I went to the Ballard Locks today in search of signs of spring and found some early blooms! I may love winter, but I can’t help but look forward to the start of cherry blossom season every year.
I baked some shortbread cookies a few days ago and frosted them with lavender buttercream. They turned out pretty divine! If you’d like to make your own, I used this recipe for the shortbread and this one for the lavender buttercream (just a heads up: you’ll need to infuse the whole milk with dried lavender for 8 hours before you can get started on the buttercream).
And an actual Paper Tiger update: for legal reasons, my pattern for Brooklyn Tweed Wool People Vol. 6, previously known as Skydottir, has been renamed Sundottir. The old Ravelry link should redirect to the current page, which can be found here. You can read the Brooklyn Tweed blog post about it here.