Wednesday, June 19, 2013


"For each of us, then, the challenge
and opportunity is to cherish all life
as the gift it is, envision it whole,
seek to know it truly, and undertake—
with our minds, hearts and hands—
to restore its abundance. It is said
that where there’s life there’s hope,
and so no place can inspire us with
more hopefulness than that great,
life-making sea—that singular,
wondrous ocean covering the
blue planet.”

~ Carl Safina

A lovely day at the beach
and while I am almost
ready to begin Chart D
on Leaves of Grass, I
brought along Edisto,
named for the beach that
holds a special place in
my heart and the place I
would spend all of my time
if I could get away with
it.  The pattern is very
to remember, only a four
row repeat, so it's a great
take along project, no charts.

I finished Dark Places and
truthfully didn't enjoy it.
Oh, the story line kept me interested,
and I stayed up late to read since
it really held my attention, but
I didn't like the characters
at all. I didn't bond with any
of the people in the story, they
were not very nice people and
I didn't really care for the ending

Now I am reading The Silver Star
by one of my all time favorite
authors, Jeannette Walls.  She
wrote The Glass Castle, which
is one of my top ten books.
Have you read any of her books

Joining Ginny for this week's
Yarn Along


  1. How pretty is that delicate blue wool. Photos of the seashore mesmerising.
    Haven't read any of Jeannette Walls, but recommendations are really the best way to read as so many books I pick up don't hold my attention - I have become more picky the older I get - my time is precious and I don't want to waste time reading material that is a trial. I have put Ms Walls on my list - many thanks.

  2. Ooh beach knitting and cookies - what could be better than that?! I love the effect of your combining two yarns, it looks really pretty.

  3. I loved Glass Castles so now I have yet another book to add to my list to read. I did not care for the book you finished either for the same reasons. Glad to know I'm not the only one. You are so lucky to live near the sea!!!

  4. Beautiful photos Tracey, so peaceful. And your wool, gorgeous.

  5. Edisto is one of my favorite places too! I enjoyed every visit we made to the beach there. The knitting looks beautiful and that yarn looks oh so soft. Happy Knitting!

  6. Ah yes... that lovely wisp of seafoam on your needles looks like heaven. Beautiful photos and beautiful toes too!

    Blessings, Debbie

  7. Pretty knitting - the colours are perfect for a little beach knitting.
    Gorgeous photo's.

  8. I loved the Glass Castle. I've got the other book Half Broke Horses, but haven't read it yet. It's on my to read bookshelf, working it's way to the top. Beautiful yarn colors, can't wait to see the finished project!

  9. I find Walls to be devastatingly honest and engaging. I read Glass Castle and Half-Broke Horses. Both fantastic reads, but the first was oh so tragic. What beautiful yarn - so wispy. I am eager to see the wrap.

  10. Beautiful photos and gorgeous project! I can't wait to see the whole thing complete. :)

  11. I love your project. What a beautiful color and the stitches are so lacey and delicate! I have not read anything by Jeanette Walls but The Glass Castle is on my to read list. I have heard good things about it, so will move it up and read it soon (I have way to many books on my to read list...) Have a wonderful day. Your posts always inspire and uplift me! Thanks.

  12. Your Edisto wrap looks beautiful Tracey, is a perfect colour. I love a project that is easy to work on and take along when I go out.

  13. Yeah, that book sounds like it would be really intense. Wow.

    Those yarns are beautiful.

  14. my goodness your wrap is being knitted with wisps! wow, so delicate.
    one of these days i will have it in me to actually read something with depth, for now it is magazines. lol

  15. What incredibly beautiful, delicate yarn. Perfect sea scape colours :)
    I'm loving the purple nail polish too!
    Lovley peaceful pictures Tracey, thanks for sharing :)

  16. so lovely to have simple knits! glad for yours! :)

  17. What a beautiful sea-blue color of yarn. And thanks for the reminder that sand really is just bits of broken shells. Your beach photos are so pretty. And, you're right, take along projects make the best beach knit sort..xoxo

  18. and Karen are killing me with your gorgeous knitting. I'm still plowing along with the Dahlia....slowly but surely. I might actually get to the sleeves sometime this week. Enjoy your days at the beach!

  19. Beautiful photos and beautiful knitting. So glad I stopped by from the Yarn Along.

  20. Pretty colors! I love that yarn! :)


  21. What a pretty post Tracey, i Especially love the last image. That yarn looks lovely and so soft to work with. I haven't ready anything by Jeanette Walls yet but noticed it on a couple of peoples yarn along page over the last few months. I had a look at your link and then ended up googling JW and her books they sound fascinating. I'll definitely be buying the Glass Castle next. That's another of your recommendations I'll be reading.

  22. Your first photo has me yearning for the sea....

  23. Knitting at the beach.... what a delightful combination, two favorite things.
    Thanks for your sweet comment by the way. :) You are so right.

  24. Oh your yarn is gorgeous! It almost looks like it will just float away!