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Blueberry Jammin’

Blueberry Jam with a hint of lime and a few shots of gin right at the very end of things.


I am a jam making fool these days. Jams, jellies, marmalades, preserves… you name it. I just can’t get enough. It’s fun, somehow soothing and in the end tastes really great.  And then… there’s the color, while it’s all boiling down and setting its sweet self.  This batch of blueberry jam is my favorite so far, such a deep rich hue. Its a bit Smoke on the Water with maybe a hint of boysenberry. It’s going to be grand fun making that color appear on yarn.


Librarian Inspired Knits

What happens when creative meets geek in the stacks of the local library?

The super creative Alex Tinsley , took the dewey decimal call number for knitting books, 746.43, and turned it into a pretty wonderful scarf ~ Meatadata.

Metadata uses our Socks that Rock Lightweight in the followoing colorway combo’s: 1.Cooperline,Spinel and Ponscum. 2. Motley Hue, Deep Unrelenting Gray and Spinel.

Metadata is just one of a series of wonderful designs in   Stitching in the Stacks, Librarian Inspired Knits edited by, Sarah Barbour and published by , Shannon Okey and her team, at Cooperative Press . We’re pretty tickled with the whole book. Yay Cooperative Press!! We have to admit though, there’s a special place in our knitterly hearts for Metadata, in all of it’s Dewey Decimal geeky goodness!   Makes a knitter want to go find the call number for her favorite book and give it a go.

Photo Credits go to the lovely and talented Caro Sheridan. Pictures for the book were shot at the Cleveland Public Library, one of the highest-circulation libraries in the country.

Here are a few behind the scenes shots from Shannon.

Great job all!


Unofficial Harry Potter Knits

These lovelies are the Narcissa Socks by Rachel Coopey in Interweaves new Unofficial Harry Potter Knits. (Photo credit:Harper Point)  Sock that Rock lightweight in Grawk Fledge.


Morning Glory


As the sun starts climbs over the hill, right before it peaks around the giant cedar at the edge of the drive, I head to the garden. My favorite times to be in my garden are, as it awakens with the first light of the day and settles, as that light leaves in the evening.


Mornings are the best though because of the light. Bearing witness, as the sun rises over the cedar and falls almost ray by ray onto each plant ~ a gentle nudge of awakening ~ until the whole garden is awash in sun light and life, is a gift of summer.  I can’t think of a better start to the day.