Friday, August 04, 2006

Nothing New

Not much to report here. It's just so hot outside, it's hard to work up any enthusiasm for much of anything. I seem to recall that the last two summers here were fairly mild, and I think we got spoiled. This is a more typicals ummer for us, but I just can't wait for it to be over!

I have been working on Cozy, just a few more inches to go, and it will be done. It seems like it's going to be really long, but my mom wanted it for a lap blanket, wrap, whatever, so at least it will be versatile.

I did finish one Koigu Jaywalker with picot edge. You can still see how cute it is, even though I took a totally lazy photo. Ah, the classic sitting-in-front-of-the-computer shot. Gotta love it.


And, just for reference's sake, this is the same sock that I was working on while on vacation. Some of you may remember seeing it in this photo:


I found this website called Lost Tulsa, and I read about some tunnels that connect the buildings downtown. The tunnels apparently were built in the 20's by the wealthy building owners who wanted to be able to travel between the buildings without worrying about being kidnapped, which was happening to wealthy businessmen in Chicago at the time. The tunnels were also possibly used to transport contraband during Prohibition.

Supposedly there are tours of the tunnels available . I'm trying to find out more information about that. I think that would be really interesting.

Hee! Edited to add: I had to rip out what little I had done on Icarus, which is, I guess, why I forgot to even mention it. I don't think reading charts is for me. That, or I need to come up with a new system.

18 comments:

Knitty Cat said...

I love charts. Do you have the ever handy chart companion? (post-it-notes) I don't think I could do charts without them. I can't do written instructions at all, so I'd be out of luck when it comes to lace.

Nonnahs said...

Ah, Icarus...I had to rip out a hefty chunk of said shawl recently. But, I've picked it up again, and am determined to get it going again. Wish me luck!

Cute sock! :)

Fannie Pie said...

Love the sock!!!

Victor actually took my parents on the tour but I was working:-( It was a while ago.. not sure if you can still take them. I'll do some digging. It sounds like fun!

Do give up on Icarus, after you get it set up there's little need to follow the chart you can just see what comes next (hint-lots of stockinette separated by a couple YO and K2T and SSK), it's just easy to get messed up in the beginning.

Fannie Pie said...

I meant to say DON'T give up on Icarus.

love the reference photo... it's nice to see the progress, it really is all about the knitting!

Rhonda said...

Love the colour of that sock.

Melissa said...

Okay, you expect my mind to go from him to tunnels? I mean, seriously, after that, the tunnels were a blur of words.

Ashley said...

I second the post-it-notes suggestion! I live for post-its

Beth S. said...

The Koigu is so lovely, I hardly notice the hot guy.

Joanne M said...

I can't believe I lived in Tulsa for a year and a half and didn't know about that!! It sounds so cool! I wonder if it is near the "centre-of-the-universe"... you know? near the old train station downtown where you stand in this one spot and say something and you hear an echo back? If you do the tour, have a drink at McNellies for me afterward!

Anonymous said...

lovely sock, lovely man. wish my husband looked like that!!

that's really neat about the tunnels!! wow i never knew that!

your SP8 :-)

Emma said...

Hee hee, SP8. That's NOT my husband. It's the deckhand from the bot we went on while on vacation. Just so there's no confusion.

Hooney said...

Love your Jaywalker, so much prettier than mine :(

Mary, Mary... said...

Ah, the deckhand! Now, I'm a little less jealous! Sorry, I have bare chested boys on the brain..it's 100 degrees outside. Will start Eunny's print O'wave shawl when it cools off.

Phoebe said...

Love the deckhand with the Jaywalker...gives me an idea to steal when we are on our cruise during Thanksgiving. Ah Icarus...i write out the directions and use lifelines out of dental floss.

Lone Knitter said...

What beautiful Jaywalkers. I just finished a pair myself. I love the colors of the yarn you used--looks like the beautiful inside of a sea shell, so it's fitting that it went on vacation to the beach with you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Emma,

Yum -- just love that picture! (Guess which one.) :) Anyway, I should have your last package coming your way next week. Happy knitting!

Your One Skein SP

Bridget said...

that photo with the deck hand is classic! I too was wondering if that was you husband! I did manage to notice the pretty colors on the koigu too!

miss88keys said...

I love your Jaywalker. The colors are stunning! The hot guy isn't bad either.