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Thursday, January 12, 2006

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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.

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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…


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