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Roadie August 31, 2010

New Threads TUESDAY!

the ending of Summer Sweater…

Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi

Pattern: Chic Knits Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Plymouth TUSCON

DONE! Just in time for my road trip to Northern Michigan, a aran-weight cotton blend cardi. I’ll be living in T-shirts & jeans (shirts in wheat, grey, teal, kelly & white; 1 Max Studio Shirred Bodice Dress, silver flip-flops, black slip-on wedgies).

The 5-Day forecast for where I’m going says one hot day (today) then cooling temps coming in, right down to 45 degrees at night later on in the week. My people say that’s good Sleeping Weather, but I say it’s definitive Sweater Weather!

I’m taking this BCVN, my cotton Cerisara, and a little wool one too just to be sure.

Even though I love traveling, I loathe packing!

Always, I want to take about 5 pairs of shoes, too many dresses, magazines and other entertainment because I am from the City. I am going to the Country. What the heck do they do out there to pass the time?

(Which is, of course, why I’m going: to hopefully re-boot the brain cells and do nothing.)

But, I know, the first 48 hours, I will be going through Multi-Tasking Withdrawal, and just in case, it’s good to have some familiar distractions until my head stops spinning, metro-style.

Consider: just to get through a day in Chicago, one must possess a set of Sound Filters that weed out sirens, dogs, neighbors, lawn mowers, power saws, horns, early-am drunk singing, marital discord, planes, trains, and automobiles.

This thick-head now travels to a place where one can almost hear the butterfly flit through the breeze, a place where sunshine might be the only sound…

It’s a different kind of lag, a savoir-faire born of taking one’s time because there Is No Hurry.

I can hardly wait.

11 responses to “Roadie August 31, 2010”

  1. Laura from beautiful West Michigan says:

    Shout out a hello as you go up 196!

  2. AnnDS says:

    Bonne Marie,

    I love the way you write! Such great visual (and aural) images.

    Perhaps you will see what I saw today in my neighbor’s yard: a hummingbird moth. Looks and acts like a small hummingbird, but it’s a moth. Weird and cool.

    Have a great trip! Ann in Ohio

  3. blogless Jean says:

    What I like is how DARK it is with no street lights and the breeze in the trees. Ahh. Northern Michigan. Best place in the world for me!

  4. Rosemary C says:

    Have a great trip! You have wonderful company: yourself and those beautiful sweaters. Last week it was 111 here in San Jose, Ca. I headed to the Monterey Peninsula where it was in the high 70’s. Lovely.

  5. Patty says:

    Have a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing time. Would love to be hopping a plane to join you!

  6. meg says:

    Love that sweater. It’s elegant, unfussy, classic. Love it.

  7. kayT says:

    I would love to know more about this yarn (Plymouth Tuscon?) since I can’t find any mention of it anywhere. Is it new or?

  8. Cruz says:

    Sounds fabulous! Since I don’t have family in Northern Michagan to visit, would you have any reccommendations about where visitors could roam/stay? My father’s family was from Muskegon. I only visited once, but still remember vividly how beautiful and green everything looked to a city girl from LA.

  9. Sandra Milton says:

    I love your finished cardigan and I’m sure it will look fantastic in any situatio as well as your Cerisara. I ope you have a great time unwinding and I look forward (ALWAYS) to your futures posts!

  10. Sandra Milton says:

    PS that’s “I hope….sorry!

  11. Dolores says:

    I know what you mean about city noise! Having come from a smaller town to a larger city, the early morning singing came as a real surprise, ditto all the sirens, dogs, etc. Out in the country it is quiet, the smells are different, the sights colorful – may bring lots of new design ideas! And I love your designs – keep them coming!!!

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