Friday, June 29, 2012

summer sweetness

What good is the warmth of summer,
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
~John Steinbeck 

I hope you all have a sweet weekend!! xo

Monday, June 25, 2012

serving up

a soon to be color affection shawl by Veera Välimäki.

Short, but sweet today...I'll be back with a full report soon!!
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012


I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!

Something new flew onto the needles...I really need to stop with the's a little out of control!

Sign of Four socks by Anne Hanson designed for Woolgirls' Victorian writers club last year. I finally cast on using the ZYG 'lemon meringue' Serenity 20 - a yarn from a recent WG flavour series kit.


That's it for now...more later!!
Happy Monday!

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
~Robert Green Ingersoll  

Sign of Four pattern by Anne Hanson in ZYG serenity 20 'lemon meringue'

Sunday, June 17, 2012

father's day

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~Lydia M. Child 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

at play

I'm a little obsessed with macarons...

...and how their glorious colors complement my knitting. ok...they're delicious, too! Busted!

And you all know how much I like playing with my food and knitting in front of the camera!

Everything goes better with a sprinkle of powdered sugar!

Picot edges are a knitterly dessert in my book.

And below...a pistachio dessert from Pix Patisserie.

Play is the exultation of the possible.
~Martin Buber  

Redbud socks by Linda Welch for the RSC in 'spring twig' 

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

dessert first

You know how I love to play with food...and yarn...and food and yarn together.

These macarons from Pix Patisserie were perfect for some weekend fun!

My Toasty Twist socks are finished...go check out the other lovely socks knit by Marion and Jose during our little mini-KAL on can search projects using toastytwistkal to search tags, and if you want to join in the toastytwistkal fun feel free to tag your project!!...I think Rani is about to start a pair,'s never too late to join in!! You know we'll be knitting more than one pair!!

I hope you're having a good start to your week!!

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
~Emily Dickinson 

Friday, June 01, 2012

violetta verde

The minute I saw these socks I knew I had to knit them. The designer used the Fibonacci sequence of numbers as the foundation for establishing the changing twist pattern. I heart the Fibonacci number sequence and hadn't used it since pre-Ravelry in my knitting.

It was time.

I had some Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere yarn in the stash waiting for the right project.

I think I did ok.

Happy Friday!
Happy June!
Happy weekend!! xo

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...
...I could walk through my garden forever.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Asterales Zag sock pattern by Ellie Ellis in Smooshy Cashmere 'violetta verde'