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salutations from the sauna

Those darn felted hearts seem to to be all over the house! Actually, they are all over the apartment. While my house (and true home) is in New Hampshire, three nights a week I knit and sleep in apartment in Providence, which is much closer to work. It’s fun to photograph with my landlady’s lovely props.
P.S. I hope all of you made it through Valentines’s day unscathed. 

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The painting in my apartment reminds me of the sauna that John (of boyfriend sweater fame) built last summer. Isn’t it beautiful? Sure is sweater weather in New Hampshire now.

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This setting makes me want to have wool in my hands - Pure MerinoUltra AlpacaJasper,  or my current yarn of choice Ultra Alpaca Light.  I took some swatching to the sauna last week – not IN the sauna, but I knit a bit on the porch and in the changing room/dining room.  I’m looking forward to a return visit this weekend.  I should try designing after sitting in the heat, during the blissful calm period. I don’t know though, maybe designing goes hand in hand with this hyper, bouncing off the wall feeling I’m experiencing right NOW!

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love Providence, have you had the chance to attend WaterFire yet? I highly recommend it :)

    And those hearts are SO cute!

    February 15, 2008
  2. Maxine #

    I’m missing out on sauna at my aunt’s this weekend, and seeing that new one makes me miss it even more. I wouldn’t even mind hauling the buckets of water over the boatloads of snow to fill the barrels…

    February 15, 2008
  3. oh! I want a sauna and I want snow!! lucky you!!

    February 15, 2008
  4. Swatching in a sauna!!! Do it!

    February 16, 2008
  5. Oh, what a wonderful photo…I’m longing for New Hampshire!

    February 16, 2008
  6. Marilyn #

    I’m jealous, and I don’t even enjoy saunas! Although a steam room….. that’s another story..

    Marilyn

    February 17, 2008
  7. Wow. You have a boyfriend who builds saunas? I am so envious!

    February 17, 2008
  8. missscarlett #

    Saunas are so relaxing! What a picturesque location.

    This is going to sound weird but…have you ever seen Romanesco Cauliflower? I just saw it on someone’s blog and it made me think of the inspired and beautiful patterns you create.

    February 17, 2008
  9. So…if you knit with wool in a sauna….would it “felt” as you go?

    February 18, 2008
  10. That sauna looks so good!! You could felt your hearts in there and use yourself for agitation!

    February 20, 2008
  11. Oooo, envy! A sauna! lol, I’m sure if you took your knitting in there with you, you’d never need to do traditional felting again!! =) Anyway, I’m still envious about the sauna, I don’t think I’ve had one since I was in Finland…

    February 22, 2008

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