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April 29, 2005

nonaKnits in Eames Chair

Here's how nona spends a hang-out Friday night at home.  The nona-sons are out and about, the nona-hubby is blogging, and nona is -- of course -- knitting.

  1. nona
  2. nona's knitting (NBaT back)
  3. Eames Lounge Chair
  4. Pal radio, listening to Fresh Air -- the remembrances segment with bassist Percy Heath was worth the listen.
  5. Red wine, always drunk from a juice glass
  6. Calculator and measuring tape -- keeping nona on track
  7. Tin of pins and sharp things -- nona loves using pins to track rows and shaping
  8. Information Architecture -- I like to read a bit and then think and knit.  Okay, okay, it's a bit nerdy, but nona has already confessed that she's not very hip.

What do you have next to you when you knit?

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Me and my husband are chilling out at home too. He is playing online game and I am blog-surfing and knitting. I like evenings like this. Afterwards, most probably we would watch a movie before going to bed.
Have a nice weekend.

Posted by: Agnes | Apr 29, 2005 10:54:43 PM

You can drink wine and knit? Oh, will I ever get to that level?

Posted by: Dava | Apr 30, 2005 5:23:35 AM

This photo looks straight out of Lucky magazine. That book looks really interesting. Thanks for the link.

I too drink my wine from a juice glass, and often have a glass at hand while I knit. I also usually have my laptop open so I can look for help or just take a break from the knitting.

Posted by: Amy | Apr 30, 2005 5:39:44 AM

OMG, is that a REAL Eames chair??? My parents owned one (bought back in the early 70's), but had the audacity to sell it a while back.... Obviously Nona has excellent taste!

Btw, if it makes you feel any better, I also had to start my entire NBaT back over due to 1) I wasn't happy with the hem and 2) the body was several inches longer than I wanted it to be. I'm in the middle of my armholes now and don't regret starting over! And the TLC Cotton Plus is working out great! It's so "cheap" that I plan to make several of these NBaT's. The next one will be black trimmed in white at the neck and arms and will say "CHANEL" since my mum sells Chanel cosmetics at Saks. I'll probably try your adorable little picto trim. Can't wait!

OH! And I have a little frogging tip that I've developed for myself: If you have to frog something, don't frog it until you're nearly as far along with the second attempt (assuming you have enough yarn to do this). It makes ripping out the first attempt soooo much easier when you've already got the replacment right next to it. Plus, you can keep it as a reference to make sure your second attempt is looking better than the first one.

Keep up the good work Nona!

Posted by: Jeanie | Apr 30, 2005 8:46:13 AM

Eames!! Now THIS is a truly elegant knitter...

Posted by: anna | Apr 30, 2005 9:04:11 AM

What do I have near me when I knit? A wine glass usually filled with Coke. Real coke, irisheyes kathy doesnt do fake sugar and loves real caffene. (uh oh Nona, I like referring to myself in the 3rd person) Also within reach, at least one cat, the bearcat police and firescanner........this way st st can never be boring. :)

Posted by: kathy b | Apr 30, 2005 5:42:24 PM

I don't have a cool Eames chair, but I have a "quilter's chair" (which I think is no longer made). The arms fold out, and I keep dpns, markers, scissors, a gauge, a calculator, and sometimes other knitting necessities on the left arm and a dog (a small one; they take turns) on the right one. The other dog is on the ottoman, the yarn is in the knitting tote, and a book or magazine is on the reading stand (a knockoff of the one in the Levenger catalogue: http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/PRODUCT/Product.asp?Params=Category=5-22%7CPageID=502%7CLevel=2-3%7CLink=PT%7Cspecial=search%7CID=SearchClicked%7Ci=2) (I read while I knit).

Posted by: Joan C | Apr 30, 2005 8:31:01 PM

In the morning, I knit with my fellow commuters beside me and in the evenings, I'm surrounded by my kids and toys.

Posted by: Siow Chin | May 1, 2005 12:04:42 AM

I always have tweezers by me when I knit! I am rotten at picking up dropped stitches with a crochet hook, but I find that tweezers get the job done every time. Besides that, the dog, a Diet Coke, and the dvd remote are usually quite close by...

Posted by: Ashley | May 1, 2005 3:47:15 PM

nona, that slice of knitting life picture is my favorite so far. It's like we are sitting there with you.

Posted by: Jenny | May 2, 2005 12:22:07 AM

You look really comfy! I have a swivel, rocking chair that is great for knitting in. In front of it is a mahogany sewing box on castors which is topped with my laptop, a glass of something - yes I know computers and liquid don't mix, a few knitting accoutrements that vary depending on where I am in a pattern and a wireless mouse that perches on my knee so that I can surf bloggs or read an e-book while I knit. Occasionally I am joined in the chair by a not so little dog looking for some attention, but then the knitting has to stop for a while.

Posted by: Janine | May 2, 2005 4:54:10 AM

Hmmm...next to me while I knit, I've got at least 1 cat on the chair - sometimes 2 which can get interesting. The dog is usually at my feet and always close by is my little bag of tricks. It's got stitch holders, st markers, a pen, hand cream, pins, a crochet hook, needle for seaming, scissors, a calculator, and a tape measure (I think that is it). A glass of wine is always a good thing but I should never knit while drinking a Cosmopolitan. Hard liquor and knitting do not mix. Or at least I should have the good sense to stop knitting after the first Cosmo.

Posted by: Vicki | May 2, 2005 12:36:57 PM

what a comfy setup you have - and yay for ia books! and i love how you wrote you like to read a bit and then think about it and knit, that's awesome ;)

Posted by: andrea | May 4, 2005 12:12:10 PM

nothing quite that nice! i usually have:
--chai tea, english breakfast tea or red wine
--something snacky (chocolate or something crunchy)
--reference book
--tape measure
--channel changer
--one to two cats

Posted by: jessie | May 15, 2005 4:12:22 PM

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