Wednesday, February 29, 2012

YARN ALONG

We act as though comfort
 and luxury were the chief
 requirements in life,
when all we need to
make us really happy
is something to be
enthusiastic about.

  ~Charles Kingsley




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 for this week's Yarn Along.

I have been having
the happiest of days
knitting on my Abigail
and by the time dusk
falls I hope to be have
the body complete and
adding the ribbing! Since
the purl side of the cardi
is what shows I have learned
to slow down and really
look at my work as purling
is something I still have
a little trouble with, my
tension can get a little
wonky sometimes.
While it is not perfect, I
am still very happy
with how the cardi looks
and I can't wait to wear it. 
I would love to cast on
another one, this time with
the knit stitch as the outer
stitch and in the color buoy,
I think it would make a
lovely summer cardigan,
but first I need to finish this
one.

I bought the Kindle
version of the book
An Everlasting Meal
and now have a hard
copy in my cart because
I need to hold this book,
flip the pages back and
forth, savor the words
Tamar Adler has written.
Modeled after How to Cook a Wolf
by M.F.K. Fisher, Tamar
inspires you to think about the
food you are preparing, to
not be wasteful, to realize
that good meals don't have
to be complicated. To me
the book is a love story
about food and as someone
who loves all things related
to food I'm loving each
word.

50 comments:

  1. What lovely photos, and that book sounds amazing - right up my alley. I'm off to add it to my wishlist...

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  2. beautiful quote, and i love browns. x

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  3. love, love, love the way you took these pictures. looking at them felt like reading a short story!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I am on a very long waiting list for An Everlasting Meal from my library...perhaps by summer I will get to read it!

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  5. Its growing fast. The photos are beautiful. You are good not to get distracted by the next project. It can be so tempting at times. Your description has made me curious about your books. I shall have to check them out.

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  6. Love your color combinations in your knitting photos... so pretty! We have been hearing so much about "An Everlasting Meal"... it sounds wonderful.

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  7. It looks like you were out yarn bombing a bit....love Abigail!!! She's doing absolutely beautifully. I was looking for my next "read" and I'm thinking Everlasting Meal might be it! Thanks for the suggestion. Once again---outstanding pictures!!!

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  8. Love it, lovely knit! Great pictures too.

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  9. ha! that is funny, i knitted a cardi in reverse stockinette stitch once and thought the same thing: i prefer it inside out (only i made too many mistakes which i'm hiding in the inside to actually do that) but i really prefer the knit side to be outside. still, the cardi is coming together beautifully, almost done, yay!! How to Cook a Wolf sounds very good, especially to a food conscious person like me. i love it when "old" skills are passed down!

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  10. Lovely photographs - can't wait to see your finished cardi!

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  11. The book sounds interesting-I'll have to check it out.
    Great pictures.
    Lisa

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  12. Love the 'artful' photos today with the flowering buds and knitting. The color of that Annabel is wonderful! You've knitted quite a bit. I have to get my butt in gear and finish mine.

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  13. Bouy would be a lovely colour but this looks really nice too, as does an everlasting meal...I'll google it now.

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  14. I can't wait to see that cardigan finished -- it's beautiful.

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  15. I very much want that book. I am hoping my kiddos buy it for me for my birthday. I have dropped many hints

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  16. I very much want that book. I am hoping my kiddos buy it for me for my birthday. I have dropped many hints

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  17. Great pics! And your cardi looks wonderful :)

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  18. Your tension looks absolutely perfect to me! Love the photos :) I agree with you on holding books, there is nothing like it!

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  19. Goodness! That is looking lovely! Your photos are great! What are you holding the sleeve stitches on?

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    1. Just some pink cotton yarn. I tried stitch holders, but they were so stiff I took them out.

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  20. Lovely pictures, as always :) Your cardigan is looking gorgeous too

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  21. an everlasting meal arrived on my doorstep yesterday. so lovely to hold!

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  22. Such a beautiful quote and great photos!

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  23. What a lovely dance your sweater is doing amongst nature out there! Looking closely at the buds before they bloom is one late winter/early spring highlight I look forward to every year.

    :)Lisa

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  24. I love these photos of your cardi, Tracey - so lovely. I have pre-ordered that book - it is out here in June, so I must wait. Not that I am short of food books :)
    xx

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  25. Oh it looks so beautiful! Wow, you are fast!
    xo,
    Ang

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  26. I love how you have photographed your knitting in the branches. What a great idea!

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  27. oh my gosh tracey! your sweater is almost done and it's so beautiful. i love the color you've chosen, it's going to be so pretty on you. you've described this book so well, i feel i need it too!

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  28. As always Tracey you have such great photos! Abigail looks wonderful! The book sounds great and it is certainly the methodology we subscribe to. Will have to check it out.

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  29. Beautiful color, which perfectly suites for this beautiful pattern.

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  30. Lovely quote! The photos are great as well. :)

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  31. Oh this book is on my wish list and now I think you have convinced me...
    I love that quote - knitting is so good for that isn't it - to be excited to work a bit each day on something beautiful.
    Warm wishes,
    Tonya

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  32. I love your photos...so much.x

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  33. You have been very busy!! Your knitting is so beautiful as always....although the look of those drop stitches made a bit nervous...smile..

    ~~Renee

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  34. cool! it's another book you've inspired me to get!
    and now if I could just get inspired enough to make that cardigan....it looks amazing so far!
    XOXOXOX

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  35. Love the pink buds and contrast so beautifully with the cardi. I do like it when books are recommended, thanks another for my list.

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  36. The Everlasting Meal sounds like a really good book. It's going on my Amazon wish list...

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  37. Beautiful photos... and that pattern looks perfect for cool spring days and summer evenings!

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  38. So wonderful to "see" you, too! And what beautiful work you are doing :-) I love the idea of an everlasting meal (although, I'd probably order up everlasting dessert ;-). So happy you are well!

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  39. Your sweater is lovely, my friend! I adore the color!

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  40. that cardi looks gorgeous! Way to go mama!

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  41. NO is that spring I see????? ;D
    Loving the cardigan!

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  42. Love the quote, love your photos, love the colour of your cardi!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  43. Abigail is looking wonderful. I love the way you describe the book-- your reading list is always so interesting. I'm working on a matinee jacket for Lily and a scarf for me.

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  44. I embrace your quote today:
    We act as though comfort
    and luxury were the chief
    requirements in life,
    when all we need to
    make us really happy
    is something to be
    enthusiastic about.

    ~Charles Kingsley

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