Made for Each Other

Each year as Christmas time swoops swiftly in, With hectic shopping sprees at malls and such, Unlike my friends, I spare myself chagrin, And opt instead to add a personal touch. I raid my stash (I never have too much), To find the perfect fiber for his gift A cover warm with softness to the […]

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Structural Simplicity

Yarn over, two together, knit as one, Despite mere silken threads, the structure stays, Each filament enmeshed, complexly spun. At outset seeming too complex for some, Yet still, alluring grace lures all to play, Yarn over, two together, knit as one. One’s hesitance subsides when once begun, As tender leaflets form a weblike spray, Each filament […]

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Mittens

Winter is coming! Not tomorrow or next week, not this month or next month, but surely winter is sneaking in, seeping ‘neath the back door sill…

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Bandit’s Soft Spot

The photo of my overly anxious puppy, securing his favorite spot atop my ‘work-in-progress’, knitted afghan, seems a perfect response to today’s Photo Friday prompt: Soft.

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A Gift of Fleece

This pasture serves its denizens quite well A place where they can thrive while roaming free Until, like Pavlov’s dogs, they heed the bell That clangs in urgent clamoring “come see.” The trusty Sheltie rounds them up with ease, Conditioned to their four-legged shepherd’s press, And gathering, prepare to lose their fleece So prized, to […]

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Double-knitted Symmetry

Tip-tapping bamboo sticks repeat motif, Defining complex interweaves of threads Knit red, two white, then three, again repeat In hope it soon will warmly top her bed. A double-knitted pattern turns my head, Though twice the time and focus it demands, For working two at once, together wed without a seam, and made by loving […]

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Warmth

Warmth can be a cozy, comfy chair, Upon which thrown, a hand-knit afghan quilt, Awaiting little boys who tumble in, and there fake-wrestle for first dibs; no signs of guilt. A grandson hiding in the fort he built with tablecloths and sheets from grandma’s chest, And help from brother (older, wiser), skilled in art of […]

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Zigzag

  PHOTO CHALLENGE:For this week’s challenge, share with us your own take on zigging and zagging. It can be a winding path, the Herringbone pattern on your coat, a scar: any jagged line that tells a story.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

The gallery showcased above, includes two ‘takes’ on the “Weekly Photo Challenge” prompt. A beautifully symmetrical knitted stitch pattern, while satisfying and calming in a way that only complex patterns, colors and textures can be, the un-cropped photo reveals an entirely different kind of satisfaction; the ‘I-found-this-cozy-spot-and-I’m-not-budging’ look on his face, speaks volumes. After the […]

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Inscrutable Visage (Photo Friday: Calm)

Peaceful, placid place, Stoic, stolid face, Bespeaks of ages past and days to come. This overwintering rest, Puts fibers on my breast That serve me well, then serve a greater purpose. Soft and fluffy fleece, Knowing brings me peace, My swaddling gift for babes and tots and moms. ‘Neath sun-drenched frigid sky, As cold winds […]

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