Wednesday, November 30, 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

Along with all the
secret elf knitting
I have going on in the
middle of the night
so no one can see,
I have been knitting
hats, lots of hats!
I learned the wee one
didn't have a hat and
with cooler weather
finally arriving I cast
on Cotton Candy Toddler Hat.
It was a super quick
and I cast on and off
in one day. I tried teaching
myself to crochet a flower,
but after four hours I 
gave up and just did
the knit one. I like the
look of crocheted flowers 
better, but I know my
limits and crocheting is
just not working for me. 
I am also knitting several
Hat's Fit for a Boyfriend,
except my husband
would frown if I had a
boyfriend so I am knitting
for my son's and son-in law.

I am still very slowing
savoring White Truffles in Winter
and have a feeling I
will be for awhile.
When paragraphs read like
"To make southern fried chicken
properly, you must add a bit of
your true self-the history of the
dish demands it. You must bring
your heart. "
there is just no way I
can rush through.


  1. On your recommendation, I downloaded White Truffles in WInter, and I's a book to be savored. I read about a chapter before bed--just enough to dream about food!!! (Great--just what I need at this time of year!)
    The hats look super on your people!!!! (I'm not much of a crocheter, either. I've used a knit flower called dahlia that I like a lot for hats. Your choice looks perfect for yours--and purple and pink--can't miss with that combo!)

  2. Great hats! The knit flower is adorable as is the wee one wearing it :)

  3. Love the hats! I admire you trying the crochet. I can crochet but just do not like it as much as knitting...I think you are officially a knitter and an expert one at that :)

  4. Great hats! I especially like the grey hat.

  5. Such cute hats :) The pink flower is especially cute!

  6. Great job on the hats (and the recipients seem very pleased!). Your book sounds wonderful. I may have to look into it for me and Mom.

    Happy knitting!

  7. I do love that paragraph. Yes there is no rushing through a book like that. How in the world are you knitting all of those hats and staying up to knit late at night and trying to teach the young one to make flowers?! Wow!
    Twinkle Toes

  8. *love* your hats, especially the gray.

  9. Don't know how you are churning out these creations - impressive. I am going to try to one with the flower....very cute.

  10. Ahhh yes the boyfriend hat, I learned how to knit in the round with that hat! Love the yarn you used for that one, it looks terrific!! But I have to say the cotton candy hat stole my heart, what a great hat!!


  11. Cute hats! I'm still working on my crochet flower skills, too.

  12. Yes, there is no rushing when reading something like that. And you are very busy. I've just begun my Christmas knitting and feeling very very behind schedule. Maybe I'll make it New Year knitting instead at this rate.

  13. It seems that hat are on the needles a lot lately. Love those. Isn't it so nice to knit a hat - so quick and pleasing to the recipient. Definite wins.

  14. These are adorable! You have been busy. I love that pattern for a guy hat. I have a hard time finding men patterns that I like. Thanks for the link!

  15. oh wonderful tracey! look at you, i agree with karen, you are an expert now! such cute photos, your boy is so handsome,and little e is adorable. the hats only look cuter on them.

    i wish i could stay and yarnalong today but its off to work for me now!

    p.s. when i'm done with this juicing i'm going to order that book!!

  16. The boyfriend hat is perfect! He looks so happy in it too...

  17. well you can still make one for your hubs, he is still your boyfriend ;-) and i love the fried chicken quote.

  18. I love that boyfriend hat! And the cotton candy hat is cute too. The knitted flower looks very nice. I'll have to add the book you're reading to my list. Sounds like a good one!

  19. The boyfriend hat is just right...a perfect hat for a boy/man. Think I'm going to make that the mans christmas hat.

  20. Those hats are wonderful! Great! The book sounds wonderful... I will have to look it up!

  21. Those hats look great and I think the knitted flower looks just fine. Love how both hats match the outfits on the photos.

  22. Beautiful hats and beautiful people in them/ under them!

  23. Wow! And I love the knitted flower :)
    These hats are beautiful, as are the lucky ones wearing them :)

  24. ... and thank you so much for your sweet comment over at my blog regarding Emmy :) The support she has received has been a real confidence boost for her :)

  25. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog! It's funny that you say you envy my crocheting; I began crochet because I can't get the hang of knitting! My hands are slow to learn things, but I'm getting the hang of crochet now (I took a class last year to get me started). Maybe some day I will learn to knit. Your hats are great!

  26. I see that you are on a mission not only to keep the heads in your family warm... but to make sure that they look amazing too!

    Blessings, Debbie

  27. the book sounds divine. yet another read i have found on these yarn alongs. i love the hats as well. :)

  28. Those are very nice looking hats, and practical for keeping warm as the weather cools. Enjoy and I look forward to the secret project when they can be revealed.

  29. Those are great looking hats. Nice colors, too.

  30. Great hats! I love the ribbing and the sweet little flower!

  31. Beautiful hats! I've been planning one of the boyfriend hats for a while. Good for you getting to knit in secret. Nothing is secret here these days...

  32. Beautiful hats and I love fried chicken!

  33. Such great hats! Lucky little ones with warm heads!