Wednesday, April 10, 2013


The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
~Julian Grenfell

I have made a little progress
on my Marsh Grass and a
lot of progress on my second
Leaves of Grass.  It's a wonderful
pattern, easy to follow and
I can't wait to block it and
really see how it really looks.

While once again browsing
Ravelry, because I may have
a slight problem, I came
across another pattern,
Holey Square Scarf, and
it's free! I had a dentist
appointment in town
and since I was already
there, I made a quick
stop at my LYS and picked
up a few skeins of yarn
to knit one too. I think
it will make a nice Christmas
gift for someone.

I am still slowly make my
way though Freedom, but
to be honest I am on the
lookout for something that
is a bit more gripping, this
book is really kind of boring.

I want to wish my soul mate,
Mike a happy 50th birthday!
I can't believe we have been
together since we were 16.
I love you sweetie!

Joining Ginny and all the
Yarn Alongers for another
awesome Wednesday.



  1. Your scarf is beautiful. Love the colours. Happy Birthday to Mike.

  2. My goodness school sweethearts! Loving those colours - that scarf is really taking shape.

  3. Teenage sweethearts - that's so lovely! Happy Birthday to him.

  4. Your scarf is gorgeous! Such stunning colours. I love the 7th photo in of it. Gorgeous composition.

    Happy birthday to your sweetheart!

  5. Oh such a great scarf and looks very soft. I love browsing ravelry even if it is just to look at all patterns.

    Happy Birthday to your sweetheart!

  6. Happy Birthday to your guy!
    Love the texture and colors in the scarf. So pretty.

  7. happy birthday, Mike!!!!

    What a pretty scarf!!! (Of course, everything you knit is pretty!!!!! such a good eye!)

  8. Happy birthday to you husband!!!!! Love the scarf and the gradual change of colors-beautiful!

  9. That is beautiful- I just want to snuggle up in it! Such a gorgeous piece. Popping by from Yarn Along- I blog at

  10. Happiest of birthday wishes to Mike!

    And wow! Three projects at once?! Well.. I suppose I do have three socks going.. and a hibernating project or two. Right.. nevermind. (:

  11. wow your WIPs are all beautiful, I love the textures. Happy Autumn in Spring and have a knitty wednesday xx

  12. many years and history. Awesome. Happy Birthday and congrats :)

    Lovely texture and color! love love love!

  13. Wow! 16? That is wonderful! Happy Birthday to Mike. I love the colors of the scarf. It will make a wonderful gift.

  14. Happiest of birthdays to Mike! And another LoG - fantastic. I do really like mine. I can see making a lighter weight version in the future. I totally agree of Freedom. It was a struggle in the middle to stick to it. Not sure I would again.

  15. Tracey,
    I LOVE the colors in the variegated yarn, so so pretty. Happy Birthday to Mike!! I am delighted that you guys like the banana muffins recipe, thank you for letting me know. :)


  16. How funny to read your post as only yesterday I blogged about my indecision to knit the Holey Square Scarf ... this morning, I found the perfect yarn in my stash so I think I'll be casting on soon.

  17. Happy Birthday to Mike!!! What incredible colours and such a lovely pattern!
    It is looking lovely and sunny with you :)

  18. Lovely yarn, such beautiful colours. Happy Birthday to Mike!

  19. Lovely photos as usual Tracey. The yarn so reflects the colours of nature. Happy birthday to your soulmate...I hope you do something nice lovely to have know each other for such a long time...Longer together than single.
    Happy yarn along

  20. Your photos are beautiful and I love your Leaves of Grass, the colourway is amazing! Happy birthday to your soul mate.

  21. Happy birthday to your Mike! Wow, you've been together since you've been 16!?!

    Of topic - I was wondering how you like your Aurora shoes? I'm thinking about getting a pair...

  22. Birthday wishes for Mike. How lucky you found each other so young! I love seeing your knitting photos, Tracey - they are works of art xx

  23. First of all....Happy Birthday Mike!! Hope he had a wonderful one!

    Second of all...I LOVE that pattern - Holey Square Scarf. It's so cool. I've been behaving (no yarn shopping) and I think I may have some yarn in my stash that will work. I've got to check the yardage. Since you and Karen are my knitting heroes. I'll let you go first and see how it goes :)

  24. what a beautiful scarf, friend. I love the colors!

  25. Lovely colours in your scarf projects and the new yarn.
    Pretty textures you are knitting.

  26. The close ups are terrific. How super cool and sweet you married your high school sweetheart. That is so rare.

  27. Gorgeous photos. I love your scarf and the beautiful earth tons in it.

  28. you just knock me out with your knitting. so adventurous. can't wait to see that holey scarf! :)

  29. Popped over from Yarn Along ... your scarf is amazing! Love the colours and the little 'pot holes' Such an interesting pattern. Wendy

  30. Visiting from Yarn along. What beautiful knitting and photos! I remember visiting your blog before during yarn along and thinking it was a treat.

  31. Beautiful photos - I love how your colours go so wonderfully with your surroundings. That holey scarf looks like so much fun; looking forward to seeing it on your needles!

  32. A happy belated birthday to your dear husband. Love the colours in your yarn and those new spring leaves are just gorgeous. Jacinta