Monday, February 27, 2012


Kind words do not cost much.
Yet they accomplish much.
~Blaise Pascal  

Monday, February 20, 2012


We're on a roll here at Chez NK! Hah! I couldn't resist!

The Mad Color Weave socks knit from Becoming Art in Agave 'Sanguine Sky' are finished,

and there are pics to prove it!!

I love this yarn...Like really, really LOVE this yarn!!
And I love how this particular color performed in this pattern...

And the fit is dreamy!

I hope you all are having a great Monday!

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,
they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

Friday, February 17, 2012


Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
~Georgia O'Keeffe

Wishing you endless time for family and friends this weekend!! xoxo

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

be mine

My Mr. NK is the bestest!
He can pull off the Brooklyn Tweed look like there's no tomorrow!

He does the happy dance  even when it's gray.

Did I mention that he's a comedian extraordinaire?!! 
(no models were hurt, but we don't suggest you try this without adult supervision!)

What more could a girl ask for in her Mr. NK??

Happy Valentine's Day!!xo

Love puts the fun in together,
the sad in apart,
and the joy in a heart.
~Author Unknown

The want to know about the hat?? It's the Christopher hat knit in MadTosh Vintage

Friday, February 10, 2012

bright lights, big city

Actually...a city park...on a gloriously sunny afternoon last weekend.

A preview of things to come...

...finished socks...

...and Spring!

Wishing you a bright and wonderful weekend! xo

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley   

Mad Color Weave sock pattern by Tina Lorin in Becoming Art Agave yarn in 'Sanguine Sky'

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

baby steps

I've noticed a trend in the subject matter of the quotes I've been appending to the end of blog posts. Many of them have to do with progress...I wish I had more to show you more often, but apparently progress takes some cases lots of time! I believe my second most frequent topic is patience :)

I modified these Toasty Twist socks by knitting my new favorite heel...the linen stitch heel. I heart it!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a fantastic week!

Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk,
step by step.
~Samuel Smiles  

Toasty Twist socks by Teresa Fox in STR 'Currier and Ives'

Sunday, February 05, 2012

sunday play

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself
with me more than I with her.
~Michel de Montaigne