Monday, October 06, 2008

Melanzane

I've had Italian food on the brain lately - in part because I've been reading a lot of Donna Leon's mysteries set in Venice. So, yesterday, I did a bit of stitching (finally) and also made some homemade "finger" pasta with some friends. This little mini is for the 6-12" trading swap. I definitely need to practice my free-motion handwriting, but it was fun working with solids! Here's a photo of a another great deconstructed 'melanzane'.


There has also been knitting! The bumble bee socks are finished - a little wide in the foot, but otherwise, I'm pleased. I've started my first pair of fair isle style socks, too - windowpane socks, based on photos I've seen on Ravelry (don't have the pattern, but I'm winging it).

It's good crafting weather in these parts!

10 comments:

Jeanne said...

Ah yum, fresh pasta! My MIL used to make it.
Jeanne :)

Guðrún said...

Beautiful landscape. Your little mini is great.

wendysquilting said...

your landscape looks so much like ours in Thunder Bay.
I love your little mini too.

Nines said...

Love it all!

Nines said...

Love it all!

Libby said...

Yummy - homemade pasta. Isn't it just a delightful treat? Sweet little quilt. Someone is going to be very happy *s*

ROZ said...

Nice warm socks, for the cold feet.

Cher said...

oh happy socks, happy little quilt, and happy little pasta! all wonderful looking.

Karol-Ann said...

Lots of great little minis (I'm catching up on 2 posts here). Well done on the socks too!

Dzen said...

Gorgeous picture and inspiring craftiness! Btw, I read my first Leon mystery while on a weekend trip two weeks ago... what addiction! :) Want to go to Italy?