Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust,
and hostility to evaporate.”
Thank you all for your lovely comments on the Dapple socks yesterday!! You all just made my day!!
Wishing you all a stellar weekend!! xo
Whatcha' got planned? Something fun I hope!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The thing about this time of year is that one evening it can be cool and bleak...
...and the next is bright and golden.
I, for one, have a fulminant case of spring fever. I can't wait for the longer days to arrive and the 'bleaks' to go away!
The Dapple socks are finished. I so heart this yarn, and am really pleased with how the socks turned out.
I for one am happy it's Friday-eve...what about you!?! One more day until the weekend! Yay!
Nature has undoubtedly
mastered the art of winter gardening
and even the most experienced gardener
can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them.
~Vincent A. Simeone
Dapple socks by me in Skein Yarns 'Dapple'
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Good Morning! Did you have a good weekend?! I hope so!
Ours was low key, but plenty of knitting was accomplished...even a little photography and cooking...curried red lentil soup with sweet potatoes...yum! :)
I remodeled the blog a little, too...it's always scary to make big changes, but it needed a little touch up I think. I'm also testing out loading larger images.
Back to knitting...the heel flap is finished on the first 'Angel' sock...I decided to carry the stitch pattern down the center of the flap.
That's all I've got for you this Monday.
I hope your week is off to a bright start!
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Sock pattern by me in Malabrigo sock yarn 'Archangel'
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wishing you blue skies, sunny days, and lots of time for hanging out! xo
There's never enough time
to do all the nothing you want.
~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Cielo sock pattern by me in STR-L in 'my blue heaven'
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Secret knitting is finished...so there's no better time to quickly cast on something new.
Malabrigo sock yarn in 'Archangel'
and a little stitch pattern I keep gravitating to and thought it might look interesting in this yarn.
so far so good.
We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly embracing each other
~Luciano de Crescenzo
Friday, January 14, 2011
If only wishing could make it true??? I know, I know...be careful what you wish for, especially for an eternity of Junes here in the Pacific NW! LOL!
I wholeheartedly wish for a weekend filled with all the time you desire to do as you wish!
Have a good 'un!! xo
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Sometimes our fate
resembles a fruit tree in winter.
Who would think that those branches
would turn green again and blossom,
but we hope it,
we know it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Dapple socks are slowly coming along...it's secret knitting time, so everything else gets the back burner for a wee while, including these lovelies.
The green is so fresh and lively...a perfect curative for the gray, gray, gray days we've been having.
Dapple socks by me in Skein Yarns Top Draw sock yarn in 'Dapple'
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011
Wow! The first post of 2011 is an FO!! That's going to be a hard pace to keep up!!
The South Fork socks are cushy and toasty warm!! Just in time for the frigid temps we've been having...relatively speaking that is (with a nod to my Minnesota friends)!!
We had a quiet weekend at home. We typically don't do much for New Year's, and can barely stay awake to ring it in...this year was no exception! Knitting, movies, good food and asleep long before midnight!! Sigh.
I hope your celebrations this weekend were good!!
Monday has come around much faster than I was hoping it would. I could still use another few days of vacation...but it's always that way isn't it? Sigh.
I'm looking forward to 2011 and all the potential it holds for making hopes and dreams come to pass!!
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence
is the key to unlocking our potential