Monday, January 31, 2011

spring fever

I can't wait for spring any I'm going to bring it to me.

In the way of spring colors...

Hazel Knits 'Gerber' is a good start.

The pattern is Ms. Wick by Liz Abinante. It's part of the 'Bones' family of patterns.
I've already knit Saroyan, and the Traveling Woman is on my short list.

Can you believe tomorrow is February 1st?? I can't!

Happy Monday!
I hope your week is off to a good start!

It's spring fever....
You don't quite know what it is you DO want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain 

Friday, January 28, 2011

happy friday

Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust,
and hostility to evaporate.”
~Albert Schweitzer

Thank you all for your lovely comments on the Dapple socks yesterday!! You all just made my day!!

Wishing you all a stellar weekend!! xo

Whatcha' got planned? Something fun I hope!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

winter light

The thing about this time of year is that one evening it can be cool and bleak...

...and the next is bright and golden.

I, for one, have a fulminant case of spring fever. I can't wait for the longer days to arrive and the 'bleaks' to go away!

The Dapple socks are finished. I so heart this yarn, and am really pleased with how the socks turned out.

I for one am happy it's Friday-eve...what about you!?! One more day until the weekend! Yay!

Nature has undoubtedly
mastered the art of winter gardening
and even the most experienced gardener
can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them.
~Vincent A. Simeone

Dapple socks by me in Skein Yarns 'Dapple'

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

wordless wednesday

Nothing is secure but life,
the energizing spirit.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 24, 2011

monday, monday

Good Morning! Did you have a good weekend?! I hope so!

Ours was low key, but plenty of knitting was accomplished...even a little photography and cooking...curried red lentil soup with sweet potatoes...yum! :)

I remodeled the blog a little,'s always scary to make big changes, but it needed a little touch up I think. I'm also testing out loading larger images.

Back to knitting...the heel flap is finished on the first 'Angel' sock...I decided to carry the stitch pattern down the center of the flap.

That's all I've got for you this Monday.

I hope your week is off to a bright start!

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
~Helen Keller

Sock pattern by me in Malabrigo sock yarn 'Archangel'

Friday, January 21, 2011

weekend forecast

Wishing you blue skies, sunny days, and lots of time for hanging out! xo

There's never enough time
to do all the nothing you want.
~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Cielo sock pattern by me in STR-L in 'my blue heaven'

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Secret knitting is there's no better time to quickly cast on something new.

Malabrigo sock yarn in 'Archangel'

and a little stitch pattern I keep gravitating to and thought it might look interesting in this yarn.

so far so good.

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly embracing each other
~Luciano de Crescenzo

Friday, January 14, 2011


If only wishing could make it true??? I know, I careful what you wish for, especially for an eternity of Junes here in the Pacific NW! LOL!

I wholeheartedly wish for a weekend filled with all the time you desire to do as you wish!
Have a good 'un!! xo

Thursday, January 13, 2011

light past

Sometimes our fate
resembles a fruit tree in winter.
Who would think that those branches
would turn green again and blossom,
but we hope it,
we know it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Dapple socks are slowly coming's secret knitting time, so everything else gets the back burner for a wee while, including these lovelies.

The green is so fresh and lively...a perfect curative for the gray, gray, gray days we've been having.

Dapple socks by me in Skein Yarns Top Draw sock yarn in 'Dapple'

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011

eternal spring

Long enough to be gently folded...

...long enough to be worn while knitting the last repeats...

long enough.

Aria Delicato by Anne in Madelinetosh merino light in 'Rosewood'

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Monday, January 03, 2011


Wow! The first post of 2011 is an FO!! That's going to be a hard pace to keep up!!

The South Fork socks are cushy and toasty warm!! Just in time for the frigid temps we've been having...relatively speaking that is (with a nod to my Minnesota friends)!!

We had a quiet weekend at home. We typically don't do much for New Year's, and can barely stay awake to ring it in...this year was no exception! Knitting, movies, good food and asleep long before midnight!! Sigh.

I hope your celebrations this weekend were good!!

Monday has come around much faster than I was hoping it would. I could still use another few days of vacation...but it's always that way isn't it? Sigh.

I'm looking forward to 2011 and all the potential it holds for making hopes and dreams come to pass!!

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence
is the key to unlocking our potential
~Winston Churchill

South Fork socks by Linda Welch in STR Sunkissed Sands