“One autumn when the nuts were ripe, and the leaves on the hazel bushes were golden and green – Nutkin and Twinkleberry and all the other little squirrels came out of the wood, and down to the edge of the lake.” Beatrix Potter *

Nutkins done

Yarn: SuperGarne Aktiv Colour: 01519 hummingbird

Pattern: Nutkins

So gorgeous. First Christmas gift done!

You know what is precious? A friend you’ve known for years, a friend who is willing to talk knitting and parenting all afternoon long, a friend who knits in public with you and doesn’t even laugh when you whip out your feet for a little Finished Object photography.


A friend like Wanda is very precious. We’ve moved a lot in our married life, and before that I moved a lot with my family. Wanda’s is the longest friendship I’ve maintained other than my husband’s. We’ve known each other through the toddler years, the playgroup years, the learning to read years. We’ve talked through every parenting dilemma we’ve had.  Our kids trick or treat together and Wanda and I call each other just to have company while we are emptying the dishwasher.  You could say we’re knitting up our lives together.

After I finish teaching our kids medieval history early Friday afternoons, Wanda and I have been taking them to a local park with a great bit of wooded land just right for pretending and running. The kids play and the two of us knit. End of the week done just right.

*Doesn’t that make you want to design a sock called Twinkleberry?  Adore that name, particularly for a squirrel.


12 thoughts on “Knitterly

  1. Schwester K says:

    Those are some mighty fine socks!!! I love the colours – and the pattern!!

    And I love the sound of your Fridays – what a blessing to have a friend like that, and the chance to have a regular time together to just be.

  2. kim says:

    Glad the learning to read years are behind you. But do you always try on your socks before you gift them? Haha! She sounds like a great friend.

  3. Wanda says:

    I read this first thing this morning, and what a great way to start the day. You are a great friend, and I am honored to knit up my life with yours. What a funky pair of socks we would make. They would have to be called Twinkleberry ; )

  4. Carrie says:

    I am always so intrigued by your posts…. awesome socks and a beautiful friendship to cherish…what more could one need?
    I’d love to learn some random things about you & that is why I have tagged you!
    Stop my my blog for details… can’t wait to see your post!

  5. Amy says:

    Those socks are MOST excellent, Poppins! And… well… what a great colorway name. Lol. Lovely. Wow… Do you sleep? I’m jealous of how much you manage to produce! But, these are super lovely.

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