Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Is there a better way to celebrate the advent of Sock Summit 2011...

...than with a plethora of socks on the needles?

I think not.

Truth is the summit of being;
justice is the application of it to affairs.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Monkey sock pattern by Cookie A in STR 'lavender truffle'
Reagan sock pattern by Liz Abinante in STR 'lettuce knit'
picot time of year pattern by me in mama llama perfect sock yarn 'jelly fish'
cool blues  pattern by me in hedgehog fibres sock yarn 'down by the river'

Friday, July 22, 2011

soul of the home

Which sock pattern do these picots grace? Can you guess?

I've knit 13 of these socks. It has been a long, long while since I knit the last one. Thirteen seemed like a good place to stop. A lucky place, perhaps.

(hint: counting socks on Ravelry won't help you guess the pattern, as some of these socks never made it to Ravelry, apparently!!)

A wise, knitterly friend told me that 14 would be luckier.

...I took it to heart and started planning the next sock!

Do you know what these are yet?

Yep. A Monkey sock.
The 14th Monkey.
Here's to a little extra luck!!

Happy weekend! xo 

I love cats because I enjoy my home;
and little by little, they become its visible soul.
~Jean Cocteau 

Monkey sock pattern by Cookie A in STR 'lavender truffle'

Monday, July 18, 2011


Something new this way comes...

An STR mill end from a few shows ago...I think it is probably the Lettuce Knit colorway.

I was inspired by Cristi to also knit the Goneril and Reagan pattern although it wasn't chosen for the Q3 STR KAL on Ravelry.

Sometimes a girl just has to knit what a girl wants to knit, period.

I love the scroll pattern.

I hope you all had a great weekend...quiet, and rainy in these parts.
A good time to work on something new.

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Reagan sock pattern by Liz Abinante in STR

Friday, July 15, 2011

happy stitching

Something came in the mail this week....

...aren't they pretty?
Tiny dose stitch markers in Lime green and Swimming Pool blue from the Velvet Hippo.

Torii is a sweetheart...she custom made these markers, and they fit my sock needles perfectly!

I lovelovelove them!!

Happy Stitching, indeedy!! Especially with markers that coordinate with my knitting!! :)

And a very happy weekend to you!! xo

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands,
but let it go,
and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
~Maxim Gorky 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

pixels 'n prose

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time,
but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order:
the continuous thread of revelation.
~Eudora Welty 

Monday, July 11, 2011

table for four

Two socks joined us for dinner al fresco Friday.

The pasta was delish...it was a lovely way to start the weekend.

The guests: Hedgehog Fibres and Mama Llama yarns in the current patterns de l'été.

sigh...yum...but we still had room to split a lemon cake with berries.
Now, that's a way to start a weekend!

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world.
~J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, July 08, 2011

summer daze

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post.

Summer is here...with little doubt.
We've had our first two consecutive days over 80F in 305 days.

The roads are full of blooms and grasses.
Photowalks and the sound of the shutter clicking is replacing the needles most evenings.
But not totally!

Happy Friday! xo

"I've been thinking Hobbes"
 "On a weekend?"
"Well, it wasn't on purpose..."
~Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson)

Friday, July 01, 2011


Look at what has developed since the last time you saw this yarn!

Another picot edge...it must be that picot time of year.

And a simple little stitch pattern...perfect for summer knitting!

I hope you all have a great weekend...if you're celebrating Independence Day--have fun and stay safe in all your travels and celebrations! xoxo

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living,
new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
~Henry Van Dyke

a so far untitled pattern by me in mama llama perfect sock yarn 'jelly fish'