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thank you for such warm and heartfelt condolences for the death of Big Dave (david’s dad). please know that all is well and we are truly at peace with it. he got to go out the way he wanted, with dignity and on his own terms; we really can’t ask for more than that when it is our time to go.

we’ll be heading out of town friday morning and won’t be back til monday, so i wanted to leave you with a little knit-porn to tide you over. the rectangle bee pattern is actually all set to go, but i need to postpone the release til tuesday, as i’m sure you guessed. i definitely want to BE here to answer email once it’s posted . . .

so tuesday i got up early and soaked the finished half of the stole i’m knitting (what?? we need a cover photo . . .). when i was at a good point in my work day to take a break, i pinned it out

blocking is very soothing for me. it makes for good thinking time.

doesn’t that texture look like those fancy rolled beeswax candles?
and what’s different about this stole (besides, of course, the fact that it is a stole and not a triangle), is that i used the “other” panel configuration that was also so popular with you all in the swatches—the bee and honeycomb motif.

the bottom hem edging is also the same, but different—i love this light lacy pattern—it’s a variation of porcupine lace, which i am calling “gnat swarm”.

and here’s the closeup of the bee

and now for the long shot . . .

ok. NOW. if you haven’t started fanning yourself yet, better get ready.

because now i have something really sex-ay to show you.


(and forget about seeing cute, naked pictures of david)

ok, ready now?

wait, there’s more (if you can take it)

mmmm-mmm, baby.
Killah Bee . . . the Black Stingah . . . the lethal addiction . . . tender but tough

this is vanessa’s finished stole in black zephyr laceweight. she sent it in the mail (maybe it was coming on to her DH?)

i am SO glad i got to block this piece too (ok, that is NOT as close to saying “i am so glad you let me lick your toes sometimes” as it sounds).

this is a pure and clean affinity for adding the finishing touch to a gorgeous work. and, uh, yes, i stroked it a bit as i worked; you got a problem with that?

did someone say loo-oonger?

ahem. whoo, i need to shake that off. that is po-tent.

on another note completely, i also got my rowan book this week.
it is SO going in the car with me to NYC.

(i hope the cover photo is no indication of how i will feel about what’s inside). since i need a few sweaters, i’m grazing. the thing is that their fit is so good for me. the narrow shoulders and long arms are perfect for my figure. the styles are often not overpowering on my very narrow frame. and i love tweed. and cables. so i hope there is a LOT of that in there.
(seriously, it has been on my desk for 3 days and i haven’t opened the cover yet; that’s how hectic it is here lately).

ok now, time to get to other things. gotta get another half a stole done. i’ve already put that bad boy back to work . . .

58 thoughts on “chock-a-block

  1. Uh uh uh . . . Okay, I think I have some words back. Now I am the one crying over blocking photos. Those are beyond exquisite, Anne. Yes, that one section does look like beeswax candles. And yes, they are sexy — too sexy for something — if you know the song!

  2. Talk about breathtaking! That stole really works well in both colours, but the black? The black is downright sultry.

  3. those are both so beautiful – and in bee colors (yellow and black!)

    have to go check out the preview for the new Rowan – totally forgot about it!

  4. I love the honeycomb color of your bee stole. And it’s simply stunning in black! Stroke of genious for Vanessa to knit it in that color. Really. Fabulous.

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