Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Happiness is like a butterfly
the more you chase it
the more it will elude you
But if you turn your attention
to other things
it will come and sit
softly on your shoulder.

~ Pinterest

Over the weekend I had the overwhelming
desire to cast on a new project and really
wanted to knit something to go with a pair
of boots. I went digging in my stash and
pulled out some Rowan Tweed in avocado.
Using size 4 needles I cast on 60 stitches,
knit 2, purled 2 for four rounds then knit
each round until it measured 10 inches. 
I then knit 2, purled 2 for a ribbing 2.5 inches
and loosely bound off. I found some thin
cotton string and did a little picot edging,
crocheting in each knit stitch for 3 stitches,
chaining 3, all the way around. I really like
how it turned out and am already knitting
away on it's matching friend.

I finished reading What Alice Forgot which
was hard; the story line became very depressing
and it just went on and on...I just wanted it

I picked up an old favorite to read now until
something else peaks my interest.

 Joining along with Ginny.


  1. Gorgeous photos Tracey. And I love your current knitting project, hope we get to see them with the boots when they are finished :)

  2. What a lovely first picture Tracey...you were able to catch that lovely hummingbird without any problems...good for you! :) the socks are so adorable. :D

  3. what photos!!!! WOW! And I adore those boot toppers...you are a designer!!!!

  4. Lovely photos Tracey and love that little picot edging.

  5. First of all, your photography is AMAZING, Tracey! No matter how many times I visit you, I will always be in awe of your talent! I hope you plan to frame some of them...the butterfly ones and the hummingbird are just breathtaking peeks of God's creation in nature!

    Your new knitting project is absolutely stunning! You go, Girlfriend!

    Hugs to you, my sweet friend. We are headed to our daughter's tomorrow morning, so you KNOW I will have a wonderful weekend! :)

  6. Tracey, the photos are stunning! The first one with the hummingbird is just amazing! Your boot cuffs are turning out really, really cute! I made some out of a recycled sweater last year, but I think I am going to have to knit myself a pair - or two.

  7. that project matches my hitofude!! So you can guess I love that color and the tweed is spectacular to welcome fall :)

  8. Such beautiful photos--especially love the hummingbird capture.

  9. Beautiful capture of the wild life... That yarn looks so pretty with the tweed and that yummy color. I bet it will be lovely when done Karen.
    Happy Knitting :)

  10. I love your photos. What a great shot of that hummingbird! I'm glad you were able to shop the stash for the yarn you needed. They look great so far!

  11. Sounds like you are living in the land of knitting bliss, my friend. Love your avocado yarn and the trim you attached. :) Hope you will post an FO pic when you're all done! Gorgeous pics, as always. :) xo Lisa

  12. I love the green...I just started the Pieces of Eight mitts...I'm doing a rainbow of colours...I'll post a picture soon...

    ~Have a lovely day!

  13. That yarn is delicious! (ha, it even sounds delicious ;) I have some of that (in another colourway) sitting in a basket waiting for the perfect project.

  14. Tracey, great pictures of that butterfly! And it is so tricky to catch a hummingbird - you must have been very patient! Cute socks - I love the color and name of the color.

  15. Beautiful pictures, as always! I really love the white ruffle at the end of the leg warmers. :)

  16. It's all beautiful, Tracey! Your butterfly photos are amazing, love them. I have never knit with Rowan Felted Tweed but your newest project certainly makes me want to track some down the internet is such place for temptation as well as inspiration)! The Glass Castle, I couldn't put it down! Have you read How to Catch A Frog? I think you would enjoy it. Happy reading! xo

  17. wow the orange! happy pollinators!

    i know what you mean about having a good book to read - I've been thinking the same - need a small pile of books that I love that I can return to when I have nothing new (and great) to read.

  18. Beautiful picture and love the colour of the yarn - that green is gorgeous. Oh I hate books that seem not to end.

  19. Those butterfly pictures are stunning!

  20. Amazing photos of the butterflies. They are such lovely creatures.