Friday, April 29, 2011

breaking hearts

Oh my. It's been a week. Friday couldn't come soon enough for me.
And look...a little ball of know what that means! FO is on the loose. The Breaking Hearts socks by Cristi.

I love these socks. 

Love. Them.

Check out the patterning on the heel...

I did a plain toe (on purpose!!)

and a regular gusset (not as on purpose!)

And who doesn't just melt in front of that twisted cuff. Top to toe...I love these socks!!

I'm not going to jinx my weekend by declaring my plans or hopes...but I think I can safely wish you all a fantastic weekend!! xo

Friday, April 22, 2011


Something new popped onto the needles...I didn't mean for it to happen, really I didn't.

This color is the lovely 'Ladyslipper' in Woolen Rabbit Lucent.

The pattern is Rivercat by Brenda Patipa.

I think the pattern is working up beautifully in this lovely yarn. It's memorizable, too!

What do you have planned for the weekend? I'm taking a Photoshop class, and I'm thinking about going to the tulip festival if it isn't too rainy.

If you're celebrating Easter this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Happy Friday! Happy weekend!! xo

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out,
I found, was really going in. 
~John Muir

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

spring road

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home

A part of the heart
Gets lost in the learning

Somewhere along the road.
~Dan Fogelberg

Monday, April 18, 2011


The perfect pink for the pattern.

The perfect name for the pink (Malabrigo sock).

I hope I can finish it before the arrival of the recipient! :)

Think what a better world it would be if we all
- the whole world -
had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon
and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. 
~Robert Fulghum

Rosebuddie designed by Anne Hanson in Malabrigo sock yarn 'light of love'

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

notes from the shore

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
~William Adams

We're chasing our bliss! We'll be back soon...maybe!! xo

Monday, April 11, 2011

blooming along

Clue #2 went up on the Solid Sock group Spring Blooms mystery sock KAL last what's a knitter to do, but knit it up?!

A little cables...and lace!! Second only to picot edges!

I'm a little behind...but will hopefully finish clue #2 before the final clue goes up on Friday!!

This is all I have for this Monday! I hope you're having a good one!!

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Spring Blooms mystery sock by Marcy Vandale in MadTosh sock yarn

Friday, April 08, 2011


The first Breaking Hearts sock is finished and the second started.
I love that twisted edging!!

Look who joined me in the garden last evening...Gigi.
It was cold yesterday--frost in the morning, and chilly most of the day, but sunny!
Gigi likes the sun!

Yep, I really, really like that twisted edge!

Speaking of garden, check out the peony sprout!!

Have a grrrrreat weekend!! xo

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
~George Eliot 

Breaking Hearts socks by Cristi Brockway in STR 'Storeytime'

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

of socks and umbrellas

Umbrella: A device for protection from the weather

The spring colors of this sock protect me from the rain and gray that's outside these days...

...I guess that makes it an umbrella, too!

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
~Henry Van Dyke 

Monday, April 04, 2011

picots in bloom

uhoh...something new hopped onto the needles. After a little correspondence with Marcy I got turned onto her 'Spring Blooms' Mystery Sock KAL pattern over on the Solid Socks group on Ravelry.

There was a picot edge involved.

Resistance was futile.

Speaking of spring blooms...I went on my first official photowalk of the season this weekend.
As soon as I left the house the wind picked up, the sun went behind a cloud, it rained, the sun peeked out, and the cycle repeated numerous times.

My camera and I persevered despite the stares of onlookers!

Back to that sock...I'm using MadTosh sock in a lovely spring green colorway that was part of a Woolgirl kit awhile back. I love the color, and think it is perfect for a spring sock.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for a new week!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust

Friday, April 01, 2011

a tisket a tasket

A yellow filled basket!

I for one, am so happy it's finally Friday. I'm always happy when Friday rolls around, but this week just seemed to drag on...and on...and...well, you get the picture.

I've got some knitting planned for the weekend. And if the sun peeks out again, perhaps some photography. The trillium are blooming and I know just the spot to go to capture them in pixels...if the sun cooperates.

And a big thank you to Betsy, who pointed out that the STR color that I'm using for the Breaking Hearts sock may actually be 'Storeytime' and perhaps not a rare gem...I think she could be right. I no longer have to duck and run for cover! Yay!
Thank you, Betsy!! :)

So...what do you have going on for the weekend? Anything fun? Do tell!
See you on the flip side! Have a good 'un!! xo

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

Squid sock pattern by Nikki Burns in Hazel Knits 'stick o' butter' artisan sock yarn
Breaking Hearts socks by Cristi Brockway in STR 'Storeytime'
Ms. Wick by Liz Abinante in Hazel Knits 'Gerber'