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Thursday, September 15, 2005

I need some love yarn to keep me happy!
I need some love yarn to keep me happy!
HAPPY! Baby, won’t ya keep me HAPPY!
Baby! Wontcha keep me HAPPY?
the Rolling Stones

my cotton Ribby – made from Samoa – featuring this Button Band

Call me a nut, but I love to finish sweaters! Now, I don’t mean just the knittin’. I mean the sewing, the picking-up, the BUTTONS!

chicknitsBOSS.gif: Here you witness a sure case of one eating dessert before dinner! Yum! Little nutty heathbar buttons all sewn on before any OTHER seams have been made…

It is SO MUCH FUN! to finish as you go – a little bit of this, a little bit of that and VOILA!

Before you know it, it’s DONE! and walkin’ away on your back…

Besides my Instant Gratification Fixation, the other sure-fire Finishing Technique I love is MUSIC! That’s right – ever since ye Olde iPod landed at Chez Chic, there’s been some rockin’ rythm on those needles like never before. I saw the Rolling Stones at Soldier Field on Saturday night and it’s filled my head with favorites, old and new! The very best thing about seeing the Stones was the audience – it was about 50/50 mixed between young and *old* proving once more that music just don’t fade away…

Everyone in the crowd of +60,000 people had their favorite – when the first few bars would fire up, they’d jump up and sing along and the rest of us would be swept right away with them

My Favorite Stone Songs

1. Ruby Tuesday

This could possibly be my Anthem –
or at least, my tattoo…

Don’t question why she needs to be so free
She’ll tell you it’s the only way to be
She just can’t be chained
To a life where nothing’s gained
And nothing’s lost
At such a cost

There’s no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain’t life unkind?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you smile with every new day
Still I’m gonna miss you…


2. 19th Nervous Breakdown
3. Fool to Cry
4. Get Off of My Cloud
5. Memo from Turner

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7 responses to “Thursday, September 15, 2005”

  1. Julie says:

    Good summing-up of the Rolling Stones concert. I saw them in Detroit two weeks ago and it was fabulous, too. I’m not even a fan and I could easily say it’s one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. I’m with you on the finishing, too.

  2. Alison says:

    I like the Ribby. Really nice color!

  3. Tanya says:

    I LOVE your ribby! I have worried that cotton would not hold its shape. Does this yarn have something else in it too?

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    Yes! It is a cotton microfiber blend. I’ve really gotten away from 100% cotton for most things because of the care factor – takes too long to dry, gets out of shape easier, etc.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    You nut. You can finish all my sweaters, if you want. I certainly don’t want to.

    And whoa, nice picture.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Of the tat, I mean.

  7. Bonne Marie says:

    That picture is from the “kids, don’t try this at home” file – I scooched my arm onto my scanner and WOOT! One scan later…

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