Yes, YouTube Can Knit

I had my hair cut and colored yesterday at Blaze Salon in West Chester. The salon is staffed with a fantastic group of young women. It was chilly outside so I was wearing one of my scarves - the Tudor Grace Scarf pattern from a simple lace knit suited for the beginner. Never did I expect my scarf would garner so much attention - the women at the salon swooned over it - could not believe I knitted it. Turns out this group of trendy, 20-something hair stylists were wanna-be knitters. They were amazed that if they learned some simple knitting stitches they too could be wearing a Tudor Grace Scarf.I was thrilled over their interest in knitting and provided encouragement for them to try their hand at knitting - pointing them in the direction of for basic tutorials and recommending local knitting stores to purchase supplies. As I sat there slathered with hair dye they were planning their first knitting party, complete with the requisite bottle of wine. I'm hoping next month when I return for my appointment I will be greeted with scarf wearing stylists. It's so refreshing to see the interest in all things handmade from a younger generation.

I'll take this youth movement a step further. Since I started blogging my 20-something nephew has been reading my blog - hi TJ! I thought he was only paying attention to the recipes - this was a child who ate only chicken fingers and ketchup for the first 20 years of his life, and has finally discovered healthy eating habits - last week he wanted a recipe for quinoa - get my heart pills! Well, turns out he pays attention to everything I write. Yesterday I included in my post a photograph of swatch cards - what could he care about swatch cards? Well this morning on my Facebook wall I find a post from TJ, referencing me to Color Scheme Designer 3, a fantastic on-line color wheel application - check it out - I love to use a color wheel in designing my quilts. Did I mention he's adorable and single?

No recipe tonight but foodie update - Brian Boitano is back on the Food Network starting this Sunday - What Would Brian Boitano Make. I admit last season when I heard Brian Boitano was going to have a cooking show I was more than skeptical - what could this guy, this figure skater, possibly know about good food, let alone cooking good food. Well, as it turns out, he knows quite a bit. I caught a "Brian Boitano-athon" on the Food Network about a month ago and was really impressed - his presentation was great and his recipes were fresh and very interesting. He has some fantastic drink concoctions as well. I was sold - check him out Sunday at 1PM.