July 31, 2007

Moooooom...she's knitting in the car again!

You bet your circs I am, slappy. And lovin' it.

The other day we drove out of Lyon into the country to visit a friend. Almost an hour in the car, which means uninterrupted knitting time on my Silk Top with singing along to the radio accompaniment. Good thing I don't get car sick, so I can knit [and sing, off-key] away. And of course, you knew I'd have riding in the car snapshots* for you, right? Click here to see the slideshow.

I'm making serious progress on my Silk Top. You can't really tell with the knitting sitting on my lap in the shot above, so here's another photo for you:

I see a seaming party on the horizon. Let's get the cocktails ready, friends. Dancing on table with lampshade on head is optional.

In other non-knitting news, who wants to be my 20th sale at my etsy shop before the end of July? Because I like round numbers, I'd like to close the month of July with a nice 2-OH at etsy, so I'm offering my buyer who makes my 20th sale at etsy 10 percent off any item over 30 dollars. No conditions other than you have to be my 20th sale at etsy, and it has to be made before August 1. So be quick, because if you're the 21st sale or if it's after the end of today you'll be too late! And that's the end of my blabby paragraph. Thanks to J. for helping me reach my goal! [Does happy dance in front of computer.] And remember, my dear blog pals and readers for whom I am always grateful, there will always be regular promos just for you. Thanks for supporting my work :-)

*Rules of my car knitting snapshots are as follows: All snapshots must be taken while knitting, or with knitting on one's lap, IN THE CAR. Further, the car must be in motion, temporarily stopped at a traffic light, intersection, in traffic or similar with engine always running. In no event may the car be parked, halted for more than 30 seconds or deliberately stopped for purposes of taking a photo. The seatbelt must remain on at all times, but the hand may be carefully stuck out of the window in order to obtain a good shot provided it doesn't cause any traffic accidents and even though it makes one look like a wacky camera-happy tourist.

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30 comments to this entry:

Beautiful scenery. I love taking tourist-y pictures of where I live, too. It's hard to get bored with your surroundings when you live in a beautiful place! I do get carsick, which never really bothered me THAT much until I started knitting and realized I couldn't knit in the car. The silk top is looking great. So pretty. ===================================== Note by Becky: You poor thing :-( I have a brother who gets motion sickness ALL the time. I sympathize!
Looking good! :)
Hooray, a seaming party on the horizon! That means we will be seeing a certain black silk top FO very soon. I'll pass on the cocktails (don't drink), but I'm polishing up my lampshade as we speak. Thanks for the vicarious trip from Lyon into the countryside; the sunflowers made me smile.
I, too, had car knitting over the weekend. It's the best!! The top is looking awesome...almost done!
Love the silk top. Can't wait to see it finished. And I also love the sunflowers! It's so green there. Everything here has up and died as they say. We're in a drought here on the East Coast.
OMG - I LOVE that field of sunflowers! The silk top is looking good too! :o) ====================================== Note by Becky: That is one thing I LOVE about driving around here: The sunflower fields. I see them all over France. Love them!
I was thinking about you this weekend because I tried to do some car knitting while I was on vacation in DC and totally got carsick. I was wondering how you do it - but now I know. The silk top is lookin' good! :)
I love your blog! I just got the Rebecca magazine and have my eye on the silk top - happy to see you are knitting it. It looks great! Thanks! Jill
The top is going to be so pretty. So in the first picture, is that French for "roundabout"? Ha. And the sunflowers are great!!
What a great little trip! I love knitting in the car. And I'm dancing in my chair, here, in anticipation of that fantastic top. :)
Oh my! The field of sunflowers is sooo amazing. The silk is very pretty, seam 'er up so we can see the finished product modelled by Whack Rabbit!
You have car-knitting rules? I love it! You always find a way to make me laugh....
De-lurking here to say "woo hoo!" on the silk top. I've been following the progress and can hardly wait to see the finished top. I must say you are a hardy soul. I mean, thin black yarn? I'd go blind.
Those sunflowers are amazing! I love sunflower fields.
Doesnt' the captain tell you to stop singing ? mine does :-( I haven't been knitting lately, not in the mood...but I always sit in the back with Gil and he sometimes minds it if I'm knitting rather then paying attention to him. ===================================== Note by Becky: The Captain tends to sing along with me! :-)
Some of my best pictures have been taken while driving in the car! Can't wait to see the whack dancing shots in the new top!
I so love the silk top. Car knitting is the best. I don't get car sick either and love the extra knitting time a car ride provides.
Great pics for a moving vehicle. Mine are always blurry at that point. ======================================= Note by Becky: Anti-blur mode is my friend :-) For when the car is going really fast (like the photo where we pass the road sign), I put the camera in "sport" mode in order to avoid blurry shots.
Can't wait to see the finished top!
I can knit in the car (or on any other transport) as long as I don't have to look OR I'm on a nice straight piece of road. So it's socks or motorways for me!
I love the Sun Flower picture.
Oh Wow...I have to actually be parked to knit in the drivers seat. Very talented, indeed...
Of course, most camera-wacky tourists are usually pointing their cameras OUTSIDE the car, but yeah, same thing really.... (grin)
Oh, you are getting so close! We will get to see some whack dancing rabbit shots soon!!
Kudos to you for being about to knit in the car! I would be green within minutes I'm afraid. Total bummer.
Wait for it . . . I knew the last photo would be the most delightful. Such a tricksy rabbit with a good eye. Congratulations on reaching your goal! ;-) ====================================== Note by Becky: Hee hee...you know me too well. And thank you, Miss Janet :-) Seaming party with cocktails! I can't wait -- the black silk top is looking wonderful.
The silk top is coming along brilliantly Becky! I particularly enjoyed the photo of all the sunflowers!!! ======================================= Note by Becky: I definitely aim to hold a seaming party this weekend. I've got a load of finishing, though! Frills, picot...definitely cocktail time :-)
Preeeeeeeetty! I'm knitting a black lace stole. First time I've knit with black, and I have to say, it's quite a challenge since most of my knitting time is at night.
That silk is going to be so cozy. It just looks luxurious even over the internet.
Great progress - you'll be doing some mannequin pics before you know it! Can't wait to see the final result...

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