Saturday, August 29, 2009

afternoon delight

I left work a wee bit early to hook up in the city with Mr. NK.

Yep...a foodie hook up!

Of course there was a wee bit of yarn that made its way into the picture.

Satiated and content, we returned home.

What a way to adjourn the week and commence the weekend!

I hope your weekend is full of all that delights you!!

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
~M. F. K. Fisher

the cupcake was carrot cake with buttercream frosting from Bridgeport pub and bakery...just in case you were wondering! :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

moving forward

The Sedona socks are coming right along. The first one is finished and the second one is on its way!

Alas, I believe we're at our last bloom of the season for our roses.

Not yet the last rose of summer...but the time is near.

I know you don't want to hear it, but fall is truly in the air. The mornings are crisp and dewy...a sure sign of the transition from summer to autumn!

These last evenings of summer will be cherished.

Sedona socks by Lisa Dykstra in Union Center 'What Not Fingering' in 'Wild Flower'

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

playing with food

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
~Jim Davis, 'Garfield'

It was farmer's market day at work. Fresh veggies galore!

After the drizzle this morning, we had a beautiful evening...perfect for the official FO photoshoot of the RSC July 'In Season' socks.

Check out the Hatch Chilis that a friend brought back for me from a recent trip to Texas. They're in season now, too!!

You can read more about the mods to these socks here and here. They're a quick and satisying knit. I love, love, love the yarn and really just couldn't resist show casing it with these luscious veggies one last time!

It wouldn't be a farmer's market post without the obligatory egg shot, would it?

RSC 'In Season' socks designed by Melissa Morgan-Oakes in STR-medium weight 'Garden Daze'

Monday, August 24, 2009



This wasn't exactly the photoshoot I might ask "why?"

Someone who shall remain nameless absconded with one of the props. He was caught later licking his lips...and fingers ('lest you blame Gibson in error!).

Oh well...sounds like a fantastic reason to try it again!

Paul Atwell pattern by Emily Johnson in Dashing Dachs "Shirlie's Rose Garden"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday's Flowers: A soothing splendor

Welcome to the 2009 edition of Babette's Garden!

Take your shoes off and put your feet up, grab a cool drink and sit a spell.

Babette is my mom, and this post is for her!

Her garden is invested with a plethora of colors, textures, scents and even tastes! It is in constant flux as the rains come and go... the days get longer (and warmer)...and the nights cooler. You'll never see the same bloom in the same state twice. Even if you return the very next day.

These are pictures of just a handful of the lovely flowers that she grows and tends to with such TLC throughout the summer. I could have spent many more days and many more hours collecting images of her botanical children. Her garden is an endless pallet of color!

My mom's garden has always been a sanctuary for her and my dad. An island of serenity sequestered within a hustling and bustling world.

I was talking to my dad last evening as I was writing this post, he expressed how important the garden was in creating a stress-free haven for them to escape into, relax and rejuvenate themselves. It's part of their health plan! They both relish being embraced by the peacefulness and calm that her garden brings to their life.

The colors and textures provide "a soothing splendor" to their world...hence the title of today's post.

I hope I've been able to capture some of the serenity that Babette's garden gives my parents and that you enjoy strolling through these images as much as I delighted in working my way through her garden to seek them out!

I hope you've enjoyed this virtual retreat into the floral wonderland that is Babette's garden!

Until next year.

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
~W.E. Johns

revised slightly per special request.