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Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Congratultions to Karen T, who blithely quickly
with the speed of light
submitted the following:

1 – Cozy
2 – V.I. Warshawski: Victoria Iphigenia “Vic” Warshawski is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Sara Paretsky. She is a gritty Chicago private investigator.

What is insanely cool about this, and forgive me if this is general knowledge, but this cozy was designed by Cynthia Rowley (!) and photographed in her apartment in N.Y.C. !!

Pardon me, but if anybody was to come over to Chez Chic today to shoot anything, they would have to:

1. Send in the Clowns to clear away all the extra *prop* material cluttering up this circus…

2. Send in the Stylists to make me Look Fabulous! I was in a commercial once and went through complete stage make-up for my scene – even though I was driving a truck (!) and YOU COULDN’T EVEN SEE ME because it was a night shoot! What was extraordinary was that most of the men who see me every day suddenly were hovering and flirting around my Painted Self as if I was a Brand New TOY.

[Cheap Factoid: did you know Toy was a Scottish term for a headdress of linen or woolen hanging down over the shoulders and formerly worn by old women of the lower classes? I believe Toys might have been what models were wearing in this Spring’s Rowan mag or]

NOT that kind of toy – but did all that attention drive me deep into the Halls of MAC forevermore? Not likely, my friends – although that night I most resembled the model labeled *Tr

8 responses to “Tuesday, July 11, 2006”

  1. Wendy says:

    Wow. I learned a lot from your blog entry today. :-)

  2. Gaile says:

    Interesting stuff… I don’t think my family would appreciate cozies on the booze. That would be one step too many in getting to the product in the bottle!

    Oh, and thanks for the 3/4 sleeve instructions for CeCe (I’m still playing with the sleeves on mine, this may help me decide)!

  3. Frarochvia says:

    I love the CeCe 3/4 sleeve instructions! THANKS! Are there any pictures of 3/4ed Cece? Hmmmm!

    You noted Shine as one of your possible yarns for CeCe, but did you mean sport or worsted? Because mmmmmmmm CeCe!

    She says, absolutely in love with her bucket hat using Sugar n Cream yarn!

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    YUM – Shine for CeCe would be the sportweight version – pictures coming soon…

  5. KarenK says:

    Hmmm… don’t know if it’s my browser (Firefox) but I don’t see anything in the “winner” box – Who’s the lucky winner of the elderberry Zephyr?

    I recently made a Cece in Shine Sport (purple) for my granddaughter, and she likes it. Thanks for such a nice pattern!

  6. Amy says:

    I remember getting the cozy in the Sunday Trib several years ago (when I wasn’t knitting much) – I think it went in the Goodwill bag back then.

  7. Chris says:

    Congrats, Karen T!!

  8. Delica says:

    This was a fascinating story – especially the Lily chin details.

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