Thursday March 13th 2008, 1:38 pm
Filed under: Knit

half note in yarn and guitarAnother notice-the-caption post. Only, I haven’t mastered playing music and knitting at the same time yet; thank goodness for CD players. Amazing how much faster the stitches go with, say, Michael Brecker dancing along on his sax.

Purlescence got a shipment of Camelspin silk/camel in, and for three weeks running I kept going over to that Berry colorway, fondling its shimmery softness and then reluctantly putting it back. Knitting is such a tactile as well as visual obsession. Each week I would come in for knitting night and be relieved that it hadn’t been snatched up yet. Finally I gave in, and last night I cast on. It rated a new pattern designed just for it.  I find there’s something about it–I don’t know yet what its story is going to be–but there’s this great sense of anticipation like it’s going to go to exactly the right person, I just don’t know who that is yet (I have my guesses, but I’m waiting); it feels a wonderfully happy thing to be finally knitting it, like it had been waiting for that part of the process all along.

Amaryllis patch

(This one feels like a family photo where you’re trying to get all the kids to lean in together for the shot rather than away from each other; c’mon you, don’t hide behind that one.  And no bunny ears.  Okay, okay, hold it…Cheese!)

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What beautiful yarn! It is oneof my favourite colours. I wouldn’t have been able to resist it for as long as you did. Enjoy it. I can’t wait to see it finished. I know I won’t have to wait too long as you knit quite quickly.

Comment by Vicki 03.13.08 @ 3:15 pm

I understand why you kept coming back to that color – wow, it is stunning!

Comment by Amanda 03.13.08 @ 4:22 pm

In that last photo of the flowers, it even kind of looks like they’re goofing off… leaning over and making faces at the camera.

Comment by Susan 03.13.08 @ 4:46 pm

That color is stunning and whoever gets the scarf will be blessed.

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 03.13.08 @ 5:44 pm

The color is absolutely gorgeous Alison. I cannot wait to see the finished product.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 03.13.08 @ 6:25 pm

It is such a terrific color, not quite red, a very forward pink.. lusciousness! :-}
Do you ever get the urge to lick yarn?
Me neither :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.13.08 @ 9:07 pm

oh my gosh — look at that wonderful color – that will be a stupendously fabulous shawl!! Can’t wait to see the finished shawl so I can drool all over my laptop 😉

for some strange reason I want to put Disney Fantasia music to the flower picture – weird I know but there you go…

Comment by rho1640 03.13.08 @ 9:08 pm

That is gorgeous. And clearly your family is more polite than mine. When my brothers and I were asked to pose for a picture, one of them inevitably would subtly flip the bird. Every. Time.

Comment by no-blog-rachel 03.13.08 @ 10:51 pm

I love your half-note! And I’ve often noted the inability to play an instrument and knit at the same time…singing along is the best I can do. Lovely yarn, too. And lovely green outside the windows… NH has green on backorder, but it’s not scheduled to arrive for another month, month and a half. (Until then, I’m vicariously enjoying spring via blogs.)

Comment by RobinH 03.14.08 @ 5:27 am

I have another book idea for you – those photos! You always have great photos, and I really enjoy the stories/captions too. It reminds me of watching the clouds roll by and seeing different images as they shifted and moved on… You truly see unique beauty – and humor – in everything.

Comment by Channon 03.14.08 @ 6:07 am

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