Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Flowers are those little colorful
beacons of the sun from which
we get sunshine when dark,
somber skies blanket our thoughts. 


Thank you for all the lovely
comments about my first
Annabel Cardigan. I found this
pattern to be such a joy to knit
that I have cast on another one,
this time in grey wool. I have plans
to make more homemade buttons
to add, this time in stone or maybe in
shell if a certain someone will share
their tile saw, ahum.  I found the Annabel
pattern to be extremely easy to follow
and a super quick knit. I would love
to knit this cardigan for everyone
on my Christmas list, but we will
have to see.
I am not a writer {I guess you know
that}, but I have a son who loves
the written word so I picked up a
book I first heard about from Karen,
Bird by Bird. I am hoping to pick
up a tip or two before I will pass it
along for him to read.
What have you been up to this week?



  1. Love that book! I heard about it from Amanda (the habit of being) and Erin (wild whispers) The internet is such a good place to be for creativity! I am considering knitting the same sweater again as well.

  2. Hope you enjoy the book and your knitting. I really do love gray.


  3. I bought that book for Tori. I've heard great things about it.

  4. I love the colour of your yarn. I hope you enjoy knitting the Annabel pattern again. Jacinta

  5. SO glad to hear that the annabel is relatively easy! I think I would like to try it.

  6. That fifth photo looks like fairyland...I want to live there...

    Enjoy making the next Annabel...I can't wait to start mine
    Happy knitting.

  7. I look forward to seeing your pictures every week. I think you do such a wonderful job with them.

  8. The pattern does look lovely, and the first annabel cardie turned out so nice - can't blame you for wanting to make another! :)

  9. Love the grey wool. I've discovered a weakness for it. Actually, I've always had it, it's just been pointed out to me. Can't wait to see heat kind of buttons you come up with!

  10. beautiful photos, my dear.
    Thumbs up for Bird by Bird. I was just reading some Anne Lamott last night. She is for sure someone to get some writing inspiration and coaching from.

  11. Oh! Shell buttons would be lovely!

  12. Good for you, Tracey! I think that sweater will look lovely in grey.

  13. your photographs are just lovely. i really like that knitting bowl, perfect.

  14. Oh Tracey love that grey wool! What fun, can't wait to see it. I'm very curious about the book, I'll be anxious to see what you think.

  15. Love the grey wool and your photos are so magical.

  16. bird by bird is a fabulous book for anyone to read, writer or not. and annabel in grey!?! love.

  17. I did my annabel in grey!!! And I love it!! I've heard so many refer to this book----it's on the list (the growing LIST!!!) (Are you also a painter???? The bowl is beautiful!)

  18. Oooh, I just skipped back to your last post to take a peek :)

    Your Annabel cardigan is so perfect! I love the yarn choice, the shape, the pockets!!!

    Lovely, lovely work. You've inspired me to start a project for myself :)

  19. You always pick the perfect yarns for your patterns! I'm in love with the Annabel cardigan and want one for myself! (Along with about 20 other sweaters!)

  20. Love your Anabel in the previous post! I love quick to knit things...glad to know that about this pattern. Bird by Bird is a great's been in my collection for a while now and a real keeper :)

  21. As always, lovely photographs! The gray yarn you choose looks so warm and comfy, just right for the upcoming cooler weather.

  22. i enjoyed your photos with the reoccurring theme of red flowers in them.
    have a wonderful rest of the week!

  23. Such pretty pictures. I'll have to go to your previous post with photos of anabel.

  24. The Teenager just finished Bird By Bird and immediately asked, "What else can I read by Anne, Mom?" I'm sure you will find wisdom for life, even if you aren't a writer.

    I can't wait to see your second Annabel... that deep grey is one of my fave colours!

  25. Annabel in dark gray is going to look stunning!

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