 2020

On the Needles 1:24

Color Love Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Malabrigo Arroyo, Madeline Tosh Oeste, and Jo Sharp Pond #44.

 

Celtic Cardigan by Asita Krebs, Blue Brick Killarney Sock in electric avenue (sweater set)

 

Barley hat by tincanknits, cascade 220 in primavera -- DONE!

 

On the Easel 10:05

Cardigan in test wool jersey. Pattern from 1978!

Gouachevember, with prompts from @heyhooraydesign.

2021 Calendar project instead of a chapbook.

On the Table 19:55

tangy braised chickpeas

  • Brisket like
  • Carrots tomato paste portobello vinegar

Acorn squash and broccoli rabe salad from Dinner Changing the Game

  • Pecans cranberries ricotta salata

Sour cream and Apple Bundt Cake though my glaze was maple syrup flavored

Creamy Garlic Chicken from Salt & Lavender

Chicken Pot Pie with Parsley Biscuits from Ina Garten

100 Cookies review 

Peanut Butter Cookies with Choc chips—awesome and HUGE.

Pan-banged Snickerdoodles—made slightly smaller, and still enormous.

Blondies—very buttery, like Toffee Bars.  Crowd-pleaser.

Oatmeal Cookies without raisins—slightly too big, a bit sweet. Add more oats next time.

Lemon Oat Bars—fabulous, and add more lemon next time.

Neapolitan/Cosmopolitan Cookies—try with regular cocoa next time.  No dye needed (Monica says, yes dye needed :)

Palmiers—used store-bought.  Slice thinner next time.  

Sables—simple & excellent.

S’mores Cookies without marshmallow—love the graham crumb!

Brown Sugar Cookies—simple flavor.  

Banana poppy seed-- great banana flavor, simple cookie

 

Pumpkin cheesecake-- tasty but not solid enough

 

Peanut butter-- non-panbanging, delicious

 

Smoked butterscotch-- grown-up treat

 

Espresso caramel blondies-- so so good

 

Rocky road cookies-- giant and amazing

 

On the Nightstand 50:49

 

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 

Long way down by Jason Reynolds

Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan

Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Afterlife by Julia Alverez

Black Sun  by Rebecca Roanhorse

What Should be Wild by Julia Fine

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

 

The Bookmakers

Steeped and Wonderful

Steeped and Wonderful

November 4, 2020

Episode 52

October 29 2020

On the Needles 1:43

West Wing, season 1, episode 9. 

Color Love Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Malabrigo Arroyo, Madeline Tosh Oeste, and Jo Sharp Pond #44

Celtic Cardigan by Asita Krebs, Blue Brick Killarney Sock in electric avenue (sweater set)

 

Atlantica by Audrey Borrego (pom pom #34)  biches & buches petit lambswool in light grey and dark violet blue

 

Barley hat by tincanknits, cascade 220 in primavera

 

 

On the Easel 18:47

Fern Top by Pattern Scout, finished!

Sewing journal, printable sewing planner inserts.

 

Prepping for Gouachevember, and looking forward to prompts from @heyhooray.

Sketching for my 2020 Holiday Chapbook. I’ll share progress in my stories & make a highlight.

Indian Embroidery: Talismans with Shahnaz Khan via Tatter.

On the Table 32:50

lemon ricotta pasta

 

A taste of autumn with shredded tofu

 

Fennel, white beans and potato soup from RG veg kitchen

 

Wiener Schnitzel from Mad Hungry

Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives & Parm—add herbs!! And pre-render the pancetta.

On the Nightstand 42:14

Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr  (audio) 

Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nyomi Munaweera  

Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons   

Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore by Robin Sloan(audio)

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

What Should be Wild by Julia Fine

Swoopy Business

Swoopy Business

October 21, 2020

Episode 51

October 15 2020

 

Special thanks to Kelly C. for her guest appearance while I was AGAIN with family.  

On the Needles 1:45

Color Love Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Malabrigo Arroyo, Madeline Tosh Oeste, and Jo Sharp Pond #44.

Fern Top by Pattern Scout, muslin thus far.

The Sharon Show by Casapinka, A Hundred Ravens Iachos in Bad Wolf (pink), Forbidden Fiber Co. Superstition in Wedding Dress, Three Irish Girls Adorn in Deep Blue Sea, Yarntini Sock in Ginger Ice--DONE!!

 

Rikke hat by Sarah Young, Forbidden Fiber Pride DK (sparkles) in WW1984--DONE!!

 

Hatdana by Denise Bayron, Three Irish Girls Felicity in Cherry Ginger Ale -- DONE!!

 

Sunnyside cardigan by Tanis Lavallee, Travelling Rhinos superwash sock in Deep Sea-- knitting done

 

Celtic Cardigan by Asita Krebs, Blue Brick Killarney Sock in electric avenue (sweater set)

On the Easel 22:07

Color Love Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Malabrigo Arroyo, Madeline Tosh Oeste, and Jo Sharp Pond #44.

Fern Top by Pattern Scout, muslin thus far.

On the Table 26:50 

vegetarian stuffed acorn squash

 

Pasta with salami and mint (Melissa Clark's Kitchen)

 

Tofu spaetzle and Marmalade meatballs from melissa clark dinner changing the game

 

Instant pot baked beans 

 

Banana Poppy Seed cookies  from 100 cookies by Sarah Kieffer (Bake-a-long in progress!)

 

DIY Oktoberfest here

Pork Schnitzel with Mustard Cream Sauce

Braised Purple Cabbage with Apples

Mentioned the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar

 

On the Nightstand 38:21

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (audio)

Vita Nostra by Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko, Julia Meitov Hersey (Translator)

Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

When One is Looking by Alyssa Cole

How Much of these Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang (audio)

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

American Royals by Katharine McGee

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

On Reflection 56:28

 

25 hats

8 socks/2 slippers

6 cowls/shawls

5 me sweaters/2 baby

3 gnomes

Dissent cardigan

Used lots of my Stitches yarn

 

Cortney’s grid project

Rainbow trout and headphones for podcast illustration favs

 

Toffee bars!

Beans!

Instant pot!

Whipped coffee

Strawberry summer cake

Microwave popcorn

 

109 books read

Mirror and the light by Hillary Mantel

 

In the past year, I have painted approx. 215 illustrations, paintings, etc.  I’ve attempted about 100 new recipes.  And I’ve read about 55 books.

My favorite of Monica’s knitting: Tewhenua Shawl, Dissent Cardi process, Brickyard Sweater, and my Murnong hat.

I liked the podcast illustration of the Sourdough Mother in a Weck jar, and all the things I painted for last year’s Gouachevember.

My family’s favorite recipe from the past year: Chicken Gyros, Toffee Bars. And I’m happy to have attempted Empanadas and potstickers from scratch!

My two favorite books from the past year include: Life of Pi by Yann Martel and The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

Thanks for listening!

I’ve gone Goldilocks

I’ve gone Goldilocks

October 7, 2020

Episode 50

October 2 2020

On the Needles 1:39

Toe up socks,OMG heel by Megan Williams Must Stash Yarns Perfect Sock Self Striping in Hook (summer concert tour)-- DONE!

 

Te Whēnua by Francoise Danoy (aroha knits), Lady Dye Yarns Superwash fingering in ??-- DONE!!

 

Rikke hat by Sarah Young, Forbidden Fiber Pride DK (sparkles) in WW1984

 

The Sharon Show by Casapinka, A Hundred Ravens Iachos in Bad Wolf (pink), Forbidden Fiber Co. Superstition in Wedding Dress, Three Irish Girls Adorn in Deep Blue Sea, Yarntini Sock in Ginger Ice

On the Easel

OMG! Nothing! Sorry back to work and not crafting at all!

On the Table 12:44

Sizzling Beef Bulgogi Tacos | Smitten Kitchen Everyday

Pork Schnitzel | Milk Street Tuesday Nights

Cacio e Pepe | Milk Street Tuesday Nights

 

Turkey burgers from Milk Street Tuesday Nights

 

Eat your books

 

Cookbook roulette: kale and sausage saute

 

Asian Grilled Salmon Recipe | Ina Garten

 

Black beans: with avocado & spinach from Start Simple, then tacos

 

Toffee bars

On the Nightstand 27:22

Dutch House by Ann Patchet

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (audio) 

House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune 

Renia’s Diary (library is open! Actual book!) by Renia Spiegel

Mind & Matter by John Urschel and Louisa Thomas

Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith (Claire)

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine 

Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

 

I have manifested this book stack

I have manifested this book stack

September 23, 2020

Episode 49

Sept 17 2020

Special thanks to Kelly C. for her guest appearance while I was with family. 

On the Needles 4:09

Abington Hat by Jennifer Lassonde, Olann Hand Dyed in Ireland Donegal DK in Temptress-- DONE!

 

Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure, KnitCircus Opulence in badger tracks stripes-- DONE!

 

The Sharon Show by Casapinka, A Hundred Ravens Iachos in Bad Wolf (pink), Forbidden Fiber Co. Superstition in Wedding Dress, Three Irish Girls Adorn in Deep Blue Sea, Yarntini Sock in Ginger Ice

 

Te Whēnua by Francoise Danoy (aroha knits), Lady Dye Yarns Superwash fingering in ??

 

Toe up socks, Must Stash Yarns Perfect Sock Self Striping in Hook (summer concert tour)

 

Bautista by Celia McAdam Cahill, YakLux by Invictus Yarns 2020 NoCKRs colorway

On the Easel 13:29

Limn + Latitude : Japan! 

Connecticut sketchbook

On the Table 18:23

Foodstyling 101  with Pineapple Collaborative 

 

Beans!

 

Strawberry cake from Smitten Kitchen-- didnt use almond flour

https://tasty.co/recipe/macarons

Broma Bakery for rabbit hole of macarons and other baked goods

Mississippi mud pie this is not exactly what my friend makes, but pretty darn close

Toffee poke cake

 

Apple fritters from Iambaker.net

Claryssa’s Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Morgann’s Stuffed Mushroom Caps:

Bulk sausage, cheddar, fresh parsley, garlic powder, onion powder. Press into mushroom caps, and bake at 350F for 25 minutes.

This version looks great for vegetarians!

 

On the Nightstand 41:15

Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes 

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (audio)

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev 

If I had your Face by Frances Cha

Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (audio)

Turning Darkness into Light by Marie Brennan

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, mentioned & currently reading

Devotion, a memoir by Dani Shapiro, mentioned & currently reading

Bingo 1:01:45

Vacation cooking: apple fritters

Vacation sketching: CT sketchbook

Did not achieve a BINGO blackout—missed the “Kitchen Dance Party”

I’ve never # anything before

I’ve never # anything before

September 9, 2020

Episode 48

September 4, 2020

On the Needles 2:28

Lambtown classes

  • Textile Traditions of Peru - Abby Franquemont
  • Dyeing with Lichens- Judith MacKenzie

 

July Hat by Courtney Kelley, cascade 220 in silver grey-- DONE!

 

The Sharon Show by Casapinka, A Hundred Ravens Iachos in Bad Wolf (pink), Forbidden Fiber Co. Superstition in Wedding Dress, Three Irish Girls Adorn in Deep Blue Sea, Yarntini Sock in Ginger Ice

 

Te Whēnua by Francoise Danoy (aroha knits), Lady Dye Yarns Superwash fingering in ??

 

Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure, KnitCircus Opulence in badger tracks stripes

 

Abington Hat by Jennifer Lassonde, Olann Hand Dyed in Ireland Donegal DK in Temptress

On the Worktable 15:52

Macrame plant holders

Wall hanging

Crochet top

On the Table 23:51

Food styling class with Pineapple Collaborative & Elle Symone Scott

 

Salmon salad from DInner: a Love Story

 

Disney World Recipes You MUST Try -- Dole Whip

 

Squash sandwiches from Vegetable Kingdom-- made broccoli-dill spread, pickled peppers

 

Instant pot sweet potato tortilla soup from Pinch of Yum

 

More beans!-- sheet pan nachos

 

Eating with the Seasons

 

https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/spanish-green-beans

 

Julia Child & Jacque Pepin green beans

 

chopped salad with feta, lime and mint from Smitten Kitchen

 

NYT Carrot Tart with Ricotta and Feta

 

The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book by Loren Bouchard and the Writers of Bob’s Burgers

On the Nightstand 42:00

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Darwin Affair by Tim Mason

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan 

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

 

The Tattoo Artist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi

I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In Her Studio Spaces and Stories of Creative Women Volume 2 Issue 4 inherstudiomagazine.com

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