Eye Candy Friday with Random Bits

Ok, although I’m not officially a part of Eye Candy Friday, I thought this overgrown motorcycle in our alley was pretty cool. It reminds me of a Charles de Lint story, maybe something from the Borderland

SRP Update
The Renewable Virgin by Barbara Paul, 215 pages. The first Marian Larch mystery (1984)! Bless the Minneapolis Public Library system for maintaining mystery series integrity. (Yes, Cute Library Guy was there, but I was too shy to talk to him… I know, I’m a dork.)

I’m liking the charcoal Regia Silk in the waffle pattern (two rounds of knit 2, purl 2 ribbing, then two plain rounds). Hopefully I make a lot of progress on it over the weekend so that it seems worth photographing. This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but my Cabernet Adamas shawl is still a ball of yarn and likely to remain that way for a while, so no more Amazing Lace for me. And I still need to knit some Bitchin’ (baby) Mittens – yikes! Oh well, at least I finished the TrekAlong, right?!

In other personal knitting news, I had a pattern accepted by MagKnits for the December issue! All I’m going to say about it is that you can make the project from a single ball of Kureyon…

I still have a few more local purple architectural features to take pictures of, but to tide me over until I get around to it, Trek sent me this purple house from New Jersey. We should all forgive her for the slightly illegal action she took to get this photo, becase I love this house. Thanks, Trek!

And how could we end the week without a little Chaos, looking ever-so-sweet after his shenanigans of a few days ago… Have a great weekend, everyone!

“Whatever do you mean, Mom? I am the very soul of sweetness and innocence!”

48 thoughts on “Eye Candy Friday with Random Bits”

  1. Chaos – there is no such thing as an innocent cat.

    Chris – congrats on the MagKnits. Glad you like the purple house. We shall not speak of how it came to be a digital photo. Sh!

  2. Oh my god, thank you for that fish mitten link!! I must knit them, MUST.

    I like that overgrown motorcycle too, reminds me of a series of alternate history books I was reading last week (SM Stirling’s “Dies the Fire”).

  3. Love the motorcycle, though it makes me sad that it isn’t being used. I LOVE Charles DeLint!!!

    And aren’t the furry folk SO good at looking “ever-so-sweet”? Probably a defense mechanism, dontcha’ think?

  4. Happy weekend to you too. And congrats on your pattern! I could have my very own Chris original if only I would learn to knit :o)

  5. Looks like the motorcycle doesn’t get out much. I’m having a ‘guess the license plate’ contest. (Yeah, not much knitting happening these days.)

  6. Congrats on the fabulous lookin page chris!!! it’s awesome! good work!

    and chaos kitty’s not lookin too bad himself there…;)

    11 days left for me in good ole island in the sun…

    have a great weekend!

  7. I love the motorcycle pictures — there must be a good story there because if it’s not being ridden in the summer in Minnesota, when will it be?

    And congratulations on the pattern! I have a ball of Kureyon that I was going to send to my SP, but maybe I should hold onto it!

  8. Congratulations on your pattern in MagKnits! **woohoo!** Fish mittens wow!

    If that is a MN motorcycle, which I’m guessing it is, that kind of immobilization takes work! Things only have so long to grow ;o)

  9. Congrats on the Magknits acceptance!

    Chaos is too sweet to ever do anything bad.

    Aren’t those fish mittens amazing? And so is that motorcycle and that house.

  10. Wait: A cute guy who works in a library….umm and what is the address? I think I here a plane ticket calling 😉

    Looks like the bike was caught mid camouflage. Must be an elf dude (or a Puck)lurking somewhen***CV

  11. Hmm, we’ve been wondering what to do with the motorcycle that has been languishing in our basement for the last few years. We can toss it into the “jungle” next door to the new house and have a unique sculpture in a few weeks.

  12. Oo! Oo! It DOES look like something from Charles deLint. Or Emma Bull. That is SO cool!!

    (that bike my not have been sitting there all summer – the vines have been VERY aggressive this year, something to do with air pollution, I’m told. My folks have pulled the ivy completely off their house three times this summer, and it keeps getting swallowed…)

    Congrats on the MagKnits deal! Now I’m going to be able to say “Oh, yes, I knew her back when…”

  13. He looks so sweet and innocent! Kind of how Max looks when she’s sleeping. Love the motorcycle. Talk to cute library guy already!

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