Monday, January 31, 2011


Zig zag throw

When I was back in California last fall, I bought an old chevron stitch throw in a flea market. It was so quintessentially Seventies Americana that I just had to make space in my luggage and haul it back to Taipei with me. It seems like everyone who had a crochet hook in the 1970s felt compelled to make one of these. Here are a few examples I found on Etsy. If you want to make your own chevron stitch throw, check out this vintage pattern. I thought about crafting my own, but I'm not sure if I want to spend all that time working with acrylic yarn -- these throws have to be acrylic, otherwise they aren't authentically scratchy! Click on each photo for a link back to the Etsy listing.

Zig zag throw

Zig zag throw

Zig zag throw

Zig zag throw

Monday, January 3, 2011

Boxing Day cookies

Sugar Santa

My friend Lauren threw a cookie decorating party on Boxing Day. It was awesome! I ate my year's allowance of sugar. Mmm... sugarrrrhhh...

Rolling the dough

Showing the dough who's boss

Nekkid cookies



Decorated cookies