To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

- Soren Kierkegaard

August 03, 2012

A new journey


With new adventures before me & change about, I feel ready to leave this little blog. I have something new in the works & hope we will find each other again soon. Your comments and support have meant the world to me. I feel so very blessed. Till we meet again,


February 07, 2012

Yarn Along

I have been trying to make time for knitting, even if it's just a row a day. I am so excited to be knitting  a Golden Wheat Cardigan by Veera Välimäki. I have a bit of an obsession with the colour green & well I love cardigans. I haven't read a novel in a last couple weeks but I have been looking through some magazines I love.

Many thanks to Ginny of Small Things for hosting this weekly yarn along.

December 23, 2011

Merry & bright

Hot tea, twinkling lights, crisp night air, peels of laughter, family & friends, warmth, many things to be thankful for.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday & all the best in the new year.

November 30, 2011

sweet owls

I am joining Ginny from Small Things for one of her wonderful yarn alongs. My attempts at knitting have been few & far between since going back to work full time. I did finish knitting these sweet owl mittens for my daughter. The pattern can be found here & it is a great first cabling project.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit this little blog & that your kind and supportive words have meant the world to me. Amid the chaos of going back to work, running Sweet Basil Fibre Works and being a single mom I feel so incredibly thankful for all my blessings. I wish you all a holiday season filled with love & peace.

November 02, 2011

One year of Yarn Alongs

This week I have been reading the Foxfire books & have been enjoying them thoroughly. Some of the stories are quite incredible. I have been working on my shalom cardigan & cannot wait to wear it. I am using super soft organic merino, so warm & cozy. A wonderful day to you all!

Many thanks to Ginny of Small Things for hosting these weekley yarn alongs.

PS sorry for the blurry photo, it is still dark outside : )

October 31, 2011

All Hallows' Eve

Sitting fireside, sipping hot cocoa, watching millions of stars in the sky...

October 28, 2011

First frost

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
 Robert Frost

October 20, 2011

Ode to Blue Faced Leicester

British Blue Faced Leicester is one of my all time favorite yarns. This long staple yarn is silky smooth with a gorgeous lustre not to mention it is very durable. I am thrilled to announce that I will be stocking this yarn in a dk weight starting in November.
There are so many wonderful patterns for dk weight yarn on Ravelry. I love these ones:
Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker
Regina by Carina Spencer
Gretel by Beth Hahn
Kalaloch by Andrea Rangel