It was only a matter of time before some intrepid soul, driving through the Dutch countryside, looked out the window and didn't see flocks of sheep safely grazing but an army of domesticated billboards. The NYTimes ran the story on the front page today.
A couple of other items of knitterly interest were in the Sunday NYTimes: Chanel had these crocheted flowers for $525, now a NY boutique sells them for $15, profits help Nepalese women, two would be about the price of Nicky Epstein's new book. Illuminated knitting needles have been on Ebay for the last few months.These Knit Lite needles, $20, were designed by Edith Eig's(La Knitterie Parisienne) retired engineer husband, who accidentally locked himself in the shop one night.
I don't knit in the dark, usually I'm asleep. But they'd come in handy as mini-light sabers or for Harry Potter improv,"Cnyttanus pronto!"
Here are some lovelies I picked up for my summer projects, modelled on one of our new pink flamingoes:Blue Heron rayon/metallic--summer wrap, Noro Sakura rayon/poly/silk/wool--shrug maybe, Euroflax Linen--summer camisoles--think Andie McDowellesque Deep South linen and lace.
The Jamaica tank hums along nicely. Simple slightly fitted affair with cabled straps for that little something extra.
I'll crochet around the edges with a green/taupe cotton to add some polish. Now, I must run and consult with my dog's personal trainer. Don't ask...just go ahead and laugh. Oh, and I've got Chucho powerwashing our metal roof. Woof-woof!