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muse motivation April 10, 2013

Since the weather has been a bit misty and rainy the past few days, my energies have turned from the garden back to the needle, back to the cozy indoors…

Pulled along by TOP OF THE LAKE I’ve made quite a bit-O progress on my HEY GIRL cardi…

Nothing like a little suspense from down under to put the pedal to the metal – I actually think I knit faster watching thrillers! – and this one has some r.e.a.l. interesting moments (whatabboud the head tattoo? find me a picture of Jay Ryan’s bird-head and I’ll send you a free patttern)…

I fantasize now about getting a nice cozy container and parking it near the Pacific somewhere…

Starry-eyed, the knit goes on

Chic Knits Hey Girl knitting pattern

And, but of course, this is now at the point wherein I bribe myself with some buttons.

The collection is pretty big right now, but really tips on the black and white side with a lot of brown tortoise-y colors thrown in.

This oatmeal yarn could do with one of those, but its light freshness seems to want to be matched in tone a little bit better.

Chic Knits Hey Girl knitting pattern

I’m especially enamored of some light-slivery buttons – they are the most fashion-forward of the bunch, but maybe a bit too flashy? The light tortoise ones have the standard Mr. Rogers appeal and the monotone taupe-colored ones (with the little middle bump) seem just a tad bland.


Mod vs Traditional. Have to think about that.

7 responses to “muse motivation April 10, 2013”

  1. Corinne says:

    Top of the Lake! It’s my favorite show. Reminds me of Twin Peaks.

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Miss you – wish we could sit’n’knit an episode together!

    I actually like this better than Twin Peaks which used to make me laugh a lot which Top of the Lake hardly ever does…

  3. Carolyn says:

    I like the dark tortoise-y ones. There are 4 of them including the rightmost button in the lower photo. (Maybe you are calling them the “light tortoise ones”?) I am not sure.

    I never heard of Top of the Lake. I did enjoy Twin Peaks. (Is it really better if you do not laugh? Why?)

    Just here,

  4. Robin F. says:

    I like the ones with the darker tortoise look- Of course if I were putting buttons I would go for a wow factor like red or orange. If I made all those button holes it should be for a purpose. IMHO.

  5. Katy says:

    I have a similarly colored sweater that only needs buttons to be done. But I think it’s too warm here (Houston) now to wear it so I will hold off and knit something summery.

  6. linzie says:

    As requested, photo can be found at

    enjoy x

  7. Bonne Marie says:


    I hugz you!


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