Here and There

Funny, sheepy sign above a little restaurant in Villars, Swizerland.

Funny, sheepy sign above a little restaurant in Villars, Swizerland.

Whoa. I did not mean to disappear for so long! It turns out that two trips in three weeks does quite a number on your to-do list, and I’m only just starting to feel caught up (this is my first full weekend at home in five weeks! It feels like magic). Anyway, in lieu of mountain photos (they are coming, even if only for myself at this point) or anything finished (Balta is so close!) here are a bunch of interesting things I’ve read/watched/seen in the last month or so.

  • Google Sheep View! It’s exactly what it sounds like and I can’t get enough of it.
  • Speaking of sheep, apparently Switzerland’s rail line keeps flocks of sheep to “mow” the land near the tracks. We didn’t get to visit them (sad face), but there is a whole blog dedicated to the sheep, and written from their point of view, on the SBB’s website.
  • 3-D printed clothing. I’m really not sure about this (looks a bit plastic-y to me), but it will be interesting to see if this goes anywhere.
  • Fleeced! Etymology is fascinating, and if the medieval wool trade was indeed this corrupt, I’m not surprised that’s a word we still use (albeit rarely).
  • “The first step in the process is deciding what you need, which can be surprisingly difficult.” — from The Life of a Garment: The Planning Process, part of a great little series in Paste by Elizabeth Hyer, about creating a handmade wardrobe.
  • Karen released the latest Fringe Hatalong pattern and it’s a worsted-weight version of Gudrun Johnston’s Hermaness Hat. Although I am not a big hat wearer, I regret that every winter, so maybe I should just buckle down and knit this one, which I like quite a bit (I was already eyeing the original). Is it crazy to be thinking about hats and mitts when the weather is just starting to fully turn to summer?
  • Finally: What do I do with these garlic scapes? I see them every year and am always curious, so I finally bought some. Now what? (I am googling, but I always appreciate recommendations.)


7 thoughts on “Here and There

  1. Kristina

    Haha, Google Sheep View is awesome!! Thanks for scharing, I really enjoyed these links 🙂 As to the garlic scapes – no idea, sorry!

  2. Kepanie

    That 3-D printer video is amazing. I need to watch it on the laptop to get a better view. The Google sheep view is fun. Love that sign you spotted on your trip.

  3. Dominique

    Use it as you would with garlic. The taste is more delicate. You can chop and freeze, or pulse in robot with olive oil and freeze in ice cube tray.

    Also good chopped in salads.


  4. Hannah Olson

    We pickle our garlic scapes or make them into pesto. They are one of my favorite things about spring. Also, great find in ‘The Life of a Garment’ series. Really good read.


    fresh garlic scapes are ideal for pickling and what a treat. Otherwise, they are nice in a stir fry or chopped a bit, pan fried with some olive oil then sprinkled lightly with (white) vinegar and sea salt. Delish. Enjoy!

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