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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

the ∑ in Xmas

SUM TOTALs usually bore me, but hey, it’s AFTER Christmas! So now it’s merely*historic* to recount the details – and I LOVE history…

Truly unoriginal, but FUN! Five bucket hats have wended and wound their way on a Christmas path far and wide to land on new noggins. Beside the Cubby Hat, this is my favorite, a Cascade 220 felted bucket (I lost the band so I don’t know the exact color). I am finally learning to check the hat in increments of 5 minutes (for better control – was lazily checking every 10 minutes or so) while it’s felting – I fish it out of the HOT sudsy water with the leftover plastic from – RU READY – a defunct brushless toilet brush – ahem – a HANDLE. We try not to throw ANYTHING away before its time in the ChicKnits Household (wondering who? those people are who eat everything but the SQUEAK – big EEEoouuuuwww all around – it’s my ancestors! The Sausage Eaters! I took my Mom into the best local Polish Deli around – Andy’s on Division – and she almost expired with delight upon gazing at the smoked sausage display hanging behind the *Ham* counter. I say ham, because there were about 50 different kinds of ham in that damn case!~ AND some cheese.)

BTW#1: It seems I’ve become addicted to using a new, combination of punctuation marks, because a simple “exclamation point” no longer can contain my AWE & WONDER with the world and writing about it at large. WITNESS – a tilde and exclamation point together: !~ which translates in Bonnese to “SUPER WHAT THE —-“. This just came flying off my fingers so I’m keepin’ it!~

BTW#2: One of my Favorite Flames of 2004 was someone who chastised me via email for using too many exclamation points in my entries. Like, dude, RU really THAT excited by LIFE! YES! I AM! AND! I won’t/can’t STOP!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem. That brings us to RoundUp Total 2: only 2 measley scarves for the Season. But this Kureyon baby gets you blinded by the light!


this is my fave of the batch – a scarf pattern marriage of the Bow-Knot and the Try This Slotted Scarf Pattern in Kureyon Color #126.

SADD Be Gone!~

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7 responses to “Wednesday, December 29, 2004”

  1. Laura K. says:

    Aha…so that’s why I feel an affinity with you. You’re also a “nice Polish girl”. So how is it that you ended up with a size 8 figure and I’m the one who definitely looks like her peasant ancestors?!? Maybe it’s ’cause I still eat that sausage (and potato and cabbage and kolachy), or maybe it’s the the Croatian and Slovenian thrown into the mix….By the way–I also find a use for everything, too. That trait is definitely in the genes.

  2. Becky says:

    Okay, now you’re making me want to pull out some Cascade 220 and knit a bucket hat for the season!!!!!!

    P.S. You’d love the charcuteries in Lyon. There are always saucisson hanging from the ceiling like it’s rainin’ pork!!!!!

    P.P.S. Vivan les exclamation points!!!!!

  3. Teresa says:

    Love the hat!
    Love the scarf!
    Love the exclamation point+!!

  4. Alexis says:

    You know, I read somewhere that five or more exclamation points was the sign of deranged mind. Does “deranged” equal “joie de vivre”? Perhaps it should.

    Happy New Year!!!!!

  5. Liz says:

    Love the hat! I actually plan to cast on this week-end for this hat, with… Cascade 220. It’s a real pretty blue with yellow/green specks in in.

    And the scarf…I like the colors a lot!!!!!!! (notice the exclamations :)

  6. Liz says:

    Oooopppss. Forgot to say…. SADD be gone here too. So nice to “know” someone else with it, not so nice to have it though.

  7. Chelee says:


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