Thursday, January 30, 2014


Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. 
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
~ Henry David Thoreau  

What the well-heeled knitter is working on:
Toasty Twist in STR 'metaphysical angst'
Off the fence in STR 'hope springs eternal'
Intrepid Traveler in STR 'ginger plum-licious'

Happy Friday-eve!
What are your aspirations for the weekend?
Knitting, photography, and a super bowl gathering with the family are on my list!
Whatever you are planning, I hope it's grand! xoxo

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


When one door of happiness closes, another opens, 
but often we look so long at the closed door 
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller 

Intrepid Traveler sock pattern by me in STR 'ginger plum-licious'

Thursday, January 23, 2014


We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. 
As a result, men are valued not for what they are 
but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness.
~ Thomas Merton  

The weekend is rapidly approaching...who are you going to be?

off the fence socks by my in STR 'hope springs eternal'

Monday, January 20, 2014


Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' 
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Toasty twist. In STR 'metaphysical angst'

Thursday, January 16, 2014


New yarn
picot cuff
wooly comfort.

I think macarons were invented by a dyer...don't you?

Happy Friday-eve! 
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
~ E. E. Cummings

Intrepid Traveler sock pattern by me in STR 'ginger plum-licious'

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

no fear

Our doubts are traitors, 
and make us lose the good we oft might win, 
by fearing to attempt.
~ William Shakespeare  

If only I could finish knitting a pair of socks as fast as I can a 12oz, non-fat, extra hot, latte!
Just sayin'! :)

off the fence socks by me in STR 'hope springs eternal'

Thursday, January 09, 2014


When given the choice between being
right or being kind, choose kind. 
~ R.J. Palacio

The beginning of this sock needs no introduction... can identify it from 40 yards on a galloping horse, right?

Toasty twist. In STR 'metaphysical angst'.

Monday, January 06, 2014


Where there's tea there's hope. 
~Arthur Wing Pinero

Every now and again one has to refresh one's own self.
What one does - is - well - up to that one.
Me...I like to explore cafes with knitting, pens, or other items in hand and take photos.
I find this thoroughly entertaining and I can completely lose track of all time and all problems,
and by the time I pack up and leave, I feel refreshed.

What do you do to feel refreshed?

off the fence socks by me in STR 'hope springs eternal'

Thursday, January 02, 2014


Fairy tales are more than true: 
not because they tell us that dragons exist, 
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
~ Neil Gaiman

2014. It just couldn't arrive quickly enough for me.
It's here. So far so good.

And the first post of 2014 is of knitting.
So far so good!

Beautyberry socks in STR 'plum crazy'