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Friday, February 10, 2006


the Handpaint Adventure cont…

Stepping into the commute gap, we have the new Mobile Project: the Ribby Pullover. My other projects are in the finishing stages (buttonbands, seaming, etc) and are just too fussy to stuff in ye olde bag.

This is not unlike the sock I have stuck in my pocket at all times for quick stealth knitting. It just goes round and round; you can stop at any point and quickly put it down. That was a problem with the other project(s) I’ve been hauling around lately – I would have to stop in the middle of a ROW and would drop stitches (or even in one dizzy instance, turn and knit the row in the wrong direction so I had an extra half row glitch happening for awhile. SCARY!)

This goes fast and is user friendly, so it can be RELAXING to do on the commute instead of a Rolling Wrestling Match…

I’m also diggin’ the way the handpaint is revealing itself. It made climbing diagonal stripes during the bottom portion and now has reversed and made arrows in the opposite direction. I’ve just changed skeins so I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Citius, Altius Fortius

All Hail Knit Olympians!

I give you this orchid as a token of Strength, Beauty and Fruitfulness…

May you achieve your goals and surpass your personal best!!!

My cheers from the sidelines will be Loud & Strong! All HAIL!

Faster, Higher, Stronger!

The most famous orchid, the ~Vanilla orchid~ was said to give strength to the Aztecs, who drank vanilla mixed with chocolate.

15 responses to “Friday, February 10, 2006”

  1. meg says:

    Neat-o! Looks a bit like wood grain & isn’t wood beautiful? Mint chocolate wood grain – yum!

  2. punkie says:

    I am so glad to know I am not the only one that has had to stop knitting in the middle of the row, picked up the knitting later and gone about it in the wrong direction. UGH! Leaves me swearing nonstop and with a headache.

  3. Debi says:

    Love your new puli Bonne Marie! The flashing/pooling is so pretty! And isn’t the LL’s so dreamy soft to knit with?

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    It IS dreamy – feels good on the hands, too.

  5. Ellen says:

    Meg read my mind! I was gonna say the same thing.

    My family is “well-trained” now. They know to wait for me to finish a row, before we leave the house.

    My husband used to be afraid to talk to me while I was knitting, because he thought he was interrupting my counting. Now he can tell if I’m just doing stockinette or garter, so he knows it’s okay.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Laura K. says:

    Oooohh….I so excited!! I was just thinking last night about doing a “Winter Olympic Sweater” project all by myself. I was swatching last night for the Yin and Yang pullover from Simply Knit 2 (so glad to know that it’s considered “training”). I may cheat, though and cast on during opening ceremonies–I can’t wait until the flame is lit!

  7. margene says:

    You have a wonderful way of changing your patterns enough to create a whole new look. I Ribby Pullover is a super idea!!

  8. AmyP says:

    The pooling is amazing – deliberate or happy accident?

  9. Imbrium says:

    Lovely sweater-to-be, and lovely orchid. It’s going to be a crazy 16 days….

  10. Lolly says:

    I love the way the Pullover is pooling (I rarely say that) what vibrant colors!

    Lovely orchid picture.

  11. Leah says:

    The pullover is going to be fabulous, dauhling!!

    I would never have thought those colors would look so good together! Thank goodness there are the brave amoung us to lead the way!!

    Gorgeous Orchid photo, BTW!

  12. Agnes says:

    Your orchid is divinely beautiful!

  13. Teresa says:

    I know what you mean about on the go knitting. I have done all you mentioned and more while knitting something that wasn’t so ‘travel friendly’. Now it is a sock for travel-always. The pullover is fantastic! The way it is knitting up is so…oh, I just don’t have the words for it-but I know I am diggin’ it!

  14. Sahara says:

    Wow! I thought you manipulated the color pathway. See, this is why I’ve always been a spacedyed yarn fan!

  15. Michelle says:

    Love the colors of the Pullover. The orchid is such a beauty! One of my favorite plants.

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