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Friday, August 26, 2005


Yum! I’m eating a peach while I’m writing so I’m going to have to pause a few times while I write this to keep the juice off my keyboard!

It’s those perfect days of summer over here – the Farmer’s Markets are bursting with fruits and vegetables – I saw a virtual field of flowers in Daley Plaza yesterday – bucket after bucket of zinnia’s – just breathtaking. No camera in hand, but it was so beautiful and bountiful it’s right before my eyes…

The loveliness of the weather continues here as well – softer, cooler temperatures – making knitting all the more COMFORTABLE! Who can work on wool (!) when the HEAT is making your skin crawl with little clammy skid marks? Even with air conditioning it creeps up on me and all of a sudden my hands are overheated and approaching meltdown. EEEwwww…

Enter the Cotton Ribby – I’ve been working on this for quite awhile – it’s the Mobile Bus Knitting of choice right now (the other cotton stuff, alas, is sidelined – who knows when it’s going to be done?). I want my Ribby!

It will be very soon that I can wear this as my work jacket – back, one front, and one sleeve are done. I have half a sleeve done and the right front and collar to go. This one is going to have a button band too – I cheerfully found buttons in the stash to go well with the Brown I’m adding to an elongated collar. The buttons are dark olive – almost brown but still in line with the green tone of the body.

Maybe if I finish this, the cooler weather will land for good and the Real Knitting can begin. Can’t you just smell the Sweater Weather???

7 responses to “Friday, August 26, 2005”

  1. Marg says:

    ‘Way up here in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, it’s already gettin’ cool at night…so we’re into sweaters! (It snowed at Sunshine ski resort the other day…) Doncha wish you lived here?! ;-)

  2. Amanda says:

    Even before I started knitting I loved Sweater Weather! Is there somewhere where I can move that it is that season all year-round?

    Summer was fun, but bring on autumn!

  3. lynette says:

    i have yet to make it to a farmer’s market. i would have bought zinnias. i’m working on winter sweater – mohair. let’s say ewwwww!

  4. sue says:

    i love the cotton ribby what is the pattern????

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    The Cotton Ribby is a variation of the Chic Knits Ribby Cardi. I juat didn’t rib the sides on any of the pieces.

    AHHH Canada – a breath of fresh air that would be so welcome here in Chicago today! Could you please pack up a little and send it to me! STAT!

  6. Becky says:

    Want some of our cooler weather? I had to go out with a sweater yesterday. Wuh duh fuh? We’re still in August, bay-bee!

    P.S. I know I’m not the only one who noticed that you put a skein at the top of the ribby, like a little head. Hehe. You’re so funny :-D

  7. Liz says:

    Cooler weather? The worst part about knitting in Texas is that sweater weather doesn’t start until November and wool is only practical in January and February. The plus side is that you can be outside in shorts 10 months out of the year!

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