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Pennant Fever!

National League
Central Div

Houston W84 L70

Cubs W83 L72

Go Baby Bears!!!

American League
Central Div

Minnesota W86 L69

White Sox W81 L73

Even though I'm not really a Sox fan, I figure they represent Knitting better than any other team just by the virtue of their little white sock logo!

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100 Things about Me

20. Proof Positive I'm a Geek:
I danced around my Auntie's kitchen mopping with her new Swiffer WetJet. It was just too much fun to squirt and go. AND, the cleaning pad attatches to the mop head with VELCRO, which I consider the top invention of the 20th Century!

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Monday, September 15, 2003

Monday Morning Mirth

the boy can't help it...

Since I've never heard him speak (Really! Haven't seen ANY of his movies), I get to stay up late tonight and watch the Irish ChicKHound on Letterman.

Talk about looking good in jeans or a suit! (Oh, we're not talking about ME?) Colin just is a photogenic dream. Small boned, short, with a large head. Really, we look for that in the photog biz. In television, we refer to it as *reporter on a stick*, because the most photogenic are rail thin and have big noggins.

I guess I'll have to read this interview at the bookstand - there's also that interesting quiz headlined in the right hand column of the mag's cover I think I'll take...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003


Wiggle it. Just a little bit. And my excellent powers of casting a view of the future sees the whole sweater just around the corner!

I'm working on the collar as I'm writing this and drinking coffee. It is a wonderful Kim Hargreaves creation that increases on the edges of the collar, then short rows the back of the neck to form a perfect roll! I love that woman...

Have you seen her picture on page 14 in the new Fall Big Book? I'd never seen her before and always wondered if she was as chic as her designs. Oh, yes she is!

I've attached the fronts to the back, and just have to finish this MOSS STITCH (**eewww*** hateknittinit***) collar and then we get to shrinky dink the whole sweater. I have forbidden myself from knitting anything else on the list until the collar is finished.

OMG - I just remembered! There are two *pocket flaps* to go as well!!!

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I must say I was a tiny bit swept away by Gemini C. Farrell last night on Letterman. Very cute, nice accent, loved the way he mocked Dave. I'm an Aquarian and Gemini is one of the two signs I'm supposed to flip for with a bang! Hmmph, however, after two tumultous semi-serious flings with that sign, I'll have to pass!

BUT - what is that child wired on? He could not sit still and kept giggling real fast?! AND, what about those High-heel Boots...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Mono del calcetĂn del mono del calcetĂn
usted es tan cobarde

Este mono y este calcetĂn son mis pĂldoras felices... Who cares if the monkey is wearing a dress???

This little sock is made from the very first sock yarn I ever bought. Last summer, at the TKGA convention that was here, this Opal jumped out at me. My friends Sara and Rachael were gently supporting my wavering desire to knit socks ("Come to the Dark Side, Bon, it won't hurt a bit... We promise, Bon...") and I bought two circular needles, Cat Bordie's book and this skein of 210 Opal. It is cream, yellow, blue, brown and turquoise - and I love it.

Thanks Ladies! Sock knitting is truly my port in a storm!

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TONIGHT! (from the current WCKG email alerts): "Come experience Open Mic poetry and Knitting with the Guild Complex of Chicago!

Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 7:30 P.M.
Third Wednesday Open Mic
featuring Poetry and Knitting class
@The Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division, Chicago
$5/$3 students, seniors, members

The Third Wednesday Open Mic asks the featured readers to experiment with new work or to rework pieces in a new way that gives the audience and writer a fresh perspective. The series takes literary arts and performance to a bold level. The Open Mic is open to writers of all disciplines.

Knitting and writing share the part of the brain that controls fine fingering skills. Both arts also ignite the cerebral center where language skills develop.

This Open Mic features students from the Spring 2002 Guild Complex workshop "Poetry of Knitting." Students will reads poems and exhibit knitted pieces. All are welcome."

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Thursday, September 18, 2003



2144 W Division
7pm to 9pm

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Moss stitch Finito... Needs some different buttons - the ones I have are too heavy for the fabric. I still need to slip-stitch the collar and flaps to the body - can't wait for the weekend to Shrinky Dink!

It's the 12th day in a row of weather in the 80s but it will turn as surely as the wheels of the #66 in a snap! Like Monday, when it goes down to the 60s...

Just in time, I'll be sportin' my new jacket, fer sure...

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Friday, September 19, 2003

Knittles & Bits

VonDutch meets Harry Potter colors...

The best thing about joining a knitting group is learning new things. After a few rows and about half a cookie, everybody loosens up and the fun begins.

What I learned at KIP last night:

1. Women really hate Trucker Hats... That's right. I was stuck in traffic in my very own neighborhood because everybody was al fresco dining and drinking on the sidewalks because of the useasonably warm weather. I witnessed a love triangle taking place between a Cute Girl and two Guys. (Guy in Trucker Hat walks up to couple at table and starts massaging shoulders of Girl. Guy at table with said Girl, sits bolt upright and starts paying attention. Girl tries to shrug off massage, then says something witty and twists around releasing pulsating hands.)

2. Sidebar: If you walk up to me at work (or anywhere) and start massaging my shoulders without an invitation and say brightly, "Gee, you're so tight" it is because you are touching me, not because I have locked muscle syndrome...

3. Conclusion: Guys - Trucker Hats are sexy only to YOU! Yah, that's right. You might be a middle class white Guy from the CittAY but puttin' on the cap actually makes us jump back because you are now somebody we've been avoiding at the gas pump during road trips for YEARS...

4. I also learned how to block a shawl...

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For your pleasure
(Warning: swearin' like a trucker might be in the content below...)

Trucker Hat Timeline

DIY Trucker Hat - Just in time for Friday Nite Fun!

the Face responds

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