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Tuesday, June 15, 2004


I am a creature ruled by the sun. Now that the temperatures have consistently been in the 80’s, Agnes has been benched, and my Onde Cardi is just too hot to handle. (WOOT on that arcylic content – love it hate it…)

I am as fickle as a buzzing bee flying from luscious flower to flower…

Ahem. Not quite – the five day forcast says we’re back in the 70’s by tomorrow, so I can OndeAlong once more without the pesky AC blasting my sinuses to oblivion – I avoid AC until the last possible heat stroked moment.

I LOVE THE HUMIDITY! It is possibly the only time of the year when my head is at maximum operation and all cavity systems are go. I got a nose FULL of Chanel #22 at work the other day, unexpectedly, because I can usually smell at about fifty percent, and it was GLORIOUS!

I myself am a Coco woman and now that Stormtracker says (whoever made up Titles for weather computers that make them sound like PEOPLE will be locked in a miniscule room and forced to listen to the new George Michael CD ’til they drop!) we’re in for a big sky roast, I’m in for a new bottle of cologne and am looking forward to spraying myself into a paradise of scent…

Which happens to be the name of the yarn I’m using for the start of the shell you see above.

SPRAY that is…

It is very soft cotton tape by Katia. I did not trust it at first – thought I was going to end up with a pot-holder-like-something-to-wear – then just decided to go for it. This was initially slated for a rather intruiging openwork design. I vetoed it in favor of this current design because of the need to wear something underneath the other shell because it was just TOO OPEN – which would make it summer unfriendly. (I’ll save that pattern for some other tasty LIME GREEN sheer tape I have by LANG:     Roma – hmm, they say it’s ROMANTIC!).

The wardrobe concept is a large one, all over blogland. I just read Theresa’s thoughts (June 14th) about how if it can’t travel to the office it won’t travel on her needles…

I agree! If it can’t hit your personal catwalk, be it an office hallway or in my case, the sidewalk, why make it? Why have a closet full of extraordinary knitted garments that see the light of day about once a year…

Although I’ve been a prolific knitter, I haven’t always been a practical knitter or even very sensible knitter. You can go through my galleries and see some really funkified errorific disasters! Where on earth was I planning to wear all this crap?!

So I’ve started a simple V-neck shell with a trapeze shape that will be comfortable to wear and show off this yarn’s goodness to boot. I’ve alternated wide columns of purl stitches and knit stitches. I think of purl stitches as the Negative Space of Knitting – it’s usually on the Wrong Side and most often a counterpoint to thrust forward a knitted pattern like a cable or lace column.

Here it is the focus and becomes the pattern itself…

Monday, June 14, 2004

Monday Morning Mirth


something for the June Bridesmaid…

Kinda down because your bride is really UP?! Who loves ya baby? ChicKnits Personal Shopper, that’s who…

While wiling away some time on Milwaukee Ave, I spied this unique applianace at Diana’s Fashions.

If your bootay is not liscious enough, get one of these and upgrade what Mother Nature left behind…

Saturday, June 12, 2004

a ChicKnits Runway Presentation


Marlena writes:
“I finished a ChicKami a little bit ago, and I LOVE IT. This baby is done all in one piece. The hardest part was weaving in the ends, which I should have taken pictures of, because I’ve never done it so well in all my life. The ends are invisible.”

BRAVA Marlena!!!

Read the whole story HERE and check out Marlena’s way cool INK…


pattern available HERE

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