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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Other then, 5 months 16 days 15 hours and 12 minutes to retirement, what's going on?

I was happy to read here that pollution is not the cause of a brilliant sunset. Lately, the dramatic sunsets have been frequent on those days it is not pouring rain. How to photograph them with a point and shoot digital is another story.

Blogless Michelle has enabled me to share this bit of yarn porn in all it's Pakucho, organic goodness. She knit the Tetris Blanket modifying the edge by knitting on a garter edge. It is soft and comfy, and fit for the future new human.
I was a little daunted by the several balls she had hanging off her work, although she assures me, they are no problem. I have been browsing other patterns and even some crochet!







I have 3 WIPs. One is lace and it is much neglected. I suspect it will visit the frog pond soon. The other is a shrug of some wooly stuff from the 78% hippie Kim . I won it guessing the birth time of the unblogging and therefore technically blogless Termite Queen's 3rd child, but I'm not in love with this project so it's fate is unknown. The trials and tribulations of a serial knitter. Now the Bar Harbor Shell Bag is actually moving along.

I decided to go with the Lamb's Pride in two shades of green as somehow sacrificing 10 skeins of Kureyon just seemed wrong. Secretly, though, I lust for the multicolors. I'm not sure I got the instructions of the point correct, but hey! it will be felted and hide everything! And of course all those ends for the color changes are disheartening. But hey!, felting will fix it all. If the Secret is real, then it will happen! The colors did not come out well in the photo.

The Aloha Knitters have had several visitors. Kris ex pat local girl from Germany, and RandomKnits from Australia. Opal has the scoop, profusely illustrated, on her blog. Thanks Opal:) It was fun seeing their projects and sharing stories.

11 comments:

mysticalfeet said...

I love that you're counting the days now... that pachuko is delicious, isn't it?

debbie said...

what a beautiful sunset shot! i still need practice on my photography...everytime i take outdoor shots those ubiquitous telephone lines show up! i'm loving the progress on your bar harbor shell bag....see you this thursday?

Beverly said...

Beautiful shot. I've only see the multicolored bags. Can't wait to see your finished project.

Opal said...

Can't wait to see the bag felted. I'm anxious to start on mine. I only have umpteen million other projects to do first!

KnitPastis said...

I have to thank you for taking me away with this beautiful sunset. It's so relaxing to look at even as a picture.
I heard this cotton is so nice.
Wishing you a wonderful retirement for many years to come. xoxo

nova said...

Beautiful sunset! Beautiful Pachuko!

Joufknister said...

Gorgeous sunset and photography! Wish I was 5 months, 16 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes away...

Rachel said...

Good luck on all your knitted projects. That bag is especially cool!

Aim said...

Oooooh, I love your Bar Harbor progress! The colors don't look bad in the photo. Very different than what is on the pattern illustration, which is fun for me to see. This is a soon-to-make on my list as well:) And I love the Pakucho yarn, I bought some on Ebay, and like to touch it, heh. Haven't used it yet though!

Opal said...

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Lisa Boyer said...

Ooohh, the shell bag is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished. Are you going to felt or no?