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Monday, October 13, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

What’s wrong (or maybe right) with This Picture? ;p

Thursday, October 9, 2008

pardon our dust…

One Week Later: Here we are, doin’ the dozens (well, 11.5 doughnuts to be exact so far) and it’s time to go up on the dress form! This is a speedy little knit, and it’s been progressing nicely. There’s only 2.5 doughnuts left to go before the bottom ribbing.

The dressform is sharing space with lots and lots of things which you can see piled ceiling high behind it. There’s about 3 layers of stuff packed in boxes, my stash, books, drawers, lights, gear and who knows all stacked and living under curtains from the other rooms. I am slightly excited even typing this because the whole thing is such a pile of Humpty Dumpty that it could, well, let’s not think about that ;p

Things have progressed a lot since I last wrote about the renovation saga due to flooding here at Chez Chic. Posting in ye olde blog has been lighter than I like (it’s a journal, no it’s a blog, oh it’s my work, yes it’s my life) because I have spent much of my free time packing and emptying the rooms to be fixed and because of a flame renaming this blog the “sob story: trials and tribulations of your oh-so-tramatic rehab”.

I admit it. Packing is not my favorite activity, in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who likes it and I am not ashamed to cry about it. I only like it now that it’s covered by curtains and waiting for its cue. :) Lot’s of the other work in the unit is getting to the point where I can see the boxes in the spotlight again soon, dancing their way onstage and getting back to normal. Unpacking is hella more fun than packing! My bathtub is filled with stuff too; I put a polar fleece blanket on the bottom of the tub and a quilt and filled it with all the lamps and breakables like pictures. My knitting projects have been living in that bathtub too, in a basket on top of all the other stuff. I like looking at them and I do not know why. :)

But I do know I’m having a ball knitting those doughnuts! Just that little pattern interest fore and aft seems to make me want to finish a row. Lots of knitters have told me this over the years and I must agree and shout: TIME to make the, you know…

Monday, October 6, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

film grain : le true grit

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve made the odyssey from the chariot of the godz, the #66, to the coach of paradisio, the Blue Line Subway, after a building move downtown! In those two weeks, I’ve discovered what a creature of habit I am: the bus route is south and many a morning I would be two blocks into the walk-to before twirling and re-setting the body compass north…

I’m ridin’ different now and I’ve had a little fun celebrating with a subway stop portrait! I played with some casual tweaks on the original: the first picture above was processed with Photoshop’s Film Grain filter and is sort of how it really looks: dirty, gritty and damp…


cutout filter : how it looks when not enough coffee has been imbibed

plastic wrap : the portal

This is my favorite because when I first looked right down that tunnel I was a little sleepy and it looked like the Portal to Atlantis from Stargate!! Now I’m a fan of all things(!) Stargate and like to let my mind wander while I’m waiting for the train! Who would you be tunnel dreaming of?

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