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July 2007

Date: 2007-07-21 16:22
Subject: orange FO and Errol
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Charmed Knits came, and before I could look through it all, the kid wanted it! He wants Errol! (that link is to an Errol KAL! Here is the general Charmed Knits KAL...who knew?) I'd finished the Orange Object, so Errol seemed like a good stashbuster.

Yes, we got our book. This morning. The kid was on page 26 before we got home (the store is about 5 minutes away!).

This book was sitting on the table, next to Sea of Monsters (go look at the cover) and I thought, wow, I really like the orangy brown colors in those covers!

So, yes, I have a thing about orange. And an orange thing.

I'd been thinking for maybe two years that I want to make a scarf like the greenish one I wear on my head, but in these two orangy yarns. One is Rotunda Print color 195, the other is Mosaic FX in sunset boulevard. I increased a stitch at both ends of each row, until I got 104, then decreased back to 1 (like a plain washcloth), did it on #15's, so it was quick. I was a little surprised at how much shorter the triangles were versus when you increase on only one side (like mom's shawl). What intrigued me was how fluid it was when it was done. Hold one corner and it falls like a square, more or less,

And hold another corner and it suddenly becomes very long and rectangular,

and hold it in between and move it back and forth and it's like a slinky!

OK, so in my own defense about that get up (modeling Mom's shawl)... I did wear the head scarf and green shirt during the day, but when I came home I took off my pants and grabbed the nearest shorts (you can tell I am a true fashionista and that my wardrobe choices take much deliberation). I call those shorts my 'Bedrock shorts'.

shorts! as pants they would be quite frightening!

Did you see that shirt? I think it's from the 1970's. In the 80's I altered the collar so it's no longer long and pointy. I like the fabric, I think it is really batik dyed.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-22 04:36 (UTC)
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Pretty orange object! Kinda cool, thinking about how many people were at home READING today.

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-22 15:35 (UTC)
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Yay for reading!! Both my husband & I finished up Deathly Hallows yesterday (of course we did go to the "hallows ball" to pick ours up & I read til 4am sat).

Errol is going to be awesome! I saw a ton of people checking out charmed knits while we were waiting!

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-23 13:25 (UTC)
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I love things that work like the orange thing - my sister has one that is fluffy and in a loop, she calls it her thneed (like in the Lorax). Also, Errol looks way fun. Bring him to knit group if you can!!
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User: tattva1
Date: 2007-07-23 13:36 (UTC)
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I'm around page 250 right now. And I Must Finish It Soon Because People Are Already Discussing The Epilogue And I Must Read It For Myself Before Joining The Discussions. Gah!

I can't wait to see Errol. I saw Alison's finished one on her blog, and it was too cute!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-23 16:14 (UTC)
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I love the colour combo in your orange thingy. It looks like it would go really well with your batik shirt. I can't wait to see Errol finished! I'm sure my kids would love that...I might need to buy Charmed Knits now, and I've just spent way too much money on knitting books! My husband just can't understand, I've spent tons of money on knitting tools/books, and now I want to go to Halifax to see someone called the "Yarn Harlot" (and all of the other knitters who will be there) He thinks I've gone mad. "Yarn Harlot did you say?"

By the way, I just love to see a kid who LOVES to read!!!

Jennifer/Loopy Knitter
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-23 18:58 (UTC)
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Wow - what a post! From Harry Potter to batik-dyed shirts from the 70's, with some scarf shots in between! Love the Potter shot of the kid - is he done yet? I read the first two chapters but mostly gave the book up to Husband, who should be done with it this afternoon. I have been distracted by knitting swatches in your favorite color - go figure. Will need some pattern-picking advice on Thursday...

Blogless Carrie

P.S. I am missing pooch pictures!!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-23 19:01 (UTC)
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And Jennifer? I feel your pain - had very similar conversations re: Charmed Knits *and* a somewhat spontaneous trip to Halifax, myself!!

:) Blogless Carrie
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