Thursday, July 31, 2014

a day in the park

A walk in the park should always begin with a good breakfast,
don't you agree?!

I finished these socks last evening.
I love all the pops of color provided by the twisted stitches.
I think it's a pretty good match of pattern and yarn.

It has been horribly hot in the Pacific NW. 
Just being by the river cools me off.
What about you...what do you do to cool off?

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
~ Helen Keller 

pattern by me in Hedgehog Fibres 'verdigris'

Monday, July 21, 2014


Check out this new skein of yarn!
Isn't it delish?

It's 'indiegogo to the studio' from Knitted Wit.
It's a special colorway.

The pattern is designed by me.
I haven't come up with a name yet...any ideas?

Bees do have a smell, you know, 
and if they don't they should, 
for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.
~ Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Once we believe in ourselves, 
we can risk curiosity,
spontaneous delight,
or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
~ E. E. Cummings 

And in an unprecedented and 'spontaneous' move,
we had a smoothie from greenleaf in the Pearl.
Yummy. Very Yummy.
But a little $$$ for a regular habit.
Back to coffee and looking for latte art.

Progress is being made on the 'back on track' socks.
This is a good thing, as I don't want to rename them!
I love Hedgehog Fibres yarn...the color change in the yarn 
plays well with the subtle stitch pattern.

That's it for now!
I hope you're having a great week!!

pattern by me in Hedgehog Fibres 'verdigris'
greenleaf smoothie: classic with chia seed and coconut oil

Tuesday, July 08, 2014


The Toasty Twist sock modified with the linen stitch heel is one of my favorite knits!
But, you knew that already!

The linen stitch first appeared on my radar when I knit this sock.
If you have this book, it is also described here.
I've also replaced the heel of Monkey socks with this heel stitch.

Most any heel on any sock can be replaced with the linen stitch pattern or anything else you'd like.
For linen stitch, just use larger needles and fewer stitches, 
I use 3.25mm and 26 sts when knitting with BMFA STR.  

You're the boss of your knitting.
Try something different on  your next sock. I think you'll like it.

Happy knitting!

We all have different desires and needs,
but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, 
we will live passively and unfulfilled.
Bill Watterson

Toasty Twist in STR 'overcast'