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Friday, April 22. 2005


a HUGE SHoutOut to Therese Cruz for sending me this fabulous Japanese Knitting Pattern book (ISBN 4-529-03911-0)…

I’ve lusted after one of these for months after seeing them online – really wonderful designs and ideas! Therese also sent me this to help understand the incredible charts! Thank you so much!!!



OMG! I’m edging away from the green – slowly now – I’m taking a deep breath of neutral…

Here’s some lovely Elizabeth Lavold Cotton Patine that arrived yesterday – I believe Tank Madness is about to ensue!


Is Tiramisu considered dinner? On KIP night you bet! After a ridiculous work day, much funk/noise ensued over at Letizia’s where we broke out the needles, snacks and knitting. We were joined by the lovely Melanie, in town for a business trip – all the way from Richmond, VA. A huge shoutout to Melanie for driving all the way in to see us and CONQUERING the Chicago traffic and inscrutable highways…

Melanie just finished GIGI using Knitpicks’ Merino DK (check out her April 14th entry) – BRAVA! At the KIP, she had a sweater she’s working on out of their wool/silk yarn. Yummy…
steal this if you like
If you’re already in town or in from out of town and want to join in the fun, we meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at Letizia’s on Division. We’re (all Chicago Knitting Groups invited) also putting together a Summer Fun list of possible KIP outdoor picnic/rave events attending other scheduled outdoor music shows, festivals, etc. Email me event suggestions here or leave it in the comments section – we’re thinking of Taste of Chicago; Blues Fest; etc…

5 responses to “Friday, April 22. 2005”

  1. Lolly says:

    Whenever I get to your area, I will make sure to make the KIP! Sounds like so much fun!

    Lovely Cotton Patine!

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the mention in your blog – between you and Theresa, I think my blog has more visitors today than in the past year. It was great to meet you all and I hope to KIP with you again soon!

  3. carolyn says:

    hey that is one of the same japanese knitting books i have. remember the pattern jen from japan was helping me figure out. it’s design #57 on page 65 and i am so making it some day before i die.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Hi Bonne Marie,

    What are the Japanese knitting books you received, and do you know of others (books and magazines)? I am so interested and can never seem to find any. Do you also know of any good websites.


  5. Bonne says:

    Hi Kathryn! That’s the only book I have – I listed the ISBN # by it so you can find it if more are out there. I have looked myself to find this type of book too but until someone sent me one, I was unsuccessful…

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