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Monday, January 22, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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OK, people, Chicago wants you to Get in The END ZONE and do a little funkay DANCE with us…
da Bears

in case you need some moves:

1. My Personal Move [which I'm happily sharing with you because I'm cool like that - me in the Red Dress]

2. Let the Drummers Lead Them

3. Your Neighbors’ Moves

4. More is, MORE

5. Numa Numa

6. History of it ALL

7. Because you have a lot of time on your hands, just search UTUBE for *Touchdown Turnaround* (446765 results)


Friday, January 19, 2007

New Threads FRIDAY!
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Mondo Cable
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Noro *Silk Garden*
Color: #203
Gauge: 17 sts/22rows over 4″
Needles: #9

HA! There’s nothing I like better on a cold morning than a steaming cup of Coffee!

Scratch. There’s nothing I like better on a cold morning than a steaming cup of Coffee! That’s better. Let’s try again.

There’s nothing I like better on a incredibly crisp cold morning than a steaming cup of Coffee
served up with a
NEW VEST!

[Oh. Throw in a handful of peanut M&M's and I'm gone hook, line, and sinker.]

One more thing – see the shirt under the Vest? Got it, Old Navy, pennies – waffle-knit thermal HOODIE! Olive Green. (and I got a burgundy one too!)

MODS to ze Pattern: tweaked the gauge from 1620 to 1722 for the Silk Garden yarn. Made the ribbing longer (to the first cable cross). The cable looks a lot more dimensional in person than in the picture – love that mirror-in-the-bathroom-effect and HEY! I cleaned the mirror first!

I like – it is warm, and cheerful and most of all, IT’s a VEST!


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

mmmore in the
knittng-patterns……………………………………………

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the b-Marie colorway

And, knitted up into the Ribby Pulli, Scout’s Swag became one of the most awesome garments ever – beautiful subtle gradiations – little or no pooling. Below you see, on top – the b-Marie colorway and on the bottom, Double Door.

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All in all a most worthy first Runway Strut!
Thank You Scout!!!
…read more about Scout’s adventure here

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We had a great time in Wicker Park shooting this series! You can see what our Runway is really all about – sidewalk, streetside, urban, chic.

Most of the Ribby Pulli pictures were shot in front of the Double Door Lounge (with its security *garage door* in place – even at 1pm – because its a Late Night kind of place). Ariann was shot in front of my old house on Schiller, right across from Wicker Park. CeCe – in the empty fountain in the park; the Felted Bucket Hat on the corner of North & Damen Sts.

Everything was a stone’s throw from the Blue Line Elevated train station.

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…including this view of another take on the Ribby Pulli – a short-sleeved hooded version -
instructions also included in the pattern.

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