Monthly Archives: February 2012

New blue scarf

My one and only knitting project for this winter:

I haven’t done much knitting for the past few years. For one, scarves are the only thing I’m any good at, and everyone I know already has plenty of scarves (except for the barista in the local coffee shop, who now has this one). Second, I haven’t yet made an effort to find, join, or build a knitting circle here; when I lived in New York I was part of one through a friend from work.

Fortunately, it turns out that knitting is similar to riding a bike, in that you don’t forget how – at least not the basic stuff. And it has a distinct advantage over biking: there is an extremely low risk of being hit by a car.

What I’m reading: The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes; Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
What I’m listening to: Codes and Keys by Death Cab for Cutie; Long Gone Before Daylight by the Cardigans; Torches by Foster the People; Scars & Stories by The Fray


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Someone incredibly awesome made homemade IT’S-ITSfor Valentine’s Day. For those who don’t know, IT’S-ITs are a San Francisco specialty: ice cream, sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies, covered in chocolate. Like so:

Sweetness itself.

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Cardamom Vanilla Pound Cake

Finally used my “new” (nearly a year old) Bundt pan for the first time on this most worthy recipe for Cardomom Vanilla Pound Cake from Epicurious. I have little to add except that it’s delicious and you should make it!

What I’m reading: When She Woke, Hillary Jordan; Solace, Belinda McKeon
What I’m listening to: Torches, Foster the People; Guster; the Rolling Stones


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