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Sunday, February 20, 2005

ChicKnits New Threads Weekend Edition
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the lovely and talented
Stephanie (from Half-Baked)
debuts her…
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BRAVA!

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Stepahie writes: “Size wise, I made my Ribby one size bigger than my “measured” bust size to give a little bit of extra ease through the body – and I made adjustments in the length and arms based on what I know of my own personal measurements. I’m not normally a Cardi kinda girl, but I derive such pleasure from wearing this one, especially since it was my first garment” :D

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check out the

Gallery Ribby

for more details about the construction
of this beautiful garment.
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Personalize your Ribby by adding stripes or different areas of color!

For more ideas as user friendly and fabulous as this one, visit the Ribby Cardi Knitalong HERE.

Want to be in Gallery Ribby? Send me a picture of your Ribby with knitting details to be included in the gallery

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Friday, February 18, 2005

Hey, it’s *New Threads* Friday
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Before

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After

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TAKE:
one cheap end-of-season bulky wool shell
ADD:
3 skeins of bulky NEON wool
BLEND:
in a Mock Turtleneck and Contrasting Sleeves
SHAKE:
with a Zipper
ENJOY:
the cheerful late-winter-bustin’ COLOR!
of your new work Jacket!!!

…read the NOTES here

TGIF@CHICKNITS.COM

Film: the Wedding Date (A woman hires a male *escort* to take her to her sister’s wedding – no irony is too small for this fun chickFlick! There is one shot where they rim light Dermot Mulroney’s eyelashes that almost made me faint – you find the shot…)

Food/Cocktails: check out some new feedbin/watering holes. What is that woman WEARING in shot #2?

Music: Friday – SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – 10 PM, Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee AND free in-store at 12:30 PM Friday at Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark! Put some uncut FUNK in your Trunk; Saturday – CALVIN COOK, steel guitar player EXTRAORDINAIRE at Buddy Guy’s Legends Blues Bar, 754 S. Wabash – 9:30PM


Thursday, February 17, 2005

When you live in a building with other people, certain rules apply. When the baby on 1st is having a primal teething howldown at 3am, you seek solace by diving head first into the living room couch and countinue counting zzzzzzzzzzs. Your alpha waves don’t even break stride. They’re busy making up for the deficit that occured at 12:30am when your gi-tar playin’ neighbor on 3 came in from his weekly buddy jam session and has decided to continue the vibe for awhile.

You went to bed at 10:30pm and are now up at 6:30am like a tiny little atomic clock, even though it probably isn’t in your own best interests.

TEMPTING, the thought of doing a few loads of laundry (they’re always THERE like the smile on the Cheshire Cat, waiting for you when you walk by) because using water in the middle of the night is one of the LOUDEST things you can do. Yeah! Somehow in the trip from the water main in the middle of the street, the jetstream picks up about a thousand wailing surfers and when you open the faucets, aloha, RAVE!

Just flushing the toilet a few times would be karmic payback enough but alas, you know better than most what goes around comes around and you choose instead, to Pick’n’Dust, while listening to Marie Ishad’s KnitCast on your iPod. Coming from a family where every second born person inherits the special Pack Rat DNA, you don’t stand a chance and those little piles of STUFF grow casually on their own until they are everywhere. You are a Pyramid Piler. No nasty chaotic mess on the floors for you; you, being in denial just stack like-shaped like-materialed things on each other. All over the joint. And it NEEDS to be put AWAY…

Most of it is irrelevant crap but you, in your ever-lovin’ pea-pickin’ heart just KNOW that maybe, just maybe, it’s gonna come in handy LATER…

and HEY, baby, later is TODAY…
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Like almost all of my Holiday Deadlined Projects, the M

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