Monday, March 26, 2012


There's something new on the horizon.

Something bright...

...and eyelety...and fun...

...and punctuated with pops of color!

Mr. NK picked the color from my stash, as it was bright and happy and perfect for spring!
I'm calling these socks 'Funfetti'. I think the yarn is STR 'pride''s not up on the website right now, and the label is long gone...oy.

I hope you all had a fun weekend!! 
Wishing you a great week!

Funfetti pattern by me in STR 'Pride' (maybe?)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

a time for...

Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment.
~Ellis Peters

Happy Spring, my friends!! xo

Monday, March 19, 2012

rainy days

The sea breeze socks are back in play.

We enjoyed a double-date for lunch Sunday...our guests were knitting and the camera.

Mr. NK's meatball sandwich was yummy...

...and the coffee was an absolute requirement for warming us up between hail storms!
Me? Turkey and cranberry chutney!! :)

Bon appetit! Bon tricot!!

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
~John Ruskin

Socktopus Sokkusu yarn in 'spring storm'

Thursday, March 15, 2012


For an impenetrable shield, stand inside yourself.
~Henry David Thoreau  

Friday, March 09, 2012

spring forward...

to summer!

To "sunflower field" to be exact...

...from my friend Camilla's new shop: Twist and Twine

Are these colors not glorious?! LoveLoveLove. Go check out her won't be disappointed!

Don't forget to spring forward this weekend...consider it one hour closer to summer!! xo

Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth,
And life itself exhaling that central breath!
Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light.
~Eugenio Montale

Sock pattern by me

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

to the morning

When day will break
And you will wake
And you will rake your hands
Across your eyes and realize
That it's going to be a day
There is really no way to say
No to the morning

Yes it's going to be a day
There is really nothing left to say

but come on morning.
~Dan Fogelberg

Friday, March 02, 2012


The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
~Stephen Nachmanovitch

...and this crocus...rain, shine, muddy grass...I'm inspired to shoot.

What's your muse?

Wishing you a great weekend...I hope you let your inner child run free!! xo

Thursday, March 01, 2012


There are some great pairings:
Bogie and Bacall
Tracy and Hepburn
Rogers and Astaire
Myrna Loy and William Powell (and Asta makes three!)
hot cocoa and whipped cream
Turkey and dressing
popcorn and butter
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy
Mr. Darcy and Bridget Jones...

and here at Chez NK:
knitting and food!

There is nothing better to accompany a cold February afternoon
than knitting and a cup of hot soup!

Don't salt and pepper shakers make great props for spur of the moment photography?

And the sock...Toasty Twist in STR Currier and Ives.

Oh...the soup...another great pairing, tomato and basil!
And it was good to the last drop!

What is your favorite "pairing"?

Happy Friday Eve! Happy March!

But let there be spaces in your togetherness
and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
~Kahlil Gibran