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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.

8 responses to “Thursday, June 25, 2009”

  1. Sue C. says:

    I love softball cotton and have even used it on the knitting machine with great results. Your sweater is lovely.

  2. Patty says:

    I was trying to figure out my next project – I’ve had this pattern for a while…I think I’m cotton shopping this weekend! That is just gorgeous. Are you “hooding” or not?

  3. Bonne Marie says:

    I’m lovin’ it! I am going for a simple ribbed band around the neckline. You just pick up as for the hood sts then work in 2×2 ribbing. I might slip the first & last st of the WS row.

  4. Caroline says:

    I just love your sweater! How can I get the pattern, please?

  5. Rosemary C says:

    This is gorgeous! It makes me happy. It makes me feel cool. It makes me want to make one. It was 88 degrees today and it supposed to be in the high 90’s for the weekend here in San Jose, Ca. Your sweater ia an “oasis”. Thank you. Love your web site, love your patterns. I think we could be friends. :)

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks so much! You can find the pattern here:

    This is the 5th one I’ve made ;p

  7. Brenda Finkle says:

    Where is pattern and what is the yarn? I absolutely love both.

  8. Lynn says:

    very pretty!

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