Friends – true friends – weave aTight web that keeps you afloatThough you feel done in.

More precious than gold,This bond’s strength depends solelyOn how you tend it.


What else do friends do? They let you lick the spoon.


Give It Away

What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mommaWhat I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your papaWhat I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your daughterYou do a little dance and then you drink a little water

~ Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Give It Away” ~

The band claims their […]

Crochet In Progress

I tried knitting a little bit. You know, just to test the shoulder stamina. Bad idea. I can’t keep my hands still though, so I found an attractive, simple pattern and some surprisingly soft hemp yarn and kicked things off with a 15-stitch chain.

Shake your Boteh!

Although the pattern calls for a skosh over […]

Say What?

Saw: Today I grew a new personSays: Today I, the new person,

Saw: Gifts of contemptuous jewelrySays: Gifts of contemporary jewelry

Saw: Light was in the glitter guild meetingSays: Last night was the knitters guild meeting

Saw: Plenty of time to execute the guy thoroughly.Says: Plenty of time to evaluate the guy thoroughly.

Could it […]

A Falling Out

autumnal Tones

green Slips into brown.yellows, reds? they Rust away –transmutation Time.

ShibuiKnits “Autumn” (top, bottom) “Honey” (middle)

I think shibui, or Japanese for “elegant with a touch of bitterness” perfectly describes the harbinger of change that is the first day of the Fall season.


Paean to Pain

Mad about knitting,

But pain’s return gives me pause.

All projects? Full stop!

The lovely yarn taunts,

The hanks, heavy with promise

Of gifts left unmade.

Lisa Souza Merino Sock, Mountain Colors Bearfoot)