Wednesday, February 26, 2014

blocking day

Never regret a day in your life: 
good days give happiness, bad days give experience, 
worst days give lessons, 
and best days give memories.
~ Autor Desconhecido  

And we're blocking...
I knit the pattern per usual except for the heel.
I replaced it with a linen stitch heel 
like the one found here.

gotta run now...I want to make today a memory day!
I hope you do, too!

Toasty Twist in STR 'metaphysical angst'

Thursday, February 20, 2014


The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.
~ Andy Warhol

I'm a little behind in my picture taking...I'm glad I had this image biding its time
for a rainy day (literally and figuratively!).

So...what are you anticipating for the upcoming weekend?
A break from the rain (mixed feelings on that), brunch with family and friends, starting a new knitting project (probably a sock...but we'll see...don't get too excited about a non-sock project...this sock knitting thing has been going on for a very long time despite my best efforts to divert myself!!), lunch with a friend here, and maybe a day trip to the coast.

Let us know what you're thinking about doing over the weekend
so we can join you in anticipating all the fun you'll have!
Happy Friday-eve!

Toasty Twist in STR 'metaphysical angst'
Off the fence in STR 'hope springs eternal'
Intrepid Traveler in STR 'ginger plum-licious'

Monday, February 17, 2014


I spent some time walking around the waterfront last Friday afternoon.
I hit a coffee spot and then walked the esplanade around the river.
I was refreshed and ready for the long weekend!

I love the water...I think I must've been a fish in another life.

Look what greeted me Friday morning!
The first crocus of the year!

I look forward to the first crocus Every. Single. Year.
It's always a miracle to witness the presence of such a complex blossom 
after observing nothing in its place the day before!

Check out the new comment section! I upgraded to a third party format. 
I think it will be more fun for everyone to comment and reply to each other as they desire...
...and it will certainly be more fun for me to be able to reply to comments from people I don't have email addresses for!

Soooo....who's going to be the first one to post a comment?!
The race is on!

Today is a new day. 
Even if you were wrong yesterday, 
you can get it right today.
~ Dwight Howard 

Regan sock pattern by Liz Abinante in BDY opposites attract 'catherine'

Friday, February 14, 2014


We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. 
As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; 
so in a series of kindnesses
there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
~ Ray Bradbury

Wishing you a weekend overflowing with
the love of family and friends!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


You have to accept whatever comes 
and the only important thing 
is that you meet it with courage 

and with the best that you have to give.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Intrepid Traveler in STR 'ginger plum-licious'

Monday, February 10, 2014


We were hit by a big...huge...snow storm this past weekend.

I occupied myself with knitting, photography, more knitting, organizing my inks (ROYGBIV and neutrals) and walking in the snow - followed by thawing out fingers (and toes) to resume knitting.

I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who takes walks in the snow with knitting in one hand 
and camera in the other so I can photograph socks in the wild!! 
It's how I roll!!

There may also have been a little bit of binge watching of Justified...

...and a little surfing around facebook and youtube.

Just a wee bit.

I hope you all had a great weekend! xo

In the midst of winter,
I found there was, within me, 
an invincible summer.
~ Albert Camus

Toasty Twist in STR 'metaphysical angst'

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

pixels 'n prose

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
~ Matsuo Bashō

Monday, February 03, 2014


As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Enabling the future.
More later.

Regan sock pattern by Liz Abinante in BDY opposites attract 'catherine'