Wednesday, February 26, 2014

YARN ALONG

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful
and expressive feature.  It is earth's eye;
looking into which the beholder measures
the depth of his own nature. 

~Henry David Thoreau








 








 Yesterday my guys took off on a
fishing trip and I tagged along to
hike, sit in the sun to knit and
just enjoy being outdoors.

Autumn Wrap [although with
temperatures in the 70's maybe
I should change the name to
Spring Wrap] is my travel
project. It is a project I only
work on when I am in the
truck/car or away for the house.
The pattern is sections of
garter stitch and sections
of stockinette stitch repeated
until you think it's big enough.
I am looking forward to
binding off soon and can't
wait to see how it looks
once it's blocked.

I am still reading
Chickens in the Road
and I just discovered the
author has a blog which
makes it nice to put faces
to names I've been reading.

What are you knitting and
reading this week?

Joining Ginny for this week's
Yarn Along.








21 comments:

  1. Good photos - water always draws me in. I am helping a granddaughter with her first knitting project a scarf with pom poms on each end!

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  2. love the yarn, I knew it was classic elite when I saw the photo. Just look at the sunshine in your photos! and now I'm off to favorite another shawl-you have excellent taste :)

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  3. Oh those photos Tracey, I wish I could step into them. Hope you enjoyed your hike and time alone.

    Love that colour. I am working on a shawl too, it is taking forever, but I am enjoying it. Have a lovely day!

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  4. I like that pattern. That would be great with some hand spun. I'm so envious of your green grass. We are getting snow again today. Did the guys catch any fish?

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  5. What a beautiful place to hike and knit...it has been so cold here. I know spring is right around the corner :)

    I love your shawl the color is beautiful and so is your knitting. I have been trying to finish another sock..I think I am finally understanding it :) :)

    I hope you have a very blessed week friend : )



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  6. gorgeous setting….it looks like your yarn almost matched the color in the trees across the lake!!! beautiful knit!

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  7. wow, what a scenery for knitting. what a scenery for ANYTHING, my goodness. I want to be there, right now.
    xo

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  8. Tracey, I just love the colorway of your yarn. So warm and soft looking. :) Looking forward to days in the 70s and walks along the river. Today is cold (below freezing) and windy. I cannot believe we still have power with the way the trees are whipping around, but I do love the sound of the wind through the trees. Did your guys catch dinner?

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  9. oh my... that looks just amazing... all of it.... the yarn... the pattern.... the beautiful sunny day on the dock.... so jealous :) i am so happy to have "met" you too tracey :) such fun making new friends.

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  10. I thought the photos of the water were lovely but when I scrolled on to the pictures of that yarn.... gorgeous! What a beautiful wrap you're going to have when you're finished

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  11. Oh do I wish I was near that water. Your pictures are so pretty and making me long for warmer weather. Snow outside my window today. Love the yarn in your shawl.

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  12. Oh I hear that whistling from the Andy Griffith Show when I saw your dock pic! Great heathered orange yarn.

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  13. I love that you always give us a little glimpse of the colour from nature that you are using in your knitting project. Your yarn is beautiful. This looks and sounds like a wonderful day. The weather sounds amazing. Spring is in the air here as well but for us that’s fifteen degrees! The shawl looks gorgeous.
    I knitted the Dolan hat as you suggested, finished my annabel jumper and am the process of casting off some very long wrist-warmers to wear with a 3/4 length sleeve coat. I'm still loving reading the house with the seven gables...I can't put it down but read slowly because I really don't want it to finish.
    Enjoy the lovely warm weather.
    debx

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  14. Your autumn/spring wrap is beautiful! I adore the colors you chose for it! You are so lucky to have such a beautiful place to enjoy your knitting, the pictures are wonderful! How do you like the book? I've been following her blog, but have yet to read the book.

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  15. Love your photos of the lake and sunshine... they sure made our day a little brighter :)
    Beautiful knitting, can't wait to see the finished wrap!

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  16. I love travel only projects. It may take me ages to finish, but it's nice to have a "new" project that only sees the loght of day every once in a while. I love the color of your scarf. It is a perfect autumn color.

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  17. What beautiful pictures... :) m.

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  18. I cannot even put into words how uplifting these images are. Having looked out at a snow covered landscape for weeks on end those images look like heaven.

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  19. I love the colors!

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  20. Wow-I am so jealous of your warm, pretty weather. Great pictures!

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  21. I would love to just sprawl out on that dock and listen to the water and the wind. Delightful!

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