Ready, Set, INHALE!!!
July 28, 2003
…which is what I will have to do nonstop whenever I am wearing my FABULOUS NEW TOP, MOONBEAM, which was waiting on my doorstep at midnight last night. What was I thinking asking Ann to knit this for me?? It’s so sexy, so sultry, so slinky—so very, very Somebody Else! But Ann took all of my instructions (‘Make it on the wide side’, etc.) very much to heart, and so in fact it is quite flattering, provided I bear in mind the need to clench the abdominals with all my might, at all times. As a piece of knitting, Moonbeam is an impeccable exemplar of the House of Ann. I am pleased as can be.
I was in a bit of a fugue state last night. Not only was I prancing around the apartment in Moonbeam, checking myself out from all angles (to the bewildered amusement of the Husband, who keeps thinking he has Seen It All), but I ripped open my ‘exclusive free gift for members’ (to quote the Husband, in tones of deep resignation, ‘You got another knitting thing in the mail.’). In gratitude for my membership renewal, Rowan had sent me a Kaffe Fassett Tumbling Blocks cushion kit in a zippy colorway of 6 shades of Rowanspun 4 ply. Need I say more? Gently hyperventilating, I wound up 3 balls of it, started making 2 little bundles for each block of color (double-stranding yarn for a 6-color intarsia project–are they totally, completely MAD over there at Holmfirth??), and then I did the first 6 rows, in slow motion. I hope somebody out there will understand that I had no choice about this. It was 2 a.m. before I hung up my tangled mass of Rowanspun and passed out in a state of deep bliss. I had been up for an hour this morning before I remembered all of this happening, as if in a dream.