Thursday, September 30, 2010

socks on the trail

The last few days have been lovely...summer seems to have finally arrived...

...Fashionably late.

Sadly, my photowalk last night ended in near darkness...I had left at the same time as I did a few nights ago and walked the same path in nearly the same amount of time.


Happy Friday-eve!! I hope your week has been a good one so far!!

Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tesserae designed by Anne Hanson in an STR rare gem

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

autumn hugs

OFFF was fabulous! Saturday was a gorgeous, perfect autumn day. A girl couldn't ask for more!

I did come away with 2 skeins of STR 'Gail's Autumn Joy'.

Yep, I'm that "Gail". And, autumn is my joy! Last fall I began these.

This year I wanted to knit a shawl.

Something to wrap around me to keep autumn close.


Something lacey to let the light in.

I'm using this book as a guide to designing my own shawl.

It's going to be a creative fall!

The poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees,
a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead:

That is the Grasshopper's - he takes the lead
In summer luxury, - he has never done
With his delights, for when tired out with fun,
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
On a lone winter evening, when the frost
Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills
The Cricket's song, in warmth increasing ever,
And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,
The Grasshopper's among some grassy hills.
~John Keats

Friday, September 24, 2010

a time to gather

We headed out for the last photowalk of the summer the other night.

I was really hoping to capture some leaf images, and was actually a wee disappointed that so few leaves were to be found, however...

the ladybugs were everywhere!

Oh! Joy!

I hadn't seen any in so long and had thought they were gone.

We also saw a grasshopper...I didn't detain him too long as I know time is short and he needs to finish preparing for winter.

I even saw another one of these little green beetles.

It's like everyone came out to party that last night of summer.

This weekend is the last fiber festival of the year in my neck of the woods. Oregon Flock and Fiber is my favorite fiber festival--it's autumn, the drive out is short and nice, it's autumn, there're farms to visit along the way (I have a hankering for finding some pumpkins), and most importantly I'll get see and catch up with a lot of my fiber friends! Did you notice, shopping and fiber weren't even on the list!?

What are you up to this weekend? I hope you have a grand time! xo

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
~Edwin Way Teale

Thursday, September 23, 2010

in the red

Hmmmm....what's goin' on down there? Looks interesting.
This might demand a closer look.
Look at that! Something new on the needles...
That red certainly has me curious. I might need my sunglasses...I think there's been some pixel blow out!

Ivy Vines neckwarmer designed by Anne Hanson in Great Northern Yarns 70% mink/30% cashmere yarn in 'Sunset Red'.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

welcome autumn

Hello! Happy Autumn!!

Wordless Wednesday has been pre-empted by the autumn equinox! I'm sure you'll understand that I, of all people, couldn't let the first day of fall arrive 'wordless'!

I even posted in the first minute of the day!

Best wishes to all of you for a happy and bountiful autumn!! xo

Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
~George Eliot

Friday, September 17, 2010

friday's flowers: dahlias redux

A few more dahlias to escort you into the weekend!

I'll be away from the blog for a few days, but will hopefully return with some finished socks and maybe something new if I'm lucky...fingers crossed!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! xo

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
~Lao Tzu

Thursday, September 16, 2010

market socks

Hello,'re you all doing?

I know these socks are officially titled "my heart beets 4u", but I couldn't resist photographing them with these gorgeous onions I purchased at the market on Tuesday. Now I need a recipe for the onions...any thoughts??

Thank you all so much for all your kind words about the dahlia images! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

And abot that STR 'Rare Gem' from Tuesday...if you like that color, you might also like Muddy Autumn Rainbow, Sassafras, or Rooster Rock...they arent' exactly like the rare gem, but have some similar color elements.

The week is speeding by and kind of leaving me in its dust. I'm very glad it's Friday-eve! :)

I hope you're having a great week!

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid,
but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
~Henry David Thoreau

My Heart Beets 4U socks designed by Anne Hanson for RSC in STR 'Firecracker'

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

sole comfort

With the impending change in seasons it was time to cast on something new.

Something comforting.

Something familiar.

Something cozy.

Something that is as easy on the mind

as it is on the sole.

Tesserae. The yarn demanded it!

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
~James Herriot

Tesserae designed by Anne Hanson in an STR rare gem

Saturday, September 11, 2010

faces of dahlia

We went to the Dahlia festival last sister and I went Saturday, and Mr. NK and I returned on Sunday. It was phenomenal. We were a little challenged with some overcast skies and wind, but we made the most of it...who cares about wind and clouds when you have a bounty of color and texture at your fingertips!

I hope you enjoy the view!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend! xo

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
~Marcus Aurelius