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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Paxie, the Pink Pig of Peace Finger Puppet by Mary McCain

There is really nothing like knitting in the open air and a whole lot of folks came out on World Wide Knit-in-Public Day to prove it…

All along the Scultpure Garden east of the Crown Fountain, knitters staked out the nooks and crannies of the walk in the shade and sun. Here, in the middle, Rachel and to her left, KarenB! To the Right — Michelle, wearing the most awesome sun hat — and to her right Angela, knitting on the some of the most spectacular sock yarn ever! Angela ALWAYS finds the best of the best — I’ve begged her to become my personal shopper. Many, many other happy knitters lined the walk, including fellow Thursday KIPPer, Dana and special guest all the way from Wisconsin, the charming and very talented Cathy.

Meg, a spinning goddess, was soaking up the sun in one of the garden’s nooks and crannies.

Bare-footin’ it. That’s livin’ Baby…

A special thanks to Natalia Wilson for all her special touch and hard work to bring us all together!


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Monday, June 12 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

As all who live in the Big “Fill-in-your-City-AKA-Here”
(erm, Apple, Easy, Windy, etc.)
know, SummerTime brings a wealth of people
from all over to visit your friendly confines.

It also marks the beginning of the for real street performer scene. I have my favorites and my not-so’s; a Mime-in-the-Face is a nemesis during the rush hour bus wait. A crabby worker being followed for a half-block could happen – heh. It makes Everyone laugh (except you-know-who).

While walking with my friends down the Boul Mich, we passed my favorite:

the PuppetBike! Here he/she is working cat magic in front of the Art Institue. I am just about to ask where my favorite puppet, Monkee, a Buddhist yogi chimp whose personal hero is Uma Thurman, might be hiding. Delight awaits!

In the moment I look down to turn on my flash, up pop the puppets with a $$!! I am startled because I can’t figure out how she saw me! And a little embarrassed because I forgot my manners…

Whew! A quick stuff later and a Happy Dance begins!

And I have to heartily agree with what Kvahle said:

Thank you, Puppet Bike!! You are one of my very favorite things in the city. Every time I see the puppets dancing, I must dance with them!”

Indeed! Support Your Local Puppet!


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Weekend Fashion Fling!

Fast Knit! The Ribby Shell is a great solo piece
that flirts with the summertime breeze…


SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS :
34 (37, 40, 43, 46) inches

YARDAGE (Light Worsted or DK yarn):
500 (600, 700, 800, 900) yards

GAUGE:
20 sts/28 rows over 4 inches
using #6 needles

Chic Knits RIBBY SHELL

$5.95




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