Jess Hutch.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

mr. sun

knitted balls
Hey! When you ask for something nicely, sometimes you do get it. It's a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco. Thanks Mr. Sun.

Okay, so spring is here. Here are some knitted balls in spring-like colors I've worked on over the last few months, including some I did just this weekend. I put them in a lovely margarita glass we got from some friends. Nice!

Even though the sun came out today, I still got a huge kick out of a rain-themed song I heard on the NPR show "Day to Day" today - it's called "Didn't It Rain", recorded by Sister Rosetta Sharpe in the late 1940s, and MAN is it the best. From now on, "Didn't It Rain" is going to be my Official Rainy Day song - a song so upbeat about endless rain makes it all seem better. Give it a listen (the link above is to the segment on Day to Day).

16 Comments:

At 8:39 PM , JanetinPortland said...

Yep, understand the rain comments. I'm a little farther north in Portland, so when the sun shines, it's great! Love your blog and your creations!

 
At 11:09 PM , Snuffywump said...

I'm in Seattle and we have the bad rap of always having rain. Well...we do get our fair share but when the sun comes out it is glorious! We had a typical spring day today....a little rain, a little sun. THis time of year though when the sun comes out it sure does make me smile. It's just beautiful :o)

 
At 1:32 AM , Emma said...

Those balls look so lovely! Nice photo ;)

 
At 6:31 AM , sarah said...

Cute, CUTE knitted balls! Loverly. . .

 
At 7:17 AM , Bonney said...

How do you knit balls? Looks like they would make killer kitty toys with a little bell stuffed in with the filling. Enlighten us!!

 
At 7:34 AM , gleek said...

i want to know how to knit balls like that as well! seems like you can make them for any occasion if you choose different color schemes. glad to hear the sun came out. sounded pretty dreary there!

 
At 9:33 AM , fillyjonk said...

How 'bout sending that rain our way? We've been in a drought (OK/TX) since, gee, October, I think.

it's in the high 80s here today and might hit 100 next week. I really really really could use some rain (and my garden could too. And my field-research plants could.)

 
At 9:47 AM , Tracy said...

i heard the same song on my drive yesterday - so perfect! have a great weekend!

 
At 5:00 PM , LLA said...

The nice thing about growing up in Appalachia is that we actually learned this song in elementary school - in music class. Of course, Sister Rosetta's version is much jazzier.

Seems to me that I remember a few additional lyrics:

Oh - it rained for 40 days and 40 nights without a-stopping
It rained so hard that the water stopped a-dropping
Oh - didn't it rain, children?
My Lord, didn't it rain????


I'll be humming to myself all evening....

 
At 9:01 AM , michael said...

I will love you forever if you're willing to part with the pattern for those knitted balls, they are too adorable

 
At 8:21 PM , aja said...

I love those yarn colors, they make me want a big tasty fruity margharita.

 
At 7:37 AM , RBG said...

I LOVE the knitted balls - why is that? So simple, yet so wonderful. The variety of size and of course your usual mastery of color, and in the margarita glass. Fantastic! Also, a huge congrats on the Maker Faire and Boing Boing's recognition. I'm so proud of you! :)

 
At 7:30 AM , maluena said...

Hello,
My name is Manuela, I´m an argentinean girl living in Barcelona, Spain, and I was wondering when will your book Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy will be available again.

I have twin nieces of one year and a half named Julieta and Delfina, daughters of my brother Javier, and another one of two years and a half called Guadalupe, daughter of my brother Santiago.
My sister Florencia will have her first baby in September (we still don´t know the sex), and I will be the god-mother.. As I will visit them in August, I would like to knit them some nice toys.. so, could you please tell me if it is possible to buy your book?

 
At 2:45 PM , tania said...

oh what a great song! a nice knitted balls-so fuzzy-
:)

 
At 8:38 PM , sooz said...

I love the knitted balls! Wow - are they hard to do? Is there a pattern somewhere a novice knitter like me could follow?
soozs@bigpond.com

 
At 8:27 AM , Kerry said...

Lovely, pretty knitted balls. They'd make a sweet mobile for a baby. Did you come up with the pattern yourself, or find it somewhere? Please share!

 

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