Wendell Holmes

by | Oct 1, 2012 | Uncategorized


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.

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!


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.


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 

1 Comment

  1. juniperjune

    innovative & interesting! i love the squiggles in the main body of the shawl.


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