Wednesday, November 23, 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

I first need to thank Ginny
for hosting the Quince & Co.
giveaway. I won three skeins
of yarn and have already ordered
more, along with the abigail cardi
pattern. I am so excited to begin,
but this will be my gift to myself
for finishing all my paper work
after the holidays. I also want
to thank Jacqui , as I was
the winner there too. I am not
sure how to express my gratitude
to everyone in this blogging
world for being just plain awesome
and for filling my heart with love.
You are all an amazing group of
women and my life is so
much brighter for having been
in contact with you. My dream is to
win the lottery [if I can ever remember
to buy a ticket] and treat us all
to a week long vacation in
Ireland. I have already started
looking at places for us to stay,
so could happen [positive

My biggest accomplishment
this week was finishing the
long stockings I have been
knitting for the wee one!
I worked all weekend on them
and was able to finish
Sunday night, even after
pulling out two inches because
of a careless mistake.
The wee one hasn't mentioned
them [out of sight, out of
mind] so they are going to
be wrapped and placed under
the tree.

I cast on a pair of fingerless
gloves I named 'chill-in'.
I am planning on knitting all
of my guys a pair and since they
are a quick knit, it is doable.

I am still reading White Truffles in Winter
and loving it. My only
complaint about the book is
with all the descriptions of
food it makes me hungry!

I want to wish all those celebrating
tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving! 

What have you been up to
this week?


  1. Oh I wish those beautiful socks were going to be under my tree! I love the color. We have been traveling. Good times. :) XO Happy Thanksgiving to you and thank you for all of your support this year!

  2. Those stockings are fabulous!
    As to the book- recipe books do that to me!

  3. Love those socks! And congratulations on winning the Quince giveaway. I've got some sitting in my stash just waiting for me to knit. Maybe after the holidays I can make something for myself! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. oh my gosh tracey, good fortune smiling on a beautiful person, congratulations! its so exciting.
    and your socks turned out great! little e is going to be so thrilled christmas morning. i'm so glad she forgot you were making them.

    i'm with you on ireland, a yarnalong getaway gettogether! i've never bought a lottery ticket either, so maybe i should try too. anything is possible!

  5. Congratulations on your wonderful wins.The socks look gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

  6. Congrats Tracey! I bet all the guys are going to love your fingerless mitts. I need to start my husband's pair. I did buy the yarn.

  7. Congrats! I love your knits - those stockings are super :)

  8. These look great. I am getting there I looked at my knitting this morning!

  9. Cool socks. The Quince & Co. website is beautiful-love the colors offered.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  10. Congratulations on winning the yarn! I LOVE the socks you knit, the colors are just gorgeous!

  11. Love the stockings, such wonderful colours :)

    Congrats on your winnings too!

  12. With all your good luck this week, maybe you should have bought that lottery ticket!!! The socks are so bright and happy--she's going to ♥♥♥ them!! And so ambitious a project to do all those fingerless mitts; the elfing has most definitely begun at your house!

  13. Beautiful yummy ice-cream colours in your stockings, really pretty.

  14. The Abigail cardi will be lovely in that yarn! I'm envious of your Ireland trip .... what fun!

  15. The long stockings are fabulous, what amazing colours!

  16. I am so envious. I love Quince and Co. I am eager to see what you make as you have so many beautiful pieces you have made. My husband and I honeymooned in Ireland. It was amazing and somewhere I would eagerly return especially if yarn were involved!

  17. I am so happy (and yes, a smidge envious too) you won that Quince & Co. giveaway! I've been dying to try that yarn but am trying to stash bust with the Christmas knitting so I won't feel so guilty when I splurge :)

  18. So much goodness coming your way! I am certain you'll manifest that trip to Ireland in no time at all! I do believe that castles in Ireland are made for knitting queens like yourself belong there (and, as one of your humble matrons-in-waiting I would, of course, be happy to tend to you there ;-). Love the long socks! And I can't think of anything more delicious than white truffles in winter! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  19. Oh wow, what beautiful socks, the colours are just wonderful, enough to brighten anyones day.

  20. Well - you know what they say about threes - you better get that ticket soon! Ireland is fine for me, - sort of halfway. Love those socks - such glorious colours. xxx

  21. It all looks awesome! Congrats on the winnings!

  22. Love those long stockings, Tracey.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  23. Love those socks!! I really am going to have to get some of that yarn and make something for myself. I just love wild colors.

  24. Congrats! And those stockings are beautiful!!!

  25. Love your knits! They are beautiful. Congrats on that spectacular yarn win! Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. A very nice Christmas present! Congrats on your winnings!

    Happy Thanksgiving.


  27. I feel just the same as you Tracey :)
    I think of everyone I have met and befriended online often, and with great affection!
    Congratulations on winning twice, you lucky thing you, the lottery might just be one step away :)
    Your knitting, by the way, is simply beautiful. I love those bright, beautiful colours!

  28. Oh you lucky girl you--3 skeins from Quince and another giveaway!! What a dream!!! The abigail cardi is so lovely!! Is this your first cardi? I can't wait to see it finished and hope to be inspired to finally try a cardi!
    The long stockings are so cute!!

  29. Well done, good stuff treating yourself! And happy thanksgiving to you and yours..