Thursday, December 17, 2009

rain chasers

This most adorable nest decorated one of the packages of goodies I ordered from Lisa. Her little boy made it. Is it not the sweetest little nest you've ever seen? I heart it to pieces.

I am racing against time to match my 60 sock record from last year.

Cast-on-itis is the word of the month!!

This pair of socks is one of my favorite patterns; it's Anne's 'Holidazed' pattern that she designed for RSC for November 2009 oops, that would be 2008! Thanks, Cristi!

They're being knit in STR 'Blue Brick Wall'.
A lovely dash of color to brighten these rainy days.

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in
vain.
~Emily Dickinson

13 comments:

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

Oh my....
beauiful images
Beautiful words
beautiful blues...
I love your post today- the wool and the nest...
(I just want to make something when I see this)
Thank you.

cjbell said...

the yarn makes my heart sing! so beautiful. Thank you for your gorgeous photography and wonderful knitting. :)

knitspot anne said...

oh, that nest it SO darling!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Oh! Those blues!! I want to crawl right into the pictures. So, sooo beautiful. Thanks so much for showing off my boy's nest. He'll be thrilled to the gills when he sees this. Of course, he'll think he's famous and there will be no living with him now... :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

There's two weeks of the year left...I have confidence you can whip up those socks!! How cute is that nest! And I heart the blue brick wall and holidazed pairing...perfect! Happy friday-eve!

Patricia said...

That's a beautiful, cute little nest :)
And I love the blue!

Earth Mama said...

That is going to be one beautiful blue pair of socks. I love the color! Matching stitch markers and a little robin's nest to boot!

:)Lisa

Christine said...

this is the most beautiful post because Blue Brick Wall is my all-time favorite colorway from Blue Moon. And I haven't knitted Holidazed so guess what I'm going to knit that in?? Yep! You guessed it - Blue Brick Wall! I'm now working on a Papaver Cowl - it's really nice!

cupcakefaerie said...

Gorgeous shots.

You're such an awesome knitter that I'm sure you can match or best you record. Plenty of time left, and think of the time off you have coming. Go Gail!

Jean said...

I agree that is a sweet little nest. The stitch marker you are using is so pretty and the poem - the perfect finishing touch. Lovely

LoriAngela said...

If you knit 54 pairs of socks this year, you have not knit in vain.

turtlegirl76 said...

Holidazed was actually 2008. And if I'm not mistaken, that should mean it's available to the rest of the world to buy now, yes? I still haven't made mine.

Carolyn Parker said...

I forgot this one! So dear! So beautiful!