knitxcore.: June 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009


mashups and mopping.

the other day i had this urge to play outside.
dave and i always pass this park when we go to our parents houses.
my bff and i decided to go check it out.
they used to make canonballs there. (karen, it's called the weymouth furnace in the book i sent you).
besides the furnace, there isn't really much there.
we took lots of pictures anyway.
i even took a few holga shots :-)


i finished my mothers day gift (haha). it took forever because i couldn't find inkjet fabric. i'd like take some pictures of it tomarrow. we'll see.

in other news, i finally pledged to wardrobe refashion.

I, knitxcore, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 4 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed knitxcore.

i'm so glad etsy purchases don't count. i'd be in trouble.

fleet foxes - he doesn't know why


Tuesday, June 23, 2009



i made some sugar cookies today with a pal.
it was fun, even though half of the dough ended up on the floor.

old fashioned sugar cookies
Makes about 20 (3 1/2-inch) cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), softened
2 large eggs
Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl; set aside.

Put sugars and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed 30 seconds. Add butter; mix until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. (go back to the store because you forgot eggs.) Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, and then the lemon juice. (drop half on the floor, use measuring cup to figure out how much was lost. and determine how much flour you need to cut.) Reduce speed; gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined.

Scoop dough using a 2-inch ice cream scoop (or just man up and use your hands); space cookies 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with a spatula. Sprinkle tops with sanding sugar, then lightly brush with a wet pastry brush; sprinkle with more sanding sugar.(or just skip all that extra stuff)

Bake cookies until golden, about 15 minutes (more like 10-12 minutes). Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks using a spatula; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in (a snowman tupperware container) an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

srsly, even though we made quite a mess, these cookies were tasty.

will it ever stop raining???

little - je veux des violons


Tuesday, June 09, 2009


my first two rolls came back. i have mixed emotions about the results.

holga shoes

holga bunny

holga sky

holga geese



ghost ride the whip

i was just hoping for more of that holga magic. i'm sure i'll figure it out eventually.
you can see the rest of them on my flickr photostream.

i swear i'm knitting. i'm chugging away on the ol' log cabin blanket. i've come to point where it takes 15 minutes to finish a row :-( i never should have used cotton. oh well. it's too late now. lesson learned.


simone white - why is your raincoat always crying?