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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Behind The Brick-red Barn

My tote-sac always stocked, prepared to fly, Escape to spur-of-moment quietude, Where out of sight (and out of mind, perchance), I gather wool, behind my brick-red barn. The beauty and bucolic balm pervades my deeply hidden, inner sanctum dreams With sticks and string I turn each stitch; I knit in thoughtful retrospection, oft in prayer. […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

From above, many otherwise unnoticeable or unremarkable images are transformed into unusual and unparalleled works of art. Whether Nature’s mastery or human creativity, opportunities abound to capture the mystery. This gallery was photographed using a Pentax K30, an iPad2, or an iPhone 4S. Usually yucky cicadas and cracked-open bird’s eggs, join with sea-scape shells, sea-foam […]

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Haiku Friday: Serenity at Dawn

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 Birdsong creeps upon me, as starry moon sky sinks low beneath the dawn. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 I am always inspired and most peaceful just before dawn, when it seems that bird song is moving in slowly, following the departure of the night.  In reality the birds are awakening, but if you use your imagination, you can […]

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Made with Love by Mom

     Mom will be upset.  Now that was an understatement, considering that Mom had devoted so many hours to complete the difficult, double-knit afghan.      The pattern was called “Kelmscott Throw”, her Mother’s first adventure with the technique of double knitting, by which the knitter actually knits a two blankets at once, with […]

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Obsession

                      Why oh why do I insist on crafting, with a string and sticks? Could it just be the thrill of art,  a perfect piece will soon impart? Or maybe it’s the color blocks, or complex charts, that rock my socks.   One stick or two, […]

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