Monday, February 09, 2015

instagram problem

I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole that is Instagram.
Please pull me out!!

But I have sock pictures, so that counts for something.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; 
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. 
~ Winston Churchill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

first sock of 2015

The first sock of 2015.
I've been posting to instagram a lot and thought I might try posting a 'gram' here, too.
I hope it works and looks ok!

Yarn: RSC 2014 club 'forget me knots'
Pattern: embossed leaves.
I never get tired of this pattern...
...and this yarn!

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
~ Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

new journeys

Happy New Year!!

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday!
I was a busy girl...

...I opened an Etsy shop. 
It is stocked with the two desktop calendars you see here.
I'm not sure where this little adventure will take me.
I do know that failure is assured if I don't even try.
And that's what I've been up to.

I have thought about a few goals for the coming year.
Getting my blogging in order is one of them.
Hopefully you will see me again before next month.


Success is not a place at which one arrives,
but rather the spirit with which one 
undertakes and continues the journey.
~ Alex Noble 

Monday, December 01, 2014


It has been awhile since I last posted.
A long while. I seemed to have missed all of November. 

I finished these lovelies while the autumn sun was still warm.

And now it's cold and I'm ready to wear them.

The perfect boot toppers to these little yellow boots!

Toasty twist socks in BMFA 'overcast' yarn.

Modified with linen stitch heels.

I lovelovelove linen stitch heels.

Remember that everyone you meet 
is afraid of something, 
loves something 
and has lost something. 
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

out and about

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious
as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Much like Mr. Hawthorne, I'm taking advantage of the beautiful autumn days
here in the Pacific Northwest.
The rains are here, so when it is dry I'm out and about.
Even when it isn't dry, you may catch me in the leaves.

Toasty twist socks by Teresa Fox in BMFA 'overcast'

Monday, October 13, 2014

autumn rainbow

Is this colorway gorgeous, or what?

It's 'Autumn Rainbow' from Lorajean of Knitted Wit fame!
This is her new Victory Sock yarn base.

And because I couldn't decide which sock pattern to do - 
I'm doing both Toasty Twist and Mad Color Weave
in the same sock.
It's how I roll.

To say I love this yarn is an understatement.
A big understatement.

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky.
~William Wordsworth

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

heavenly autumn

Happy Autumn!!
My 'day' is finally here!!
Today is the first full day of autumn!!

I'm so excited I'm serving up a "double-shot" of coffee to celebrate 
the return of knitting weather!!

woot!! squee!! and PARteeeeee!!!


In Heaven, it is always Autumn.
John Donne