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Wednesday, June 8, 2005

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ROAD TRIP! That’s right, after a week of workin’ for the Man, too little sleep, laundry, unpacking then packing (heaven help this child), I’m off again for a Family Car Trip…

See the USA! In a Chevrolet! (Or maybe a Ford Taurus?!)

My Aunt moved to Atlanta late last year and my Mom and other Aunt have been pining to see their Platinum Twin, so OFF we go! We rented a car and will be sightseeing and trippin’ for the next week or so…

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Any suggestions for *MustDO Atlanta* ?! I’ve only been there once for a 3-day weekend a long time ago and don’t know my way around…

MustDo Knitting FUN? My Aunt Joan is my newest partner in Knitting Crime and we just might have to Sample the Scenery so to speak while we’re there…


Tuesday, June 7, 2005

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“Hey BonneBonne, where’s the Knitting? Whatever happened to the airport knitting? Have you stopped knitting or what?”…

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VOILA! Here is the first part of the Bisect Shell! After I landed in Paris and had my first SitDown&Knit with Fluffa and Jackie-Blue, it was ripped and re-knit. Something dubious (yarn jet lag?) happened over the Atlantic to my gauge – some stitches were loosey-goosey; others right on. So, OFF with its thread!

It made it through a second pass when I was overcome with Yarn Envy! One just can’t sit on the couch next to another knitter and ignore their work. One must interupt one’s own work (and the other knitter’s) with questions about their project and fiber, non?

And when it’s the most excellent Becky knitting, you know it’s gonna be G-O-O-D. She was working on a fine little sweater out of something called Phildar *Phil Lin* a cotton (40%), linen (15%), and viscose (45%) blend. (VISCOSE: read about the beast here.) I was a lost(found) cause and ABANDONDED ship on the GGH Java yarn (beautiful stuff but the fabric it made was too-heavy for the Bisect), right at the 4″ mark AGAIN.

Who could blame me? The Phil Lin is beautiful – light weight, summery – and I was a goner…

When we found ourselves in La Samaritaine department store (after a fine lunch at Henri IV wine bar on the Ilse with Jackie’s wonderful friends from NY), what do you think I did?

Well first of all, I was overcome with gratitude that the store had such impecible manners that they put THIS right in front of me to welcome me to Paris!

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What the? Immediately cross my path with some b.Lime and what do you think I will do?

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RUN right over to the Phildar Boutique and get an eyeful! The Phildar people are absolutely meticulous about the presentation of their wares. They are set out with care and attention to detail; not a Thread is Out of Place.

Here you could see the entire range of offerings and I quickly found the Phil Lin, in a color becoming dear to my heart: Natural!


Monday, June 6, 2005

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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Paris Hilton & Paris Latsis

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Quelle surprise!

Paris and Paris!!!

Non! Not the City – the LoveBirds!!!

Join me in celebrating all that is Love & Roses as P & P announce their engagement in this traditional month of weddings…

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WHO is Paris Latsis?

Paris H comments on her fiance…

Sidebar Obsession: don’tcha ever wonder why parents name their kids the things they do (starting with MOI!) My ever favorite namings are those whose first name is exactly the same as their last. In my case, this would be Bonne Bonne (bon-bon for those wondering how my name is pronounced -nay bonneeebonneee). How about Steve Stephens (I love that one!) Paul Paulson. Peter Peters…

You get the drift – any favorites?

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