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Thursday, July 28, 2005


a little atmosphere

OK. Eyes wide open.

Love Blooms: go to a craft show. Buy some fab new earrings. Immediately start knitting a sweater inspired by the design of said earbob…

The chandelier shape spins you into UltraFembot mode and you find yourself unable to stop making YO’s. You want a little shaped T-shirt/tank to hug yourself during the waning days of summer. You cannot resist the *atmosphere* color yarn you find in your deep stash knowing its greyish silver is suddenly in style for fall.

You are reading yet another Medieval novel (A Morbid Taste for Bones). That helps too.

You take the new shell on board the #66 and go to it. It is the only project you have going that can go mobile via bus and bag and it travels.

You fondly recall the gentle mocking of your friends when they think of you riding the bus. Surely you don’t enjoy the masses during the prolonged heat waves we’ve been having. SURELY you don’t enjoy rubbing up against god-knows-who-who’s-been-god-knows-where, do you? Surely you don’t enjoy the horde of Art School Boys that are always enroute on the #66 with their messy hair and finely shaped fingers stroking their iPods…

Especially the one that sat across from you yesterday. You saw him watching you and you were startled that he looked just like him. Surely not visiting our fair city, could it be?

But who knows – those medieval voices were whispering Gwytherin/Griffith/Gwyneth – or something…

So be it, I knit on…

this Coporate Yakkity Yak in an emailed newsletter made me GIGGLE: “Doobiddy Doobiddy has fifteen… designs which have a strong sense of street cred, and feature the bold new … yarn. This is young style which will demand ‘respect’ and is astonishingly practical for busy lives as well!”

Translation: HOT-5.gif
you better have DEEP Pockets in those low-riders…

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9 responses to “Thursday, July 28, 2005”

  1. Stacie says:

    Can’t wait to see it!

  2. lyn says:

    Greetings from you fan in Malaysia! Your new ‘inspiration knit’ is bound to be beautiful like everything else you’ve designed and made! Your talent never ceases to amaze and those earrings are lovely :-)

  3. Karen B says:

    Wow! Even though I questioned the origin of the name, I love the dove-grey color of the Atmosphere. Funny thing is I’ve started a quick project using a variation of the same openwork pattern in a color called Spruce.

    Bonne Marie, you are super-talented!

  4. Jewel says:

    You’re simply amazing!

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    So Karen – are you going to have your tunic done in time for Stitches???

  6. latifa says:

    i love the pure poetry of this post!
    knit on, latifa

  7. Cinnamon says:

    Thanks for the mention, Bonne Marie. And you and Theresa picked out my favorite hat by Laura Hubka. Love that color!

  8. Karen B says:

    Will that tunic be finished in time for Stitches? Dunno. Only if I forego full nights of sleep for the next 10 days. And not before I finish my Mom’s sweater.

  9. Liz says:

    Looking forward to the new creation. Your post immediately brought to mind an old Replacements song, “Kiss Me On the Bus”.

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