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Friday, May 1, 2009

sandrine-p1000287 Hope is wonderful thing and I’d hoped to be done with at least this sleeve by today. Hopefully, by next week this week’s chaos will seem as benign as fog swirling around a high rise and I’ll have both of them done!!

Quick, raise your hand if you haven’t heard of swine flu! Ye Olde H1N1 has been leading Chicagoans (and the rest of the country) around by the nose for over a week now. In my alternate life as Intrepid Girl Photog, I’ve visited clinics, the Stock Exchange (with 80 International Mayors, Paris, Bangkok, Moscow, Bogata, !), and yes, a pig farm, to record the progress of the beast.

This has left little time for knitting; you get up early and go to bed late and hope for the best. These pictures were taken at 5 am and dawn is just beginning to smile.

All of this hoopla will hopefully result in a Maximum Knitting Weekend~! I truly wish I was one of the lucky ones going to the MDSW fest this year (say hello to everybody for me!) I need a Festival of hundreds of kindred souls to recharge and refresh! It’s always a lot warmer down there than in Chicago as well — we’re still waking to 40ish temps (!) and I am writing this in my flannel jammies…

Part of the equation has radically changed for me this last year. After my day job moved downtown, I had to switch commute routes and have been taking the Blue Line El (or elevated train) which actually on my route is a Subway! After years of knitting on the bus (miss you #66), I’ve found out the hard way there is no knitting on the subway, at least at this hour. It is SRO and you will usually find me with my blackberry in hand holding a pole in the other hand, smushed up between hundreds of other travelers, but I’m playing Scrabble! I LOVE THE MODERN AGE! But I miss my knitting and the obvious production kick it gave my schedule.


Tra la! It’s May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovley month when ev’ryone goes
Blissfully astray.

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6 responses to “Friday, May 1, 2009”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Happy May! I hope the panic dies down soon, so you can work on more interesting stories!

  2. Susan says:

    Hi Bonne, happy May Day! Are you changing the neckline on this one, or is it just on the “model” backwards?

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    I really appreciate that I catch the subway at the first stop. I can get a seat and knit or crochet (or apply fringe, which was my task a couple of days this week) without disturbing fellow riders. It helps center me to get a little bit of knitting time in each morning.

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    Indeed, the sweater is on Backwards!

  5. Kate G. says:

    Darn this flu business. You’d think the medical establishment would have it sewn up by now and we could go back to celebrity spotting. (juuuust kidding). That’s a great image of you playing scrabble…on the El…hanging from a pole. Still I hope you get a breather soon.

  6. Maureen says:

    I miss you on the 66!

    Pig farm today but before you know it your’ll be hanging out in the lobby of the federal courthouse again. What might that do for your production?

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