Thursday, September 24, 2015

Summer's End

Same little boy, same big ocean, one year later...

And with this picture of my grandson, I'm bidding farewell to Owl's Feathers. Life has gotten very complicated and confusing lately for myself and others in my family. To those of you who know what's going on, I thank you for your good thoughts and prayers. To others who occasionally stop by here, thank you for your visits.

Happy reading and knitting to all. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the world outside your back door. Most importantly, never let a moment to hug those you love pass you by.

She believed, of course...because without something to believe in, life would be unbearable.
~Rosamund Pilcher

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Outside the Back Door

Several years ago, we were shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop and found for $1 on a plant clearance display one lily bulb. The picture of the flowering plant was pretty, so we bought it thinking we would give it a go. Now, some ten years later, that $1 bulb is still giving us so much pleasure every year as it blossoms and fills the air with its beautiful scent.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Knit One Purl Two...

Since taking up knitting again last year after a long hiatus, I've discovered that my knitting passion lies in projects that don't include sleeves, shaping, buttonholes, pattern repeats of more than 10 rows. So that makes me a flat knitter who, upon occasion, will experiment with a cable stitch or two.

One of my favorite pattern sources (other than Ravelry, of course. where my ID is Owlsfeathers) is Quincy & Co.  Their yarn is available in various weights and scrumptious colors. Their patterns are unique and oh so comfy looking. I was particularly taken by their Nebraska Throw available in their Home collection of patterns. While I didn't use Quince & Co. yarns for this project, I am beyond happy with the results.

This is an easy to follow pattern perfect for TV knitting. Although I must that while knitting and watching Scandal, I mistakenly repeated one of the pattern rows. I though about ripping back to the mistake, I decided to leave it to remember what I was doing when I worked on this project!

Project Details
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Linen (9 skeins)
Dusty Purple (5 skeins)

US7/32" circular
US6/32" circular

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Outside the Back Door

First full day of Spring, and it's snowing! Winter just doesn't want to let go. But listen carefully, and you can hear the birds in the background.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Knit One Purl Two

This weekend I watched several episodes of the Inspector Lewis series on AcornTV while keeping my hands busy knitting this cowl for my daughter. 

The pattern is called Knit and Purl Cowl and gives instructions for knitting up the cowl in one of four patterns. I chose the Elongated Moss Stitch. The pattern was downloaded as part of an accessories collection e-book from WEBS. The yarn was Valley Yarns Amherst (100% merino wool) in the Wild Rose colorway. The finished cowl is so soft and perfect for these cold morning walks to the subway station. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Outside my front door...

Coming overnight, another 12-18" (I live in the orange)...

On the radio this morning, I heard a reporter interviewing a 91-year-old woman in Sandwich on Cape Cod. When asked what she was going to do about the impending blizzard, she replied, "I think I'll eat some chocolate." Sounds like a plan!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sixty-eight and Counting...

I have been forgetting things for years, but now I forget in a new way. I used to believe I could eventually retrieve whatever was lost and commit it to memory. Now I know I can't possibly. Whatever's gone is hopelessly gone. And what's new doesn't stick.
~Nora Ephron, I Remember Nothing