Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A FLOWER YARN ALONG


In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. 
My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts
and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the
flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~

Abram L. Urban







 





 
 

 
I know you must be so bored visiting
here and seeing the same knitting project
from a few weeks ago, but this is the
project that is now consuming all of
my free time, of which there is little
right now. I have put aside the blanket
and am now just concentrating on
finishing this shawl. I am on my
first round of Chart D and it is taking
me forever to knit! I know, it's all
about the process so I am trying not
to be impatient when I have so many
other things that need my attention
right now [bushels of tomatoes that
won't wait to be canned].
 
I have been able to read a little at
night before falling asleep and I just
finished The SiIver Star. I can not
express how disappointed I was in
this book. I went back and read a
few of the reviews on Amazon and
there was one that summed it up
perfectly...it read like a disappointing
Youth Fiction book. I am sorry I
wasted my time and money on
this book and hope this isn't a trend
of what's to come from this author.
 
Joining Ginny and all the other

25 comments:

  1. Oh I do like that yarn Tracey. Such a beautiful rich colour. And a beautiful carved basket! My dad was a wood turner in his later life and I am drawn to lovely timber crafts.

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  2. How could we be bored with such beautiful photographs? I love how you do your yarn along posts. Hoping to join in next week xxx

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  3. Oh goodness! Not bored, no. Especially with how many weeks in a row I show the same projects :-) I need something easy like a pot holder next week ;-) I am in love with that knitting basket, and the green yarn.

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  4. I'm not bored at all, big projects take a lot of time!! did you make that basket the knitting is in?? it's beautiful! I'm sorry the book was not good, I hate when that happens...

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  5. Bored? Oh, my --- never!!! The LOG is coming along nicely, and is the perfect project to be featured in the garden. Such lovely photos!!!! GREAT wooden basket!!! Love your style!

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  6. I love seeing your photographs. They're always so very alive and vivid.

    Sorry you didn't like the book. It's always a terrible feeling to read through something and come out the other side disappointed.

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  7. Beautiful photos Tracey. And I never get bored of your knitting projects either, so there! Sorry to hear about the book though. There is nothing worse spending time on a bad read :(. I am just finishing up And the Mountains Echoed by the same person who wrote Kite Runner. It was okay.
    I think we both deserve to read something awesome next to make up for it!!
    xoxox

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  8. Beautiful pics and I love that yarn bowl! Thanks for stopping by! I am putting LOG in my queu.

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  9. Yes, the process. While that's true, when we are really excited about a project it's just hard to be 'in' the moment. I understand your eager knitting.

    And disappoint from a book is so... disappointing. Thanks for the heads up.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  10. I love watching shawls grow over several weeks! I think it gives the proper perspective on exactly how much time these beauties take. :)

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  11. I love your knitting basket, it is amazing! How are you canning your tomatoes? Are you making sauce/salsa or just putting them up whole?

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    1. I have been making pasta sauce, plain sauce, salsa and just tomatoes quartered in jars and then pressure cooked. Today is a day off so I can catch up on everything else that is coming in, then back at tomatoes tomorrow.

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  12. love that wooden basket for your knitting, beautiful. it is such a bummer to read a bad book. i use to plow through even the worst books, but now i just toss them aside, life is just too short for a bad book. lol

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  13. Mmmm...canning tomatoes. I haven't been involved in that process in years. I remember my grandmothers doing it...and enjoy the goodness that came out of those mason jars. Definitely worth the effort.

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  14. Beautiful flowers. :) And I love the little wooden bowl/basket you keep your knitting in--how neat!

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  15. love the yarn; such a lively green!

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  16. i love your basket!

    also, i have enjoyed walls in the past but i've heard some very discouraging remarks about her new book and now hearing it from you, too. i think i shall steer clear!

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  17. Oh boo, on the disappointing book. That is why I can't bring myself to buy books anymore unless I know I'll read it again in the future. I love free at the library and from my mum who buys all the books, LOL.
    I love it when you take close shots of the flowers and plants. I feel like an insect getting up close and personal.
    I won't tire of seeing that terrific, mossy green. It's so full of life and of a mysterious, waiting woods.

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  18. Oh no! I am sorry she disappointed. I hope it was just a fluke. Her other work has been quite good. And what a beautiful project. It is hard sometimes to enjoy the process when you just want to see a finished product!

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  19. Love your flower and pics and no I am not bored with your knits. Your wooden bowel is beautiful ! I bought 2 of those in norther Wyoming but never thought to use them as basket--great idea!!

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  20. As one who has knit the same four inches for the past month I can say I am honestly not bored in the least with your knitting ;) what a lovely project though And your photos really lift my heart. Every time. ~ Paula

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  21. Lovely pictures and beautiful knitting with flowers and that gorgeous basket.
    Your shwal is beautiful already.
    Enjoy the knitting.

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  22. Love those lace cap hydrangea, I am never bored with your photography or your knitting and that wooden basket is quite special. Wish more people would give honest book reviews, save us all time and money.

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  23. Oh I am just enjoying those beautiful shots you took. That yarn is so pretty and your shawl will be gorgeous! I am never bored with your knitting sweet Tracey-you are such an inspiration!
    xoxo

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