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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Oh, the Weather Outside...

For those of you following along at home, you may remember that we already have over three feet on the ground already...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Intro

Joining up this week with Bibliophile By the Sea's weekly First Chapter First Paragraph Intro feature.

Love Story
For years before I moved to Mary's farm, I had loved this place, passing by on the road home, slowing to look. There was usually something going on: smoke coming out of the chimney; a tractor in the yard being worked on; Mary kneeling in her garden, tending the phlox. And, always, there was the mountain in one or another of its seasonal moods. To have moved here as I did was a little like falling in love with an old friend, someone you have known for years, someone you never thought of that way. But, all of a sudden, there you are: I never thought Mary's farm would become mine and to be here is like the best, most rewarding kind of love.


THE VIEW FROM MARY'S FARM is a collection of Edie Clark's essays that originally appeared in Yankee Magazine. Do you think you would like to read more?