Wendell Holmes

I love poetry. When I was young and silly I thought I would live in a house all alone high on a hill and write poetry. Who was going to pay for this house, I don’t know. But that was the dream. Or the nightmare – considering the all alone part.

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But doing this project has been nice because I’ve been reading poetry again to find names for these sonnets. I love Oliver Wendell Holmes. And I love this snippet from his poem, “The Golden Flower”:

When spring is but a spendthrift’s dream,
And summer’s wealth a wasted dower,
Nor dews nor sunshine may redeem,–
Then autumn coins his Golden Flower.

What makes this poem even better is that I love autumn. I miss it terribly because we have no autumn here in Florida, but I can read poems about autumn, and look at pictures of autumn, and crank the AC down and make autumn foods!

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This little shawlette is perfect for fall. You can wear it as a scarf if you live somewhere actually chilly, or you can wear it if you come to visit my sub-arctic house.

It’s worked from the top down with charted instructions for the wavy slip stitch stems and the fancy floral edging. Extra increases at the edges give it a bit of a heart shape so it will lie nicely on your shoulders.

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Needles & Hooks: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm), and a size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook

Yarn: Green Sheep Fingering from The Unique Sheep, 500 yards to 100g, in Carta Dorata

Gauge: 20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette

Size: Sample measures 54′ wide and 18″ deep

Wendell Holmes is available to purchase for $6.00 USD
Or as part of the pre-order for the Seven Sonnets collection for $21.95 USD 

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