Friday, April 26, 2013

regarding adventures

no knitting post this week!

i've been distracted by capturing the adventures of ladybugs in the peonies...
and baking those cookies...and photographing them...and eating them...
...then running off all that gooey nutella goodness...

...and there might've been a little cat herding, too...

what adventures do you have planned for the weekend!?
whatever you're doing, i hope it's uber fun!! xo

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, 
and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery   

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

regarding play

dogs at play in ocean

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
~E.E. Cummings  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

regarding chocolate

Chocolate chips + molten nutella + sea salt = deliriously delish! read that right...molten the middle of the cookie. 
I kid you not...nutella...smack dab in the middle.

I wish I had pics to show you of the gooey nutella, 
but my taste tester couldn't wait for me to get my camera's white balance set,
and just kept eating!! ;)

This yummy recipe can be found at Annie's Eats, here
If you've never browned butter before, check out this pictorial on How Sweet It Is, here.

Per Ambitious Kitchen, I added both semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chunks 
(I didn't have my glasses on while shopping...dangerous biz).

"Eating chocolate" is definitely at the top of my to do list today!!
I'm pretty sure after one of these cookies I will be useless for anything else anyway!

Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. 
 That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.
~ Author Unknown  

Friday, April 19, 2013

contrary effects

it's Friday!! woo hoo!!
seemed apropos to end this week contrariwise.

have i said lately how much i lovelovelove becoming art yarn!! 
yes, indeedy, i do!

i have plans this weekend...we're going to a Patsy Cline musical revue here, dinner with the family on Saturday, and breakfast with a friend that i haven't seen in an age on
Sunday...i'm so looking forward to catching up with her.

and you?? anything fun planned?? do tell!

wishing you a fun and fab weekend!! xoxo
This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; 
for it redoubleth joys, 
and cutteth griefs in half.

mad color weave sock pattern by Tina Lorin
in Becoming Art 'Contrarywise'

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

pixels 'n prose

blog cherry blossoms spring

In the cherry blossom's shade

pink cherry blossoms

there's no such thing

pink cherry blossom bokeh

as a stranger.
~Kobayashi Issa  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


hello! what do we have here?
a little progress on the Holidaze socks.

i took a macaron baking class this past weekend. the first try wasn't picture perfect,
but very yummy and they disappeared fast. 
who knew it was so difficult to pipe 1 1/2 inch circles??

did i tell you? fifteen more sleeps until i leave for MSWF!! 
it's their 40th year!! 

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Holidazed sock pattern by Anne Hanson in STR 'Portland Plaid'

Friday, April 12, 2013


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 

monkey sock pattern by Cookie A in an STR mill end  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

wordless wednesday

Wildwood trail 2013

Saturday, April 06, 2013


we haven't seen the 'contrariwise' sock for awhile... caught some morning sun before the day gave way to gray.

wishing you a weekend filled with 
boldness and magic! xo

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. 
Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

pixels 'n prose

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
~William Shakespeare  

Monday, April 01, 2013

weekend update

Happy April!
I hope you had a great weekend, and if you celebrated - a wonderful Easter holiday!

We had a heat wave here in the PNW!
We actually had to turn on the air conditioning! :) 

In sock knittng news:
the first Holidazed sock is finished and the second is underway.

Holidazed sock pattern by Anne Hanson in STR 'Portland Plaid'