Port Ludlow

Here are a few pictures of the pretty surroundings of Port Ludlow!  I had a chance to go exploring again this morning after breakfast with Anna Zilboorg. (Yes, she is amazing!)  Doesn’t get much better than that.

And now the exciting news! My sock pattern is the featured Mystery Sock for April/May for the Solid Socks Group over on Ravelry.  I’ll be releasing it tomorrow, April 1st (no foolin’!) so the Knit-a-long can begin!

Go have a look at the Spring Blooms Mystery Sock and join in the KAL!

If I Were to Run Away…

…you could find me here.   It’s a long trip from the East Coast.  I cast on my Northampton Beat Sock (Blue Moon STR lightweight in Rabia colorway) when I left my house at 8:30 am EST.

On the long flight, I met Susan who was already a knitter but by the time the flight was over, was an aspiring sock knitter!

I arrived in Pt. Ludlow a few days before sock camp because two years ago when I came here, I knew I’d have to come back to explore this beautiful part of the country.  So, I put myself in a timeout and spent all day with myself yesterday.

I drove past the super secret submarine island, Indian Island:

I saw Marrowstone Island:

downtown Nordland:

and all the glory and grandeur of Ft. Flagler State Park:

I ventured to Port Townsend:

and found Ft. Worden State Park:

I felt like I was on the tip of the world.

It was a great day, full of exercise and fresh air and now a clear head.

Today’s adventure includes a trip to Bainbridge Island! The friends start rolling in to the area today from all parts of the country!

And tomorrow look for an announcement about my Mystery Sock KAL over on Ravelry!  So exciting!!!

Happy Spring

I love Spring!!! What makes Spring even that much better is that I despise the end of winter! Dirty, grey leftover snow with debris all around! Yuck!

Oh Happy all things Spring!

Knitting to be revealed this week too!

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

I have happily delivered to the winner of my 1st blog contest a future pair of socks.  It turns out the the winner, aka LadyDiRich on Ravelry, lives in my town, though we have never met.  (Coincidentally, her son coached my DD1 in soccer last fall.)

After stash diving and a few options, Diane chose this lovely set which awaits her when she returns from a long day at work.

It is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight in the colorway Peek-a-boo Peony.  One of my favorites!

I can’t wait to see it as Socks, With Love!

Enjoy Diane!  Happy knitting!

30 Days of Lists

Check this out. Debbi turned me on to it.


I am a list maker but not usually a journalist or diary keeper.  30 Days of Lists sounded great and doable. I envision this to be an easy way to think about myself and set some goals after reviewing. Heck, maybe even pat myself on the back.

I passed it along to a few old friends (old not OLD) and thought we’d get together this spring to share. And then, maybe 5 or ten years from now, do the 30 lists again and compare.

Nothing fancy. Just pen and paper. If my kids let me borrow a glue stick, maybe I’ll embellish. Maybe.

Consider it.
Off to make my Day 3 list.