Tuesday, January 20, 2015


It's not how much we give,
but how much love we put
into giving.

~ Mother Teresa


One row at a time my Stonecrop is

growing. I had originally planned
to only knit nine repeats of the
pattern, but now I am thinking I
will just knit until I am almost out
of yarn and then complete the top
boarder. Since this wrap is the first
of my 2015 Christmas gifts I do not
feel any reason to rush,   I am enjoying
myself too much, putting love into
each and every stitch.

As much fun as knitting Stonecrop
is I will be putting it aside for a little
while to cast on the hat I am knitting
for the Mystery Hat Swap. It took
me a few days to decide on a pattern,
and then I went digging deep in my
yarn trunk for some special yarn I
have been saving and I think this is
the right time to use it.

My reading this week is Beaded Hope.
a book from my church library. While
I am finding the story line a little too
'soap operaish' I do the love the concept
of helping women from anywhere in
the world inspiring and empowering.

Linking with Ginny


  1. Both projects are going to be beautiful...so much love in every stitch. by the way, I love your new selfie ;D mari

  2. Your stonecrop is coming along Tracey, it is going to be gorgeous.

  3. two extra lovely projects!!!! :)

  4. I love the bowl...I'm a lover of blue and white...and I love all of the love that is going into that Stonecrop shawl!

  5. I cannot tell you just how much I adore the orange yarn you are knitting the stonecrop with.It is so vibrant and gorgeous!

  6. I am still thinking about how long I want my stonecrop to be. Love yours immensely! That blue bowl/plate is beautiful!! Is it antique?? have fun with the hat swapping :)

  7. Love that you have a yarn trunk.... Sounds like a fun idea for a children's book. I think your orange wonder is beautiful!!!!

  8. Your are so organised Tracey, I am definitely going to take a page out of your book this year and start earl with my christmas gifts then like you I can leisurely enjoy the process.
    I was too late for the hat swap, I dawdled a little and now I've missed out. Have fun joining in, I'll be watching.

  9. My orange yarn has become a collection of kitchen washcloths and now I've got "brown sugar" on my needles...destined to be a baby beanie for a friend's wee one. Love the creaminess of your new yarn and look forward to seeing how it knits up, Tracey. Agreeing with Mari about your new selfie -- you did it! Wish I could be so bold. :)

  10. I love your bird bowl. And the orange!

  11. Amazing photos, the nature it's just the best place to take photos of the projects.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-141/

  12. what marvellous colours! a tangerine in the middle of winter. i'm glad you're not rushing and enjoying the process so much.


  13. You are making me want to knit something in that pumpkin color. I just love it! I think it's great that you are enjoying the process of Christmas gift knitting! No mad rush in December. Much better idea!

  14. Your photo's are beautiful. They are showing the colours of your yarn off wonderfully.
    Ali xx

  15. I like the fuzzy outcome the mystery beanie will have. Orange makes me feel alive. Your shawl is coming along wonderfully.

  16. Yes Christmas gifts are on the list, maybe this year I will make an early start! Maybe! Love that simple quote by Mother Teresa and love those wool colours they are so clear in your photos.

  17. Your pictures are so pretty! I love the yarn color! :)

  18. Now whenever I see beautiful orange yarns, I think of you. :)
    Your Stonecrop is looking beautiful.