Wednesday, February 13, 2013

YARN ALONG



There is that in the glance of a flower
which may at times control the greatest
of creation's braggart lords. 

~John Muir










It has rained here for
days and days [sigh] giving
me time to make dozens
of hearts, finally getting
the size I needed, using
size 00 needles and #10
crochet thread were
the perfect combination.

I finished Mike's boot
socks and attached
a little heart to the
back of each one,
giving them a little
somethin'-somethin'
because they are for
Valentines and I want
them extra special, even
if they are going to be
tucked in work boots
all day.

Reading this week is a reread
to make sure I remember all the
high lights of Upton Sinclair's
The Jungle. I am deep into the
horrible conditions of the stock-
yards and meat packing plants
during the time of the Industrial
Revolution.

Joining Ginny and all the others
for YarnAlong Wednesday.


39 comments:

  1. ha! that is so cute that you added a heart to your hubby's socks... not sure if mine would still wear them, but then again, nobody really sees them anyway ;)
    i love that photo of your row of needles!
    and yes, i meant to say already a while ago: should we ever get to Savannah again with the family, it would be awesome if we could meet there for a coffee and a chat ;)
    this year we will probably not make it to the States... we have a big project of moving. i will share it on the blog in time... no, not a farm :( but part of a house with a garden, space for veggies, a rabbit and possibly even chickens ;))
    hugs to you Tracey and have a good rest of the week!

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  2. Oh I love the little heart details!

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  3. The hearts on the men's socks is brilliant! Every time your husband puts them on he is going to smile :) Sorry for the buckets of rain. That does get a bit tiring doesn't it??

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  4. Love those little hearts - what a great idea!

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  5. those little hearts are amazing! - great idea to make the socks special - although, I think all hand-knitted socks are special - these are perfect :)

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  6. Aren't you so romantic! Love the hearts x

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  7. all that rain....it really looks like spring with all those blooms.

    love the socks! (and the hearts!! makes me smile---thinking of them tucked in under the work pants...in the boots!)

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  8. Those hearts just made me smile. I am sure he will feel your love all day as he works in those socks. Swoon.

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  9. Those little hearts are adorable! I could see happy cheery garland made out of them and I love that you are attaching some to you hubby's socks! So cute!

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  10. Oh I love those socks, what a sweet idea.

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  11. The heart details are just lovely, and your photography is as beautiful as your knitting. Writings and photographs of the working conditions at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century can be heart-wrenching, but so important for everyone to understand (I'm a historian, so historical understanding is important to me!). Glad to have the chance to know your blog through the yarn-along.

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  12. The hearts are adorable! And such a sweet touch. I'm sure he will love them!

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  13. It's been unending rain here, too. I love that you made hearts for his socks. I can imagine going through a normal day knowing that I had a special love token literally tucked into my shoes - what a great feeling! (:

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  14. I was surprised to read the hearts are for Mike (I love them, but don't think my hubby would ever wear anything with hearts), but then you've got a convincing argument of the hearts being tucked away. It's a very sweet gift idea, Tracey!
    And I also wanted to say how I always enjoy your line up of photos. They always seem to tell a story.

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  15. I love those little hearts! And did you put them on the socks? Love it!

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  16. Oh my gosh those hearts are adorable. Can I say I love the picture of the knitting needles?? Very cool!

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  17. The Jungle reminds me of 7th grade english class. What a horror. Funny how nothing has changed for the industrial meat packing system. The red is luscious!

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  18. I have never read The Jungle, but remember talking about in some high school class. I think that one day I will read it. I LOVE the idea of hearts on socks! Even they are boot socks. What a great idea.

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  19. Love the socks with a little somethin'-somethin'. Oh my, the rain. I am sick of the rain. You know of course, in a few of months, we'll be begging for some rain because it will be so hot. Fickle creatures when it comes to weather, aren't we?

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  20. Lucky man! The addition of the hearts.. Love. Looks like you have the makings for a beautiful Valentine's Day. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  21. Gorgeous photos-that flower is so lush and romantic. That has got to be one of the most awesome Valentine's gifts I have ever seen! Beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day.
    xo

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  22. Hope your husband likes the socks they look lovely.

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  23. the hearts are perfect! what a sweet thing to add to the socks. i love it. i have never read the jungle, but my oldest son has. he said it was very good, and very depressing.

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  24. Oh I love your socks Tracey... happy Valentines day.xxx

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  25. Absolutey love those hearts on those socks!!! What a wonderful idea!

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  26. Love the little heart socks...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  27. I love the hearts on the socks !

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  28. I love that you've put hearts on the socks. How sweet!

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  29. ohhhhh that photo of the thread is amazing!!!

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  30. I love the idea of little surprises added to a project!

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  31. I love the little hearts on such manly boot socks - perfect!

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  32. I adore those little sock hearts! What a sweet surprise for Valentine's Day.

    So much beauty in your photos! xoxo

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  33. Adorable hearts and a perfect little everyday "I love you." :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  34. hearts! happy valentines day dear tracey!

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  35. Must definitely be a real man:) - so sweet.

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  36. I love how you go about and take beautiful photos. How sweet you added cute hearts on your hubby's socks!

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