When It’s All Been Said and Done

08/09/2010 § Leave a comment

Exactly 17 years ago today I held my newborn in my arms in a strange, new place. A friend had brought me to a church so I could see what it was like. Little did I know then, that as I cradled my sweet baby girl in my arms, I myself was being drawn up into the arms of my Savior and became a newborn too, or rather, born-again. When I look back to that day that started my new life, I reflect on parts of the journey that got me to where I am now and I am in awe, completely astonished that I’ve made it so far. As I look forward to what new adventures could possibly await, I only linger momentarily. I really don’t know what my future holds, but, I know Who holds my future and that is enough for me.


I've Moved!! Come see the new place!!

11/05/2010 § Leave a comment

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I would love for you to visit me at my new blog I’ll Take Tea. I’m looking forward to your visit!

Blessings to you and yours,

Traci 🙂

This Is Intense

14/04/2010 § Leave a comment

Ok, here goes nothin’.

TESTING, TESTING….Please leave a comment if you can so I know this works!
I have serious tech savvy-ness deficiencies that require hand holding at various intervals. This is one of those intervals.

Thanks you for your support.


ETA: Never mind, I broke it. The comment link ran away with the dish and the spoon. 

The Mitten Situation

18/01/2010 § 3 Comments

I have really been liking cables. I have really been liking mittens. It was only a matter of time that I cast on for a pair of Evangeline’s. The original pattern is for fingerless gloves and they are great, but I really wanted another pair of mittens. I DO live in Minnesota ya know. While these won’t be terribly warm, they WILL be terribly cute and that counts just as much.

Because of the wide spectrum of temperatures that range from ‘it’s kinda chilly’ to ‘my nostrils just froze closed’, there’s a need for a spectrum of mittens to cover all your hand warming needs. Seriously. Just ask around. I have something mid-range for now so there’s a need to fill on the ‘cooler’ end of the spectrum. I will also need a pair of ‘nice and toasty’ mittens too, but seeing as though I’m writing that pattern myself, it’ll take a bit longer seeing as though I’m a newbie and all and seeing as though I only have so many hours in a day. You know?

My yarn of choice is Spud & Chloe Sweater and is so very wonderful and so very soft and so very versatile and so very WASHABLE. Yes, washable! I do believe I have found a new favorite all-purpose yarn. Even the colors are practically edible. This color is Watermelon. Um, YuM.

So far, I have finished the first one, complete with a true thumb gusset (love) and I will be casting on the second after I finish a top secret test pattern for BSA. Work before pleasure and all that, although, working for BSA is quite pleasurable I must say!

What’s your mitten situation? Do you even need them where you live? Share a fave pattern?
~traci 😀

I’ve Decided

13/01/2010 § Leave a comment

Ok, so I have been thinking long and hard and have talked with my husband and have decided to keep this my knitting/sewing blog and I will start a whole new blog that is ‘everything else’. I really like ‘theblondeknitter’ but feel the scope is more narrow, BUT I also think now that I have a better perspective on things I can continue posting here AND at I’ll Take Tea, my new blog. I am in the process of creating, rearranging and updating both of them.  I will start to have more content very, very soon and a post on THIS blog later today!

Thanks for your patience!
~traci  😀

Coming Up…

05/01/2010 § 3 Comments

I have been knitting, a LOT actually. I have also been on holiday and we all know what that means. The After-Holiday clean-up and getting back into ‘normal mode’ has begun. I have actually remembered today is Monday…the whole day. It’s making me think I may actually have a handle on things!

So, I will be getting organized, editing photos, thinking up amusing and insightful things to say and eventually that will culminate to an actual blog post. In between doing that I’ll be cooking, cleaning, baking, parenting, homeschooling, working, writing, researching, FREEZING, make that trying NOT to freeze, knitting, working on getting my other blog up and running, reading, designing, eating, sleeping…you get the idea.

So til then, what’s on your needles? What’s your new fave project or recent FO? Do share!


Campin’ Up Nort Part 1

15/09/2009 § 2 Comments

Camping at Schoolcraft State Park this August

Harebell: Campanula rotundifolia

anyone have a name for this?

the “Mighty Mississippi”

Large-leaved Aster: Eurybia macrophylla

some fungus among us

Good night sun

“Minnesota nice”

the “Big One”

His and Hers front row seats

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