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TGIF February 17, 2012

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Every once in awhile it happens. Right place, right time, right? This time it was the very special occasion of AMERICAN IDIOT being in town at the Oriental Theater, my fabulous friend D taking me for my b-day treat (OMG! Thank you!) and moi having to find something to wear in a flash!

Chic Knits Knitting BlogChic Knits Knitting BlogDigging in my closet, I found a pullover from long ago with a silly message on it.

It’s a little something I made in 2004, with the letters duplicate stitched on it (but of course, in my favorite color). Actually, I was going through a duplicate stitch fever phase and remember excitedly trying it out on lots of stuff and finding all sorts of alphabets and decorations all over the place.

And, even though the Oriental is a rather fancy-schmancy destination, this musical, being the off-center, explosive celebration of punk rock that it is, was sure to forgive, nay, might even hug a little rebel-rebel…

So I threw it on over a dark T and ran off to see one of the most energetic paeans to Youthful Angst ever. Being a big Green Day fan, it was thrilling!

Here’s a snippet of the last show in New York, but what also happened last night in Chicago, (sans Billy Joe). During the encore, the entire cast took up guitars and good-byed the audience with a little musical love…

Help me celebrate this week’s cavalcade of special days and fun! There’s a copy of the new release of PRINCIPLES OF KNITTING waiting to wing its way to a special knitter here at le Chic.

Now if you love knitting, this book just might blow you away! The sections on shaping and short rows alone made my heart go pitty-pat!

Duplicate stitch is in Chapter 14: Surface Decorations(!) and if you’d like to enter a draw for this book, leave a comment below and tell us what thing you’d most like to learn. (We’ll random draw next TGIF and announce…)

215 responses to “TGIF February 17, 2012”

  1. Suparna says:

    Entrelac is one of those things I keep putting off learning. I’m sure that this book would be useful for that.

    I’m Loves2Dance on Ravelry.

  2. Anne says:

    Wheeee! I’ve waited so long for it to be reissued. Sign me up!

  3. Sharon says:

    I love a really good resource book, one that I can look in when I have a problem. I just learned about using a gusset on the side when I did not do previous increases and would like a good explanation of that. Easy explanations for a mind that is not good with imaginary images – I like to be shown with a picture or explained well.

  4. Christina M says:

    I’d love the learn seaming – ai yi yi – what a great book!

  5. Sally at Rivendale Farms says:

    I just put this book on my Amazon wish list this morning, hoping that’s a sign.

    The rockstar sweater was absolutely perfect for a Green Day event, I’m hoping to see the show when it hits Denver.

  6. AnnDS says:

    I hope you had the time of your life! : D Ann in Ohio

  7. Lena says:

    I’d love to learn more about shaping and short rows as well as have a ink and paper reference for everything knitting.

  8. Jenink says:

    Oh I’ve been hearing lots about this book. Keen to see it!

  9. Sharlene says:

    Oh I remember those sweaters from the first time around! Nothing like taking a walk down sweater memory lane! These days would love to see what the skinny is on different short-row methods. There are probably alternates to what I have been trying.

  10. Arlene Stone says:

    I’d like to learn neater seaming.

  11. Wannietta says:

    I don’t know about learn but I would love to knit a true fairisle & perfect my technique. And then actually steel it. O_o

  12. Trudi says:

    I’d love to learn about provisional cast-ons, and when to use other options for casting-on.

  13. Carlene says:

    Ì would love to win this knitting book. Always lots to learn, short row methods, and mittens

  14. Lynn says:

    I really want to learn Fair Isle or stranded knitting. Failinng that, I can always more knowledge about seaming.

  15. Carla says:

    Entrelac has facinated me for some time, would love to find the right small project to try it out!

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