Posts Tagged ‘celebrity’

10
Apr

Famous Knits: Kate Middelton

Written by Sarah. Posted in famous knits, knits, want, yarn

I’m not really one for celebrity gossip. I love some Jennifer Lawrence but I don’t buy into the tabloids. I don’t really care about who’s dating who. When it comes to the Royals, I’m generally not interested. But when my amazingly talented friend Kelly posted this article about Kate Middleton’s new hobby, I was giddy! The Duchess of Cambridge has taken up knitting while waiting for the next Royal to arrive. Obviously she and I are automatic best friends now. I wonder what adorable little things she is making for the baby. Now, lots of celebrities knit but I thought that it was really sweet that Kate said she could use some tips for improvement. I wish I could go give her a lesson over tea and biscuits!

In honor of Kate’s new hobby, I put together a few yarns that were born in the UK.

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Blue – Rowan Softknit Cotton in Indigo
White – Debbie Bliss Angel in White
Red – Sirdar Snuggly DK in Flamenco

And how could this collection be complete without the Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book by Fiona Goble?!

I wonder if we can send Kate some knitting advice. My favorite thing to tell beginners is this: There are only two stitches. Once you know them both you can make ANYTHING so there’s no reason to be intimidated!

What’s your advice for new knitters? Are you listening, Kate? We’re here to help!

ps. Check out Francesca’s test knit of my Olivia pattern. I love the color she chose!

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24
Sep

Celebrity Mashups by George Chamoun

Written by Sarah. Posted in art, movies, photos

Have you seen this amazing work by George Chamoun? This Swedish artist and jewelry designer has made some gorgeous images of Hollywood icons old and new. I think they’re so brilliant!

Some beauty is timeless. What do you think of his other pieces? Isn’t it amazing?

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09
Aug

I’m Hoooome!

Written by Sarah. Posted in movies, photos

This weekend marked Lucielle Ball’s 100th birthday. Did you see these fantastic photos that were just released at Life? They are just gorgeous. There is nothing I admire more than a woman who is willing to look silly.

I’ll always remember watching I Love Lucy marathons on the weekend with my mom. Looking at myself now, I feel a little too similar to that crazy redhead covering up one crazy idea with a load of shenanigans.

WAAAAAAH!

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27
Jul

We All Scream

Written by Sarah. Posted in baking, cooking, DIY, recipe, summer

Hey there! Hope you all beat the heat! Now that it’s cooled down a bit, I can get back to blogging. In case there’s another freakishly hellish heatwave, here’s a delicious Green Tea ice cream recipe to chill us out.

I’m so excited that we now have an ice cream maker! We’ve always wanted the Kitchen Aid attachment. I think it’s one of the main reasons we bought the mixer in the first place. There is probably no feeling greater than digging into a pint of your own homemade ice cream!

Green Tea Ice Cream
adapted from Alton Brown’s vanilla ice cream recipe from “Churn Baby Churn 2”
3 cups half-and-half
1 cup heavy cream
8 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons matcha powder

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half and heavy cream. Stir occassionally, bring to a simmer, and then remove from heat. Wisk egg yolks in another bowl until light in color. Gradually wisk sugar into the eggs. A little at a time, add small amounts of the cream to the eggs until a third of the cream is added. Then combine the rest of the cream. Return to the saucepan over low heat and stir. The mixture will thicken and coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and pour into a container to cool for thirty minutes before adding vanilla and matcha powder. Refrigerate this for 8 hours. Pour mixture into ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then freeze overnight for desired texture.

It is not a short process but it is well worth your patience!

AB’s recipe is based on a rich, gourmet-style ice cream. The kind you find in those tiny $5 pints at the bodega across the street. Way more delicious than those bargain ice creams you can actually afford to enjoy.

And, if I may just take a moment to brag, I was lucky enough to meet Alton Brown at a surprise book signing a few weeks ago. I had him sign this Polaroid of us. He wanted to know where I got film these days! 🙂

Have you ever made ice cream? What’s your favorite flavor?

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