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Monday, January 19, 2009

  Monday Morning Mirth  

To Celebrate the Inauguration, a Happy Dance from one of my favorite Happy Guys!!!
Here’s to the Future, my friends, may we prosper and grow in peace together
all around the world! Let the new day begin…

Friday, January 16, 2009

This little number is now big enough to be considered a Lap Blanket! Given the fact that it is now -17 degrees these days, I need all the help I can get! NOTHING keeps you warm like down and wool and by gum, if I have to resort to putting on the down vest inside today, WHY NOT?! ;p

I also have a glider chair in my living room and it works up a little more heat to knit and glide. Its footstool also glides at the same time so I’m just incredibly happy knitting away on my latest Stockinette as Tranq sweater.

The little lace pattern along the front edges is delighting me as well; the color breaks are all over the place but the overall effect is working en masse. I’ve switched up to another varieagated colorway for the body of the piece and it’s going to be a seriously fun look once the bands and finishing is done…

WHY SO SERIOUS!? Well, once again I fiddled with the layout on ye olde blog here. The past one appeared too crowded to me looking with 2009 eyes. I like to see the pictures and they were not surrounded by enough white space to relax and enjoy the show.

So IF this blog looks wonky on your browser, hit the REFRESH button and reload the page completely. On IE, I had to flush my cache as well, being the tenacious little brat that it is. Usually, I work and surf on Firefox on a Mac but also have IE on my laptop and work computer. (BTW, IMHO, the higher resolution available for your screen viewing also enhances the look, but I hate to post that right on the site.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Surprising color found on a forgotten corner.
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Even on a winter day with lingering snow flurries, a subtle burst of color appears. This industrial building near Blue Island Ave. is painted the way a lot of old buildings are: as needed and probably with whatever paint is on hand.

All these pictures are from one building — a machine shop and I can just imagine that the paint on the building sequentially changed in color over the years as the leftovers piled up from jobs well done inside just as its architecture changed as additions were added piecemeal here and there until it wrapped around the block.

Most amusing to me: when I opened the pictures to look at them from the disk, I found the same lake tones I found the last time we visited the Muse…

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