NEW PATTERNS: THE VINTAGE SILVER MINI COLLECTION

I’m not 100% sure if 2 items sharing a stitch pattern officially makes up a collection but I like to think it does! I’ve been playing with the stitch pattern in these two new designs on and off for over a year and am so excited to finally see them come to fruition!

VINTAGE SILVER SHRUG

The Vintage Silver Shrug is going to be my go-to layer for transitional seasons; when winter turns to spring and the wind is still a bit chilly, this lovely little layering piece over a dress or with jeans will be the perfect answer to Mother Natures indecision. And the socks? Oh boy… don’t even get me started on the socks! The stitch pattern is largely ribbed so they’re very comfortable to wear. Designed in 6 sizes, these socks are great for all genders!

This little collection is done in collaboration with the wonderful dye talents of House of A La Mode Fiber Goods. Oyster is a marvelous neutral gray with the softest of pink undertones; It pairs perfectly with the warmth of Rose Quartz.

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Heather is opening up her shop with yarn JUST for this collection - so you can nab your yarn for both the socks and shrug and get to knitting while the weather is cold and blustery so you’re perfectly ready when the spring finally arrives!

To celebrate the release of the Vintage Silver collection, I’m offering a 10% discount off each pattern on Ravelry or my website, no coupon code needed! When you add the pattern(s) to your cart at checkout on you should see the discount applied!

Things i love: Tomato avocado toast

How’s this for a non-knitting related blog post?

Last week in my newsletter when I released the Athenaeum Cowl, I talked about some of my goals for 2019. One of those goals was to share more about me in my personal life by sharing my monthly Loves. And this month one thing I am loving is my Tomato Avocado Toast recipe. This is inspired by a breakfast I hat at a lovely little bakery / cafe in Rhinebeck when I attended the Sheep and Wool festival last fall. Maybe it will become something you love, too!

Recipe: Tomato Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 6-10 cherry tomatoes, quartered (halved if they’re quite small)

  • half of one ripe avocado

  • 1 piece of bread, toasted so it’s no longer soft (I use a whole wheat Flaxseed bread but whatever you prefer will be fine)

  • 1/8 tsp salt (plus more for sprinkling, optional)

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

  • pinch of red chili flakes (optional)

  • 2-3 tbsp basil-infused olive oil (if you don’t have an infused oil, just standard EVOO will be totally fine)

Instructions

In a bowl, combine the quartered tomatoes, salt, pepper, chili flakes and oil. Use just enough oil to generously coat the tomatoes. Toss and set aside to marinate.

Toast your bread. As your bread toasts, scoop the fruit of the avocado into another bowl and mash with a fork. Or, to save on dishes, if the fruit is soft enough, mash in the skin.

Once the toast pops, place it on a plate and spread the avocado mash over the toast. I like to sprinkle the mashed avocado with a bit of coarse salt - you can do this to your taste.

Spoon the marinated tomatoes and excess oil on top of the mashed avocado.

Enjoy!

Nom nom! 

Nom nom!