Wednesday, November 30, 2011

adieu november

Listen ...

With faint dry sound,

Like steps of passing ghosts,

The leaves, 


break free from the trees

 And fall.
~Adelaide Crapsey 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter's knocking at the door.
Don't let the sunlight fool you.

We've had rain, frost, wind, rain, fog, and more rain.
Really...I think winter stopped politely knocking, and just stormed on in.

Koolhaas hat by Jared Flood in Yarn Daze Yucatan 'blue gem'.

This is the perfect yarn for this hat. Perfect.

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne  

Friday, November 18, 2011

morning lights

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Something a little old...and a little new.

I started these quite awhile ago, never finished them, and thought I'd get them back in the active queue (and maybe finished!) before the end of the year. 

Intrepid Traveler, by me, in STR...I don't remember the color, but it isn't a rare gem or a mill I'm not a poopy! :)

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.
~Paul Gauguin

Thursday, November 10, 2011

almost a pair

The second pair of toasty twist socks are well underway.

I love the pop of yellow in this colorway.
It definitely brightens the grayer days we've been having.

A little sock sandwich...Top Chef here I come!

I hope you're having a great week!

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
~Robert Browning 

Toasty Twist socks by Teresa Fox in an STR Mill End.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

prodigal of blue

Nature rarer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets,
~Prodigal of blue,

Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords

Only scantly and selectly,

Like a lover's words.
~Emily Dickinson

sock pattern by me in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Sock

Friday, November 04, 2011

sweet november

A new month...

...and a new sock on the needles.

You've seen it's Toasty Twist by Teresa Fox

The yarn is an STR mill end (if you like it, you might like ST-1).

Love the pattern.
Love the yarn.
Just how it should be.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

light and color

How beautifully leaves grow old. 

How full of light and color

are their last days.
~John Burroughs