Wednesday, April 8, 2015

YARN ALONG

"The one thing that you have that nobody
else has is you. Your voice, your mind,
your story, your vision. So write and draw
and build and play and dance and live [and
knit] as only you can."

~Neil Gaiman











 


 
I am working on two projects this week,
the first is an sofa arm cover for a dear
friend who has a white sofa and a grey
cat.  I am using Paton's Grace yarn in
Natural and basically am just knitting
a long rectangle with a small ribbing
around the edge...easy, easy.
 
My second project is a sock using the
beautiful yarn I won from a giveaway
hosted by the lovely Donna of Knit1Spin2.
For this sock I cast on 64 stitches on size 1
dpn's and am doing a knit 3, purl 1 pattern
all the to the toes.
 
My reading this week is really good.  I am
reading Sister, a novel .
It is the story written in letter form from
one sister to another describing the events
of what takes place when one of them
is missing. The setting is in London so
it's interesting to read the differences of
how they look for missing people compared
to the US.  So far I am loving it and I
am hoping the ending is as good as the
beginning, I will let you know.  
 
Joining Ginny.
 

26 comments:

  1. Hi Tracey,
    The colors in the sock yarn are gorgeous; so Spring-like!
    I love stories that are written in letter form. Sort of like blog posts, as I think of those as a letter to friends. Thx. xo Tammy

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  2. I started knitting some socks this week! The stitches are so tiny, I don't know how far I will get with it...your book sounds awesome. One I will definitely be adding to my list.

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  3. What an interesting thing to knit- sofa arm cover- clever, pretty colors on the sock yarn.
    Happy knitting

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  4. Isn't it wonderful that we can all be ourselves? And be unique in the process :) enjoy your projects sweet Tracey ...

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  5. i just love how you bring your knitting to the flowers... it really makes such beautiful pictures. Your book sounds very interesting... with three of my own, I'm always drawn to books about sisterhood. Have a good week Tracey

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  6. love the sound of that novel. I adore the yarns you are knitting with, so pretty and soft looking!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Please post a pictures of the socks when you are done!

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  8. You are such a sweet friend! Both yarns look so soft, I bet the socks will be really comfy.

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  9. i just rummaged through my sock yarn looking for something bright and fun....no wonder i couldn't find it; it was in your knitting bag!!! love the socks.

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  10. I had that same problem...off white with pattern sofa with 3 black animals. Now it's just covered with a blanket. Classy, I know...

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  11. Beautiful pictures! They have me jonseing for spring weather ;)

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  12. Love the colorful socks...the book does sound good...of course...I'd read the ending first...haha!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  13. Love the Gaiman quote. :) I think about it whenever I have writing doubts. That sock yarn is fantastic and so springy. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  14. I think that Gaiman quote is really inspirational! And I love the colors in your sock yarn, so cheery and springlike!

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  15. Absolutelybeautiful spring photos!

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  16. That book sounds intriguing and your photos, as always, are beautiful!

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  17. That will be a very lucky and spoiled cat ;-)
    Love your sock yarn and your beautiful pictures of the awakening nature!

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  18. Your book sounds interesting. Love that sock yarn.

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  19. The book looks good! Let us know how you continue to like it!

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  20. Neil Gaiman gets it again - love that guy! You are making some pretty gorgeous things there - one in its elegant simplicity the other in its pretty colour shifting. xo

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  21. Wise words from Mr. Gaiman. How fun to win some sock yarn.

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  22. Love the sock yarn, and a prize to boot!

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  23. Ooh the socks are gorgeous! I've just introduced my mum to your blog because I love the way you photograph your knitting in nature and I knew she would too!

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  24. I love your second sock yarn.

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