Magic

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morning brings magic

to wooded paths

and open sidewalks

silence slowly fades

to steaming coffee cups

and chatty birds

dawn’s white sky

trickles through leaves

reflects on windows

until the blue of day

chases the clouds

and daily joggers

There in plain sight

a waking sun

sprinkles the shadows

with glittering light

Inviting a pause

to seize the magic

of a new day

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Photo: Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015
Words: c.b.w. 2015

 

 

Favorite Thing Friday: Hermione’s Everyday Socks

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A late summer decision to re-read the entire Harry Potter series clearly inspired my latest knitting project – Hermione’s Everyday Socks. This is not my first time with this pattern. Last Christmas I made a pair of “Gryffindor Socks” for a gift. Two years before that, I made a pair for myself, but they felted so much the stitch pattern disappeared.

Between gifting and felting, I needed to make myself a new pair of Hermione’s Days Socks! I settled on my go-to sock yarn, Paton’s Kroy Ragg Stripes in Brown Rose Marl. The color choice came from watching Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban not too long ago. Hermione wears a rose pink hoodie in the movie and my yarn stash had the perfect shade to go with that hoodie!

Do you think Hermione would approve?

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Hermione’s Everyday Socks

I knit these up on my KB sock loom, using 52 pegs. The pattern is written for double-pointed needles but it transfers just fine to a sock loom as long as the number of pegs allows for the pattern repeat.

My next project kicks off the Christmas knitting season. Several family members have put in their “orders,” which makes it all the more fun!

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c.b.w. 2015