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Cultural Froids

from the
What the...

Scrubs Virgin
Why do they call that one guy Bambi?

da Royals UK
Better than a vintage episode of the Dukes of Hazard

From DUD
whatup with the nose-job???

sittin' in a tree

Reality Update
VH1 has pulled the plug on the "Liza & David" show!

It's a Boy!
for my neighbors downstairs AND Sarah Jessica & Matthew

Happy Birthday!
but Winona spends her day in court

ChloĽ Sevigny
WHO is she and why does she get to do so many fun things???

November 1, 2002

OOoohh La La...

This is the beginning of a sleeve...

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November 2, 2002

ChicKnits Profiles in Knitting

Edith Eig is probably the Fairy Godmother of all the Superstar Knitters that have popped up all over movie sets the last couple of years...

AND she's French! I would love to drop into her shop La Knitterie Pariseiene this afternoon and knit a few rounds...

From the pages of DIY:

"Edith Eig has nurtured her business, La Knitterie Parisienne, into the world's most successful and recognizable knitting-yarn boutique of its kind. Her passion for and dedication to her art has earned her many titles, chief among them "Hollywood's knitting guru," a nickname bestowed on her by People magazine, Entertainment Tonight and social columnist Liz Smith.

Born in Paris, France, and knitting since the age of 5, Eig has been instrumental in nurturing knitting's thriving renaissance, putting what was once considered a lost art back into public consciousness, where it has become a phenomenally popular "new" art form / hobby on a local, national and international level.

More than just a small-business owner, Eig practices a sort of global thinking that has defined her as an entrepreneur, savvy businesswoman, fashion designer, stylist, therapist, friend and knitting instructor to the stars.

For more than 25 years, she has been renowned as an expert in the field. She is highly admired by her clients, who rely on her expertise, knowledge, intuitive sense of style, interpretation of yarns, patience and uncompromising level of personal attention."

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a little Edith movie

Edith's Patterns

the Fashion Guy

London Knows

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November 3. 2002

Christmas in July Redux

this is from the ChicKnits August 4th entry
for some purse ideas...

Dontcha just wanta fantasize about getting your gifting projects done early???

(Yeah, like that'll happen...)

I do have a couple rockin' Wool-You-Order felted bag patterns I got at a yarn store earlier this year. Very interesting things - I'd like to meet the brains behind the designs sometimes.

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Cool Felted Purse Patterns, etc.

Free Felted Bag Pattern

OMG - Janet Scanlon Designs

Wool-You-Order (check out all their patterns!)

Designs by Shelley

Another Free Felted Bag Pattern by Vivian Hoxbro!



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If you live in Chicago, go to:

Knitting Workshop

2218 N. Lincoln
(near Fullerton (2400 N) & Halsted (800 W)

Mo & Tu closed. W 12-5, Th 12-9, F 12-5,
Sa 10-5, Su 12-5.

They have wonderful yarns for felting AND can provide Riveted Leather Straps for your creation.

I was in there the other day and they are wonderful...

Try a bag out of Noro Kureyon for instant striped gratification!!!

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Or, you could push the envelope, make a swatch, measure the gauge, felt it, measure the gauge, then design your own big, little, shaped, flapped original Bag...

My first Felting Project

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November 4, 2002

Monday Morning Mirth

or how Chicago ROCKS the VOTE without resorting to handguns...

Autumn is my favorite time of year because it is such a knitter's holiday! Get out the Wool! Bring in the longjohns!

This fall also just happens to be in an election year. It's turning out to be one of the most bloated, ugly, canidate bashing affairs in Chicago to date.

The gubnatorial race is especially hilarious since one of the candidates has the same name as the exiting scandalous Governor Ryan (who actually is a rather nice old goober pharmacist from Kankakee who got hooked into the Dark Side late in the game).

Guilt by association is the name of the game here but wait. We have sex scandals, license for bribes, internet pranks, felon campaign aides, and some of the most bizarre ads I've ever witnessed on MY TV!

If I didn't know better, I'd say someone forgot their meds when they booked the edit rooms.

Since I have the privilege to work in television, my election night assignment will be with the Attorney General Candidate Lisa Madigan. She is the daughter of a rather notorious politician and a current State Senator with no courthouse cases under her belt. Great fodder for the ads - her opponents have bashed her endlessly and she comes off as the PMS Diva of the Beef Belt in a way never before seen on the airwaves!

I will be stuck at her election HQ in an elegant downtown hotel most of the day tomorrow. I will be doing what any sane person would do. I will be KNITTING!

Please exercise your constitution rights and VOTE for the candidate of your choice AND what I should bring with me to knit:

Lime green Rowan Cork Buttonhole Scarf

Noro Kureyon pink/purple felted buttonhole scarf

Bonkers sleeve (1x1 rib EEEEHHEE!)

All of the above

November 5, 2002


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November 6, 2002


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November 7, 2002

Riot Chic

Just another day on the Beat... I'm getting ready for work this morning, a little coffee, a little blogging, a little knitting, maybe...

It just dawned on me (still in brain slo-mo after the 14 hour election night. The Bonkers sleeve is almost done!!!) that today most likely I will be at the sight of the WTO Conference doing SOmeTHing. I was there all day yesterday and I can hear the choppers already. I live two miles away and it's 6am...

What to wear to a possible insurrection? Hmmm... Yesterday, I had on jeans, a Black Polar Fleece jacket with a hooded lined vest over it, Doc Martens - AND a cool lilac shearling bucket hat from Italy! Got asked out by a cop (cute) and I'd swear it's by virtue ( or implied lack of virtue of the wearer) of the hat!

Today I laid out my clothes - same black jacket, black vest, but black jeans, black silk snuggies, and black turtleneck. EEEekk... Now I look like a SWAT Cop! I'll be wearing all of my ID and if I'm just walking around someone might throw pee-pee on me! Can you imagine that? I've been in a couple of near-riots during the last Presidential Democratic convention here and when things start happening, it goes real fast and real stupid.


I think I better switch to my bright blue Polar Fleece Jacket, olive hooded vest BUT with my new black ribbed stocking hat! It means bizness...

I WILL be having FUN watching all the fashion stylings of the protesters. Chicago is a land-locked *fashion island* of sorts so *difference* sticks out more here. Kids with Blue Hair are gaped at by all age groups. Anarchists will probably satisfy the Chicagoan Stare Within for the rest of 2002...

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1. Coppertone (AKA WavyBulb) (83%)
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