Elizabeth Mainz

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Cups of Cheer: The Apple Cider Mojito

Sure, we love a good cocktail dress…especially this time of year with all the holiday parties, social soirees, and family festivities in store. But, who doesn’t also love a delicious cocktail for sipping on such occasions? Every Friday this season, we’re serving up some tasty libations that are …

Cider

17 Adorably SpooOOOooky Knits For Halloween

Skulls, ghosts, and witches — oh my!

October

Welcome to October! One of my favorite months . . , it means that we are looking at the end of hot weather soon here in the DC area.<b>Bunny …

Knitting

How to Burn 100 Calories Without a Gym

A taste of a friend’s dessert. A handful of candy on a coworker’s desk. Those extra nibbles really add up—and can stall your weight loss efforts.<p>But …

Maple Leaves

The design that I showed you a snippet of in my last blog post is this:This is my Maple Leaves Cowl, which is part of the KnitCircus Fall Collection …

Knitting

48 Books You Need To Read In Your 30s

Now that you've lived a little, it's time to reflect on what got you here, what's coming next, and how to live a more fulfilling life. In alphabetical order by title.

Beautiful compilation showcases the works of Stanley Kubrick

During his 70 years on Earth, Stanley Kubrick made 13 films. It may not seem like that many (heck, it seems like Takashi Miike makes that many in a …

5 Awesome Comics Themed Knitting Projects

<i>This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics</i><p>One of my favourite ways to idle away an evening is to spend it browsing …

Knitting

Dunfallandy cabled blanket : Knitty.com - First Fall 2015

DIRECTIONS <b><br>Square</b> (Make 4)<br>Using the smaller ndl and the long tail method, CO 3 sts.<p><i>Row 1</i> [RS]: Purl.<p><i>Row 2</i> [WS]: Knit.<p><i>Row 3</i> [RS]: Kfb, p1, kfb. 5</i> …

Yarn

Drake and Peggy Olson, together at last

It’s debatable whether or not Drake really started from the bottom. Many people would say that, given his pre-rap career as one of the stars of a …

30-year-old home movie shows SCTV crew was better at comedy than softball

One overcast day in 1982, a ragtag crew of nerds gathered to play what was clearly the greatest game of softball in all history: <i>SCTV</i> cast versus <i>SCTV</i> …

New Pattern: Lemon Difficult

Difficult Difficult Lemon Difficult.<p>Admit it. You’ve got one in your stash. That skein of one-of-a-kind limited-edition crazy-variegated sock yarn …

Life beyond Barney: 8 kids’ shows parents won’t hate (Part 2 of 4, K-1st grade)

Welcome to part two in <i>The A.V. Club’</i>s four-week guide to kids’ shows that parents can actually stand. We’re saving you the trouble of slogging …

Dive into this video tribute to the books in Wes Anderson films

Digging a little deeper than the average supercut or montage, culture critic Luis Azevedo of <i>The A To Z Review</i> has constructed a video essay about …

A supercut of people in movies giving the middle finger is surprisingly satisfying

There’s something about flipping a well-deserving asshole the bird that always feels good. Maybe it’s the rapid flicking motion that comes from …

Stephen Colbert tests his hosting skills on Michigan public access

The new <i>Late Show</i> won’t premiere until September, but Stephen Colbert decided to get some practice hosting a TV show—something he has never done …

Cell Block Shawlette pattern by Rachel Roden

<b>All of my patterns are Buy 2, get 1 FREE until the end of August! No coupon required, simply add all 3 patterns to your cart and the lowest price</b> …

Knitting

Indie designer of the week

Blog > Designers > Indie designer of the week: Lucy Hague<p><b>Published on</b> June 5th, 2015 | <i>by Angie</i><p>Indie designer of the week: Lucy Hague<p><i>Designer of funky</i> …

Knitting

30 Knitting Projects That Are Perfect For Summer

Just because it's hot doesn't mean you have to pack away your yarn!

Five Fancy Ribs: Strong and Sturdy Edition

When you find yourself wanting to move on from the knit-purl way of life, it might be time to try on a fancy rib! These five fancy rib knitting …

The Sweetest Spring Drink & Dress Pairings

The snow has has melted, and the first flowers of spring are breaking through, and you’ve cast off your parka for an adorable trench. Yes, it’s the time of year when one cannot help but contemplate that perpetual question: <i>Does this dress go with this cocktail?</i><p>Just kidding! About that being a …

Cute

Life beyond Barney: 8 kids’ shows parents won’t hate (Part 3 of 4, 2nd-3rd grade)

Welcome to part three in <i>The A.V. Club’</i>s four-week guide to kids’ shows that parents can actually stand. We’ve already navigated the retina-scarring …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

American Dreams: How Joyce and Faulkner Fell For a Blonde

The 1925 novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was a massive hit—everybody from the Prince of Wales to William Faulkner loved it—and personifies the Jazz …

Begin and end with this supercut of the first and final frames of famous films

The genre of the supercut is at its best when it uses its format to reveal moments you might not otherwise notice. <i>First And Final Frames</i> by filmmaker …

The Terry Pratchett novel to read in your 20s, 30s and 40s

Sir Terry Pratchett has become, to use a term from his novels, a "small god". In Pratchett's fictional <i>Discworld</i>, a flat planet carried through space …

12 Bright Knitting Patterns on Craftsy

Spring is on the horizon, but while it’s still gray and cloudy, those sunny days can seem a long way off. Luckily, knitters have a source of sunshine …

Knitting

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books