Tuesday, November 19, 2013

of strength and determination

Permanence, perseverance and persistence
in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: 
It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. 
~ Thomas Carlyle  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

heart lights

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~ Khalil Gibran   

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I spent the afternoon in a park yesterday.
Everyone needs to take some time 
to take in the crisp autumn air...

...to explore a little...

...and to sit a little...


Believe you can and you're halfway there. 
~Theodore Roosevelt  

Pointless Counts socks modified from Sparrow Dance by Anne Hanson in STR mill end 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

heart paths

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: 
Does this path have a heart? 
If it does, then the path is good. 
If it doesn't, it is of no use.
~ Carlos Castaneda

Friday, November 01, 2013

path of gold

The clearest way to the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
~John Muir 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

happy halloween

As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night, 
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light.
~Nicholas Gordon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Strength does not come from physical capacity. 
It comes from an indomitable will.
~ Mahatma Gandhi  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

another year young

May you grow up to be righteous, 

may you grow up to be true.

May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you.

May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong.

May you stay forever young.  
Bob Dylan  

Friday, October 25, 2013


A sock and a thought to send you off into the weekend!
I hope you all have a fabulous last weekend in October!!

The real man smiles in trouble,
gathers strength from distress,
and grows brave by reflection.
~ Thomas Paine 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

wooly graffiti

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~ Albert Einstein  

Monday, October 21, 2013


We went for a little road trip this past weekend.
We explored two states and 5 counties.
I shot everything from street to moon by the time we headed home.

I took socks with me just in case there was an opportunity for a glamour shot!

Below is the view of Cape Horn in Washington State.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
~ Lao Tzu  

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree...
~ Emily Brontë  

Friday, October 11, 2013


The music of the far-away summer 

flutters around the Autumn 

seeking its former nest. 
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Toasty Twist sock pattern in BMFA STR 

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Friday, October 04, 2013


Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. 
 Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. 
~ Hans Margolius  

I'm aiming to balance work with play this weekend,
How about you? Maybe a visit to a local pumpkin patch??
Do tell!!!

Have a good one! xo

Monday, September 23, 2013

out and about

I've been spending more time out and about with my camera
and less time knitting lately.

I did manage to get a shot of  the 'pointless counts' socks while
out and about Friday morning at waterfront park (my new favorite hangout!).

Are you enjoying the first days of Autumn?
I certainly am...I have waited a year for its return
and I've been doing a happy dance since 1:44p.m. yesterday when summer turned to autumn.

It is not always granted to the sower to live to see the harvest. 
All work that is worth anything is done in faith.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

off the fence

Never, never be afraid to do what's right, 
especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. 

Society's punishments are small
compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul 
when we look the other way.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.  

off the fence sock pattern designed by me
in BMFA RSC 'hope springs eternal' (March kit)

Monday, September 02, 2013


Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. 
 ~ Ovid  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

note to self

No matter what looms ahead, 
if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today 
enjoy it and bless God for it.
~ Henry Ward Beecher  

Monday, August 19, 2013


I hope y'all had a good weekend!
We test drove cars on Saturday...

...and went down to the river on Sunday to recuperate.

camera, knitting, and Mr. NK...down by the river...
...no complaints here.

what did you do for fun?

Faith is the pierless bridge supporting what we see unto the scene that we do not.
~ Emily Dickinson  

beautyberry socks in STR 'Plum Crazy'  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

patience...or not

i went to my favorite park after work the other day.

some leaves had already fallen.

i'm ready for autumn.
very. ready.

on this matter i'm not patient!

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Pointless Counts socks modified from Sparrow Dance by Anne Hanson
in STR mill end 

Monday, August 12, 2013


If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, 
plant a garden.
~ Robert Brault  

This image of a dahlia from my sisters' garden
was my one accomplishment this weekend.

What about you? What did you accomplish?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

still sizzling

Knitting happened this past weekend.
Not just knitting...but some fabulous time spent with a group of friends I hadn't seen in 
a very, VERY long time. Nothing can top that!

I love that linen stitch heel...I wish I could memorize it though.
My face crinkles when I knit it from concentrating so hard! LOL!

We also went to see 2 Guns. Very fun summer movie.

I read somewhere that the first five days after the weekend are the hardest.
So. True.

I hope your week is going well!!

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain.
It’s not something you learn in school.
But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
~ Muhammad Ali  

Summer Sizzle aka Toasty Twist sock pattern by Teresa Fox in BMFA STR

Friday, August 02, 2013

pointless counts

we're ending the week on a knitterly note here at we heart yarn! yay!
i've had my eye on this stitch pattern for quite awhile...
...it seemed like a good time to cast on and get 'em done.

my to do list for the weekend includes knitting, photography, breakfast out, movie night (2 guns!!) 
and cleaning up all the little piles of knitting and such that seemed to have popped up
over every flat space as far as the eye can see.

what about you? hopefully your plans will be more exciting than mine!! 
whatever your plans are (please, do share!) - i hope you have a ton of fun!! xo

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
~ Bill Watterson 

Pointless Counts socks modified from Sparrow Dance by Anne Hanson
in STR mill end

Thursday, August 01, 2013

being better

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. 
Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
~ William Faulkner  

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

looking forward

This summer is blowing past me.
I can't believe we are less than two days away from August.

It seems like the cooler days of autumn are just around the corner!!
(happy dance!!)

I'll be prepared with a new pair of socks!
And ... I'm especially looking forward 
to hunkering down with my pile of magazines during the longer nights.

What are you looking forward to as we roll into August?

To acquire the habit of reading
is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. 
 ~W. Somerset Maugham  

Summer Breeze sock pattern by me in Colinette Jitterbug yarn