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Friday, March 25, 2005

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buttons, little Spring buttons…

Now that I’m done with one sleeve and over half of the first front of my Martha cardi, I can amuse and slack myself by once again pulling out the BUTTON BOX!

I love the multi-colored trims I’ve been seeing on many garments and am ready to take the plunge into extreme closure…

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On the left you see the temptation: three different, brightly colored, vintage, (probably post WWII ?) novelty buttons. On the right, very modern, graphic 2k5 plastic buttons.

The design of the cardigan can flip either way – it is neotrad with a nice simple edge finish. I REALLY like those wild colored disks! I’ve had them for a long time and never really put them side-by-side but their diameters match (check), their saturations match (check) and they have a FOLLY all about themselves that make the sweater SMILE (check)! WHIMSY galore…

BUT the question remains – will I hate myself in the morning IF I freak out with all that COLOR!?


Thursday, March 24, 2005

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rRRRhwwrr, a girl can’t stay down forever, rwwhrsheesh…

Not much knittin’ gettin’ done when your busy doctorin’…

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and fixes! I ended up having to do a complete System Restore because of a particularly heinous file that would not allow itself to be deleted.

AND that’s fabulous! Because now my laptop is running like a fine racecar! So this was actually the thing that booted me into some Spring Cleaning of the Geek sort. WHAT FUN!

But just as the computer was getting better, I actually got wasted by some kind of stomach flu. So far this winter, I’ve dodged that bullet but hey! on the 2nd day of Spring, what’s more merrier than a *personal, internal* overhaul by Mother Nature!

In the midst of all this MAL, arrives two friendly, happy things! A Fuzzy Scooby Doo pet from my friend Amy, and her son, Ben – thanks guys – I love scoob! AND, from the little bad Muse, aguil3sm.gif a couple of bags of really cheap Rowan All Seasons Cotton in the discontinued Safari color. WOOT! I’m feeling better already!


Tueday, March 22, 2005

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uh, uh, uh…

Alrighty NOW! I’m doing Hard Labor with some Adware on my computer! Been infected by some mysterious varmit! Must search and destroy – no pain, no gain, etc. etc. etc. Let the healing begin…

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