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It’s a carnival, dude. November 24, 2010

Ah! They say, LIFE, is a caberet, old chum, but I beg to disagree. ;p

Over here at Chez Chic, it’s been more like a carnival.

I saw this poster (click pic to enlarge) on a wall on my way to the subway yesterday, and was really sorry that the show had left town because it seemed like it could’ve been a perfect silly antidote I might need.

Then again, they say, three’s a charm, and in my trifecta of mal-latelies #3 was a whooper!

Shooting a story, three weeks ago now, I was at a local high school football game getting something we call b-roll. These are the narrative shots that build a story between sound bites and here it was action action action. SO much action that it spilled into the sidelines where I was tackled, along with a running back who had the ball. UPshot? Bruised leg bone and ribs, and some back whack; my leg turned black from below the knee to my heel. Lovely! Spent the best part of 5 days prone, and am just digging out from the pileup of email and more that can happen when things derail. (A big thanks to everyone for their patience and help!)

But I’m a believer! I’ve learned so much about things the last few weeks – the medical, the sports, the geeky computer stuff (especially this – wow – seems like what happened to my site was quite deep), the automotive. All in all, it was a bunch of mechanical stuff that happened out of my control, and unlike the running back, I could get out of its way. ;p

Lots of action on the designing front – even though even the knitting was sidelined for almost a week.

The ongoing closet clean out has revealed all sorts of gems; I found some very pretty yarns to make some cool accessories and had the very fun task of deciding which one was going to go on the needles first.

Clockwise, from 12 o’clock high:
Sheep Valley Farms Worsted in Lovat; Manos del Uruguay in a light light steel blue; Woolpak New Zealand Perendale in Astronaut; more Woolpak in Kangaroo; and Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride in M10 Khaki.

Lurking in this lovely pileup: 3 hats and a hood!

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