Reading, crafting and experimenting in the kitchen

Reading, crafting and experimenting in the kitchen

I have been wanting to try making meringues since forever. Yesterday, on a whim I whipped up a batch. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be but they weren’t as good as I wanted them to be either. I think I needed to bake them at a lower temperature. I will definitely be trying them again. I have very fond memories of my mother’s baked Alaska. It was the most wonderful dessert ever. Soft…

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It only took 3 iterations before I finally got the pants right. #crochet #amigurumi

It only took 3 iterations before I finally got the pants right. #crochet #amigurumi

I am loving this #crochet blanket. My only gripe is that it is not getting done fast enough.

I am loving this #crochet blanket. My only gripe is that it is not getting done fast enough.

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Is it winter yet?

Is it winter yet?

I have a serious problem with summer. I hate it. I know. Most people like summer. It means vacations, trips, down time, fun, the beach, and all that. For me it just means it is really too hot to go out, the sun is too bright it hurts my eyes and all around misery. I have failed at making friends here. Or actually I did manage to make friends but they tend to leave the country. Or leave in the…

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#crochet #amigurumi Konafa has a twin sister now.

#crochet #amigurumi Konafa has a twin sister now.

This is Konafa. I dyed the yarn for her hair using konafa dye. #crochet #amigurumi

This is Konafa. I dyed the yarn for her hair using konafa dye. #crochet #amigurumi

Now to add some character. #crochet

Now to add some character. #crochet

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I am #knitting a #viajante while thinking about Italo Calvino’s “if on a winter’s night a traveler”

I am #knitting a #viajante while thinking about Italo Calvino’s “if on a winter’s night a traveler”

Final color added. Now need to repeat the sequence two more times. #crochet

Final color added. Now need to repeat the sequence two more times. #crochet

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Color number 6 just added. One more color to go. #crochet #thisWillTakeMonths

Color number 6 just added. One more color to go. #crochet #thisWillTakeMonths