Tuesday, August 30, 2011

the present

You must live in the present,

launch yourself on every wave,

find your eternity in each moment.
~Henry David Thoreau 

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

Friday, August 26, 2011


A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.
~Author Unknown

Can you believe it's the last weekend in August?!
Wishing you a great one! xo

Thursday, August 25, 2011


A little wordless today...

Just a little wish for a...

...Happy Friday-eve!

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.
~Elizabeth Lawrence 

Reagan sock pattern by Liz Abinante in STR 'lettuce knit'

Thursday, August 18, 2011

lavender squared

And more knitting is afoot! Fancy that!
The first monkey sock is finished and the second one is off to a good start.

I'm not sure I'll have anything fresh for you tomorrow, so I'll wish you a happy Friday-eve now,
and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! xo

His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune --
oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!
~Emily Dickinson 

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

pixels 'n prose

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
~Victor Hugo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


A wee bit of progress has been made on the knitting front since I blogged last.

The leg of the second Reagan sock has been started...

...and the second leg of the 'picot time of year' sock is well underway, too.

Thank you for all your kind words about the ladybugs and dragonfly images! :) Someone asked me about the colors of the ladybugs in our area...we have red, red-orange, orange, and buff--with spots and without.

I hope you're having a great week!

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.
~Jim Rohn

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the return

Look who're back in town!

The Queen Anne's Lace is in its full glory,

and the ladies are celebrating!

It was either photographing them, or socks last evening.
Socks are always around, so I grabbed Mr. NK and we went out in search of lace and ladies.

I hope you don't mind!

He travels best that knows when to return.
~Thomas More 

Friday, August 05, 2011

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
~Henry James

We're coming to the end of the first week of August and the first week of summer afternoons all at the same time. Imagine that!

Do you have any plans for the weekend? We're hanging out here at Chez NK getting caught up with some gardening, photography, and of course...knitting!
Wishing you a grand weekend! xo

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

show and tell

A little show and tell from Sock Summit.
My first stop was at the Becoming Art booth as I had been after a skein of Sanguine Sky for quite awhile.

Isn't it gorgeous? A couple more skeins from Lisa fell into my bag, too.

Sock knitting was virtually non-existent during the festivities of Sock Summit; I need to catch up a bit and will hopefully have some sock progress to blog about soon!!

There is no must in art because art is free.
~Wassily Kandinsky  

Becoming Art skeins in Atlas sock 'Midnight Mountain',
and Agave fingering (MCN) in 'Sanguine Sky' and 'Pristinely Ungifted'.