Wednesday, March 19, 2014


 Hark! the hours are softly calling
Bidding Spring arise
To listen to the rain-drops falling
From the cloudy skies
To listen to Earth's weary voices
Louder every day
Bidding her no longer linger
On her charm'd way
But hasten to her task of beauty
Scarcely yet begun.
~Adelaide Anne Procter

As soon as I cast off my last
pair of socks I grabbed some
more yarn and cast on a new
pair.  I am playing around
with the pattern trying to
find just the right one for
me, what feels best on my
feet, what is fun to knit,
what little details I want
to add to give each pair of
socks their own personality.
I have spent a lot of hours
looking at different patterns,
but it's fun and isn't that what
knitting is all about? :)

I know I'm probably the last one
to read it, but I have started
The Snow Child and for all those
that told me I would love it you
are right, I do!  I first heard about
the book from Lori and then Cory
and I had a book exchange with
her sending me this book, thank
you Cory.   Have you read it?

Joining with Ginny because it's
Wednesday and that means it
Yarn Along Day!


  1. What joy to see the beauty of Spring come alive where you are Tracey...thank you for your prayers...your thoughts... your positive energy that crosses over and reaches me here in the mountains. mari

  2. You have spring! What a sight for winter weary eyes. And the socks are a delight with the red edging. A happy pop of colour. I haven't read The Snow Child. I must check it out.

  3. Beautiful photos Tracey. Love the colour combination for your socks. I knew you would love the Snow Child, so much goodness in it. Enjoy

  4. I'm so intrigued about the Snow looks like a good read...

    ~Have a lovely day!

  5. Oh your spring looks fabulous. I'm so hoping that ours will arrive soon- we are more than ready! Making little sock decisions is so much fun- enjoy the process and the customized product.

  6. I read that book last year and it was such a good book, I think you'll enjoy it immensely. Thank you for the spring photos, we still are looking at brown here but I am comforted in knowing that when I'm visiting you, I'll see the Spring season!!!

  7. Stunning photos! Thanks for posting them, they are lovely to look at:)

  8. Such beautiful photos Tracey! I love the pop of red in your socks! have a lovely day!

  9. Beautiful spring photos full of hope!

  10. Tracey, your photos are always gorgeous! Love, love, love them! Another book I'll have to add to my list, thanks for the recommendation!

  11. Loved Snow Child, it left a mark for a little while :).
    Hope you are well my friend!

  12. What a nice reminder of spring finally coming tomorrow. Love the photos, Tracey!

  13. The flowers are gorgeous! I'm not sure I know their name? Isn't it fun to play around with yarn and patterns and make them your own?!

    1. They are blueberry blossoms. It should be a good crop this year, we've had a lot of rain.

  14. Nope - you are not the last one to read Snow Child. It hasn't even gotten on my list yet. I guess I would actually have to read, huh? I'm so glad you are enjoying knitting socks.

  15. i have been wanting to read that book as well. sounds so interesting. and oh the joys of sock knitting. i use to be so afraid of knitting them, now they are my favorite thing to knit. :) what is that lovely plant in the photos?? those wee flowers and pink buds are beautiful.

  16. Well, you're not the last one--I haven't read it yet, although it is on my list. Socks are my favorite thing to knit. The basic construction is just so nifty, and the finished product so useful. Plus, socks are such a portable knit. I love your springtime photos--so pretty. I am just beginning to detect the first signs of spring, but there is still snow on the ground.

  17. gorgeous photos! I haven't read that book yet, so you are not the last ;)

  18. Beautiful photos!!
    And I loved the Snow Child when I read it a few years ago.

  19. so glad you are enjoying the snow child, it is one of my very favorite books! and you are inspiring me to make socks again...maybe...;)

  20. Tracey, such gorgeous flowers! It is still wintery in the NE and no flowers in sight still. Love the red touches to the gray! Thank you for the book recommendation!

  21. oh good oh good. of course you love it!
    i finished mine, too. Was good.

  22. I haven't read the book. So I must be the last person to read it!

  23. What is that first flower? I like its color pattern. I like how you CO in a fun, pop of color.

  24. Looks like Spring is definitely at your home! Despite it being the first day of Spring today, we are having gray cold weather. Thanks for the pictures to prove that it is happening somewhere!

  25. So wonderful to see the blossoms in your area! Keeps me hopeful.

  26. Tracey, beautiful photos!!! Thanks for sharing today.

  27. Beautiful nature prettiness! Love the fleurs Tracey- my spring is definitely in your neck of the woods.
    Your socks look fun with added splash of color.
    Have a lovely rest of the week Tracey

  28. I am going to pick up The Snow Children today. Thank you for the recommendation.