The Seven Days of Hot Chocolate- Coming Very Soon

I’ve been percolating an idea in the back of my brain since December- creating 7 different, new hot chocolate recipes to help celebrate this chilly season.

But I swear, something must’ve been in the water (or the milk in this case!), because since I started working on it, I’ve seen recipes coming out in the new issue of Martha Stewart, saw a Nutella version on Pinterest…. another on Tastologie…. and there are probably more hiding out there in the great wide interweb! But hey, better late to the party than a no-show. Starting February 1st, I’ll be posting a new hot chocolate recipe that I’ve concocted every day, for seven days. This means that there will be a slight break in Modification Monday (still posting for January 31st, but we’ll be skipping February 7th).

The recipes are meant to be shared, so you’ll find them all making
enough for 2 large mugfuls of chocolatey goodness, or three smaller
ones. I hope you’ll find at least a couple recipes you will want to make!!

Cream and Sugar Cowl

For those of you who read both my blog and Alana’s blog, you’ve probably already seen this:

G and I did photos for Alana’s latest pattern, the Cream and Sugar Cowl. I was so excited when I cracked open the package and saw how beautiful it was! This is cowl heaven- loose, luxurious cables, and a one skein project that is perfect for some treasured sock yarn you’ve got squirrelled away in your stash.

I’ve got the perfect skein of yarn already picked out for this pretty little thing. And how perfect would this cowl be for gift knitting?!

Modification Mondays: Jessie Milo

Original Pattern: Milo

Knitter Extraordinaire: Meike (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Used a lovely charted design from this sock pattern and altered the sizing and decreases. Great details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: This is a beautiful example of using colourwork in a knit that didn’t originally call for colourwork. Altering the gauge and using the colourblocking stripes of flowers gives this little pullover vest such beauty.  I don’t think this could be a more perfect piece- it’s fresh, light, and flat out stunning.

Modification Monday: Pomatoma-Shrug

Original Pattern: Pomatomus

Knitter Extraordinaire: Jen (Rav ID, blog)

Mods: Tramsformed the beautiful sock pattern into a stunning shrug. Details are on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: There are so many wonderful sock patterns out there, but this is definitely one of the best. Jen’s modification turns the beloved sock pattern into a beautiful shrug. I love the detail of the back, It looks like the perfect shrug to put on over a tank top of a bare summer dress. I would love to knit one just like this! And with her promising to add more information on the modification soon,  this could mean that you could make a shrug out of almost any sock pattern- think of the possibilities!