Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mr. Stripey

As some of you are aware, So.Cal is in the middle of a firestorm and heatwave. The air quality is terrible, and the heat is stifling. We finally broke down and purchased a portable AC unit, as the air is so unsafe to breathe, there is not much to do but stay inside.
Imagine trying to knit (and sew) fall garments in triple-digit heat.
The air conditioner has made things slightly more bearable.
So I have been working on my Mr. Stripey Slouch Cowl. Pictured above. I'll probably try to finish it tonight, camped in front of the AC.


UNIFORM Studio said...

I love your cowls. are you using blue sky alpaca?
hoping that the fires are under control soon.

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Thanks Martha,
Blue Sky Alpaca. Kind of pricey, but it knits up so well. And they have such great colors, like deep purple ;)

erica said...

ooh, that close up of the yarn is so yummy.

fire season in la, so predictable and yet so unnerving.

i wonder if my local yarn store has blue sky alpaca. the colors are gorgeous.

*gemmifer* said...

Hang in there. It must be unbearable outside between the heat and smoke. At least your knitting should help get your mind off of the uncomfortable weather!

Ritva said...

i hope your conditions are better soon!
jennifer, your colors are gorgeous!!
all the best to you!

janis said...

I love the complete package: the style, color and name!

natsumi nishizumi said...

Oh, it feels like Fall. I love the colors! I think the Summer is ended. maybe not... people are having BBQ in the backyard,,, mmm...

Stay cool. oxox

Mary-Laure said...

Wonderful pictures, the textures are just alive.

I'm in the LA area too. I feel so sorry for those who lost their homes to the fires... or lost their lives.