Monday, October 22, 2007

I Love Paris in the Springtime... (NO, Not THAT Paris!)

You Belong in Paris

You enjoy all that life has to offer, and you can appreciate the fine tastes and sites of Paris.
You're the perfect person to wander the streets of Paris aimlessly, enjoying architecture and a crepe.

It's interesting, because Paris along with Florence and Rome, is one of my favourite cities. I have always found the Parisians friendly and polite (don't laugh) with one exception. Perhaps it's because I'm an Australian and they really don't think that Australians should speak French, or perhaps because my cookbook and Ballet French is so laughably bad that they thought I was.. ummm... intellectually challenged and they had to be nice to me! Regardless, I've always had a great time in France - in Nice we met a restauranteur who had spent time in Australia who kept bringing out the GOOD wine while we chatted, and on another occasion I couldn't remember the address of our hotel and we went round and round and round and round the Pigalle roundabout in a taxi with the meter turned off while the patient taxi driver waited until I remembered what the street looked like! (I did incidentally, otherwise I would still be there!)

Ahh, Paris, City of food - and shoes! I'd like to go shopping with Rosered in Paris - I think we could scare any shoe shop owner into submission!

Here is the finished Juno!!

Although I did block it by steaming it, I have had to wash it properly, because the wool has a very strong dye smell, and I wanted to get rid of it! I love it - despite the miles of 2x2 rib and the miles and miles and miles of not 4 (because I was obviously stunned) but 6 interlacing cables and 2 extra baby cables on each side!

I have also almost finished the tulips socks and have the invention socks ready to start and all the materials for my tea cosy swap ready to go! It's knitting central here, guys!

Due to being harrassed by a small and very loud boy (who'd have thunk it!) This is only a short blog - have to collect the Princess from school and hear all about the kindergarten trip to a wildlife park - including local examples, plus exotica such as Tyson the Bison! Pray for me!


Rose Red said...

I am Milan - home of fashion! Perhaps we can do Paris AND Milan together. Get ready to melt the credit card!!

Won't Tyson the Bison bring you back to earth with a thunk!!

Oh, and Juno - so good!!! Big congratulations on that FO - wonderful!

Taphophile said...

Juno, she is stunning! Paris is tops with me, too - never had a bad experience. Well except being chased out of a cemetery by the French Secret Service but that's not typical. Everyone, SS apart, was wonderful - even the children who corrected my Inspector Clouseau (sp.?) French.

Almost as exciting as Tyson the Bison. ;)

Amy Lane said...

oh gods, the Juno is GORGEOUS...and I am definitely admiring that long cable!!! (I did something similar for Arwyn's Arwen sweater....cable separate, sewn on later.

And it's lovely that you fit well in Paris. Mostly because I know you and that makes me classier by a whole bunch by association!

happyspider said...

mmmmmmm cable-liscious!
SUCH a pretty colour too. You deserve a gold star for ploughing thruogh all that ribbing :)

Nora said...

Oooooh, Juno is stunning!


Bells said...

Oh Juno is beautiful. I really adore that colour !

2paw said...

Mon Ami, Le Juno? C'est magnifique!! Wow, that's a work of art.
City-wise, I am Dublin. Is is green there? I think it is, so I'm happy. Tyson the Bison??? I met a bull called Ronald (Regan) on excurson at Lacrum. I am not cow/bull friendly!!!

Alwen said...

That IS interesting -- it says I belong in Amsterdam, a European city I've actually been to.

Juno is lovely.

And I can think of two places fairly near that raise bison, but I don't know if any of them have names.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

WOW Juno was so worth the wait....even if I didn't have to lift a finger in the process.

I've never been to Paris but it is on my personal travel list.

Georgie said...

Juno is very lovely! Do we get a modelled shot?

We keep trying to get to Paris when we're in Europe, but somehow things always conspire against us.

Donna Lee said...

What a beautiful sweater. I love the miles and miles of cables. And the red color. I have only seen it in grey so the red is a nice change.

MadMad said...

OMG, it's gorgeous! Yay, you! Very, very nice!

I loved Paris, too, everything about it. I got Amsterdam, though, for my quiz. Not sure what it means. (I'm not usually, though, so this doesn't actually change anything.)

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

I LOVE your Juno!!! She would look wonderful adorning the banks of the Seine as you strolled nonchalantly along after a breakfast of pain au chocolat with café au lait, contemplating your plans for the day....
**tiny sigh of envy**