Thursday, July 21, 2005


Hot hot heat

I finished the x-back tank. Huzzah!

I like the nubbly-ness of the ribbon yarn, and it has a very beachy, summery shape.

But what undergarments work under it? The armholes are so low that a strapless bra would show, and there are enough "holes" in the seed stitch that going without would be a bit daring. Very daring, in fact, as I would effectively be nude. I don't think Carrborelly is ready for that jelly. Soooo, some sort of lining is in order. I have a very old black tank top that my college roommate gave me that could be modified and sewn into this tank. I'll just need to take the straps off and sew (or tack) the top of the black tank into the green one.

This past weekend when Rebecca and I had our Fun Day, we went to the yarn store. I just have no self control.

I bought a cat. All right, I didn't buy the cat (Mouse was bought and paid for long ago) but I bought more yarn because I'm greedy. GREEDY FOR YARN!

Here Mouse poses with Cotton Classic, a mercerized cotton in a pretty sea blue color, romantically named "3818." I am going to use this to make the Ribby Shell on Bonne Marie Burns's ChicKnits website. Rebecca bought a gorgeous green Rowan cotton yarn to make the same pattern. It will be our own little Ribby-Shell-Along.

And this is an Italian sock yarn from Lana Grossa. I think the name of this yarn is Meilenweit/Multiringel. I think that means . . . stripes? I mainly bought this because it is a more masculine sock yarn, for the manly feet in my life.

Well, I must go get ready for work. This week I have been refoldering the collection I'm working on, which means a lot of plain old copying of labels. I've been checking out audiobooks from the library and burning them into my iTunes and then onto the iPod. It really makes the more mindless tasks fly by. So far this summer I've listened to Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation, Myla Goldberg's Bee Season, and now an abridged version of The Da Vinci Code. I may be the last person alive who has not read The Da Vinci Code, and getting it abridged suits me just fine. Very action packed, with killer albino monks and sexy French cryptologists. Pretty much like a typical day in Chapel Hill. I think they're making movies of both Bee Season and Da Vinci . . . Bee Season has one chapter with an amazing reveal of one character's obsession, and I can't wait to see how the filmmakers visualize it.

All right, for real, off to work!

I think you should just free-ball it in the tank - just a personal preference!
you are an awesome knitter!!

i haven't read da vinci code yet, and i don't think i ever will. i would be willing to bet it is way better to listen to it than to read it, so good choice!
cute, cute tank! i STILL haven't read the da vinci code, either.
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