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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

the World's Tiniest Contest

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and the Secret Word IS ...




THANKS to EVERYBODY for Playing this Round of Bucket-O-CHIC!!!

The Number 2 guess was: CHICKSTA!
closely followed by
Backstage
Kickstand
Trackstar
& Shreksta!


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Thursday, September 23, 2004

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What's scarier?
This picture or the STORY that follows...

For the entire last weekend here at the Chez Chic,
there has been a Palace Uprising...

Stash Palace, that is!

Over the last couple of years (cough), the Collection Splendide of yarn in the house has just grown and grown.

Take one part LYS Seasonal Sales, add another part eBay, stir lightly with a dash of Michigan Fiber Fest, blend in the fabulous room temperature MDS&W haul, etc. etc. etc. and you have something that is now about the size of the TAJ MAHAL!!!

Pardon me, while I invoke #2 of the Bad Ass School of Knitting: "Buy as much yarn (and books and needles etc.) as you want, whenever the hell you want."

Even with EXTREME ATTENTION paid to orgainzing the entire ensemble in January,

I LOST TRACK of SOME YARN and just about drove myself crazy trying to find it. It's like when you have an important event to go to and start ripping through your closet, trying on every outfit you own and rejecting them in a tornadic FIT! The obvious, accessible yarn is not going to work for that mighty mighty project you have broiling in your mind. YOU MUST HAVE THE MISSING YARN!

All of this, of course, happened about 10 minutes before I needed to probably just turn in for the night. My downstairs neighbors probably wished I had instead of having to listen to me toss about boxes and bags of STUFF!

AHHH! the very best storage bags, IMHO, are those zipperred plastic things blankets and comforters come in!!! TOSS 'EM in a pile! Some have handles! Easier for the heavin' and hoin'...

This is what I was looking for and FINALLY FOUND all alone in a box under other boxes:



This is champion CormoCross yarn I got last year at the Michigan Fiber Festival from FoxHill Farm, of Lee, MA. (YUP - they're at Rhinebeck!)

Written on August 20, 2003: "The softness and beauty of the yarn made from this wool is almost indescribable. I wish I had Feel-Around so I could share the *Hand* of Goodness..."

And THIS is what I'm going to make.

This has to be my favorite sweater of all times! PLAIN, Well-fitted, made from outstanding ingredients, once on, unable to be taken off!!!

NOT scary at all...

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