Home Alone // Lemon Ricotta Cookies

This week, while I've been packing and getting ready for my big move to Boston, I've also been trying to find things to do to fight the boredom. My mom challenged me to use the ricotta cheese in the fridge, so I discovered these delicious Lemon Ricotta Cookies. They looked so refreshing and light for the beginning of summer! Plus, they were super easy.


I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to mix the batter. I prefer an electric mixer for cookies because I find the batter turns out fluffier.


I baked them until they were barely golden brown on the bottom. They are a cakey cookie, light and airy. I let them cool all the way before adding the glaze.


The glaze is my favorite part of the cookie! It's made with fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest. It's so tart and refreshing; I could just bathe in it!

I'll enjoy these with a tall glass of iced tea this weekend. I'm going to try to post more of my knitting adventures this summer. I'm even thinking about venturing into crochet...! Keep checking in!

On The Shelf // Delicioso!


Knit // Cupcakes!

These cupcakes look fun to make and delicious to look at! The pattern is free at Lion Brand.

Book // Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe

As a huge fan of The West Wing and newly spurred interest in '80s film, this book has been intriguing me for quite a while. While I do always advocate for buying the actual book, I scurried away with the audio book, read by Rob himself. With his sincere translation and spot-on imitations of actors he has encountered over the years, this (audio)book does not fail to entertain.

Music // Tu Vuò Fà L'americano

I am in love with this song! Most are probably familiar with the dance remix that became popular, but the original is just classy and jazzy Euro-suave. My favorite version is actually the one by Dario Pinelli, but Darren Criss also does a great acoustic version if you're lucky enough to make it to one of his shows!

Etsy // tessaROXX Designs

I was recently introduced to Tessa Netting at the infamous LeakyCon. Among her many talents, she designs nails and awesome Harry Potter House Bow Ties at her Etsy shop.

Recipe // Herb Cubes

this is such a brilliant idea that I just had to share! Throw some herbs and olive oil in an ice cube tray. Then throw one in a pan when you need an extra pop! of flavor!

Giveaway // One Sheepish Girl

One Sheepish Girl is doing a giveaway on her blog for these adorable notecards!

Check it Out!

On The Shelf // New Series

Introducing . . . On The Shelf! This will be a new series on Oblivious Unction in which I share my favorite knitting, books, music, recipes, and Etsy items.

Knit // Hansigurumi Knitting Patterns

These are my favorite Amigurumi patterns to knit and share! They range from simple to very challenging, and my go-to stress relievers. Check out her book.

Book // Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This is one of my favorite new books! While the title and topic may turn many people off, I found that this book is one of the most accurate depictions of boy/girl interactions in high school and college. It was so relatable and entertaining that I couldn't put it down!

Music // Allen Stone

I saw Allen Stone perform at a small concert in Western Washington, and I was blown away! His falsetto is ridiculous. Check him out.

Etsy // MyMimi Floppy Disk Pillow

I can't get enough of these adorable pillows from MyMimi! She offers a wide assortment of retro and foodie designs that are cuddly and cute!

Recipe // Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tarts

These delicious looking tarts make breakfast easy, delicious, and on-the-go!

Swap Attack!

So recently I've gotten super addicted to swaps on Ravelry. My first swap this summer was a mini Hair Accessory swap. I made a knitted bow clip and I received a cabled barrette. My second swap resulted in some lacy sock patterns, dpns, and yarn. I am currently working on a project with these that I will post the results of soon!
A couple of days ago though, this came in the mail:



The theme was "Scavenger Hunt" and we had to find items, like "Something Blue," "Something Local," and "Something Hard." Some stand out items in my box were a homemade bar of honey-chamomile soap, Shibui sock yarn, giant blue buttons, and a book of lace shawl patterns.

I went on a little adventure today to visit a yarn shop that I found online while I was bored a work. While the more well-known Spokane yarn provider is Paradise Fibers, there is a cute shop on South Grand Boulevard called A Grand Yarn. The ladies who work there are super sweet and they have a great selection of yarns! I needed some dpns for my new sock excursions, so I didn't splurge on a skein as well, but I know where I'll go first next time I start a project. I can't believe it took me four years to find it!

Back From Break

Sorry I have been a little AWOL the past couple of weeks. I went home to visit my parents and meet up with my sister, so that took up a lot of my time. It was really nice to spend some quality time with the fam. I tend to miss them :)


We took a long time to land in Oakland and flew all around the Bay, something I've never done before. It was cool to see the City from that angle.

I went to San Francisco a couple of times and hung out in some places I've never been before (only took me 15 years!). My mom and I went to the Mission district and found some really cute shops as well as a lot of street art and murals:

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I recently moved and haven't completely finished unpacking, so knitting has taken a backseat for a while. However, I have some great swap stuff coming in and some new projects to start!

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