Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, November 30, 2015

Back Home Again


The weather on Saturday was the complete opposite of the beautiful weather on Friday, so I went to the Brooklyn Flea at Industry City.













I loved all the colors, glassware, and textiles, but I only bought an ice cream and a little bag of ribbons.

I took a picture of each of my grand pets before I left.


This cat isn't one of my grand pets, but I love seeing cats on brownstone steps; it seems such a quintessentially Brooklyn sight.

I love the Departures board at Penn Station fo some reason, even though I'm always sad to leave my daughter.

I got a lot of knitting done on my trip, including what seemed to be miles of ribbing; I think I can begin decreasing now.

I also worked on my first color work project, Saugerties Hat, and I love it!

I took a photo of these hats at an Eddie Bauer store so I can try to replicate them; I love the colors and the thick-thin yarn.

I went back to work this morning and although it's only 8:00, I'm ready for bed. Hope you have a great week! (Only 14 more school days before my winter break!!!!!)



  1. Ugh. Ribbing. How I hate it and how I fail at it. It's a concentration issue.

    I covet those Pyrex mixing bowls. My mother had that exact set for decades. The huge yellow one was our potato salad bowl for parties. Yum!

    And those tall zombie-style glasses, frosted and fruit-patterned. We had those as well, but briefly. Highly fragile and easily broken in hot dishwater. But so pretty!

    1. I love the vintage kitchen stuff so much! Thankfully I was limited on space (and money) so I didn't succumb to the temptation. Those striped red bowls were gorgeous! Plus, I'm trying to scale back a bit on my "stuff". Small houses made in the fifties don't have a lot of storage space, which is a good thing, really.

  2. Looks like it was a wonderful trip Rose. Love that market.

    1. Thank you! I always love seeing my daughter, although she rarely allows photographs :(

  3. I can't believe you haven't done colourwork before! I assume this is stranded knitting (fair isle), not mosaic knitting. I teach stranded knitting classes, and I usually recommend a hat as a first project. Once you gain confidence, you might be interested in trying out Three Tams from Knitty 2007.

    1. I'm always slow to try a new technique but I don't know why. You wouldn't believe how long I avoided cabling either! I'll check out the Three Tams, thank So!