Wednesday, May 11, 2011


~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Linking with Ginny.

The knitting of my cardi 
continues e-v-e-r so slowly.
I knit and knit and knit,
then I take a look and it's
hard to see where I have made
much progress. It's kind
of discouraging, but I'm
still knitting!

On the reading end
I am extremely happy.
I am reading
The Red Scarf and
loving it! I picked it
up three day's ago
and have almost finished
all 470 pages! It is about
two women in a Russian
labor camp and what
happens when one escapes
to help the other woman
who is ill. The language
is crude in places, but
the story is very gripping.
I seem to to be on a
Russian theme since
I just watched The Way Back
which I also enjoyed.


  1. The Red Scarf sounds really good ... will check it out! The cardigan will be gorgeous when you're done (but I too hate that when it doesn't seem like your getting any forwarder!).

    Hugs and enjoy ...

  2. I try to knit small things so I can see them finished. I am new to knitting so big projects sort of spook me right now. I like to make hats, scarves, dish towels, spa clothes. I have never have made a sweater..but you never know that might happen in the future....I would like to make a pair of socks first..

  3. Love the angle of the shot :). And Red Scarf sounds terrific! Almost finished already? That says alot!!Have a great Wednesday Tracey!

  4. Thanks for the book recommendation! You and I are in the "take our time on knitting a cardigan" group! Hang in the cardigan buddy:D

  5. Thanks for the fun reading tip. I must add it to my list. Can't wait to see that beautiful spring-green cardigan!

  6. I have The Way Back on my Netflix qeue. This book sounds interesting-another for my list. That cardi is going to be gorgeous.

  7. The book sound fascinating! I know what you mean about the cardigan. That's why I prefer a simple pattern to my large projects, then it can be the mindless work I grab for meetings and basketball games. Plod on...

    Blessings, Debbie

  8. I agree about the slowness of cardis - sometimes we need instant gratification - hence my current project after the never-ending Cloud Chaser.

    The book sounds very sad, but interesting. Will you be knitting a red scarf of your own to accompany it?

  9. Getting ready to start a cardi for myself. I know it will take me all summer and into the fall to complete it. I want it but have startitis. The book looks interesting..something I would get emotionally involved in. Keeping my reading light these days.

  10. I decided I should tackle a small project next week, because I feel like I'm getting nowhere too just knitting and knitting down the body of my cardigan... but it's good mindless knitting, which is good in the evenings when I'm tired.

  11. I always seem to get on book themes - I guess I'm on a gardening theme these days!
    I'm such a wimp about knitting anything non-child-sized! Way to persevere! I'm sure looking forward to seeing more of it as you progress!

  12. Such a great photo! Love the color of your yarn. :)

  13. Great photo. Here's my first Yarn Along post:

  14. The book sounds wonderful! I will be looking it up, as soon as I get a moment!

  15. the book sounds interesting! and yes, knitting sweaters feels rather epic at times, doesn't it? just keep knitting :)

  16. Tracey...I haven't figured out how or if I can reply to comments so I'm back to answer your question :) The Last Lecture is an amazing book. It really shows his courage in the face of such a horrible fate. It is a happy book least so far. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. You have to love a book that makes you read it so fast. May your cardi be finished and may it not finish you off before you are done! Jacinta

  18. The Red Scarf sounds really interesting and really intense.

    And your cardigan will be worth all the time...

  19. I feel like you this week...knitting, knitting, knitting, and seeing little progress! Your book sounds very interesting and I love a good book that you can't put down.