/granny snood


While making myself a pair of granny square slippers last winter, I discovered the many charms of the granny square; quick, colourful & all around adorable. I've been hooked ever since (pun definitely intended).

So, I have FINALLY finished a project that's been going for a couple of months... behold, the granny snood! After seeing this on the Paul Smith Women's Fall 2010 runway I could not resist creating my own version.

I certainly can't flatter myself and call mine a copy of Paul Smith's, but rather greatly inspired by it. Since granny squares have so many holes that don't lend to warmth anyway, I used 100% cotton yarn & a mix of super vibrant and darker colours to make mine more suited to spring & summer.

I am completely obsessed with a snood I've had for a few years, but it's wool and way too warm for the hotter months. Now I can wear snoods alllllll year long! (Having just a few more couldn't hurt, though...)

/the tribal trend (what I want)


open circuit necklace by maslodesign - needsupply.com
handpainted tee greatness from Burdastyle user Zyanya
a tattoo of Shaun White's. a Native American symbol meaning triumph over difficult circumstances (something to that affect, at least).         
Gryphon Mayan Tank - shopbop.com
Mary Meyer Native Tank - pixemarket.com  

/berries & weekends


I've got to spill the beans about this cake, which is the most fabulously easy and adorable dessert I've made in a while. I mean, it's a cake baked and served in a pie pan, and it definitely counts strawberry shortcake as a close relative (must be enjoyed with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!) - what's not to love?

The batter is super easy, and is topped with gorgeous strawberries & sparkly sugar!

Out of the oven, the strawberries peek out the top & seep into the cake... so good.
It certainly gets my award for the most adorable cake involving the least amount of work.

I've also recently had some super fun weekends! Scottish twee hotshots Camera Obscura decided to skip Seattle and play in my little city for 1/2 the cover, which had been filling me with glee for months! They were altogether lovely, super, wonderous, etc. (As were their openers, Princeton).

This weekend, I enjoyed an awesome time in Seattle, including a great ball game with great friends (and will again this week! lucky me!). Although it was a loss for the M's, it was at least action-packed and we sat by some really entertaining chaps. I suppose it would take some pretty extreme circumstances for me not to enjoy attending a Mariner's game, because I can always count on two things to get me through even the most terrible of losses: hot dogs and beer.

...and of course the pretty grass!

brunch with lovely friends always ends a weekend right.
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