Wednesday, February 27, 2013


May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

~Irish Blessing

 In between flooding,  high winds,
power outages and yes, even a
tornado warning, [exciting times
to be had here in the country]
there is always time to knit.
Truthfully I think knitting
is what has kept me sane
these last few days, well knitting
and keeping my eye out for

I managed to complete all 18,180
stitches on the sideways border I
put on my Learning Pi Shawl.
[ I mentioned it here ].  Once the
weather is clear I will take some
photos so you can see it. It is rather
simple, but I am proud that I finished
it and that I learned how to do several
'new to me' skills.

I am almost done with the body of
the Tiny Tea Leaves and then it's
on to the sleeves.  This has turned
out to be a very fast knit and if I
hadn't worked on the shawl  I'm sure
it would be done by now.  I am now
wondering if I might have enough
time to knit my daughter a cardigan
to match? If not, then her birthday
is in April and I think she would
like another cardigan.

Along with photography and embroidery,
weaving is on this year's learn a new
skill list, so I ordered Learning to Weave.
There is so many things I want to try,
to experience, to learn, how about you?

Joining Ginny and all the other Yarn Alongers.


  1. The weather has been exciting, hasn't it? Every time a gust of wind blows through I wonder if my electricity will go with it. I think a tea leaves for your daughter would be awesome :) Have fun learning new skills, I think that's what makes life fun!

  2. wow, that is a lot of water. yes, I hope a rainbows follow all that rain too, dear Tracey!
    i think your daughter would LOVE a matching Tea Leaves... at least i would, i love a little (subtle) matchy matchy with my littles, but a mother/daughter Tea Leaves combo? Be still my heart....

    Have a lovely, hopefully at least a bit sunny kind of day!!

    Your blog is so you have twitter or fb to follow with??

    If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at

  4. Oh my goodness, you received a whole lot of rain. Most of it seems to skirt around our locale. We had rain on Saturday, but Sunday was beautiful and today highs around 58! You are done with your shawl - you are quite speedy!

  5. oh, your poor garden!!! can't wait to get the full pic of the shawl----and Emerson's is really moving along. And you are thinking about another cardi before are AMAZING!!!!


  6. I love the qoute! Now floods? Wow so much going on where you live Tracey- certainly keeps you busy- hope your garden is ok.
    Just lurv that blue color in the sweater.

  7. Oh, Tracey! We've gotten so much rain, too. Somehow part of our carpet near the fireplace has managed to get wet from underneath (which is especially odd since it's raised off ground level..). I haven't been brave enough to check my (tiny) garden yet. Hopefully my lovely lettuce sproutlings haven't washed away.

    I think it's so great that you have family to knit for. I can't imagine anyone outside of my house actually wearing a handknit, sadly. I'm going to post today about my new adventures in knitting.. if I can get my totally unmotivated self moving.

    Yay for learning to weave! Are you going to buy a loom or make a practice one yourself? My oldest enjoys simple weaving. I'd like to think it's something he'll pursue "for real" as he gets older.

  8. That is a lot of water! Hope you see rainbows soon!

  9. What lovely photographs! They made this post a joy to read!

  10. I could see you weaving, for sure!
    That IS a lot of water. Hope your crops can weather it!

  11. Your knitting and photography always impress me...and now weaving..Wow! I can't wait to see all that you create..

    Lots of Love,


  12. i hope you do see a rainbow soon! and i wish the rain would move over here, we are always in a draught. it's so important for so many reasons but i miss the wildflower season that wont happen without enough.
    i'm so glad your knitting is continuing to bring comfort and JOY to your heart tracey dear.

  13. Looks yukky... we have so much snow and slush here that I don't like to think of it. I need spring. Soon. Love to you, Tracey. Can't wait to see your finished shawl.

  14. Your knitting projects look very nice. We have had high winds but not much rain. I am fascinated by weaving, too, but I have too many irons in the fire now. I'd like to weave a rug for the bathroom.

  15. I love your photos. We are having snow mainly here.

  16. I love the Irish Blessing at the beginning of your post Tracey:)
    You are really having scary weather over there, it's rather hot here with the odd rainstorm. I am looking forward to seeing your Pi-Shawl it sounds amazing.
    Have a wonderful week

  17. Oh dear.. flooding, tornados! Stay safe indoors and knit.
    Love to you.

  18. I must say that we are fairing a bit better than you are weather wise. Ireland is looking very appealing though. Weaving is wonderful. I took a class in college and loved it, particularly the treadle loom. It's a zen kind of rhythm thing.

  19. Wow! that is a lot of water. Weaving, how exciting!

  20. YAY for learning to weave! I'm learning to spin right now and it is consuming more of my knitting time than I had intended. Weaving is on my list too. It's so good to absorb your mind in something brand new to learn.

  21. Oh, you're going to love that weaving book! I taught myself to weave using that book about 25 years ago! Very clear and well-written!

  22. So much rain, so much knitting. I hope you enjoy the weaving.

  23. Gorgeous knitting - lovely blue.
    Those cloud pics look like the ones over our bay this morning.
    Enjoy the rainbow watching.

  24. Love the shamrocks and your beautiful pictures. Rain and knitting - so cozy.

  25. Goodness, that's a lot of water! Praying you get your rainbow very soon. Happy knitting in the meantime! xo

  26. Did the Irish blessing mentioned mention abundant water? Wow. At least you know what to do when all else is chaos... Love your knits!

    Blessings, Debbie

  27. Wow, that is a lot of rain! I'm so excited that you're learning how to weave! I've always wanted to but it's on my "someday" list. For now, I'll enjoy seeing what you make! Can't wait!

  28. you will love weaving! i have a friend here that does it, actually a group of ladies that get together and spin and weave and'd fit right in :)

  29. Spinning, weaving both of interesting.
    But, is there time????


  30. That flooding is no joke! Thank goodness for fiber to keep yourself sane. You did wonderfully on progress.