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Thursday, April 22, 2004

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Now that the heavy lifting is done,, it’s easy to see why I should love these socks. Just look at the wonderful pooling on opposite sides of the socks – beautiful turquoise, brown, yellow and cream…


One can never be too thin, rich or well heeled~!

These are perfect for my workAday world, where Doc Martins or Nike spin me round round round.

My excitement at finishing these has driven me to, of course, start another pair.

… to be continued

one for the road…

…all photos

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Onde = Wave = Ombre

More Onde LOVE!

the 1st variegated ball lasted
until halfway through the cap

If reading around the blog ring is a good barometer of the Universal Knitting Goddess’ hormone level, it would appear that April is, indeed the cruelest month. We are all flying straight into what little sun is breaking through the leftover winter clouds and singeing our tail feathers.

Case in Point: this sleeve should’ve been done this weekend. Other duties(including, but not limited to, dining, theater, drinking) HAD to be attended to so into the week arrived the WAVE. I met up with Carolyn, Mary and the IndiGirl Herself, AMY, for cocktails and knitting in the lobby of the Hotel Intercontinental, Monday. A little wine, a little dim sum, fine conversation, and…

In a space of two hours, I knit and re-knit the sleeve cap until I was wonked! Oh why, Onde Queen, would this cause such a tizzie? COULD it be, I just couldn’t understand the pattern translation? I rewrote it twice to conform to the way I was used to getting sleeve cap instructions; then failed twice, trying to execute my own folly. Made myself read it AGAIN, and last night, knit it exactly to the directions. Here’s my final notes, written on my phone bill (unpaid). I still had to step away from the pattern and talk in Bonneese.


How to make it better? Go Shopping!

The actual #1 Cruelty of April for me is Allergies. I have been scratching my face off, sneezing, waking up every morning with eyes so puffy and bloated, I look like I was boxing with George Foreman over the grill. ( Just a comic aside – has anyone EVER opened a bank account JUST to get that GFgrill? Please write me!)

I recently lost my almost lifelong doctor because my health insurance provider doesn’t pay their bills ( they not only nickle and dime the doctors and clinics to death, they actually don’t pay their bills until they’re SUED!). So, instead of trying to find a new doctor to go see for some new and improved allergy medicine, I tripped on over to the local drugstore for some OTC Claritin AND spent the $$$ I saved on these:


Can you say, OOh La la, Dr. Chanel, check out the Bling in the corner of the lens, that’s Coco’s favorite flower the Camelia.

OMBRE for Everybody!

…all photos

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

just a beautiful day in the neighborhood…


Everday, sometimes several times a day, I’m stuck at the traffic light at Michigan Ave at Ontario, heading out to the expressways. This could be as easy as a 30 second pass through or an excruciating 5 light extravaganza.

To the left of me, Burberry’s. To the right of me, Coach.


How lucky am I that I am obsessed with Fuschia and Pink. Red & Fuschia. Pink & Kiwi!


AND, I cannot find any local Fuschia summer yarn. Imagine, if you will, the challenge of HAVING to GO repeatedly to the LYSs and search for something that seems not to have made it to the shelves. (Oh poor little me…)

MY FANTASY: LYS owners would have a regular subscription to Vogue, WWD, Harper’s, etc. and would be in touch with what is OUT THERE being offered to us on the racks. Or, better yet, read the Pantone Color Forecast like EVERYBODY ELSE in fashion.

Knitting is fashion.

Fashion is style.

Style is time relevant…

Is it insane to want to look like This Year’s Model, wearing this year’s colors?Why do I want to buy and knit with yarn that is reflective of some other time frame, some other universe ;p

I need Fuschia!

One doesn’t have to bust a move and haunt the runways to get a clue; I just received a catalog from Herrschners, their craft edition. With all the wonky, self-proclaimed luscious, acrylic, fantastique plastique!

Over on page 66 & 67 is listings for the new TLC Cotton Plus (that Mariko’s knitting with) and Lily Elite Cotton.

Both have up to the minute color offerings like Tangerine and Fuchsia. Hmmm, might be a good way to try some COLOR LOVE (without breaking the bank).

one or two for the road…

Adam Polselli: Everything Design

Michigan Ave. Tulips

…all photos

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