Wednesday, February 27, 2008

not quite all here

No knitting. Excuses follow the alternative content: color combinations inspiring me last week.
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Browns, greys and pale blues of Bogota after the daily rain storm, at the Plaza de Bolivar in the oldest part of this very modern city.

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Siding at a construction site near the apartment in Bogota, I couldn't stop staring at it . If you squint it could be a crazy sort of ribbed knit blanket. These aren't colors I'd think of putting together: purples, cobalt, blues, greys and gold. If Noro does a yarn like this, watch out.

Cartagena, the historic walled part of the city. Sigh. Love this place. Every street a visual spark, whether spiffed up or chipped and fading.
For those who prefer a more, um, earthy palette. Climbing out of El Volcan de Lodo El Totumo, the mud volcano .

As for excuses? I wanted to show the nice heavy pair of Thuja-like socks I finished for Dave, honoring my extremely loose knitting goal for the year. They're blue, they're really great and they're not to be found. They will resurface . Hopefully before summer.

On the plane home, I almost completed a lovely alpaca beret. Except, I fly under the influence. The same good chemicals that disconnect me from caring about turbulence at 38,000 feet also, it turns out, disconnect me from caring that I am off by a couple of stitches. The lovely folding swirling decreases do not swirl or look remotely lovely, seen the next day under the stone cold eye of a wintery New England morning. Gone for now.


Mia said...

Nice and warm Cartagena!!! I remember it. And the colors from Bogota are wonderful and clear. I can see the construction siding as a quilt though. It would be nice and pretty.

the Lady said...

Beautiful colors and photos.

Archiknist said...

I didn't realize you were back yet! What a great blanket, and I love the colors pix too--that's often what I notice most when traveling too.

(And you're right that I didn't tell the PT about my early return to knitting!)

Birdsong said...

What fabulous photos! You will have so much inspiration to work with... sorry about the swirling decreases, though.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I don't mind no knitting content, as you can imagine.

Besides, the world has to have time to inspire us when we look up from the projects and cast our eyes on something like that fabulous construction wall. It really does look like a knit blanket. Amazing!

craftivore said...

I have have stumbled over here from New England Knits and boy to I feel lucky. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I can't wait to see your book.