as promised

today is new pattern day.

knit up in sport weight sloan (from raventwist)

the fun is in how much room the streamlined shape of this wrapped poncho

leaves you to express yourself in your own way.

my friend wendy and i


one saturday morning on the way

to hanging with the knittahs, to take these pics for the pattern.IMG_1104 4x6i was happy and comfortable and having fun. can you tell?

for me, the best knits are the ones that make me smile.

this one sure did (and sure does).

‘nyilt’ is for sale on

ravelry here.

photos by wmr photography.

‘express(ly)’ taken from 20:21 of second samuel.

from right here

i find myself in the place where i am.

i determine to aim for better and then, almost as an afterthought,

i look around and invariably, i look down.IMG_1139 up sqthe truth is,

that it’s a long way down from here

so maybe, just maybe, i’m not doing as badly

as i thought i might be feeling that i was.

who knew.

(note: my current emotional state brought to you by the promised

second sneak peek photo of the new pattern ‘nyilt’

to be released tomorrow.

stay tuned…)

‘place’ taken from 28:11 of genesis.

the bottom before the top

as the last half of august rolls around

it is hot and the lustre of the summer is wearing off for my kids.

they’re missing the routine of the classroom and i’m missing having a little quiet

now and again.

so my blogging is irregular

and my time is limited

(puzzles to assemble, swings to swing on, chocolate chip muffins to bake…)

but, i have a pattern that somehow got ready release in the middle of it all.

don’t get ahead of me, it’s not released yet.

i’m sure though,

that i can have it ready for friday.

so, i’m going to throw a sneak peek out today and tomorrow

and by then friday will have arrived. good deal?

ok, so here’s your first peek:IMG_1052 sq

boots always make me feel more strong and brave than i feel without them

which makes this a good place to start.

another shot to come tomorrow.

i promise.

photo by wmr photography.

‘brave’ taken from 16:13 of first corinthians.

‘the starry’

super cute little babies (my friends’ girls)

in sweet little star topped hats.

well then, you can’t beat that.

pj & aliyah in 'the starry'

purple toned yarn is raventwist’s sloan in colorway ‘nights in marrakech’

with photos by darcy lyons photography.

photos by kiki taboh

of the blue toned yarn is zitron’s unisono in color #1220.

‘the starry’ taken from 33:6 in the psalms.