Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ahead small-medium

Ahead hat small-medium.

Pattern: Ahead (coming soon)
Yarn: Madelinetosh light in Celadon
Needles: US 7 and 8

Thursday, January 26, 2012


My Winter sweater is done, and I love it.

Pattern: mine
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran in Ecru
Needles: US 7 ; 4.5 mm

Banana bread

Very good banana bread recipe. I use only 3/4 cup sugar instead of 1 cup, and usually divide the the mixture between 2 loaf pans and bake for 40 minutes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Taking photos

Uri loves to take photos to remind us how beautiful the world is. You can view his new book.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Silk printing

I went to a great silk printing class at the Blue Rooster Atwater Studio in Los Angeles. If you're interested in hands on experience on how to burn your own silk screen, using the sun, and non toxic materials, you should try it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012


New hat design, to compliment Forward cowl. Can be worn together or not.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My new adventure

New designs for a new idea. I got the fabric, the inks (per Lena's recommendation), a squeegee, and I'm almost ready to start. Now, I just need to find the time. Maybe it will be my first item in my new store.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Best meatballs ; 2 color job

Best meatballs I've ever made, if you don't eat pork, you can substitute for beef or veal. I chose to use organic quinoa instead of pasta, it's much healthier, I love the combo. For the quinoa, I just followed the instructions on the bag. If you want to give the quinoa a little kick, follow the instructions, put aside. Sauté some cut fennel and zucchini in olive oil. Use what ever spices you like, I used Baharat. Baharat is a north Africa spice mix, you can get it at any middle eastern food store, or make it yourself. When ready, add the quinoa and mix well. ; When working with only 2 colors on the inside of this UCLA brochure, my challenge was to make it look like there are more.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Helen Dardik

I had to share this colorful, amazing, oh, so great creations by Helen Dardik. Check her blog, it will make you feel so good. ; I'm on a hunt for fabric printers in Los Angeles.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Geometric geographics

We went to an amazing exhibition last night, called Moshé Elimelech: Geometric Geographics. All water colors represent landscape and/or cityscape in the most beautiful, delicate, and unique way. Moshé is an extremely talented artist, his exhibitions are very enjoyable and inspiring.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thank you ; Excess

A huge thank you to Amy for your friendship, and the time you spend reading and fixing all my patterns. My English, the instructions, and all the small details I miss so many times. I couldn't do it without you. ; Excess was born to show the simplicity of stockinette and garter stitches together. It is a classic take on the modern slouchy hat. Excess is knit with fingering yarn, making it comfortable, lightweight hat that is perfect accessory for transitional weather, or for everyday wear in milder climates. Thank you to the talented Karen for letting me use her gorgeous pictures. Karen was one of Excess test knitters, in her red hat instead of hammed brim, she used garter brim. I love them both. By clicking the button you can get this pattern for free.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Forward pattern

Design inspiration can strike at any time. After seeing an everyday road sign, the Forward cowl was born. Arrows of stockinette and reverse stockinette were all that was needed, to create the clean, simple, bas-relief that will make Forward a wardrobe staple. You can get the pattern via Ravelry.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Plan B ; Sepia

Remember this sneak peek? I sent it to the vendor to get a sample, and didn't like the results. I'm working on plan B. ; For Marlborough school brochure, they wanted to include old style, sepia pictures. The whole brochure is inspired by that idea, and the fact that it's an only girls school.

Sunday, January 1, 2012