Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I am doing something I learnt early to do,
I am paying attention to small beauties—
as if it were our duty to find things to love,
to bind ourselves to this world.

~Sharon Olds



I have two projects that
are getting equal attention
this week, the first is super-
secret knitting for a spring
swap I am taking part in. I
am thrilled with the ideas I
have come up with and just as
as soon as I can share the details
with you I will.

I knit a pair of duck socks
using the baby sock pattern
from this book and then thought
they really needed a cute hat
to go along with them so I
am keeping my fingers crossed
that I have enough yarn to finish.

I am still reading The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
and while I am enjoying the book I did
have to skim over a few pages that dealt
with the mistreatment of an animal, something
I can not stomach; my hope is that that will
not come up again or else this will be a
book I do not finish.

Joining Ginny.


  1. I love the wee dicky socks - so cute. Such beautiful floral images- so bright and cheery.

  2. I'll cross my fingers too :) Those little socks are so cute! Beautiful flowers (Tracey, I can't believe you have flowers OUTSIDE!). Thanks for sharing :) XO p.s. I have a low tolerance for reading/watching any kind of brutality too, glad to know I'm not the only one who's left a book unfinished because of that.

  3. those bitty socks are soooo cute! I can't believe how far into spring you all are.....such beautiful photos.

  4. can you say what yarn you are using in the secret project? it look fab!

  5. Such beautiful flowers! And that yellow yarn is yummy!

  6. I could not read that either. I need pg-13 kind of writing. Love those socks, quack quack. Adorable!! I want to thank you for the spring photos! Soon I will have some to share in a month or so.

  7. I always, always LOVE your photos, but seeing the beautiful blooms was especially nice this morning. The duck socks are the cutest little things and I do hope you will have enough yarn for the hat!!

  8. I love those ducky booties...so cute!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  9. The blooms...they are just luscious! thank you for sharing them Tracey :0) the socks and the hat are going to look just precious :0) Reading about any kind of cruelty, especially about defenseless animals or children is not something I read either. lots of love to you ... mari

  10. You and I and the secret Knitting:))))

  11. Beautiful flowers - are they camellias?

  12. Those duckies are so precious !!! I'll keep my fingers crossed too for the matching hat.

  13. Gosh those flowers are beautiful! And the duck socks are adorable.

  14. Oh how I love those yellow flowers. And that sunshiney yarn! You can't help but smile when looking at them!
    I too have to read over those parts in books. I can't handle it!

    Linda in VA

  15. That is a cute basket. How wonderful it's being used to carry around baby knits.

  16. gorgeous photos and some cute little socks!!

  17. The socks are adorable... But I'm just breathless at those gorgeous flowers. Your blog makes me wish for May!

  18. Duck socks ... what fun! (I'm now trying to think if I know anyone I could knit duck socks for.)

  19. Your photos as your knitting are just gorgeous!

    Lluisa xoxo

  20. OH. MY. Those socks are SO cute. I love duck stuff. I'll have to send you a copy of the duck bootie pattern I found for a future knit.