Thursday, November 14, 2013


Somewhere along the way, I realized that
the new year doesn't begin for me in January.
The new and fresh has always come for me in
the Fall. Ironically, as leaves are falling like rain,
crunching beneath my feet with finality, I am
vibrating with the excitement of birth and new
beginnings.... My year begins in Autumn.

~Betsy CaƱas Garmon


This week we went from wearing
shorts one day to needing a sweater
the next after a cold front that blew
in covering my yard with leaves and
pine straw. We are slowing warming
back up, but at least for two days
I was able to wear a sweater on my
walk which was so pleasant.

I had to rip the sleeves from
Emerson's Sweater, I finished
the sleeve, held it up and realized
the sleeves would be too big
for even me, much less a five
year old little girl so I am starting
over, sigh.

My Autumn Wrap has seen a lot
of attention this week and I am
ready to add my next skein of yarn.
It is a Christmas gift so while I
am trying to enjoy the process I
am also trying to cross another
item off my list.

I made the best broccoli-cheddar
soup for lunch from just picked
broccoli, it was so good I ate
it for dinner too. I would be
happy to share the recipe if you
are interested, although I really
don't measure anything, I just
sort of dump.

I had a nice, long talk with my
95 year old grandfather. He would
like me to knit him a sweater, in
blue. What do you think of this

And a week that has flowers in
it is always a good week.

UPDATE: If you're a knitter you
must see this.  Karen really outdid
herself, this is wonderful.

Wishing you the most joyous


  1. I love the shawl! I have 2 skeins of lace weight yarn that's been sitting in my stash for years now waiting for something to be knit into. This may be the pattern!! I'd love the soup recipe if you wouldn't mind! We love broccoli and broccoli soup around here!

  2. Oh a nice long talk with your grandfather...that sounds so lovely. I love that sweater and think it would be perfect. Have a lovely weekend Tracey.

  3. love the colorway of the yarn for the shawl. and i think that sweater pattern is perfect!
    i wish we would cool down here some. we are still hitting 90 some days, just ridiculous if you ask me. LOL

  4. I think that's a great sweater! In fact.. I kind of want to knit one for myself. (:

  5. Oh that is so cute, your grandfather asking you to knit for him! My grams is 90. I like that Jared Flood pattern.
    Your soup sounds yummy. Pls share the recipe.
    Glad you go in lots of knitting.

  6. The sweater, yes! Go for it, Tracey!! :) Today was cool and rainy...typical pacific northwest weather in November. Burning a fire in the early morning and then cracking the windows in mid-afternoon. Last night was chicken in the crockpot with noodles along with garden veggies. Longing for snow...

    Blessings, ~Lisa

  7. Perfect sweater for Grandpa!!! (actually just sort of looks like a perfect fall sweater!! for anyone!) :) Have a good weekend!!!

  8. that is the perfect sweater! How lucky you have a grandpa :) He will love it and I bet he will be super handsome in it as well. It has been cold this week and I love every single shiver :)

  9. Soup sounds yummy.and I say YES to th jumper :)

  10. I know what you mean about the dramatic shift in weather...we are experiencing the same thing here. I love the sweater for grandpa. :)

  11. I love the quote and I feel the same way, even out here in Southern Cal.
    It makes me feel better about myself when I hear knitters like you still have to pull out sleeves. Not that I've ever gotten as far as a sweater, but if I did, I would be pulling the sleeves out....

  12. Only two in my house like Broc Cheese soup, so I don't make it much, but it sounds so yummy now that it has turned colder here. It just might be time! And I really like your yarn in the picture below it...reminds me of some I made a shawl out of a year or two ago....still one of my favorite colors. Makes me smile!!