Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Old Switcheroo

After reading this recommendation from Nigella Lawson for Chanel lipstick in Mythic, I visited the nearest Chanel counter to give it a whirl. The salesperson thought it was a hoot that I was accepting make-up advice from a cookbook author, but then proceeded to tell me her husband's recipe for chili.

P.S. - The lipstick is fabulous.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Double Win

Mr. Lime and I enjoyed a double header of new recipes from The Kitchn last night, Chilled Gazpacho Andaluz

and Zucchini Butter on a split baguette.

I highly recommend both. Two successful, new summer recipes that involve minimal, if any, stove time. Double win.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Grand Unveiling

I finished my sweater last night. Which is to say, I finally attached the buttons. Forgive the terrible picture. The heat has apparently affected my eyesight. Or my camera.


I'm a little bit in love with this ring at Catbird.

Also with these stitch markers.

See? I'm not all diamonds and pearls.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tiny Buttons

I'm on the hunt for sweet buttons for my little sweater. Here are some contenders from Etsy:

Wooden buttons from Overspill's Shop

Butterflies from Wholeport's shop

Birds from stefaniexu's shop

Or these darlings from appleandeggs shop

Too many cute options! I don't know how I'm going to decide.

Friday, July 2, 2010

More Baby Knits

I got to do some more work on the sweater over lunch and I just started the placket. I'm really nerding out because I haven't challenged myself knitting-wise in quite a while.

On a knit baby goods note, I'm oddly taken with these two Blabla Kids rattles:

They're named Ukelele and Octavio! Too cute.

Baby Sweater

I'm knitting my first baby sweater, Purl Soho's Child Placket Sweater, and it's so much easier than I ever thought it would be! The whole process has me scoping out baby clothes sothat I can pick out my next project.

I'm oddly in love with these Bon Point pants. I wish I could wear them myself:

Actually, I wish I could wear the whole ensemble: