Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NEEDLES AND NIGHTSTAND

Slowly at last the heavy clouds, charged with the welcome water, roll up from seaward; the air grows sultry and still; the creatures of the grove and jungle keep their coverts, as if expectant, like the surface of the soil; there is a hush over all things, as though nature herself were faint; till presently the lightning flashes and the thunder rattles, and down, as if really from heaven and from the hand of God, comes the thick and fresh rain. Then there rises from the ground a cool and penetrating aroma, the scent of the dry soil saturated... ~Daily Telegraph, quoted in A Cyclop├Ždia of Nature Teachings, 1892


Another Lovey Dovey
this time in wool, the
other is a little too long,
but I think it will work.

I've moved on to the
last of my Mary Karr
stack and opened the
pages of Lit. This book
may turn out to be my
favorite!

A little giveaway if your
interested.

Joining up with Ginny
for this week's Yarn Along.

43 comments:

  1. that lovey dovey pattern is too precious!

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  2. Nice vibrant colours. I'm working in similar ones at the moment but have left my camera in London so can't join in for Yarn Along again. It's a shame because I was too busy last week.

    I hope Lit is all that you expect.

    Happy reading and knitting.
    Deb

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  3. Ooh, that little knit is gorgeous! I just giggled after clicking on the pattern link x

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  4. Lovely colors for this dress :) I am positive that she will love it when it's done.

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  5. those colors together! love! and this pattern is so adorable! The book looks really interesting!

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  6. What great colors! Hopefully too long just means it can be worn for longer.

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  7. Oh your green is delightful! So cheery. Your book is very interesting--I can't wait to read more about it.

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  8. oh the Lovey Dovey looks adorable, maybe i should make one too! and i love the colour combination you chose too!!

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  9. Yummy colours! I don't know this pattern at all, but it looks sweet.

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  10. Love the colors you chose for this Lovey Dovey! It looks like a really cute pattern.
    Thank you for the 'stormy' quote... what a perfect description of a summer storm.

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  11. I'm loving your lovey doveys :)
    What perfect colours you have chosen!

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  12. The lovey dovey is so cute....now she'll have one for warm weather and cold weather!

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  13. Lovey dovey is such a cute pattern!!! I bet it's a fun knit, too!!!!

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  14. The simplicity and beauty of your posts always bring a smile to my face! That quote is incredible. Happy Wednesday to you!

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  15. Oh, I love those coors, and those perfect little stitches! That pattern is a lovely choice… xo

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  16. What a beautiful quote. Isn't the smell of rain upon the ground magical. Have fun knitting another Lovely Dovey. I hope your book turns out to be as good as you hope. Jacinta

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  17. What a cute pattern. The colors remind me of a slice of watermelon. ;-)

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  18. Such a sweet pattern, and I love the colours of your new lovey dovey!

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  19. Adorable pattern and looks like a quick knit!

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  20. What sweet colors - I am going to check out the pattern.

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  21. I agree love the colors- have fun reading Tracey, always so wonderful to find a good book...like a treasure.

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  22. I hadn't seen the lovey dovey before - I like your colour choices.
    You always make your books sound so enticing!

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  23. I just started the Liars Club this week while camping. I'm enjoying so far.

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  24. Pink & green! I remember having a pale pink gingham dress with an appliqued flower in green and white. My mother sewed it for me (she sewed quite a bit now that I think about it). Will we see your granddaughter modeling this one? (and how long was the other one? too too long or just a little long? perhaps she can grow into it)

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  25. The Lovey Dovey is so adorable! I can see I am going to have to read these books because they have quite a buzz about them!

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  26. I love what you're knitting ... and I've yet to read this book but it's been on my list for ages!

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  27. Oh my, the Lovey Dovey is so cute! Love the colors you choose for it, too.

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  28. Love the hot pink and green. I love that combo so much that my daughters room is hot pink, pale pink and lime green. Happy Yarn Along Wednesday.
    Jen

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  29. so sweet, it reminds me of watermelon! your so lucky to have a little girl to knit for tracey! enjoy :)

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  30. It reminds me of watermelon, too!

    Can't wait to see when you're done.

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  31. Love those colors. Excited to see the finished product. I have Liars Club on hold at the library.

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  32. i vacillated a while on which karr was my fave. i think (though don't hold me accountable as i'm fickle and like to change my mind) it goes like this: the liars' club, lit, cherry. ask me tomorrow though and it might be: lit, the liars' club, cherry.

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  33. Love the colours you have chosen, can't wait to see it finished.

    Have a great day Tracey.

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  34. Those colours look adorable together. How long does it take hyou to complete one of these sweet little jumpers? I'm so tempted. I really need to finish a couple other projects, but as soon as I do, this one is really calling to me!

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  35. I love the pink and green together, they work perfectly!

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  36. I think it might to fun to knit for a little one.

    L O V E the minty green and pink ~ ~ ~ ~ smiles

    hugs

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  37. I love the pattern...and such fun colors. I am going to look for those Mary Karr books you have been reading. They sound like something I would enjoy. Have a great Wednesday.

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  38. I love that mint and pink, Tracey! All this Lit reading around here, and I think I need to check her out... maybe after this week's book is finished?

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  39. I am loving that pattern :) Yes, too long just means she can wear it longer!

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  40. Lovey Dovey! The perfect name. Look forward to seeing how it turns out.

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  41. Adorable stitch markers, and great blog. So happy to have found my way here today!

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  42. It looks wonderful. The colors remind me of summer fruit. You are inspiring me to make some time for my needles.
    xo

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