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CUBS Rule!

Phillies Drool
(especially their goofy *Wolf Pack* fans wearing rubber wolf masks in 90+ degree weather?)

Yup, drinking Budwater does that to you...


the 20th Century's ground-breaking actress has passed on...

Long Live
"Adam's Rib"

"the African Queen"


her incredible Filmography

Kermit Ruffins
*All Aboarrrd!!!*


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17. I like Corn. On the Cob.
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Saturday, June 28, 2003

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introducing the

When the sun beats down
and a sweater's just wrong
This little number is a frisky, fitted look
for a relaxed summer day on the deck


THE antidote for a tired suit...

The ChicKami is easy and fun to make
using Light Worsted or DK weight yarn
at a 5sts/7rows per inch gauge.

No Sewing! It's in the round, with cool non-rolling edges...

Finished Measurements: 34 (36, 40, 42, 44, 48) inches

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Monday, June 30, 2003

Monday Morning Mirth


my sister suggests that a little trip to Kmart
will put M's new digs in trs chic order...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

I love this design...

The Little Bad Muse was out kickin' it this Saturday with Kermit Ruffins at the Green Dolphin, but not before she helped me finally finish the Cinnamon Cardie from the Rowan Summer Tweed Book 2002.

I started this in April when I was up at Mom's post-hospital stay in the country. Why, I think this sweater is NeoUrbanCountry...

Mom says "HI!" She's doing well and busy gardening and enjoying the weather in Northern Michigan!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Smoochie hits the deck...

Now that I'm up to the armhole shaping, I've started reading the pattern for the armhole edging. Why does it roll like that in the picture? Does anybody like this effect? I have a sleeveless turtleneck I made that does this (by mistake) and it drives me nuts...

This design also seems really small. I made this piece an extra 6 rows longer because every cotton (even blends) that I have shrink lengthwise during the first wash. No more! I'll wash it to block it and voila! Correct (for me) and final length is set.

I know that AllSeasons has inherent springiness so maybe the close-body-fit is to take advantage of that. I wish I would've made one size larger! So I'm going to do something I've only done once before. I'm going to finish this piece as the back. And the next piece will be the front, made in the next larger size.

I'll adapt for the increase in stitches at the armhole decreases and neckline shaping. I think it will work and give me a little more ease in the bodacious areas.

HOWEVVA, this is excellent baseball knitting. I watched the Cubbies/Phillies game on Superstation WGN and hardly looked at my hands the whole time...

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Thursday, July 3, 2003

a ChicKnits Gallery Presentation

It is a PHENOM! This summer all over the cyber landscape, Knitalongs have been popping up like crazy! The first one I joined was Jen's BoatNeck Shell Knitalong over at MonkeyKnits. My landslide of a life has made it impossible to go to a group and this filled in the gap beautifully!

Jen started a Yahoo Group for the Knitalong and many new friends were made along with a cool shell...

Without further ado, here is our first lovely model wearing her completed BNS, Teresa, from California.


Teresa writes: "First time knitting with cotton, so figured out quickly to knit more tightly). It was really fun to knit it in a Knit Along Group - I had never been in a Knit Along Group before. Used Berroco Cotton Twist and will be making the BNS three more times in three other colors from Berroco Cotton Twist that I have in my stash waiting to be knit! Once I find a pattern that I like, I want it in several colors!"

WOW! Beautiful work, Teresa!

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Friday, July 4, 2003


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1. Rowan's Cinnamon (100%)
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Spongey
Gauge: 16sts/20rows over 4"
Needles: #7 & #9

2. Berroco Bias Rib Shell (40%)
Yarn: UNK Chartreuse Cotton Tape
Gauge: 22sts/30rows over 4"
Needles: #5

3. Rowan Smooch (50%)
Yarn: KIM by Filtes King
Color: 430
Gauge: 17sts/24rows over 4"
Needles: #6 & #8

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