Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?

Hi Knitters,
You know that knock-knock joke, right?
So I'm sitting at my weekly allergy shot appointment (major bummer), and I am looking at my orange Chaco sandals. J'adore. Then I glance in my knitting bag and I see this gorgeous Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky in pumpkin. Muy bien. Then I look back at my orange Chaco sandals, then back at the pumpkin yarn, then back at....you get the picture. I love being easily entertained in color.
I went to the market with my daughter after school to pick up some fresh veggies and fruit for dinner. This girl is obsessed with carrots that are still in their natural form, not the baby carrots in the bags. I have to agree with her. It is something about their length, texturey skin and then that burst of green at the tops. It is good.
She stood right by my side while I peeled and crinkle cut them. I could feel her breath on my arm. I love that so much.
These are my favorite veggies to look at. When I see radishes all I can think about is how much I want to knit them. I haven't done it yet but this has been going on for years. That's a little strange, don't you think?
best, susie
p.s. On second thought I may be asking the wrong crowd.


Adrienne said...

LOL!!! My kids tell that joke ALL the time! LOL

Knitterella said...

A kid that loves carrots? How'd you get so lucky :)

That Blue Sky Alpaca looks awesome!

Anya said...

You know, I always thought radishes were beautiful and I thought there was something wrong wtih me. Phew...I finally found someone who can relate. That is how we bought our veggies in the old country - real with greens and all that fun stuff. I used to watch my mom wash and clean them, cutting off extra stuff and leaving some greens on radishes (which you can eat if they are young enough). Your post made me all nostalgic and weepy...Or hormones? In any case, thank you for bring those memories flooding back.

peaknits said...

I totally know that feeling- wanted to knit things - touch the color. I often will see "colorways" in clothing or billboards - whatever. What is that yummy orange yarn going to be??

Denise said...

Video Request! Hi Susan, I've just been reading through the instructions for the chick hat on page 74 of IBH. I am a bit confused when it comes to the picot edge, was wondering if you would consider doing a video tutorial of that sometime soon?
Oh, and re: the radishes, knit away I say ;-)