Friday, March 29, 2013

my favorite things


...and macarons...

...especially picots.

for every color of yarn, there is a macaron to match...

...i have no complaints.

who wins this debate of favorite thing?
i hesitate to declare.

what do you think, picot? or macaron?

what's your favorite thing?

i hope your weekend is filled with all your favorite things! xo

Life is like riding a bicycle. 
To keep your balance you must keep moving.
~Albert Einstein  

monkey socks by Cookie A. in STR 'mill end' 
p.s. this is monkey #15 for me!! 
p.s.s. Clearly, monkey socks are a favorite thing, too!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

rain rain go away

daffodils and muscari

Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.
~Vladimir Nabokov  

We had a torrential downpour last night...I put running on hold and ate chocolate cake instead.
It seemed the right thing to do at the time.

Wouldn't you've done the same thing?! :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

pixels 'n prose

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,

and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things

the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~Kahlil Gibran   

Saturday, March 23, 2013


What to do on a rainy spring day in PDX?

Go in search of comfort food...a PBJ here fit the bill!

A new sock joined us.

After dining suffiiciently we headed home...during a sunbreak
(that followed the sleet that followed the rain that followed the gray that is PDX in spring)!

We're waiting with great anticipation for the next sunbreak...and you?
What are you waiting for this weekend?!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend! xo

He that cannot forgive others, 
breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass
if he would ever reach heaven;
for everyone has need to be forgiven.
~George Herbert   

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


It is spring again. 
The earth is like a child 
that knows poems by heart. 
~Rainer Maria Rilke  

Monday, March 18, 2013

opposites attract

We are sun and moon, dear friend;

we are sea and land.

It is not our purpose to become each other;

it is to recognize each other,

to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is:

each the other's opposite and complement.
~Hermann Hesse   

opposites attract sock pattern by me
knit in Opposites Attract 'heaven and earth' from BDY

Friday, March 15, 2013

sweet times

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our

time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love
~e.e. cummings  

Wishing you a sweet and lovely weekend!! xo

Monday, March 11, 2013

socks in the city

A much needed blog-terior remodel took place this weekend...
...what do you think?

Our home still has the same white walls, but the blog I revamp every few years or so... was a long overdue refreshment, to be sure!

My Regan socks had their glamour shots taken while we were out and about in the big city!

I was a busy girl this past weekend, to be sure.

I hope you all had a grand weekend...
...did you remember to spring forward??

I have to admit, this fall/winter girl is looking forward to some longer days!
There's too much to do and not enough daylight to get it all done!

If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined,
one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
~Henry David Thoreau  

Regan sock pattern by Liz Abinante in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere 'violetta verde'

Wednesday, March 06, 2013


If we all did the things we are capable of, 
we would astound ourselves.
~Thomas A. Edison  

Monday, March 04, 2013


First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus —
 ~Lilja Rogers  

Friday, March 01, 2013


The big reveal...not so big really...
I had a hankering for working up another pair of Holidazed socks.

You know me...I can't resist an easily memorizable pattern.
I haven't knit this pattern in quite awhile,
and thought it would be a nice break from the 'usual suspects' of patterns seen in these parts!

The yarn?

It's the January offering from the RSC...Portland Plaid.

On my to do list this weekend is a seminar on landscape photography, an evening with friends,
and brunch with sisters and a friend...pretty social for this homebody!

And you? Any fun plans you'd care to reveal?? 

I hope you have a great weekend!

Friendship improves happiness, 
and abates misery, 
by doubling our joys, 
and dividing our grief.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero