My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Haiku Voting!

Here are the top ten poems (in no particular order) as selected by my judges:

Golden summer light
fades, loosing fireflies that they
reflect its glory.

iridescent wings
flit here, there and everywhere
elusive dragonfly.

mowing green at dusk
thunder rumbling distant drum
sweat trickles down face.

her long fur whispers
in the summer breezes
as she lays in shade.

Lilacs scent the air
Memories of summers past
Floating on the breeze.

Summer breezes blow
Across the fields of flowers
While they dance…I knit.

Bees attack my hair
Bugs are flying in my face
I’ll stay in and knit.

Who has time to plant?
Summer of Socks is at hand.
Weeds, weeds everywhere.

Cotton, hemp, and silk;
bamboo draped like waterfalls;
summer knitting soothes!

Hot cicadas screech.
Peaches ripen by the pool.
My white wine is cold.

Vote here:

Note: Poll deleted due to technical difficulties. Voting will take place at a later date. Sorry for the problems.

Twisty Bits!

The Twisty Bits Socks are done.

I’ll be writing the pattern up soon.

A Milestone

My odometer yesterday:

This is how much mileage I’ve put on my car in 4 years, 3 months. All hail public transportation!

In Other News

Teddy is ready for the beach.

Lucy prefers to nap.


  1. How to choose just one haiku?
    It must have been crazy-making to narrow it down to 10!

    Go Teddy! Nap, Lucy!

    Cathy-Cates last blog post..Must have been all the good wishes…

  2. Theresa in Italy says:

    Twisty Bits socks look good!

    Teddy is very cool, but I think Lucy has the right idea.

  3. I love all the haikus listed. Some people are so clever with words. Not me, unfortunately. The socks are gorgeous.

  4. I cannot see the vote link.

    Can anyone else?

    Tiny Tyrants last blog post..Rinella Foster Home

  5. Pretty, impressive socks. I am inspired to photograph my Honda’s odometer whenever you do yours. Hmmm. I got it March 11, and it has 4,000 miles on it. Public transportation is nonexistent in the sticks. The haiku are all really impressive.

    Paulas last blog post..I Has One Sock

  6. I pity the fool who does not vote for Haiku #4!

  7. Barbara-Kay says:

    Difficult choices – all the Haiku are worthy. Thanks to all who created these.

  8. I always knew Teddy was a star–now he just needs an entourage!!

  9. I LOVED the haikus…..brings me back to my school days. *sigh* your odometer makes me realize that your gasoline bill is substantially lower than mine as well…it doesn’t take a math genius to see that my gas bill is eating into my yarn budget….

  10. Lynne E. says:

    For some reason, MSIE is returning the message that it can’t open the page Because the page starts to load, I suspect that you may have a problem with the voting button. I was able to vote by copying the voting link from an RSS feed reader into the MSIE browser, and then searching the poll site for “Haiku”. MSIE still loads prior archive pages without difficulty.

  11. Just think about the savings in gas with such low mileage on your car 🙂

    Nice site btw

    BlogMeTheMoneys last blog post..Weekend Quick Picks: Edition 3

  12. I love the Twisty Bits Socks!

    Sarahs last blog post..Finally!

  13. I can’t get the vote thing either…on my computer nothing shows up…

  14. What wonderful poems, it was hard voting for just one, but I finally did.

    Wow, 10k on the car in over 4 years! That rocks!! I wish we had a better public transportation system in our town. So for the most part I take my bike when I can.

    Heathers last blog post..Off to Wooster!!

  15. Katey Chieffe says:

    The Twisty Bits are fantabulous!!! I was a little panicked about the site situation, and I’m glad you figured it out. You never know how many people are looking for you until something like that happens. Can’t wait to vote! I have a favorite!!

  16. I have my pick, anxiously awaiting the new poll

    Aunt Kathys last blog post..Shave My head Sunday? Say it isn’t So.

  17. Yay you for taking public transportation and being kind to the environment! Oh, and the Twisty Bits? My kind of pattern! 😀

    Brigittes last blog post..What Does A Gingko Leaf Look Like Anyway?

  18. Nice choices on the haikus; some people really do have a way with words. However, #2 and #4 technically don’t have the correct number of syllables; nonetheless, they are lovely.

  19. The Twisty Bit socks are lovely. One of these days I have to pick up one (or more) of your patterns! -K.

    Kathy in Hollywoods last blog post..There, That’s A Little Better

  20. I’ve been thinking about your car lately because my circumstances have changed such that I’m putting very few miles on my car now. I put about 19,500 rather tortuous miles (Tysons Corner, Rt. 7, and the Beltway) on my car during the first year and a half of its life, but have put less than 1,000 on it since last fall. It is a 2006 Accord, and I’m supposed to have the 20,000-mile maintenance done when a wrench symbol appears. With my current very low mileage, I’m thinking that maybe waiting for that wrench would be waiting too long. I had the oil changed on my day off for Martin Luther King’s birthday, and the oil indicator says that the oil I got then still has 90% of its life left. How do you decide on the timing of the maintenance for your very low mileage cars? I think that you have mentioned in the past that this is not your first low mileage car. (People I have consulted at the dealer have given me ambiguous and conflicting advice.)

  21. Twisty Bits are really beautiful socks! I love the texture. I can’t wait until the pattern is available.

    Seanna Leas last blog post..Not quite enough


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