Monday, December 01, 2014

ready


It has been awhile since I last posted.
A long while. I seemed to have missed all of November. 

I finished these lovelies while the autumn sun was still warm.


And now it's cold and I'm ready to wear them.


The perfect boot toppers to these little yellow boots!

Toasty twist socks in BMFA 'overcast' yarn.


Modified with linen stitch heels.

I lovelovelove linen stitch heels.



Remember that everyone you meet 
is afraid of something, 
loves something 
and has lost something. 
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

out and about


I cannot endure to waste anything as precious
as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Much like Mr. Hawthorne, I'm taking advantage of the beautiful autumn days
here in the Pacific Northwest.
The rains are here, so when it is dry I'm out and about.
Even when it isn't dry, you may catch me in the leaves.

Toasty twist socks by Teresa Fox in BMFA 'overcast'

Monday, October 13, 2014

autumn rainbow


Is this colorway gorgeous, or what?


It's 'Autumn Rainbow' from Lorajean of Knitted Wit fame!
This is her new Victory Sock yarn base.

And because I couldn't decide which sock pattern to do - 
I'm doing both Toasty Twist and Mad Color Weave
in the same sock.
Whackadoodly.
It's how I roll.


To say I love this yarn is an understatement.
A big understatement.
Big.


My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky.
~William Wordsworth


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

heavenly autumn


Happy Autumn!!
My 'day' is finally here!!
Today is the first full day of autumn!!

I'm so excited I'm serving up a "double-shot" of coffee to celebrate 
the return of knitting weather!!

woot!! squee!! and PARteeeeee!!!

xoxo


In Heaven, it is always Autumn.
John Donne


Friday, September 19, 2014

be bold


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


Just do it. 
Do it now!
xo

Toasty twist socks by Teresa Fox in BMFA 'overcast'




Tuesday, September 09, 2014

autumn prepper


 I'm ready for autumn.
Crisp days.
Rain.
Falling leaves.
A steaming cup of coffee to warm my hands.
Handknits on hands, neck, and feet.

Soon.

Very, very soon.

And I'll be ready.


Four steps to achievement: 
Plan purposefully. 
Prepare prayerfully. 
Proceed positively. 
Pursue persistently.
~ William Arthur Ward  

Willow Cowl in Kitchen Sink Dyeworks (no longer available)


Thursday, September 04, 2014

yesterdays


The last days of August were warm and lovely.


I had the opportunity to wander around the city and riverside.


Per usual, I was accompanied by socks and camera.

You never know what you might come across!


papaver sock in Hedgehog Fibre 'olean'
toasty twist sock in BMFA 'overcast'