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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Many of you have been writing to me asking how to prepare pictures for use on the Web.

Thanks for all the emails! I thought it would be best if I wrote it all down as a TEKtalk Topic – for all times sake, etc, etc, etc…

Without further ado – let’s GO Back to School!


read the whole thing HERE

Let me know if this is beginning to fit the bill…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

alright, what kind of funny business is this Ms. ChicKnits?


Well, that would be a couple of swatches from my Stitches MidWest classes and the only thing really funny about it is that I just found them while cleaning my house! YES! I am that messy – it’s been over two weeks with all my workshop items AWOL…

Well, maybe not really funny – unless you agree with me that sometimes being knee deep in paper and yarn alligators all over the place is HEAVEN and you just kick some of it out of the way to get to your favorite knitting chair.

Well, really funny, when you think that soon! you will have some cool new stuff to play with and wear and all that chaos & debris surrounding you is just like a cocoon that has been shed while the Butterfly takes wing…


No, that is not a knitted guitar on the left. It is a swatch from my “7 Things that make or break a Sweater Class”. Without revealing the guts of the workshop (which would be naughty and we don’t want to be bad), just let me say, I was naughty! I was supposed to have several swatches pre-made before I came to this class so I could have one swatch per technique. This was actually the last class I had that weekend and I was running out of steam in the homework department.


That’s right, I *borrowed* a swatch from a previous class and just started knitting away on it – you see we practiced paired decreases and buttonholes and L@@K! Is that a button band I spy?! Why yes, and was I even crafty enough to use a contrasting color so perhaps in my future perusal, I would remember what I was trying to accomplish? Of course not, I was just running out of yarn! Who the heck knows exactly what this thing ultimately proves except YES! It looks like a guitar and I love it. There were lessons learned…

On the Right, a more wonderful example of WorkShopitude – a POCKET! You can see my iPod hand-modeling for me and showing off the knitted-in-band. Tr

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Monday, August 29, 2005

  Monday Morning Mirth  

On the multimedia front, I’ve been really dragging my feet when it comes to some icons, no slower, it seems than getting on the Hogswarts Express!

That all changed a few weeks ago when I got an assignment to shoot a piece with the Man Behind the HP Audio Books: Mr. Jim Dale. In no time, I finally understood what all the fuss was about. His wit, charm, audacity and multiple personalities BLEW me away!

See for yourself HERE

(fast connections best)

I’ve read the first four books, in the short weeks since that day, and am now on Book 5 in the series…

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