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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Scoop du Jour! Machine knit fronts – one with hand ribbed edgings

If one could be said to have a Split Knitting Personality, I am GUILTY! The cool thing is that it goes right along with the Split Weather Personality of CHICAGO these days – one day is very cool and rainy – then the next, is tropically TORCHED!

My dilemma? I can’t stand to touch WOOL right now…

So off the Chopping Block of WIPs comes the Fern sweater.

AND, in it’s place goes:
Scoop du Jour!

I’ve had a bag and a half of Rowan All Seasons Cotton (my very favorite yarn) languishing in the Stash Palace for quite awhile. I was clueless as to what to make from it – the original idea died a lingering death and vaporized some time last year or thereabouts…

But I love this yarn’s subtle varieagation – Grey on Grey – and saw a Utility Sweater in my FUTURE!

Now that Rapunzel and Wavy Bulb are history, I’m set on the FANCY PANTS Front for quite awhile and can make some WORK CLOTHES!

YES! I work for a living – 50-60 hours a week on my regular photojournalist gig.

And I need clothes – cool clothes – I am caught in an endless round of T-shirts and GASP, Parkas and my head is just reeling with the threat of another Autumn looking like a UPS Delivery Guy.

OH WAIT – I just bought this activewear jacket to work in because it WOULD make me look like…

Anyways, in a fit of extreme energy, I pulled out my freshly acquired knitting machine (similar to the one in this auction) this weekend and whipped out most of the body parts of this sweater. Then begins the hand finishing – which for this garment is fat, chunky ribbing on all the edges.

It has a wide scoop neck, with deep ribbing on the bottom and less deep ribbing on the trim.

Just the Saucy Sassy Cardi that BUSTS the Parka/Tshirt tyranny!

Can you see the mistake with this piece? Ahhh, the power of cheese, the photos never lie!

I’m going to have to RIPPIT! Hey Froggy, once again I’m following your mantra!

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Monday, August 30, 2004

Monday Morning Mirth

Carrie: “So many roads, so many detours. So many choices, so many mistakes. As we drive along this road called life, occassionally, a gal will find herself a little lost and when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going. As we speed along this endless road to destination called ‘who we hope to be’ I can’t help but whine — Are we there yet?”

Ummmm, apparently not…

Witness those wonky GAP ads that aired for the first time during the MTV Music Video Awards – I adore SJP, her style (this woman would look FABULOUS in a black plastic trash bag) but a Super What the —???

from the Gothamist: “The Gap’s fall campaign is centered around SJP’s customization of GAP jeans: On one pair, she added a velvet ribbon sewn down the legs to imitate tuxedo pants. Another one of her customized looks features jeans cut just below the knee and enhanced with a ribbon bow at the hemline…

“For the love of God, Gothamist does love being able to customize crap, but we fear people getting the wrong idea about Gap clothing – it’s about conformity!”

Did you know: “Some of Sarah’s finishing touches

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Friday, August 27, 2004

New Threads Friday

get yer DANCE ON!!!

Design: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: GGH “Bali”
Color: #44 Lime & #84 Aqua
Gauge: 20sts /28 rows over 4″
using #6 needles

If garments could talk this Trellis shell would shout HOORAY!!! I’m done and ready for some FUN!

read the Complete b.Limey Notes HERE

As always, it’s TGIF once again here at ChicKnits! BY gum it’s one of the last weekends of summer and what have we here?

The annual Bucktown Arts Fest!
August 28-29, 2004
2300 N. Oakley Ave.

“Following the directive,

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