Wednesday, July 25, 2012


"Are you feeling, feeling, feeling like I'm, feeling
Like I'm floating, floating, up above that big blue ocean
Sand beneath our feet, big blue sky above our heads,
No need to keep stressing from our everyday life on our minds
We have got to leave all that behind"

-At the beach, The Avett brothers

The Lovey Dovey came out
a little long. I thought it would
make a great beach cover up so we
tried it out Tuesday and it works, plus
I don't have to worry about it being
outgrown anytime soon because
from the looks of it she can wear it
for many, many years. Maybe
one day I will finally 'get' gauge.

I am still working on the next one,
but since it's in wool I didn't think
I could handle it in the heat so I
cast on  Pebble Tank in cotton.
A super simple pattern, one that is
easy to pick up and set down, perfect
a lazy day at the beach.

I first heard of A Prayer for Owen Meany
when I was visiting  Ivey's space and I am
so thankful I did, I love this book. Once I
am finished I plan on having every member
of my family reading it too.
Amazon says,
"In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys
—best friends—are playing in a Little League
 baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire.
One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the
 other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball
 doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany
believes he is God's instrument. What happens
to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary."

I am about a quarter of the way into the book
and find myself wishing I had more hours in
my day to just read.
What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining with Ginny


  1. I will have to get that book! I love the dress and it looks like it fits well enough. She looks so grown up in it :) Great photos of the beach, I would love to be there.

  2. That definitely looks like a great beach cover up! The book sounds interesting as well. I think I will look into it!

  3. It came out great Tracey and works well as a cover up! She is soooo tan!! What a big girl she's getting to be. I love all your pictures today. I live 10 minutes from the beach but don't get there enough. I should work on that!

  4. I read that book many years ago. My book group read it at home, and I have it on my holds list at the library to reread. So glad you are enjoying it. I think the coverup is perfect. I personally like clothes with the ability to move from longer dress to tunic to shirt. That is the first tee I really like. I bookmarked pebble and aded it to the "list"

  5. Loving your beach photos. The Lovely Dovey looks quite the part at the beach! Nothing like an outfit that can go from a dress to a top as she grows. I am in need of a new book, will have to give a thought to this book. Jacinta

  6. I definitely think this Lovey Dovey makes a great cover-up!

    Another excellent book suggestion. I'm going to look for it today.

  7. Oh, your photographs are dreamy, this week!

  8. Lovey dovey is really lovey!!! so cute (of course, Emerson is the perfect model!!!) I'm sure I read A Prayer... years ago, but I'm not remembering a thing about it...I guess the joys of getting older. I'm going to get it from the library today and enjoy it all over again!!!

  9. Oh my goodness it is so beautiful on her! I love the way it drapes. Looks like it will work well for her as she grows too!
    That book sounds fascinating!

  10. I loved A Prayer for Owen Meany. John Irving is one of my favorite writers.
    Thank you for the ocean photos. How I long for the sea.

  11. What lovely photos and your reading selection sounds like an enjoyable summer beachy read.

  12. The dress turned out great, Tracey! I was a huge John Irving fan - pretty much read everything by him. And now that I'm living in NH, it's interesting since most of his stories take place here.

  13. My book list keeps growing thanks to you! And your pictures made me realize we need to just escape to the shore today. Changing gears and happy I stopped in this morning. Happy Wednesday to you.

  14. You have the most beautiful pictures every week. And I agree, it's a great beach coverup! A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my best friends' all time favorite books - I better get around to reading it one of these days.

  15. How amazing that you're reading this novel! My son (high school senior) is reading it this summer, too, and I think I'll have to borrow it. Lovely Lovey Dovey and thanks for the beach shots -- they're wonderful.

  16. i'd give a lot to be at the beach right now...
    the little blue and yellow dress is perfect for the beach!

  17. That's a very cute cover up, beautiful model and gorgeous photos. The book sounds very interesting, I'll have to see if our library carries it.

  18. gorgeous photos! I loved that book, enjoy all the sand I can almost feel the breeze:)

  19. Looks like a place I want to be! Love the dress (and love the Avett Bros too!)

  20. love the beach photos! so lovely. and a prayer for owen meany is a fabulous read - enjoy!!!

  21. There is a movie based upon that book called "Simon Birch". It is an excellent movie and is the reason why this book is on my to-read list.

  22. Your cover up turned out beautiful! When she does outgrow it you could seam up the bottom and use it as a beach bag.

  23. the picture of that beautiful little blondie genuinely made me gasp - it could be an advert for the pattern, and for knitting in general!

  24. what a cutie! I need to read Owen Meany... soon! PS... Yep... we homeschool. Have for years. She'll be a tenth grader this year.

  25. one of my favorite bands!LOVE the avett brothers! and SO cute your lovey dovey! i think it's perfect tracey!

  26. I love John Irving. Owen Meany was one of his first books that I read. Enjoy!
    And as always, I love your pictures so much! Beautiful..

  27. The beach coverup is very cute!!

  28. Looks like you had a great day at the beach! the cover up is cute :)

  29. I love the beach cover up and the colors you used. So nice that your daughter can grow into it as well.

  30. Oh how I would love to be on that beach. The cover up looks great and I really love the colours.

  31. Hehe....I don't get gauge either. Oh well, it still turned out beautiful. There's nothing like knitting at the beach. To me that is the ultimate in happiness.

  32. Must look out for that book - I have quite a list I have to read now. Love the little angel sewn into that beautiful cream cotton.

  33. Love these pictures! Looks like beach bliss. :)

  34. The beach how beautiful.
    The coverup looks like it was made with the beach in mind, perfect colours too.
    Enjoy reading (hope there are enough hours).

  35. Such beautiful photos as always.
    Lovely cover-up.
    The book sounds so good, I will have To look for it.

  36. love the colors of the lovey!
    mine turned out long too...especially under the arms.
    Still super cute though!!!!!
    thanks for the book rec too, I'm wanting to get into some classics lately.

  37. Am not reading anything quite like you are, but a good 'listen' at any rate. We listen to audiobooks in the evening.
    The Pebble Tank is am interesting pattern. I have some sport weight. While I don't wear sleeveless I could make it so I could wear it over a tee, hmmmm.
    I ♥♥♥ lovey-dovey the sweet beach frock, Tracey.
    your photography is good, blonde hair, blue/yellow frock and the ever-moving water. Dreams . . . . .

  38. That knit is gorgeous and so is your sweetie. Thanks for the reminder about that book. I had forgotten about that plot!