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Thursday, January 12, 2006


Got on & Cast-On! Knit!
Heel Turned while wheels were turnin’.
Toe shaped while corner made.
KITCHeNERD in route. WOOT!

THIS is the first sock totally fashioned on the #66 Chicago Ave Bus; it took about two weeks to finish. Why I’m so proud of it, I cannot say, except the Sock Love for this onsie is Strong!

Of course, the yarn colors are very passionate and bold: burgundy, dark and light; blue; neon and navy. And then there’s Lime.

Just a little bit.

Shot through.

The color changes ended up being on an unexpected angle which attractively wraps around the tubes.


I orginally bought enough of this yarn to make a shawl! That was before I understood, apres Flower Basket, that bold variegated yarn just isn’t the best for Lace – but subtle shading is just fine. Dhuh.

So I have either two more pairs of socks or ???????

I enjoyed an unexpected Bus Bonus yesterday on commute. I was all bundled against the early morning dampness in a bucket hat, down parka, really ugly glasses hunched over my knitting WHEN I realized it was time to pack it up. I swept off my hat, shook my head to fluff out my hair and put the glasses away and IMMEDIATELY this guy who had been staring at me for blocks started hitting on me. It was as if On Command from the Girl’s Guide to Flirt. Shake and touch hair, Lose Glasses, Connect! WHY bonus instead of usual scoff? He was Really Cute…

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

a very slow atmosphere permeates the region
we are frosted with chilly grey and the air is thin

Totally in thrall to my Pack Rat DNA, I’ve been meaning to put these gifts away, clearing my dining room table. It’s January 10th – the month, indeed the year, is surely on its way. My big excuse though is that I live in a SoftLoft (choice realtorSpeak) and it really isn’t a dining room anyway so why can’t this furniture be a Display Table instead. Like FOREVER. (Like why take the Christmas lights down because you just have to put them back UP Next Year?)


AHH. Bless my friends and family for totally ignoring the Parka Culture I must live in on my *day job*. They know I have another life – a life as a Glamazon (if only in my mind…). Such girly treasure: a satin embroidered purse with a beaded handle. Satin beaded slippers. A huge Red Velvet/Brocade Hat Box with a Rhinestone Buckle…


Indeed! A hatbox filled with velvet rose petals, hiding a beautiful mirror hiding a Sephora Gift Card! OYE!


A Mirror which can tag along in the beautiful bag as it goes on its merry ways.


Joining the glitzy bonbon thats been hiding in my stash since 2002! Now that I am no longer in thrall to RibbonPhobia, let the adventure begin! What shall I make…

Monday, January 9, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

first of all, I’d like to apologize for ever posting the picture you see below (first terrifying readers in 2002) – WTF?! with those wonky shorts and background…

BECAUSE there are not ENOUGH hours in the day for slacking on the Internet, ladies & gentlemen…

the Face Recognition Geneology Matcher

here is how it matched me…

Julianne Moore


Greg Louganis

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