Wednesday, September 28, 2011

pixels 'n prose

To be yourself in a world

that is constantly trying to make you something else

 is the greatest accomplishment.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

autumn leaves

The autumn rain and wind have arrived, at least for the next few days.
Hopefully the leaves won't all blow off the trees before they change color!

Just in case, I have a plan B for fall color.

Embossed Leaves in an STR 'rare gem'.

Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
 fluttering from the autumn tree.
~Emily Brontë  

Friday, September 23, 2011

autumn joy

Happy autumn!!
What better way to ring in my most favorite season than with a PSL accompanied by woolies!

Wishing you a bounty of warm smiles and wooly joy this autumn season! xo

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg,
 and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
~James Allen 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

hazel leaf

'Hazel Leaf' from Shalimar Yarns for Anne's 'fall in full color' club.

Sigh. You knew I had to be in that club, right?
New to me yarns.

The patterns are really lovely, you'll have to peruse them here as I haven't cast on yet myself...I'm still finishing up my projects from summer! I'm particularly enjoyng the yarns as both shipments have been from dyers who I have heard of but never used before (Spirit Trail Fiberworks was the first offering).

The first day of fall is tomorrow!! I might have to have a PSL with whipped cream to celebrate.
What about you...any celebration plans?

If I don't see you tomorrow, I hope you have a fabulous first weekend of fall! xo

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~John Donne

Monday, September 19, 2011

a little progress

Autumn has definitely arrived...along with a little rain.

Good weather for knitting!

I hope you had a great weekend!
Happy Monday!

I trust in Nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and Autumn garner to the ends of time.
~Robert Browning

Toasty twist sock pattern by Teresa Fox in STR 'grandma's flower garden'

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The 14th pair of Monkey socks is finished!

Knitting them was like hanging out with an old friend... just pick up where you left off, 

no matter how much time has passed between visits...

...what more could a girl ask for?

Happy Friday-eve!

Spend the afternoon.
You can't take it with you.
~Annie Dillard

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

september garden

Something new...

...knit in STR in Grandma's Flower Garden

Summer is nearly over...the acorns are falling...

these socks will be the perfect bridge between seasons.

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
~William Blake

Toasty twist sock pattern by Teresa Fox in STR 'grandma's flower garden'

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


I shot over 1000 images between Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.

Starting with a trip to the Portland Farmer's Market...

...followed by a photowalk with a friend in the late afternoon...

...ending with spending the day...the whole hot the dahlia fields on Sunday.

Life is good!

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Monday, September 05, 2011

labor day

Thursday, September 01, 2011

autumn's cheer

Happy September!!
In my little book of rules, the first of September is the beginning of autumn...

...and despite the presence of the sun last evening...

...the crisp air shouted "autumn" loud and clear!

It's time to pull out your woolies!! Happy dance!! :)

Happy Friday-eve!!

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
~Helen Hunt Jackson