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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My Daily Bread

Poetry, Day 2: Gift, Acrostic, Simile
An acrostic, using the letters that spell “Cavalier King Charles Spaniel” as first letter of each line: “My Daily Bread”

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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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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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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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