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Cheater November 24, 2009

Even though I’m getting a lot done on my Mondo Cable Pulli, I’ve been as fickle as Chuck Bass on a tear.

Lots of clandestine needlework happening here at Chez Chic, which hopefully, will delight and amuse!

But I want my pullis and need to get a move on (sleeve is 6″ at this point)!

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To say this might be the ultimate TV knitting sweater is probably a bit of hyperbole, but typing it seems ok so there you go!

Speaking of Travels with my TV: recently, and proudly, although some might say belatedly, I’ve advanced my rank of stone cold geek.
 
The Gateway? Netflix Instant Movies.
 
Now I’ve seen all sorts of friends with downloaded stuff on their iPods and home boxes but never came across this new(er) type of delivery system. My friends have scoffed mightily at my late arrival to this platform; most loudest, the guys, ie. guys who game.
 
But dare I say I’ve been making up for lost time? Especially interesting to me: British TV & movies, and there is a load of those to choose from. I’ve been watching a CSI type profiling show called the Wire in the Blood; something called Battlefield Britain (love me some history!); and have queued many films and series. I’m not sure how my queue would be interpreted – mixing crime stories, romance, and anthropology, but there it is. I even threw in Ballykissangel Season 4 to gawk at Colin Ferrall in his especial line dancing youthfulness.
 
There’s recent stuff too: Happy Go Lucky; Gangster #1; Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (bollywood?); and stashed away for a rainy/freezy day: a newly released special edition of Mario Van Peeble’s New Jack City! <<< This sentence alone says something very important about my psyche although I'm not sure what.
 
But back to geek-i-tude: I’m using my ancient Sony laptop to power this film fest, and I’m amaze at how great it looks even on a bigger screen. WiFi rocks!

But I digress.

I’m hoping to get this finished by the end of the month. See: writing it down throws down the challenge!

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DRUMROLL AND the Winner of the book is: Delica, chosen this morning by random drawing of comments left below. THANK YOU everyone who joined in the Fun!


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Monday Morning Mirth November 23, 2009

  Monday Morning Mirth  

In case you (or I) weren’t lucky enough to go to a Twilight/New Moon party, here’s a little madness to tide you over until you can from

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a totally cracked website dedicated to all things Twi — by two non-teen moms! Love YOU! (Don’t miss the entry on the extra special gift from a friend of theirs!)

But really.

It’s all about the boyz…

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Team Jacob or Team Edward?
Team Jacob
Team Edward
Bite Me
  
    Free polls from Pollhost.com


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New Threads Friday, November 2009

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New threads as in new yarn!

Seeing something like this in the hallway is still a very exciting moment for me: I love getting packages~!

And even more exciting?

When the package is filled with a boatload of Y.A.R.N.

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Because I am a greedy little monster, I could not resist Elann’s current Lana Pura offering and scooped up three lovely neutral colourways. All are destined to be sweaters; I might even deviate off the path and knit another pullover!!

The merino content of this yarn is wonderful and the construction, multi-ply tight twist, will make a most interesting fabric.


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