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Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15, 2004

HEY! What Time is IT?!

It's time to Boss Your Knitting Around!

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Monday, February 16, 2004

Monday Morning Mirth

In the ChicKnits Time-Honored Tradition of Intellectual Deduction and in honor of Presidents' Day, we proudly present ChicKnits Fox-o-matic BreakDown for choosing your next President:

In no particular order:
1. No Upper Lip1. No Upper Lip

Why this is important? What ya gonna keep stiff when times get ROUGH!

2. Has all his hair2. Has all his hair

Might have a lot of Hidden Back hair although the hairiest back I ever saw was on a bald man...

3. Middle Age Butt3. No Butt

Splat or Flat, you decide...

4. Thinks he has Athletic Prowess4. Thinks he can Dance

EEEgawd, when someone showed me the above windsurfing picture of Kerry and said, "Hmm, one for the ladies..." I ran screaming for cover. There is just an undefinably noxious quality to the attractiveness of that picture. From the hang dog face, to the sagging ars*, I just can't get behind the candidate.

BUSH busts a move with Tio Taco Ricky Martin at his Inaguration... Hmmm, first, W doesn't know 'lil Ricky is so OVER it's a cultural farce to even have him there. Watching my new Imperial Leader of the Free World shake his groove thing with a has been was just plain BEYOND embarrasing. Needless to say, it's been all downhill from day one...


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... He is a tireless worker, never satisfied with his play. He will work countless hours ..., making him a terrific role model for young fans."

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004



Pattern: Rowan Fall 2003
Designer: Jean Moss
Yarn: K1C2 Parfait
Color: Lt. Grey
Gauge: 20sts/28rows over 4"
Needles: #7
Started: November 4, 2003
Finished: February 14, 2004

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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

How do you spell Relief? Here at ChicKnits, that would be S-T-A-R-T-I-T-I-S...

I was so HAPPY to finish Princess Hairball that I immediately started a WORK sweater (fondly dubbed CableME).

On my first trip to Threadbear, I picked up some astoundingly soft and doughy Sweet Grass Wool from Montana. It is unscoured and totally organically processed. It is also from Targhee Sheep (anybody know about their wool? Do tell...)

All I could do is squeeze the skein, it feels so good (maybe I should carry a small ball of this stuff to fondle when I'm stuck in traffic on the Ryan...)

Initially, I was going to make a plain old semi-fitted raglan zippa card.

But the specialness of this wool said NAY! Maybe it was NAY Baaah NAY!

SO, the brain romp begins and here's what I came up with above. Cables run along the raglan armholes and around the waist. Even though it looks pretty pulled in, it will relax a bit upon wearage.

Surprise finish to follow...


THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your kind words about Rapunzel (and me)!

When I came home from work yesterday and read all the remarks, I was overwhelmed and verclepmtitude put a big heart in my throat! You are all so very KIND!

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Thursday, February 19, 2004

a ChicKnits Gallery Presentation

presenting the Fruits of their Chic Labor...

hat made from Brunswick Denim Pearl
(88%acrylic/12% cotton)...

Sylvia crafted her jacket from the same yarn
I used for my Moonlight Jacket:
Sheepy Valley Worsted in Navy...

Beautiful work, Ladies!!!

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Friday, February 20, 2004

LL Shepard Sock in Color: Seaside

Think Different

WCKG@Sulzer Library Tuesday night presented special speaker Beth Casey from Lorna's Laces who spoke about Color Theory.

Now, I've rolled around in enough design homework to know the basic ins and outs of this topic myself but it was very interesting to see it applied to knitting!

Beth had hanks of yarn that were dyed to illustrate most of the Color Relationships based on the Color Wheel. She's an off-the-cuff reality based speaker and very entertaining. It's always amazing to peek behind the Design Mind and see how the process is born...

WHAT I LEARNED: although He was not mentioned by name, I asked how I could deviate my obsession with my favorite color, as in, why, given an entire yarn store to choose from, do I immediately go to LIME GREEN as if stuck in a Shrek Tractor Beam?

Even though I know the answer could fill many an AMA publication, Beth used the Color Wheel to show how the complementary colors worked with the additonal twists of Shade (add black) and Tint (add white). She suggested I just walk across the wheel to the complementary color of my favorite for a fresh color choice!

The complementary color to my fave was what I'll describe as Blackberry/Berry. Not quite Fuschia - more in the purple family, but COOL, not warm....

Very nice!

Hmm, I am already in the mood with the Magenta Wavy Bulb. I dream in TechnoColor, might as well start thinking in it as well!



COLOR Play: Watch this and guess the color relationships

Itten's Contrasts

Henry Matisse & the Fauves

Totally Geek

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Currently Knitting

1. Coppertone (AKA WavyBulb) (65%)
Pattern: Vogue Knitting
Fall 2002
Designer: Shirley Paden
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa 501
Color: Magenta
Gauge: 22sts/30rows over 4"
Needles: #6

2. Lovie (30%)
Design: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Sheepy Valley Worsted
Color: Louvat
Gauge: 18sts/24rows over 4"
Needles: #6 & #8

3. CableME (30%)
Design: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Sweet Grass Wool
Color: Natural
Gauge: 14sts/19rows over 4"
Needles: #10 & #10.5

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February 26, 2004

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