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Thursday, June 25, 2009


The lovely Erica Anne writes: “I look at these photos and somehow, the humidity that’s been hanging around me like a heavy steel blue cloak dissipates and I can breathe deeply the cool, fresh, smooth softness of robin’s egg blue.”

This is true! It’s been so hot here the last few days, tuning up one’s visible fields with cool calm color really does cue the rest of the body towards a less heated plane. I’ve been knitting like mad with this in my lap, slurping up the cool rays coming off the color in waves like water washing me down. It wards off the air, which, because you are 99% water, in its humid state wants to bond with you like never before; shields you from frying like a little piece of bacon in the sun.

Air conditioning, but of course, helps too.

For no real apparent reason, I used to be a real snob about air conditioning, telling all my friends and anyone who would listen just how wonderful it was when things started steaming. Yes! One’s sinuses can clear and skin skews towards peach but after a week or so of indexed +100’s who gives a, well, you know. Crank that thing!

So, sitting in the shade or inside, I’ve gotten quite a bit of the body done — am 7 rows away from the ribbing and the very exciting casting on over the pocket area. I’m making the body 1″ shorter than the other Basic Chic Hoodie’s I’ve done and will be making 5/8 length sleeves.

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