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TGIF March 29

Chic Knits Sock Nation Knittin' Citizen

...the Sock Speaks...
Stories of Spring

AIEEE! Taking a spin through Cookie A's new collection, (congratulations on your new website!) got us so Spring Feverish, we had to take a run up the Miracle Mile that is Michigan Ave. and get some sun...

But first the Sock demanded a new Spring colored iPod Shuffle when we
passed the Michigan Ave Apple Store...

Next up, Tiffany's, where the pastel Spring Jewels
were laid out below tumbling fiberish fluff
amid little white eggs...

Sock offered to go to the Prom
with some suits at Ralph Lauren.

Ralph appears to still be on
an Edward, Duke of Windsor
kick right now.
And that's fine by Sock!

Hey, we have our own Palaces in Chicago

Seen at Victoria's Secret: America's next Top ... SOCK!

Sock Mocks: Hey Madge! Your H & M
collection looks really re-cycled 70's!

What better place for a Friday cocktail than
the Top of the Hancock!

After a couple of pops,
Sock offered itself to this cold, cold model at CHANEL.

Hot Pants! Hot Socks! TGIF!!!

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April 5, 2007

Chic Knits Sock Nation Knittin' Citizen

...the Sock Speaks...
More Stories of Spring

happiness is a yellow sock...

Opal *Magic* Color 1050
size 2.25mm needles
one down, one to go...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Chic Knits Sock Nation Knittin' Citizen

...the Sock Speaks...
Your Tax Dollars at Work


No my pretties, those dollars are not knitting Sock2 - but they are paying for all those flowers. This, a day after Tax Day, startled yet amused me.

As far as the eye can see, in Plymouth Ct. Park, next to the Federal Bldg. in downtown Chi, sit hundreds of flats of pansies, in shades of purple and solid gold. They await their new homes in the giant planters that live in the park.


Such old-fashioned favorites - the multi-colored varieties with a face - these were all different tones of purple.

"The first hybrids with dark central blotches (as opposed to just lines) appeared in 1814, and by 1835 there were 400 named varieties on the market-'beautiful, flat, symmetrical, velvet-like flowers, more than two inches in diameter, magnificently and variously coloured.' These are the words of Charles Darwin, who took a keen interest in the cross-fertilization of plants. He was working on his theory of natural selection at the time, and conducting his own experiments with pansies and other flowers, keeping detailed records of the various traits that arose through many generations." ...from Burpee

If wishes were horses, I'd like to see the line item budget requisition for these beauties. You just know there is page after page after page of PORK in that budget - why is it thrilling for me to know some measure of sanity interrupted BAU? ;p

Let's hear it for Pansy Spending and kick that other type to the curb, shall we?

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Chic Knits Sock Nation Knittin' Citizen

...the Sock Speaks...
Make Mine Yellow


Ah - to enjoy a flower in the Spring - I walk to the bus stop these days just drinking it in. The green, the petals, the scent - it is all around us - is this not the most glorious time of the year?

The lilacs promise; the dandelions wave.

Dent de lion?

They indeed are everywhere - and one would be hard-pressed to not call them the most prolific Wildflower of the Plains, non?

They control erosion, re-mineralize the soil and offer food to the animal species. Just like any other W.E.E.D.

Sock says they make a rather nice couch as well...


"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feral or Floral? the L.A. Times weighs in...

BTW: "...If you have been told that even a fragment of a root will regenerate, the good news is: It won't, says Nesom. "Hit it below the top of the root or the growing point," he says, "and you've got it.""

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Chic Knits Sock Nation Knittin' Citizen

...the Sock Speaks...


YAY! Can't wait until the weekend comes -- it's full-blown Spring over here with a touch of lake effect chill. Perfect to test drive some new socks and take a sunny stroll.

Pattern: Chic Knits *Sock Love*
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Opal *Magic*
Color: Yellow 1050
Gauge: 9 sts/12 rows over 1"
Needles: 2.25mm


...see all Opal Magic entries HERE

BTW: Wondering why this site has been roller-coasting its way around the last couple of days? My brilliant server company decided to migrate two servers worth of accounts to another server yesterday. They didn't tell anyone and suddenly POOF! My site disappeared only to be replaced by a bogus Suspension Page. They said that was the only kind of temp page they had so they slapped it up there. NICE. :(

Because command of the language by the support group is about nil, they didn't understand how implying my site disappeared due to my being a dead beat and not because of their negligence could be troublesome...

Anybody have any suggestions for a Good server company for me?

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