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Friday, December 12, 2008

While Chicago et Illinois, has been busy going to H*ll in a you know, I’ve been busy making hats!

The cool blue of the Cassidy cardi I’m knitting threw me into a stash-diving frenzy one evening after an especially brutal day of newsmaking on the streets…

Our sitting (for how long?) governor was pinched by the FBI for what they characterized as a “political crime spree” that left many of us standing in the freezing icy rain for hours as he was transported, evidence gleaned and oaths uttered.

Even the most temperate citizen of our Fair City was aflame with disbelief; from the politicians to the fry cooks, it was a moment like no other.

Not mentioned? Did the President Elect really need such events to drain away the positive energy and momentum he’s been building for weeks now downtown at the Hilton, introducing his team, trying to seed confidence in a New Year’s horizon…

I’ve been on the beat, even on his bus, following in close proximity for day after day the press conferences and events as he readies his ship to sail. Even I was struck dumb by the proceedings!

By late afternoon on Wednesday, following a bad cold, I’d lost my voice completely, which was probably a good thing because I couldn’t think of anything good to say about the house the Guv built any way. o.m.g.

So instead of off with his head, it’s On with some Hats!

I’m on a slow cool blue grey riff right now. It calms me. It soothes. And it’s going to be alright.

Women’s Wear Dailey weighs in on the Guv’s coif: “Jack Lord from ‘Hawaii 5-0’ called. He wants his look back…”

9 responses to “Friday, December 12, 2008”

  1. Kate G. says:

    Hats on the needles, indeed. You Windy City types really have the lock on exciting politics. We may have the TerminGuvenator, but you rock the bribes department. Never a dull moment these days, eh?

  2. CindyCindy says:

    So much for the public trust, huh? Love the hat. Whatever calms and soothes is good. And, take care.

  3. Barbara-Kay says:

    We often quote the Chicago motto: “Vote early, and often”. It’s not that they are that more corrupt than Louisiana politics, they just have their own unenviable style.

    Glad you have your knitting, and hope you soon have your voice, too.

  4. amanda @ lorna's laces says:

    it isn’t so much that is IS crooked just that he is really really really bad at it!!

    i want a hat :-( i have no luck making them.

  5. Sandra says:

    Geez – and I thought Jersey politics were corrupt. I understand most of your governors have seen the slammer – ours bribe the officials to stay out; except for our current Gov who just races (and crashes) on our parkways sans seatbelt.

    Anyway, thought I spotted someone working the camera with the trendiest knitted gear this side of the Mississippi. Love the hats – I’m working on some with earflaps and I-cords as gifts for the young nieces and nephews. I’m tempted to make one for myself!

  6. Hey Bonne, it is what it is… hope the voice is better soon. Good for us, your voice is in “written” form. Not to worry about the Guv, as we have all seen, the next big news story will wipe even this from our memory….

    How is the Mother ship doing? My thoughts are with her and here is wishing you and yours the very best of holiday seasons!

  7. JudithNYC says:

    Even though I hardly ever comment, you are part of my knitting family. I have been thinking about you and Franklin all week. I am glad knitting helps. I would quote EZ but am having a brain aneurysm as I type.

    PS you are in my yahoo address list, if you have received a weird email from me, ignore. My yahoo has been accessed by spammers and they are sending crap to any and all that has ever sent me an email. Don’t know how to fix.

  8. Patricia says:

    It may be wrong, but I’m Canadian and ever since he and his team took down Conrad Black, I have had an insane crush on Mr. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. :)
    I hope you and your mom are well.

  9. Rhonda says:

    All this polical news makes this Chicago girl so homesick. To be in Chicago during the holidays and with all the news…want to trade places? Tokyo is nice this time of year.

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