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Monday, April 18, 2005

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Is your sap rising with the greening of the Grass?

Quench that Spring Fever – get a Gotti of your own!

Who’s YOUR HoTTi GoTTi?


ChicKnits is starting a Paypal slush fund to perhaps buy the Gotti Mansion which is up for sale – any partners our there? A single girl can dream can’t she?

Saturday, April 16, 2005


I must say, I am truly happy with the Fashion Colors roaming about the landscape this Spring!

Wouldn’t it be fun to be a fly on the wall when the Powers that Be decide what’s going to hit the Runway next season…

WHO are those people? How do they figure out those shades? Anybody?

Lots of frontal progress on my cotton ribby this week – ever since I got an iPod, it seems like I knit much faster on the bus ride home. The trick is to keep from shaking my head and tapping my feet in time with the music. Sometimes, I bite my lower lip too on an especially fine music phrase. Shake, bite, tap, throw yarn, flip needle, blink, drool…

I was hoping this would get me plenty of seats to myself on the #66 Bus, but with over 1/3 of the riders iPod enchanced, NO CHANCE! Now I just look like a stitchin’ maestro with those needles in hand and shaky head…

OH I’m full of questions (and coffee) this morning! Why is it that the GUYS on the Bus wear *cans* – those full or 3/4 size headphones – and the GIRLS wear the skinny cable white Ear Buds? I’ve been doing an unscientific poll on the other riders (ie. head-bowed eyeballing with mental notes) and for real, guys/cans, girls/buds.

A guy might come on the bus one day with his Buds; and Blam. Next day, Cans. The social pressure must be enormous! Another reason I’m glad to be a female… It isn’t enough that you are limited to Three Colors that you can wear, but you have to look like an Alien Insect while you’re trying to pick up women. OH, that’s the other difference. Women pod up to get away from the other riders; men – to achieve that essence of magnetic cool that no women could resist. Picture it – he catches your eye; shakes his big bulging head; lips slightly parted; you are on him in a minute.

DID I mention that the Personal Music Player has replaced the Trucker/Mesh Back Hat as the Number One Spring Fashion accessory?

CAN you hear the mighty Sigh of Relief blowing through the Windy City as we speak? ANYTHING would be a more welcome sight than that…


I’m liking how the center rib panel is working up. It is a subtle texture effect that will be more *open* when you wear the sweater. I’m going to use a button closure with this buttonband – will probable knit it right on! And, I’m going to use the Mock Turtleneck collar because, it’s my favorite…

Cotton Ribby Cardi
Design: ChicKnits
Color: #42 Soft Kelly Green
Gauge: 19sts/24 rows over 4″
Needles: #5 & #6
Yarn: ggh *Samoa*

April 14, 2005

Garnished AT Last…


VOILA! What a difference some buttons make, as in, FINI!

This little fusion cardi is finally ripe to meet the day! Why I stalled over some button sewing is beyond my IQ this week but it happened nonetheless. (I stole the original Green Marl buttons for the Cotton Ribby – button guilt?)

b.Limey indeed…


Smile a mighty grin.
Feet up high lift knees to chin.
Music is no sin.
DANCE, the Muse, BEGIN!

Daily Ribaguil3.gif
Design: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Austermann *Rubino*
Color: Grass Green
Gauge: 20sts/28rows over 4″
Needles: #6 & #7
Type: Fusion

read the b.Limey Notes HERE

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