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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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…new Threads Tuesday…

The last we saw this color in these parts was weeks ago, it was spotted in the wilds of the #66 Chicago Ave. coach. It was enjoying a ride downtown taking the same route hundreds and hundreds of visitors have been using this summer.

What a lucky thing to go past the American Girl Store! WHO is that I spy eating in the sidewalk cafe at Ralph Lauren (Johnny Depp??) IS that really a farmer’s market outside the Museum of Contemporary Art? Are those peonies REAL?

My projects show a lot less restraint than I at this time of year and want to LEAP off the bus, and go enjoy the sites with all of the fine tourists out frolicking in the landscape in what is called the Miracle Mile…

But I understand the finish line is also in sight, so on I knit on and VOILA! My new pulli is done! This was made using the new Basic Chic Pulli pattern and was intended to be a piece of display wardrobe at the TNNA show in June. Instead, it took its summer time on the needles and is now making a late arrival.

I don’t mind.

Deadline be damned, now it can be for MY closet! I love clothes! And this design is going to be the one that eats my stash. It is the Busmate; the knit-in-the-round darling that can be mobile and (almost) mindless Happy Hour knitting: that hour between worlds when you’re trapped in traffic but soothed by the needle.

I have aqua Bali; taupe Madil Denim; more soft navy but in a matte yarn called Kool Kotton; an ecru one and a light blue one in Cotton Fleece (which is the yarn this one is made from). I lust for one out of Shelridge Farms Soft Touch.

Can you imagine the fun, at some point, of opening the armoire and seeing pullovers for the taking in all sorts of colors on an entire shelf…

It could happen…

Must. Knit. Faster.
 


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17 Responses to “Tuesday, July 22, 2008”

  1. Jennifer says:

    It’s beautiful! I love the detail at the collar and cuff. Is this a modification that will be available with the pulli pattern? Your knits seem to be having quite the summer!

  2. margene says:

    I love it! Are you going to share?

  3. aliceq says:

    Want, want, want!

  4. technikat says:

    Really cute sweater. I love the lacey neckline and cuff ribbing.

  5. Isobel says:

    I love the sweater and the hoodie in the Basic Chic line – when will they be in your online shop to buy. I found the sweater at Woolgirl and the hoodie at the Loopy Ewe. Now what I need is them together in pdf. I love your patterns and am enjoying knittin they Eyelet Cardigan in Rowan Wool/Cotton at the moment.

    Please tell me that the new Fall patterns will be in your shop in pdf form soon.

    I am a fan.

  6. meg says:

    Oh, that’s simply gorgeous! Lovely, elegant, pearls with blue jeans =). My fingers are aching for needles & yarn.

  7. Lori says:

    Will these be available to download from your site? I love the new pulli – when can I purchase it?

  8. Bonne Marie says:

    WOW! Pearls & blue jeans, my kindof LOOK!!!

    The patterns are available now from our retailers at local yarn stores:
    http://www.bigbrainmultimedia.com/chic-knits-stockists.html

    If there’s a shop you’d like to see on that list, send me a shout at info@chicknits.com with the name…

    The Loopy Ewe & WoolGirl have many of the new releases and will ship.

    To get on our notify list for updates and other availabilities, sign up here:
    http://www.chicknits.com/chic-knits-notify.html

  9. Karin says:

    I really like the neck solution!

  10. Sonya says:

    I can see it! What a lovely sight. And speaking of love, I have some for that neck ribbing. Are those yarn overs, you genius knitting designer you?

  11. Gaile says:

    I love the lace detail. Beautiful and classic!

  12. Karen B. says:

    Classic and elegant! This is really quite pretty, Bonne Marie.

  13. Carol says:

    I sure hope it makes it to CK’s shop!!! I too, would love to open the closet and many of these!!!

  14. laurie says:

    so..he’s still around!!! i saw him a few weeks ago, way out in St. Anne, filming at a farm.
    so if you want to continue with your knitting matching the coach windows, they change again tonight!
    hint! hint! think side-walk grey.

  15. Bonne Marie says:

    I love Johnny!! And how did you know the color of my next project???

  16. Wanda says:

    Very nice! I love it. I’ll have to make sure my LYS gets the newest copies of your patterns.

 
 
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