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... 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... 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