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Cultural Froids

from the

What the...

Reality TV Bites
"Who wants to marry my Dad?"
Are you insane?

R U Metrosexual
defined by the
Word Spy

Hunting for Bambi?
Real or Not:
"armed players in camouflage hunt down naked young women with paintball guns - and even have *** with them after the chase."

Our David?
"HBO isn't saying a peep about his role, but it sounds to me like he could be one-third of a final love triangle with Carrie and Big. Show producer Michael Patrick King has said they're bringing in a big love interest post-Berger. In the episode after the one I told you about with Big in the hospital, Carrie goes out on a date with a Russian artist. Somehow, I can't see Duchovny in that role, but maybe!"

Saturday - Sunday, July 12-13, 2003


a fine place to sit & knit:
Lothlorien Pond
Spring Hill Camp

photo by
Bonne Marie Burns

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Monday, July 14, 2003

Monday Morning Mirth

it's TIME for a new Aussie Boyfriend...


This former Calvin Klein model makes his TV debut as the world's favorite ApeMan, the one and only Tarzan!

Give a jungle yodel for Travis Fimmel (his 6-pack & his piercing blue eyes) who's looks have been compared to a young Paul Newman; (just squint your eyes a little and imagine shorter hair)!

Take the Tarzan Timeline Tour!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Smooch in Bondage

a tank with miscreant edges
drives a knitter beserk
after multiple evenings
spent failing
to control them

she tightly wraps the
misbehaving garment
in the
she can find
and makes it sit
on the skein for...

however long it takes.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2003

BusMate #2

"It was like deja vu all over again." Yogi Berra

All of my current knitting projects are too hot or too complicated to be proper bus knitting.

So I'm making another ChicKami (out of Phildar Akala #4 - just scrumptious pearl mercerized cotton). This one will be without shaping and I'm testing wider straps. I'll update the pattern with the strap option #2 when I finish.

Last summer, I made three in a row - I went on a circular knitting bender because by the end of the day, I just couldn't do anything else. Working outside in the hottness that is the Chicago schizophrenic weather of the minute wears me down to a little nub in no time at all.

By the time I get home from the commute, I'm soothed and relaxed and I can tackle something more brain-engaging - like my little pink cami! While watching Cupid.

That show deserves a SUPER WHAT THE---

HARSH - but I couldn't pull my eyes away - just like an accident on the freeway...

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Thursday, July 17, 2003

a ChicKnits Gallery Presentation

a most adorable girl and a kami!

Rachael Herron from My Glass House charms us with her new striped ChicKami!

colors of CottonEase

Rachael writes: "Started as part of a knit-along with Alison...

I added a few stripes, and it's all Lion's Brand Cotton-Ease, believe it or not. It's the hit of the party, like a spicy little party favor! I really like it. It's comfortable and fun. I need another couple or three."

Uno, Dos, Tres! Si, Si, Senorita! Beautiful Work!

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Friday, July 18, 2003

Tales from the #66: CUPID

Opal Mexico #16

I never thought knitting would be a man magnet, especially on the bus. (Heh, even though the succession of sweaty construction workers might've been a clue?)

Imagine my surprise when a very cute, dread-locked boy with a sk8board started talking to me during the evening commute Wednesday night.

First of all, no one ever strikes up conversations on the #66, unless they are clueless tourists. You either get ignored - or worse, you get the *LOOK* which is about ten times as powerful as *the Hand*.

But this fellow was so cute and charming, I was chattering and smiling away like the East Village Welcome Wagon. We started talking about the history of knitting after he remarked it looked like I had a lap loom (was working on the Kami in the round). Oh yes, I smiled, knitting is fabric and we launched into a riff about medieval chain mail. (Yaha, logical segue).

SO, I pulled out my sock and he just fell in love...

"He was a boy, she was a girl
Can I make it anymore obvious?
He was a punk,she did ballet
What more can I say?
He wanted her, she'd never tell
secretly she wanted him as well.
But all of her friends stuck up their nose
they had a problem with his baggy clothes.

He was a sk8er boi, she said see ya later boy
he wasn't good enough for her
She had a pretty face, but her head was up in space
she needed to come back down to earth."
Avril Lavigne

Heh, nahh, it was just her bus stop first...

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

2. Rowan Smooch (97%)
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Color: Ice Pink
Gauge: 20sts/28rows over 4"
Needles: #3 & #6

4. Straight ChicKami (80%)
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