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It’s a carnival, dude. November 24, 2010

Ah! They say, LIFE, is a caberet, old chum, but I beg to disagree. ;p

Over here at Chez Chic, it’s been more like a carnival.

I saw this poster (click pic to enlarge) on a wall on my way to the subway yesterday, and was really sorry that the show had left town because it seemed like it could’ve been a perfect silly antidote I might need.

Then again, they say, three’s a charm, and in my trifecta of mal-latelies #3 was a whooper!

Shooting a story, three weeks ago now, I was at a local high school football game getting something we call b-roll. These are the narrative shots that build a story between sound bites and here it was action action action. SO much action that it spilled into the sidelines where I was tackled, along with a running back who had the ball. UPshot? Bruised leg bone and ribs, and some back whack; my leg turned black from below the knee to my heel. Lovely! Spent the best part of 5 days prone, and am just digging out from the pileup of email and more that can happen when things derail. (A big thanks to everyone for their patience and help!)

But I’m a believer! I’ve learned so much about things the last few weeks – the medical, the sports, the geeky computer stuff (especially this – wow – seems like what happened to my site was quite deep), the automotive. All in all, it was a bunch of mechanical stuff that happened out of my control, and unlike the running back, I could get out of its way. ;p

Lots of action on the designing front – even though even the knitting was sidelined for almost a week.

The ongoing closet clean out has revealed all sorts of gems; I found some very pretty yarns to make some cool accessories and had the very fun task of deciding which one was going to go on the needles first.

Clockwise, from 12 o’clock high:
Sheep Valley Farms Worsted in Lovat; Manos del Uruguay in a light light steel blue; Woolpak New Zealand Perendale in Astronaut; more Woolpak in Kangaroo; and Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride in M10 Khaki.

Lurking in this lovely pileup: 3 hats and a hood!

5 responses to “It’s a carnival, dude. November 24, 2010”

  1. Amy says:

    Wow, your job is way more exciting than mine ever was. I only managed to get paper cuts! I hope your injury heals quickly. Beautiful yarns! I bet they’ll make lovely hats!

  2. Debbie B says:

    I am glad to hear you are getting better! My boyfriend had a similar situation, not the filming part, he was friends with the coach and was holding a pole of some sort. The kid ran into him so hard, in full equipment he ended up having to have surgery….yeah, I’m staying in the bleachers. Enjoy your holiday! Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Patty says:

    Ack! Hope you’re healing up nicely. Hope the knitting goes well over the weekend…Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Oh my word! I hope the woes are over, and things are back on the up swing. Take care!

  5. meg says:

    Man alive, I hope you get hazard pay on that job! Really good medical, too.

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