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Friday, August 8, 2007

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Let the games begin!

And I, intrepid knitter, will throw my hand in the rings with a little FUN of my own…

If you are one of the thousands of people who are in the Ravelympics, you will be doing the same thing.

My silly avatar. Yes, those are two members
of the Chi-Town Squares holding me up…

My Event? WIPWrestling: I’m making a sample that, erm, stalled and I have, hmm, 17 days! OMG!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

the Headlines: Four Hours! 9,361 Lightening Strikes!
Laura writes: “This was the first time I headed for the basement for a Chicago storm–when the sirens go off, the radio alert mentions your neighborhood by name and you live in an attic, its time to hide!”

Well, I think I’m almost done freaking out over this round of thunderstorms that hit Chicagoland on Monday.

Maybe not.

They say that the lightening was firing off at more than 800 bolts per minute and yes. I think that was true.

The light and something like a charge filled my living room and was relentless!

Did I mention I actually went and sat in my bathtub for about 45 minutes during the worst of it? There are no windows in that room and I could not go to the ground level (garden level not really a basement) because of the 75 mph gale force winds and rain…

Most of the really bad stuff was NW of my neighborhood, but I was sad to see my beloved Buckeye tree at the end of my street had been damaged and was in trouble…

My neighbor upstairs couldn’t go to work because he found that a live electric line had fallen across his pick-up truck and the CPD and ComEd were standing guard over it while it wiggled and sparked!

This was right up the street from me!

more — great sound

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mobile @Studio Chic Knits means only one thing: the Bus. Joining me, now that my pulli is finished, is a BC hoodie.

The design process over here is always wrapped up in fantasies of what I want to wear, what my fancy is shopping for mentally that will merge right into the current closet over here in the City. Now you must know, even though the samples might come off my needles, they don’t go on my back except for short fits and tweaks during the making thereof. This creates such ENVY in my fashionista heart that it almost breaks in two until I cast on one for myself…

So onto ye sticks went one cardigan destined to bridge the seasons come September (its sooner than you think)! This one is Stone colored Cotton Ease and is at the place where fear and stalling might happen to wash over one with a vengeance not unlike a summer storm:
le Sleeves…

Let me just take a moment away from the knitting and say MOTHER NATURE! WHAT is going on with the incredible fulminations?! Last night, I huddled in a bunch on the couch in the evening and then levitated in bed later in the night! At one point, my arms were drawn up on my chest, lookin’ like a bunny hop with my hanging hands, but it was just a total body cringe.

If it could be described, I would imagine this is what it’s like to be in the smack dab center of a fireworks display thrown by Zeus with pyrotechnics by Hades. The lightening was relentless! The thunder drowned out all sound!

BOOOM boomba Boom Boom Boom Boom!


Non-stop for, hmm, I lost count after about 10 minutes when I started quivering like a little chihuahua…

Chic Knits Basic Chic Hoodie

I just opened the blinds and it is almost light out. The storm has passed leaving scattered droplets on my windows. The sky still looks slightly off-color; perhaps Round Three is ready to begin?

I’m headed for the bus soon and will continue with some rounds of my own…

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