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Tuesday September 25th 2007, 10:21 pm
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Johnna’s Peace shawl(Tap. Is this thing on?)

Johnna. This is the blog speaking. Johnna, do you read me? Yarnover, and out.

At my knitting group last week, someone asked me if the bright red was a problem, knowing that vivid reds and oranges make me lose my balance. I laughed, and answered her, “I’m sitting down when I knit.”

But her question got me realizing, while I was ripping yet again, that it was being a nuisance to keep track of my place; I was really having a time processing what part of the pattern I was in, and it’s not a hard pattern. It’s just, my brain kept skittering over the bright surface of the stitches like droplets of water flicked onto a flaming-red-hot pan to see if it was ready for the stir-fry yet.

This is my Peace shawl pattern, and now, finally, with the happy triumph of seeing it in all its glory, I’m really, really pleased with it. I can’t wait to see her in it. (Johnna, do you read me? Come over tomorrow while Z’s in kindergarten?)

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Vivid colors don’t affect my balance directly, but sometimes bright orange print doesn’t stay still on the page. Once I opened a piece of junk mail outside in the bright sun and ducked, because I actually thought something was coming at me. It’s very fortunate for me that reading bright orange print on white paper in bright sunlight is not a necessary academic skill.

Comment by Laura 09.26.07 @ 8:17 am

It is beautiful. Work with an easy color this time. Give yourself a break.

Comment by Sonya 09.26.07 @ 3:40 pm

Beautiful job again!

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