Monday, June 21, 2010

Soap of the Week: Acai Mangosteen

This fragrance captured my attention at first sniff! Fresh, fruity, but not too sweet; complex but not over-complicated. It might make the perfect friend!
Everyone keeps asking: What is a mangosteen?

Yes. That's what they look like. Wikipedia offers a wealth of information on this wonderful fruit. They describe the fruit as "fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture." I'll take two!

The soap breaks right into a frothy lather. The fruit-inspired color is a delight to (be)hold!
Superfruit your senses with Acai-Mangotsteen.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So, I went to the doctor today ...

It's not too much medication as long as your kid can still carry it, right??

Monday, June 7, 2010

Knitting Lace

Knitting lace is rather magical. You begin with hours and hours of knitting two togethers and yarn overs to make the thoughtfully-placed holes that give the design. There's a lot of stitch counting, chart readign, and general mystery.
 Knitters talk about lace "blooming" and I was hoping I could capture a bit of that with this project when I took this picture:

The knitting is done, the ends sewn in, and I gently pinned it to a bath towel for perspective. Here's a bit of the detail:

Then the little beauty jumped into the bath. Suddenly the yarn was slipping and sliding and stretching the way knits do when they're wet. I gave it a quick rinse and ...
See how it stretched out? It now reaches beyond the towel - and I didn't even block it very hard (that's knitter lingo for "I didn't even yank it to the end of it's limits!")
And look at the detail now:

That, my friends, is how it's done!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Knitting and Soaping and Making a Play!

Soap of the Week is coming, I promise! It's been really busy around here with knitting a shawl (photos soon), making 450 soaps for a wedding, an experiment, and a play (photos soon!) and keeping up with the happenings at the Coronado Playhouse with the production of Sven's play "Actions Most Ridiculous."

And Noah started swim team this week!!