Wednesday, September 25, 2013


It is a good idea to be alone in a
garden at dawn or dark so that
all its shy presence may haunt
you and possess you in a reverie
of suspended thought.

~James Douglas

The temperature has dropped,
rain is steadily falling,
vegetable stew is bubbling
on the stove making
the kitchen extra cozy,
it's a great day to knit.
I have one more repeat
on my shawl, maybe two
if I have enough yarn,
and then I am going to
learn to cast off using
this method.

I started a new book,
A House in the Sky.
It is the true story of
Amanda Linhout and
her tale of being held
prisoner in Somalia for
460 days. I was hooked
on the first page and
have enjoyed every
page since.

Joining Ginny.


  1. such a beautiful pattern and nearly done! that is the most exciting feeling along with wondering if there's enough yarn :)

  2. love all the rosemary photos! I bet it smelled wonderful as you messed around in it! isn't knitting sort of like a good book...the excitement of starting, the joy and getting wound up in the story---the suspense of wondering what will happen next (have enough yarn?) and the satisfaction of a great ending? l love the's going to be a beauty!

  3. Rosemary -- my son's favorite herb. We transplanted ours this spring and it is enjoying it's new location. Need to make a few cuttings to hang in the window for cooking. Beautiful knit, Tracey! Such a thrill to be on the home stretch of a project! You will share, right? :)

  4. What beautiful pictures! I'm so glad the tempertures have dropped for you! Isn't it wonderful to have a nice, cozy day in the house with knitting, soup on the stove & rain falling outside? I'm loving these gorgeous fall days we're having but I secretly want just one day with the rain coming down so we can hunker in the house & be all nice and cozy!

  5. Your pictures are again very nice to look at and your last picture shows a gorgeous shawl. Very pretty!

  6. Look at all that rosemary, just lovely. Your shawl looks great Tracey, and it is almost done...yay!

  7. Such a pretty shawl. I hate the feeling of hoping you have enough yarn. I'm doing it right now myself. I will have to try that bind off.

  8. Beautiful work! I have had occasion to use that bind off once before and it gives a lovely finish.

  9. Beautiful work! I have had occasion to use that bind off once before and it gives a lovely finish.

  10. Some day I am going to make myself a shawl!! I am off to try that bind off! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from

  11. I lurv this pattern.....what a beautiful shawl you are knitting Tracey!

  12. Thank you for the link to the bind off. I could really have used that on some of the shawls that I've knit. ;-)

  13. that is such a stunning shawl. i can't wait to see it all completed.

  14. Rosemary - a favorite! I also have that Knitscene book. Another favorite!

  15. Enjoy the cooler weather! It's been chilly here at night. I'm loving that!

  16. Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I now want to see if my library has "The Best of KnitScene".

  17. I love rosemary, just rubbed between the hands, beautiful. I really must get my Christmas knitting finished before the warm weather kicks in, I am so slow!

  18. I love rosemary! I can only grow it in pots and bring them in the house for the winter. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs!

  19. I hadn't seen that method of casting off before...useful when you need a stretchy finish.

    I love your sky photographs, but I always have my head in the clouds. The rosemary looks gorgeous too, I can almost smell it. I have a pot outside the kitchen's probably my most used herb. I can't roast a chicken without it and I love it baked on top of chiabatta bread...although I haven't done that for a while.

    Your book sounds interesting and such a pretty shawl I look forward to seeing it finished.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  20. Your veggie stew sounds yummy. I can envision it bubbling on your stove. I love how you're so comfy in your backyard and are one with it.

  21. I have that book as well and seriously thought about making that've convinced me!