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In Front of Your Eyes
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In Front of Your Eyes

Sure, you can travel to the other side of the world to see some beautiful sights, but you can also look right in front of your eyes…

14th Street Townhouses

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Adams Morgan Day, Washington, DC

I had a lovely Sunday with my dear friend Becca.  She was away all summer, and is now back to DC, working hard in grad school and planning a wedding on the side.  We were discussing afghan colors yesterday – I am thinking about a Log Cabin sort

The weekend was a welcomed rest from the hustle and bustle of recent weeks.  Saturday was quiet and peaceful.  I finished a wonderful fiction book, The Hungry Tide, that transported me to the Ganges delta region, weaving a story with strong characters, and a general education about the land, the animals, and the culture of the people in that area.  I was entranced and was sorry to see the end of the book.  I highly recommend it.  I have since moved on to another book that came recommended to me from a new friend at last week’s SAA conference.  I picked it up and am already 50 pages in.  It is 1491, written by a journalist who traveled the Americas extensively researching what the “New World” was like before Columbus.  I have learned more in the first 50 pages than I did in any of my American History classes… amazing and cutting edge. 

…and the knitting!  I am working hard to stay on track with my current knitting, despite all of the temptation to start something shiny and new.  I feel like I need to put blinders on – there are just so many great things out there!  (my current obsession, and one that I will no doubt make time for:  Garnstudio DROPS’ assymetrical cardigan - Pam is working on hers, and Nicole finished hers in four days!)  I am also planning a cable-spectacular vest (did you see Isel’s beautiful vest?).  Right now, I am in the home stretch on my Easy Street pulli, and almost finished with the Kat Beret.  

You may even see a finished knit this week…



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25 Responses

  1. nova

    I love the first shot, it’s fun! You have a lot in the queue (don’t we all?!). I love Pam’s version of the DROPS cardigan, what color would yours be?

  2. Amy Artisan

    Looks & sounds like an all around beautiful weekend! I’ve added The Hungry Tide to my reading list. I know the feeling about staying on track with the knitting – so many things to be started, but I’ve decided to clear out 1 or 2 current WIPs before going farther – maybe even by the end of the week.

  3. knittingnurse

    Lovely, lovely photos! What a great way to spend a weekend.

    Oooh, love that cardigan. What color/yarn are you thinking of doing/using and are you going to keep the 3/4 length sleeves or make them full length?

  4. Jessica

    Oh my god, the Asymmetrical cardigan is awesome! I’ve been trying to NOT cast that one on…for a while. :)

  5. Alice

    I love that picture of the colorful brownstones–so pretty!

  6. Heather

    Love the townhouses pic, you have such a great eye!

  7. Jenna Pink Monkey

    I’m glad that Becca is back and that you got to have some time with her. I’d forgotten about the Adams Morgan festival! Did you have fun? Did you see my old work there? Were they selling lemonade?
    Ooh, Hungry tide sounds like it’s right up my alley, I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for showing that cardi, I love it! I’ll need to cast on for some cool weather sweaters soon.

  8. Kirsten

    I know just what you mean. I took some back roads that I don’t often take this morning, and it was like seeing the place I live for the first time. Sometimes we forget to really look around us and see the beauty. I wish I had had my camera with me. Tomorrow I may park my car along the road somewhere and take a nice long walk on those back roads.

    Your photos are beautiful.

  9. Jackie

    You take beautiful pictures! I love the knitting patterns that you pointed out as well.

  10. tiennie

    Beautiful pictures! I agree, I love where we live – my hubby finds sites to photograph everyday so travel is not always needed for “travel” pics.

  11. paula

    I’ve heard good things about 1491! Sounds like I should move it up my qeue! :)

  12. isel

    Thank you, Lolly. :D
    Beautiful pictures. Glad you had a good time while I was working on my Desiderio da Settignano paper. :P
    I missed the quilt exhibition. :( I think it will be in Philly eventually. I hope to see it then (yeah, right).
    Speaking of learning about American history, I am currently reading “A People’s History of the United States”…whoa!

  13. Miss Scarlett

    I love the 1st shot the most. Stunning.

    Thanks for the book suggestion – that sounds great. I am always curious about Pre-Columbus times.

  14. vera

    The colours in your pictures just make me so excited! :0) They are such beautiful shots. It makes me want to start knitting some colourwork with bold bright colours.
    There are some amazing patterns out there at the moment, one might be tempted to complain that there are too many wonderful things and not enough time, but i wouldn’t *dare*… ;0)

  15. stacey

    those are great townhouses – the color!!!! so inspirational! Can’t wait to see the easy street puli done – it looks like a perfect fall sweater!

  16. Liz K.

    You have given me a serious case of vest-envy. Must. Make. Vest.

  17. Erin

    1491 sounds like a very interesting read…. I may just have to pick that one up.

  18. amanda

    Beautiful photos of the row homes . . . I love that about the east coast!

  19. pamela wynne

    Great photos, Lolly! And wow, great vests. Who knew I needed a sweater vest so badly? But suddenly I do. :)

    I kept meaning to pick up 1491 after I read an interview with Charles Mann a while back. Thanks for reminding me!

  20. anmiryam

    The Hungry Tide has been waiting patiently on my bookshelf for a long time, your recommendation just got it to jump the queue, though I have to finish the Russian Debutante’s Handbook first. My guy was working on 1491, but he got bogged down by some of the more scholarly bits, though he did say the premise was interesting.

  21. Emily

    Ack, why did you have to link to that spectacular Drops cardigan? I fell in love with it on the spot and had to start it last night, to the detriment of the already-late wedding gift I should be working on!!! What color will you be making yours?

  22. KnitPastis

    Oh wow, love that clever design of the Assymetrical Cardigan. Especially the three quarter sleeves and the collar. You are going to look awesome in this!

    Pretty flowers. We were dabbling in our gardens a little bit today weeding and picking the rest of the tomatoes. At least the ones that weren’t cracked:) I am hoping to get a few more squashes out of this one plant before it gets to cool out. I think that’s my favorite, squash!
    So happy to hear you had a well rested day!

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  24. rebecca

    1491 is a great book. i was enthralled with its thesis and contents. so glad to see you reading it, too!

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