Knitting and Reading

We woke to a light dusting of snow this morning.  It was so pretty, as the sliver of sunrise glowed magenta at the horizon and just above that, the puffy snow clouds swirled about.   I love that magical moment, at the edge of a storm, when the light reflects and it seems like the whole world is glowing the most perfect shades of blue, gray, green and gold.  I am holding onto every last moment of fall, but mother nature has her subtle ways of letting me know that it won't be long now.

Joining in with Ginny late today:

Knitting: New hats for me and my guys, because I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many knit hats.  By some coincidence, I found a skein in my stash that was exactly the shade of the sky this morning. (Quince and Co bare Osprey that I dyed a while back)  I'm adding swirling cables to mimic the clouds, moss stitch for the golden fields, and long lines for the standing pines.  I'll be sure to post a picture when it's finished.

Reading:  Poetry by Edgar Allean Poe.  I found this little book of poetry at the thrift shop a few years ago and I love to bring it out every once in a while.  It's about the size of a post card and has tiny little roses on the front cover.  The first few pages are missing, so I did a little research and it looks like the book was printed around 1899 by Henry Altemus Co.  My favorite part is the handwritten notes from the previous owner.  She's filled all the blank spaces with some of her favorite poetry.

What are knitting and reading lately?


  1. Oh my, I love the way you are inspired by what you see in nature all around you, and then the way you turn it into a knitting pattern!!

  2. "as the sliver of sunrise glowed magenta at the horizon and just above that, the puffy snow clouds swirled about." - this right here is what I love about coming here, you weave together the most beautiful word pictures.
    I would like to see the hat once you've completed it, I love the idea of those colors coming together.

  3. Such a lovely image! I'm knitting a baby blanket for my March grandchild and some new fingerless gloves as winter seems to be on the way even here in the sunny south.

  4. Love your images.. we are having our first snow right now...

  5. Beautiful! I found you through Ginny's blog a number of months ago and just received a miniskein of yarn that I ordered through your shop. LOVE! I linked to your Etsy shop and your knit bracelet pattern in my newest blog post. Happy Weekend! :)

  6. I have not knitted for a couple of years now, but since the weather got cooler and I just broke out the hats that I had made for my husband and I, I am feeling that it is time to make a couple more! I am a very beginner knitter and I like hats because you don't need a pattern, you can just go with it. Plus everybody else is showing these beautiful hats, so I'm a bit jealous!