to prove that I'm still knitting, and still making sideways connections, I give you:

Nautilus forms:
staircase, City of Sydney library /
one from the archives:the nascent beginnings of a Clessidra atop a ball of rubi + lana yarn.

Which is spookily similar to my current knitting. Yes, I'm up to Clessidra #2.
Long socks.
Just in time for summer.
Or for a bit of bagpipe playing perhaps, as a fellow knitter recently referred to my Clessidra #1 a kilt sock.

My car battery was dead this morning (I looked for a way to more naturally segue from knitting to batteries but I couldn't find one) which should come as no surprise to loyal readers familiar with my recent spate of the blerghs.
After he's started her up, the NRMA guy told me to drive my car around for a "good 45 minutes".
As I did so, I was wondering what exactly a "good" 45 minutes was.
Was it in fact more like 50 minutes?
An hour?
And what would a "bad" 45 minutes be?
Or even a "not so good" 45 minutes?

These and other probing questions will probably not be answered in upcoming posts of Needles Edge.
But I do appreciate that some of you hang on anyway.


Blogger :: melissa :: said...

Oh, I'd be paranoid and go a 'good' hour, just to be sure!

3 September 2007 at 1:55 pm  
Blogger Kate said...

Customs House library - one of my favourites - great anime section, fantastic paperback section and it's open on the weekends!
The staircase has a lovely balustrade as well.

3 September 2007 at 4:47 pm  
Blogger kgirlknits said...

oh, you have had a bit of a rough trot lately, haven't you?! Flat batteries are a pain (be they metaphorical or physical!)...

Those Clessidra's are still mighty impressive, and are sure to be a nice surprise to pull out of the drawer in Autumn, once the sticky Sydney summer dies down...

3 September 2007 at 5:13 pm  
Blogger shula said...

and do you drive it around in circles, or in more of a nautilus shape.

Questions, questions...

3 September 2007 at 5:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you wrote this blog once before - in March this year.

3 September 2007 at 8:48 pm  
Blogger Carson said...

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3 September 2007 at 10:32 pm  
Blogger Pamela Lee said...

It's actually the evil 45 minutes you have to keep an eye out for... ;)

Love the socks, BTW. I'd never even thought about using the Rubi+Lana 3 Ply for socks before. Are you getting a sock out of the small or the large balls of the yarn? I can never remember the meterage each size has.

4 September 2007 at 12:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a good 45 minutes in the car (or better yet Jeep) is alone on the open road (preferably windy)and your favorite music blasted. not always easy to get when you've been having the kind of days you've been having recently.

wow, that's a gorgeous grey ball of yarn. yellow and grey always a good combination.

4 September 2007 at 3:16 am  
Blogger Loraine said...

a good 45 minutes...that sounds like the people from the south of holland (where i come from) that means he's just guessing...it could be an educated guess

4 September 2007 at 5:04 am  
Blogger Carson said...

thanks, when I published this post this afternoon Sydney time I set the date to Australian format ie: the 3rd of September reading as 03/09/07, as an experiment.
But Blogger (I guess being U.S. -based software), filed it as 9th of March (US-format date)which is kinda annoying.

4 September 2007 at 9:04 am  
Blogger Madge said...

I hate car breaking down crap. And the mysterious guy gearhead jargon repairmen use. (car repairwomen might use it, too, but I've never known one) I think they're like the Masons; they probably have secret handshakes and funny secret dances*, too....Am I rambling? Why, yes, I am. I'm also glad your car is working again. And that you have a lovely socks.

*do you think we knitters are missing out by not having these? I can't decide.

4 September 2007 at 2:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you do a bad 45 minutes do you have to take the car to sit in the corner and make it think about what it's done?

And if it was a good 45 minutes, do you get ice cream?

4 September 2007 at 9:59 pm  
Blogger AmberCake said...

Ever late to the party. A good 45 being when the mechanic is awake, feeling good, getting things done, things are going as they should, and it fills 45 minutes. A bad 45 being when the mechanic is feeling off, and finds more trouble than he thought, and can't seem to make it work right, and is actually 2 hours. Or 3. But a GOOD 45 - that's what we all want in life, isn't it?

6 September 2007 at 1:08 am  

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