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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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If it wasn’t for something called the U.S. Primary Elections (here, let the Brits explain it), this sweater would be done!

Is it luck or a curse to be from the very same State that two of the candidates call(ed) Home? Is it a high sign or the low finger of fate that one must constantly hear and witness the pandering pundits of the political day? I’ve been spending many waking hours on assignment, recording (and listening).

Everyone has an opinion. Professors, campaign managers, pollsters, and more, are my daily fare on the Beat from now until, hmm, next January!

Although I can’t really speak to platforms, I must admit, these are some exciting times! Especially interesting to me is someone named David Axelrod. He was in the Clinton camp a long time ago. Now he is the driving force behind Obama, sometimes called *the Narrator*. Fascinating! One of the most modern of Men of the New Century…

But back to practical real world matters, does anyone understand WHY all this voting always goes on in the winter months? Is that strategic? Isn’t it much more feasible that more glad-handing, door-knocking, sidewalk pounding INFO would be generated to provide a turn-out during Better Weather?

Maybe this is Chick Logic. Like Clinton’s chick logic: an itty bitty tear might’ve let me down…

I digress.

The knitting of the Beryl sweater is done! Here it is on the board, having just feasted on a final blast of steam on the buttonbands. You can see the Mongo Steamer I have on the floor


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Monday, January 14, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Germany’s fastest knitter, Miriam Tegels, busts a move!

I found this SO cheerful but it made me feel so sloooooooow…


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Friday, January 11, 2008

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Since this new threads Friday was rudely interrupted by a trip behind the Frog Shed, it was only fitting that something else spring from the ashes besides the original project while we waited for the yarn to dry.

My Selkirk Beryl is too big to go on the bus, but what you see on the left is just the right size. It is a pulli, of which I have too few, and it is being knit out of a cotton blend (now this is really moving forward)…

Beryl just needs buttonbands, a neckband and sleeve setting. I do my best finishing on weekend mornings, when the coffee is flowing and the sun is filling the room. During the week, like most toiling Midwesterners, I get up in the dark, and come home in the dark. Weekends are about the only time I really get to enjoy the power of the morning sun.

Since I started this week off musing about last year’s trends, I thought I’d finish it off with another type of inventory. Le Chic Knitting Blog is after all, a workshop, a studio, both a palace of works-in-progress, but also those that have gone beyond…

Chic Knits Pattern Releases 2007
1. Nicole (April)

2. ChicKami (May


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