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Friday, June 3, 2005

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Femme Cousante
by Mary Cassatt

Musee d’Orsay, Paris

If you told me I’d become an Adventure Diva merely by jetting to Paris and knitting, you would be witness to much eye rolling and lash batting…

But that’s just what happened in my world when we mixed a fantastic historical landscape with fiber and FRIENDS! Just like my honorary Parisian Muse, Mary Cassatt, I was an American in Paris, with my craft, but without my KIP, adrift!

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Enter Isabelle (left) and La

16 responses to “Friday, June 3, 2005”

  1. caro says:

    I really like the “Entr

  2. nod says:

    Man, I couldn’t find the phildar store when I was there last summer. Ah, well. Bonne Marie, do you know if there is an organized SnB in Paris? I have a friend going this summer and she was hoping to find a group to drop in on.

  3. Jan says:

    Bonnie Marie, I predict that Cutaway Cardigan is going to be your biggest hit yet!

  4. Carol says:

    J’adore Paris. Reading your blog the past few days not only brings back many fond memories, but is gently reminding me that it’s time to make another visit soon. I hope you have lots more stuff to show us.

  5. Lulu says:

    I am going to Paris this September and your stories are getting me really excited!!! It will be my first time in Paris so if there are any places you think first timers should not miss please let us know!

  6. greta says:

    oh YES, anxiously awaiting the cutaway cardigan pattern..

  7. Urraca says:

    It was great meeting you. You’re fun to be with!

    And yes, didn’t you know churches, libraries AND haberdasheries (is that notions shop in the US?) are places of worship and silence? Now go and meditate in penance over your buttons.

  8. Bonne Marie says:

    Urraca! I am on my knees (laughing) with out-stretched arms begging for forgiveness! I forgot to mention that this was also the shop that carried Rowan Yarn that YOU COULDN’T TOUCH!!! :)

    I do believe I must be a self-service fanatic – pump my own gas (who doesn’t?), do my own laundry, love to check-out my own groceries given the chance on those new robot stations! When I am in a place where SERVICE is not only offered but requisitely FORMAL (and, I might add, lavishly attentive), it is a whole new frontier…

  9. Fran says:

    Comme je regrette de ne pas avoir pu participer ! Dommage…
    Ce sera pour une autre fois peut-

  10. Marg says:

    Ah, mon petit chou…Your Parisian trip has brought back memories that are well over 30 years old…Lovely to know the Parisiennes still practice the art of tricoter…

  11. stinkerbell says:

    stong armed??? hahahahahaha yeah twist my arm into drinking too :) I just about ran off with the cutaway top! It is lovely and everyone will want to make one :)

    And you were lovely too. I declare my home of worship at the feet of Bonne Marie and the Nascar Gods, as I can now mattress stitch! And want to know when is your next trip back to teach me how to set in a sleeve :)

    And sweetie you tu tutoyer me ok, none of this proper vous stuff :)


  12. Becky says:

    Tee hee…love your commentary and your photos, Miss B-M. And HEY! I say that we go back to the Entree des Fournisseurs when you come back to Paris, only this time I’ll have a great big Bozo the Clown horn that I can HONK if we get shushed again…

    P.S. I’ve been checking out knitting machines, and can you guess who sparked that little activity?

  13. Leslie says:

    So wanting that cutaway pattern…sigh!

  14. Kristine says:

    OH! I can’t WAIT til you have the cutaway cardigan out! How soon?

  15. Kathryn says:

    Yes, the cutaway cardigan is wonderful! Won’t you please, won’t you please, please won’t you post this pattern?


  16. Nathalie says:

    I’m very happy having meeting you !! And I hope next time you come in France you can join again !!

    (Sorry for my bad english !)

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