Tuesday, January 17, 2012

YARN ALONG

"Love pushes a knitter's needles-
my needles- to create the best
we can for our family. And we
click on, anxious to see their
enchantment with what we have
created just for them."
~ Michelle Edwards in
A knitter's Home Companion


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? Joining with Ginny
I finished knitting the socks
I have been working on for
my son along with a pair of
fingerless gloves and as soon
as they are done blocking  I
will take a few pictures to
show you. I am very pleased
with how they turned out and
just hope he likes them.

After knitting with all that
brown I thought it would be
fun to use something with a
little color. I pulled an iridescent
tweed stripe from my stash
and cast on this lush-ious swirl cowl
for my daughter in-law's mother.
It's hard sometimes getting older
and going through all the changes
that come with middle age,
[as I know all too well]  so I
thought she might like a little
surprise to brighten her day.
The color of the yarn is really
radiant and since she is a beautiful
and bright soul, I thought
this would look perfect on her.
Sometimes it's just nice to receive
something just because, you know?

I am still [slowly] reading
and loving it!

What have you been up to
this week?
xx




42 comments:

  1. You are such a beautiful and bright soul yourself - and so thoughtful! I think she'll love it - the colours are beautiful!

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  2. Great pattern choice for the color! Or should I say great color choice for the pattern. Whatever. Great.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  3. Wow, that yarn is absolutely stunning! I love the way you have photographed it too :)

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  4. She is going to love it and think of you every time she wears it. I love the yarn and the pattern together! Looking forward to seeing your finished projects :)

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  5. That yarn is gorgeous! And what a lovely gift :) We always called those gifts for no reason "happy happys" because sometimes it is really nice just to get a gift for the joy of it - or to give one.

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  6. How wonderful this yarn is, so bright and beautiful!

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  7. that cowl looks awesome! i made myself a zigzag one last year, and I wear it everyday :-) Great gift!

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  8. Gorgeous yarn! What a beautiful gift. :)

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  9. Beautiful, jewel-like colors...it is lovely!

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  10. Such lovely yarn! It will be a beautiful gift.

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  11. That's such a beautiful quote, I will have to hunt in the local bookshops and library for 'The Knitters Home Companion' it sounds like a fantastic read. I love the richness and saturated colour of your yarn, it's sure to brighten your daughters-in-laws mother's day and warm her heart.........knitting a gift for someone is a wonderful way to show you care and you're thinking of them.

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  12. What a beautiful thoughtful thing to do!! She's going to love that cowl!! It's gorgeous!! (Outstanding pictures--as always!!!)

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  13. Love all those colors! You are such a sweet sweet person, she is going to love that cowl!

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  14. it's wonderful that you give so much thought into what colour and yarn to choose for the person you're knitting for. so that quote is absolutely fitting. love it!

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  15. That yarn is just simply gorgeous, love the colours in it.

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  16. Beautiful yarn and such a thoughtful gift! She will love it.

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  17. Yes. I think sometimes the 'just because' presents are the best to both receive and give. Unexpected little joys. The yarn looks soft and fuzzy, and the color glows.

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  18. I'm sure that DIL's mom will appreciate that cowl.

    Beautiful job, Tracey!

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  19. Tracey,

    I can't wait to see the finger-less gloves and socks...I know that they will be great! Your knitting is so beautiful...
    I also love the colors that you chose for the cowl. Hand-made gifts are the Best!!

    Blessings to you,

    ~~Renee

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  20. You're right, it's nice to receive gifts just because. No specific reason needed. That color is gorgeous -- is that Noro?

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  21. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

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  22. Tracy, I am sure she will never forget that you made her this cowl. I can imagine her surprise. The yarn is lovely and I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  23. oh you lovely person you. how thoughtful and beautiful this is. i think knitting for another is the most loving gesture, i am sure she will be thrilled.
    and i love the color of your kitchen chairs!

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  24. What a beautiful blend of colours. Such a lovely idea to give an out of the blue present. Who needs a special occasion!

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  25. That yarn you've chosen is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished product. You've inspired me to make some things for a few special friends, just because!

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  26. What a beautiful gift - that color is just amazing.

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  27. Love that yarn. I am very into bright colors right now (or the need for bright colors). What a wonderful gift!

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  28. What a thoughtful gesture, I am sure it will brighten her day. The yarn is gorgeous and so are you pictures.

    I am currently knitting for someone else too, only he asked me to knit of for him :)

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  29. Oh that color is delicious! Love it! The pattern is cool too.
    xo

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  30. Wow...I'm knitting a neck warmer for a friend....must try socks soon!xxx

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  31. That yarn is like a beautiful jewel--sounds like the intended recipient is a jewel as well. Nicely done!

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  32. That yarn is very enchanting indeed!
    Just-because-presents are just the same, I definitely need to keep remembering that!

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  33. Ah I love the shade of your yarn. I wish I could knit one too. I am not knitting this week sadly, but I am quilting a bunch!

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  34. What beautiful colors! Congratulations on finishing the socks and gloves.

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  35. The yarn is so bright and pretty! How thoughtful of you to make a gift for her "just because." I love that quote from the Knitter's Home Companion.

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  36. I love those colors, friend! I am sure that she will love it!

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  37. That yarn is radiant! I love the rainbow swirl look. Also, I am very interested in this book - is it worth owning or shall I get it from the library?

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  38. I loved the Knitter's Home Companion and want to knit everything out of it!

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  39. Lovely colors for the cowl! They look perfect for dreary winter.

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