Frosting mountains white,
Exciting trees to verdant flame,
Dancing sparrows on your wing,
Swirling waves into long sighs
Well, winter arrived here Monday with a bang! 14 inches of freshly fallen snow for the dogs to romp in. No easing into winter this year for us...but that's ok by me for I LOVE winter!
It is the perfect time to curl up on the sofa with a mug of steaming eggnog coffee, a good book, a crackling fire and some knitting of course.
As this has been a week full of knitting....perhaps I can convince Ken to load up the fireplace tonight so that I can finish these projects :-)...mmmm
This seagreen sock is the Belvedere sock that I test knit a few weeks ago for Kirsten. Oh my.. the lace.....the swirls....I just fell in love with the pattern!
So much so that I asked Kirsten if she wanted to work a kit into this pattern with some new merino/nylon sock yarn I had picked up. The pattern works beautifully with the yarn, so I am excited to offer this kit in 2 new colorways.
What can I say that has not already been said about Anne's talents? She is simply amazing!
I am truly enjoying each and every stitch,even if this queen bee has shown us that she can be a bit fussy and demands attention...but in the end, she works her magic and gives us some honey!
I am hoping to finish up with this sock tomorrow, which may make the pattern and kit ready for the weekend! This sock is relatively easy to knit and moves along quickly....and is fun!
I am hoping to finish both pair (yes you read that right...these girls WILL have mates) over the weekend...as I have another test knit that I am excited about.
Go take a peak at Susan's Morocco.......oh.my! It is absolutely beautiful!!! I have to admit, that I was not sure that my bee colored yarn was going to work with what Susan had in mind, but I have to admit again, she has magically turned that honey into Moroccan spice! Now I need to come up with an Arabian Night to balance those Moroccan Days :-)
As I close this post, I encourage you to go read Margene's post today. Margene said what I was trying to say the other day...only much more eloquently.
Sometimes as we move forward not only with our knitting, but in life, we have to take a few steps backwards in order to move forward. I had this exact conversation, almost verbatim with my son last week, who is walking thru some difficult pathways right now. I told him even if he had to take a few steps backwards, as long as he keeps his toes pointing in the right direction, he can take babysteps forward........one step at a time.
....and isn't that what life is all about........moving forward...one day at a time :-)