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  • Wow, the white color and both items are gorgeous. I especially like the Clapto… Clapo….bupkis something.

  • Hey, big sister, what have you done?
    I’m finally finishing the Erika Knight Deep V-Neck (in black discontinued Debbie Bliss Cathay) the pieces of which have been complete for over four years. Why now? Chissa?
    Hi to Kristin!

  • Kay, I love love love your ‘clocktopus’. I received a gorgeous skein of Sea Silk in Charcoal in the mail yesterday from EatSleepKnit. What a luxurious yarn, I can’t wait to get started on this pattern. Thanks, as always, for your inspiration!

  • I love these. I am going to have to look up the pattern and look through my (endless) stash for something to do it justice.

  • I love this first shawl. I just peeked at Ravelry, and now I’m going over to download, and dig through the stash. Thanks for sharing. The second would work here today – it is COLD in Toronto. I have the furnace on, in June….

  • Oh yeah, I’ve been working on a linen lace scarf. Yarnovers in linen on teeny needles. Not subway or meeting knitting at all. Thanks for the Billy Idol earworm.

  • Both are absolutely beautiful! Sounds like the “real job” has added a new component to your subway knitting. No leisurely schlep to the yankees stadium this! I’ll have to check out the mule spun merino.

  • So there I was, tooling along, smiling and marveling at your pictures and the gorgeous shawl, and then… hey! That yarn looks familiar! That cowl looks cowltastic. A cowl for all storms past, present, and future. No cold winter wind will pass through that fabric. It’s like…a sleeping bag for the neck. Love, love, love.

  • I love the Clapotis, it looks stunning in the white.

  • ugh the ear worm. Love you anyway.
    ps I wish I would make myself knit in white, or off-white, it would be lovely to wear either one of these pieces. Aside from always forgetting to acquire white yarn, I would surely spill coffee on it before completion. Pre-stained handknits are an asset in no one’s wardrobe.
    XOX

  • I met someone who used to live with Billy Idol back in the day. She was great fun and I was awestruck. Obvs this was via P&J.
    Take me back home now…
    Lovely knitting, by the way (!).

  • Knit in white!? Brilliant! I’ve got to try that, especially for a shawl which is less likely to show any coffee splashes in a bad place. My next shawl will be at least 10 feet long for maximum drapeability! Very nice. Now to google mule spinning…

  • Springtime in New York! How lucky are you.
    Adding my thanks for the earworm.

  • Knit on the subway? In white? Nah, you’d get it all grubby.
    Or am I showing my age, and my high school commute on the 1 train in the 1970s, when the grit level was a lot higher?
    Anyway, subway knitting is for something small and scrunchable, like the newspaper.
    Love the white knits, especially Clocktropolis!

  • Loving knitting w/ GWB. What size neddles did you use? 10?

  • “Subway knitting is not about solving problems.”
    Excellent advice. For me, short-trip-travel knitting means garter, stockinette, and maybe (MAYBE!)a couple of repeats of feather and fan.

  • Love the clocktopus. I still haven’t started my first bale lot. I may do a 1 skein cowl. Despite being admonished by Jane, I still have a wild and crazy (or perhaps foolish and stupid) dream of putting all of the lots together into 1 project at the end–maybe an Albers-esque or mitered cowl with one of each or something like that. Anyway, hope work isn’t too hellish in re-entry n

  • Love the clocktopus. I still haven’t started my first bale lot. I may do a 1 skein cowl. Despite being admonished by Jane, I still have a wild and crazy (or perhaps foolish and stupid) dream of putting all of the lots together into 1 project at the end–maybe an Albers-esque or mitered cowl with one of each or something like that. Anyway, hope work isn’t too hellish in re-entry n

  • Oops, sorry, Amtrak wifi strikes again!

  • So pale! Love it. And Stephanie, I’m with you: I’m stockpiling all the Great White Baleness into one juicy project, tba. I would even include that tube of roving or whatever the hell it is except that my cats think it is alive and keep trying to eat it, with comical lip-smacky results.

  • So pale! Love it.–NO, WAIT! That’ s a different post, but I do very much like the creamy and delicate look of your freshly knitted white lovlies. Thanks, also, to niece Kristen for her patient poses.
    With regard to the perfect subway knitting, I’m thinking crochet grannie squares (or other geometric shape). They are so versitle in. color, approach to construction, etc., are quite portable, and the imagination is the only limit (of course, unless one cannot imagine ever doing that, then the imagination must rustle up some thing. new to excite the desire that burns within…. OK, ‘nuf said. Loved the 15 minutes. Hope work went well today.
    LoveDiane

  • The shawl is gorgeous. Love how your model’s top shows it off just as well as any off-the-shoulder evening gown would. I’ve never knitted with beads, but I’m sure a beaded version of this would look right at home at Buckingham Palace or on the red carpet at the Oscars. (Now I’ve got this strange urge to get the pattern, some slinky silk yarn, and a s*itload of beads!)

  • I love reading your blog, all your finished products are amazing! I especially love the cowl.

  • Whoa! That Thirty-Eight is magnificent!

  • Sorry. I swear I clicked just once…