Saturday, November 29, 2008


The holiday is over. We spent the week with my family in southern California. We had a little family reunion with all my cousins and their children, and their children's children! It was a blast. We returned home last night with renewed gratitude for all of our many blessings. I hope that those of you that celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday!

Although I only eeked out one post last week...a lot of knitting was accomplished!

Note the new socks. Tesserae. The yarn is a Rare Gem from Blue Moon.

I heart this yarn. I heart this sock pattern.

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pocket full of


Friday, November 21, 2008


"The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on."
- Emily Dickinson

Sock specs can be found here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ah yes. The picot is once again in the forefront.

These were going to be Halloween socks...last year. Then this year. Now I'm aiming for Thanksgiving. Needless to say the pattern evolves as the season of completion changes! Oy. At the very least I hope they will be done during the autumn and before the first day of Winter. One can hope.

On another front. If you aren't watching Life on Mars (Thursday on ABC) yet, I would strongly encourage it. The soundtrack is amazing. Let's put it this way...any show that names an episode after a Cat Stevens song AND pops the tune into the soundtrack is totally alright with me! Totally!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Winter is just around the corner. The days are chilly and my socks are patiently waiting their turns to be worn. The last of the leaves are barely clinging to their branches, most of their siblings have long since dropped and are dancing around their matriarchs, catching the last bit of autumn sunlight. I saw that Anne in Ohio had some snow...I'm so envious!

Happy knitting!

Saturday, November 15, 2008



You know what that means?

The first Hazelstasia sock is done...well, almost done. I want to try a picot edge from the toe-up vantage point and just need to fold and go!

We are having a glorious Saturday, here in the Pacific NW! There is a light frost on the grass and the sun is peeking out. I'm not sure what is in store for me...a little bit of work, some knitting...and maybe a matinee with Mr. NK! No matter how it turns out, it's going to be a great day!

What are you doing for fun today?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spice Pools

The Spice Drops are done!

and this is all that remains...from my emergency skein.

I heart these socks!

Pattern: Gumdrops by JC Briar (RSC 2008 July)
Yarn: STR 'Tide Pooling' lightweight (RSC 2008 September)
Needles: 2.5mm circs (magic loop)
Mods: None worth noting. Next time I will figure out how to shorten the cuff by working the pattern into the heel to conserve on yarn a bit.
Fit: Perfect!

Happy Friday eve!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November days

"The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
John Muir

The Chuckanut Drive (Hazel Knits) sock is well on its way to completion.

I took yesterday off from work and got to play a little bit with a dear friend.

In addition to some yummy caramel-brownie treats that serendiptiously showed up in her mail while I was there (yum, I'm still full from just one!), we were gifted with a beautiful sunny afternoon. So with our cameras in hand, we played.

The rains have returned this morning. Knitting weather. No complaints.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Captured Sunlight

We had a few minutes of sunlight last Friday.

I immediately grabbed my camera and decided it was time for a lunch break and a mini photoshoot.

The sun was in and out, but I caught golly, yes I did!

The Anastasia socks are coming along. This is sock #2 of the Autumn socks and we are past the heel and starting the leg.

It was a drizzly weekend, the wee bit of sun on Friday was long gone the next day. We spent Saturday evening with friends and hung out Sunday watching a Torchwood marathon...that show is very addicting!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


is afoot.