Wednesday, March 21, 2012

YARN ALONG

The best-dressed woman
 is one whose clothes
wouldn't look too strange
in the country.

 ~Hardy Amies


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.


Well, it's  done...
I finally finished my
    Abigail Cardi!
I love it and only wish it
were a lot cooler so I could
wear it everyday, but this
is the deep south so
it will be a little while
until I can fully enjoy it.
I am thankful I don't need a
coat here so when winter does
come I have plans to wear
it daily! Well, that and the
next one I plan to knit in
a different color.

I just cast on a cowl
designed by my dear friend
Karen from Pumpkin Sunrise.
Isn't she just amazing?
I am using Patons Angora-Bamboo
yarn in Soft White which
I love as it is so soft and
will feel great when worn
against the neck.

I picked up a little book
while browsing Tuesday Morning,
Simple Knits with a Twist.
I wanted it because I would
love to knit the ballet shoes
on the cover. The slippers are
knit with ribbon and I thought
they would be fun. I only paid
a few dollars for the book
and really that's all it's worth.
I would not pay what I just
saw on Amazon. If anyone would
like to see the book I would
be happy to share, just let
me know.

What have you been up to
this week?
xx

60 comments:

  1. Oh Tracey, you and the cardi look absolutely gorgeous. Well done. and that book looks fantastic.

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  2. oh my goodness tracey! i love it, how beautiful it turned out and it looks made for you. the color, everything. i like the photo of you in your new sweater showing the lovely land you live on too. it's so nice to see. well done!

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  3. Tracey!!!!! It's gorgeous and you did a fantastic wonderful job :) I love the way it fits and the photo of you in the garden is beautiful. I hope a big cold front swoops down to SC so you can wear it :) Have fun with the cowl!

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  4. Cardi looks lovely, great colour and fit. Beautiful photos too!

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  5. Yay, Tracey you did it! it's done at last!!! it looks so beautiful, love the earthy colour and it suits you so well, perfect with your hair!!
    How cool you're casting on Karen's cowl already! Happy yarn along day!

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  6. Love the quote at the beginning. So true and doesn't that beautiful photo of you wearing your finished cardigan epitomize the quote. Perfect. Your cardigan is gorgeous.

    I had high hopes for the book. Knitting with a twist sounds intriguing, but maybe not.

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  7. Oh that is gorgeous, and the photos are beautiful too. Now I want to make something like that for myself!

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  8. That sweater is beautiful! And I love the angora bamboo yarn, it is one of the kinds my daughter always picks

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  9. Wow- it looks lovely! Well done :)

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  10. Yoor cardi is delightful! It looks lovely on you! I have never seen Angora bamboo by Paton-- I will check it out- it sounds divine! Can't wait to see your cowl. I bet she can't wait!

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  11. The cardigan turned out great - and I the colour is perfect for you! Is the whole thing done in pearl stitch?!? That would drive me crazy! Good for you for finishing!

    P.S. Love the quote! :)

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  12. oh your sweater is gorgeous!!! It looks so flattering on you!! And I love your photography.....just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Happy knitting!!

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  13. Your cardigan looks stunning! And so do you! Your collection of photos in this post blow my mind today - so much beauty!

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  14. Your cardigan came out amazing!!! I love it! I love Karen's cowl and it is in my queue to start. I just need to check my stash as I'm sure I have yarn that will fit the pattern!

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  15. Beautiful pictures, as always! Your cardigan is amazing, and looks stunning. More than a bit envious of your weather--I'm wearing several layers sitting here waiting for spring!

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  16. It looks wonderful! Wishing you many cool mornings to get to enjoy it :)

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  17. Oh, Tracey!!! It is PERFECT!!! All that ripping--certainly paid off. I love everything about it--the length, the color, and fit (I also love the post--the way you caught the color of the latch--and color of the sweater--you should be styling magazines!!!)

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  18. Tracey, the cardi turned out great! Thank's also for the book review, looks like a good one to add to my collection of knitting books.

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  19. Yay, it's finished!! And it looks lovely on you Tracey.

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  20. Beautiful lady in a beautiful cardigan! Congrats! I saw that book at Tuesday Mornings as well. Couldn't decide. Let me know what you think.

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  21. Such a beautiful cardigan. Perfect for those chilly Spring days. Love it!

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  22. Wow, what an accomplishment - it is just beautiful

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  23. love love love! and you are so beautiful tracie!

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  24. Your cardi is gorgeous!

    Have a lovely day!

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  25. Tracey- it is gorgy! Love how you presented it with all your nature images...as if from a beautiful article from Country Living Magazine
    (British version)....Now I really can't wait to get to knittin'
    Have a wonderful "spring" day.

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  26. That quotation at the top is brilliant! I must think of that when I'm getting dressed in the mornings. (and your cardi is lovely.)

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  27. I don't know where you find all your great quotes but you always have the perfect one for your post...although your cardigan is fit for a queen not the country...oh my gosh - I love it and it is so perfectly knitted. I want to see more photos too! You look beautiful in it....we don't get to see many photos of you ~ you look like a spring chicken in your garden (certainly not a grandmother!)...great post...beautiful photos and an awesome cardi!

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  28. Wooo Hooo! The sweater looks great on you. I am duly impressed!

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  29. As usual, each photo is more beautiful than the last! But especially the ones of you in your new cardi! Well done! I can well imagine that this will become a staple. I made a similar one (Adrift by Carol Feller) and wear it a lot, and am planning on making a second one in another color too!

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  30. The sweater is gorgeous!! All the photos are actually!! Happy Spring!!

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  31. Oh, your cardi came out so beautifully! And what a great fit. You look fabulous in it. Congrats on a wonderful job!

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  32. Oh the cardi is perfect! It's even too warm up here in Maine to wear a cardi today! perhaps you can come for s visit in the fall wearing your lovely sweater:)

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  33. Your cardigan is beautiful, really beautiful! I wondered where you live because of your greenery and the beginnings of your garden ~ which is so nice and big! We still have snow and it's snowing right now:(
    xo Jules

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  34. That cardi is gorgeous and (by the way) your hair looks amazingly shiny! ps, love the quote at the brginning.

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  35. Tracey,

    All I can say is Wow you did a great job on your cardigan it is so beautiful....your knitting is always so lovely!!

    ~~Renee

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  36. You look amazing in your new cardi!

    As far as the book goes, that is the main reason why I've been checking out knitting books from my library. I see if they're worth buying.

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  37. Your cardigan is beautiful. I love the green gorgeous weather you seem to having as well.

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  38. I love your cardi! Well done!

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  39. You look so beautiful. Your cardigan is gorgeous too! Congrats I am so excited. Oh no, another knitting book. I swear my shelves are going to collapse! Happy Yarn Along my friend!
    xo

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  40. I can't believe you made that! You are talented AND beautiful.

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  41. I like it, tis beautifully knitted.

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  42. Tracey, you and your photos are beautiful. I love your cardigan so much....xxx

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  43. So beautiful! Tracey, you are stunning - and so lovely in your new cardigan! Great job! xoR

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  44. Tracey, I'd keep that gorgeous sweater in the car for the summer. I hate restaurant air conditioning here in Florida! In fact, I'll sit outside 99% of the time to avoid it. But if I had such a stunning sweater, I could be enticed into the arctic zone...

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  45. Hi Tracey...first visit here..love your pics and the cardigan looks lovely...so does the book! I'll be back!

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  46. Lovely! That garden behind you is amazing! What are you growing?

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  47. oh. my. goodness. can i come visit? your place looks beyond wonderful. beautiful knits and garden!

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  48. The cardi looks SO good on you, Tracey!!! Thank you for sharing those pics, it is wonderful to see you. I am jealous and want to knit one, too!

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  49. It's fabulous!!! A beautiful cardi for a beautiful woman. And LOOK at all of that green that you're surrounded by! I envy you your ability to go without a coat. That's hard for me to imagine. And that opening quote got me chuckling. Boy, did I ever feel silly when I arrived at the farm from the city, looking *exactly* as though I arrived from the city. Clearly, I was not a best-dressed woman.

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  50. The cardigan is fabulous and so are you.
    Lisa

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  51. Oh, I love your sweater. And your photographs - I want to jump into them, they're so lovely and spring-y. And I need to take a look at that book. Because, you know, I can never have too many projects going at once, and I need more inspiration... xo

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  52. The cardi looks amazing Tracey!!!! And you look so lovely in it!!!
    xo

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  53. Amazing. I love it, friend! Great job!!

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  54. Wonderful! I love it and it looks so cozy, too. Definitely could see wearing it daily. Mmhmm! And you are gorgeous!

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  55. WAIT A MINUTE. How did I miss this post.
    You are so pretty! Oh, and the sweater is AMAZING!!!!!! I am going to try it. I am!
    XOXOXOX

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  56. You look beautiful and your cardigan looks good too! :) Tracey, really, what a wonderful knitted sweater. Is that your garden you're standing in?

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  57. I missed this last week, but I have to say, Tracy, it is to die for! Both you and that sweater are just gorgeous!

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