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Yes, I Knit SometimesSeptember 22, 2004

I’ve been working on that Rowan Denim People cardigan which continues apace. I started it for Strawberry, so I’d have something to work on during the music and at camp, and I only have to finish the left front and make the right front, and I’ll be done. No pics, though, ‘cause they’re boring. It WAS totally fun to create a pocket within the work. Never done that before, don’t know why.

And Christy’s birthday present! No modeled shots, since I forgot to bring my camera with us when we went out, but the chair shall stand in, eh?


It’s the Yarn Harlot’s wonderful, incredibly easy pattern, found here. And the stripe is inspired by this fabulous poncho. I know, I was once a poncho mocker, too (and that’s just so fun to say; try it! Poncho mocker). And I still can’t see myself wearing one. I am just not That Cool. But Christy looked great in it. Take my word for it.


Don’tcha love a tassel? No, wait, it’s fringe. I always call it the wrong thing. (Yarn: Dale Sisik, 3 balls red, two black (they probably have real names, I just didn't keep the ball-bands because I'm like that, you know).)

And I gotta show you Lala’s gift. She’s one of those who feels the cold easily, and she works in a building where they keep the temperature at a comfortable forty-six degrees Fahrenheit, so she deserved these:


(Gauntlet patten: IK Winter 2003; Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca, one ball made both gauntlets. Wait. Are they gauntlets? They might just be fingerless gloves. Whatever. I like to say gauntlet, too.)

Do you appreciate my fine duplicate stitch skills? Do you? Nah, I don’t either. Screw that. Yesterday I sent to Christy a picture of the first banjo I painstakingly duplicate stitched, and she confirmed what I believed—it looked more like the female symbol. Or a crop circle. Or a crop circle summoning female aliens. I ripped it out twice, swore a hell of a lot, and then just roughly embroidered that damn banjo on. The La was fun, though. And La IS fun. Have you noticed? I am smitten. Enamored. Charmed. And a whole lot of things I couldn’t put on a blog my mother reads.

Blushing off now.... Mwah!

** Late addition -- I rarely post quiz results, but this one is too deeply funny. It's a truly tasteless quiz. I love it. Thanks, Mindy!

Grover on X

Grover on Ecstasy

You're funny, you're loveable, you're entertaining,
you like to call yourself "Super
Grover!"--You're obviously on ecstasy.
But that's why we love you. Be careful, ok?

Which Sesame Street Muppet's Dark Secret Are You?
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Love the red Harlot poncho! Go on, put it on.... you're That Cool. I'm That Cool too since I made mine (albeit sans fringe). I don't post often, but I do really, really love your blog. Definitely one of my faves....

Darned cute harlot poncho. Loving your fringe and groovin on the stripe.

Isn't the Sisik yummy? Why is it taking me so long to finish Gerbera?

And the banjo is Just Fine.

Christy's poncho is lovely. I'm considering making it as a secret gift for the holidays. And i agree with Nicki, you are that cool. Try a poncho.

I'm sure sister Christy loved the poncho. (I'm so glad she spells it the *right* way!)

You are so darn adorable about Lala!! I love it!!!

Poncho looks great. BTW I was Grover on "E" too...
I'm loving Sisik's right now as well!!

The girl DOES knit! And beautifully, too! Christy is one lucky girl to receive that gorgeous poncho. I'm off to find out which SS character I am...

just so you know, i figured out that it was a banjo right away. so your embroidery skills are just fine. :) plus, SHE'LL know what it is, and that's all that matters, right?

That is a lovely poncho! I keep looking at that pattern and thinking about making my own. I knit so slowly that they'll be back out of style by the time I finish one, I'm sure! I adore that fringe, too! Va-va voom!

Love the fingerless glove/gauntlets! I'm sure the recipient will love them!
Count me in as one who cannot achieve good looking duplicate stitch, no matter how many times I try.

I knew it was a banjo the minute I saw it, and it's perfect. I love the "La," too. Aren't you just the best girlfriend ever?

I was Grover on Ecstasy too. Who woulda thunk?

And I was Grover on Ecstasy TOO! Love that poncho -- indeed youare a great sister and girlfriend! (Would like a look at the Rowan in the works ~) MWAH!

Nice poncho, and hello, if a dork like me can consider wearing a poncho (even if it's only inside the house with the curtains drawn), then a cool chick like you can definitely wear a poncho out and about!!! Glad things are going well and that you are having FUN.

Sorry, punkin'. I saw "woman symbol." Smooches anyway. :-)

I love the poncho. If you aren't cool enough, then I'm totally screwed. (I got a picture of my mother's poncho doing "the Rachael" before I sent it off and man, it looks cool!)

The gauntlets are great and I love the "La". I also love that you're besotted--it's nice to hear about it! (MUST...LIVE...VICARIOUSLY...)

Love the way you changed color on the poncho! Great job. I'm not sure I could find out what character I am. The quiz scared me! LOL

That quiz is hilarious. I'm giggling at work right now.

Your poncho looks marvelous! And I think you would look quite adorable doing the Rachael in a poncho. Just sayin'.

The Lala gift is awesome too. And maybe you've already cleared this up, but is it actually pronounced La-La, as in, fa la la la la?

Oh Lord! I'm......

Elmo's Past as a Transvestite Crackwhore You're sick, you're annoying, and you're a bad influence on the other muppets. Go away! And stop trying to be the new Grover.

Maybe I should get someone to verify that. Or not.

Great poncho! I'm going to try that one soon! Your blog is great! I read it everyday and get a great sense of the West Coast and feel like I've been to those beautiful places you talk about.

Okay, it is kinda scary how many of us were all Grover on Ecstasy. What does that say about knitting? Or maybe just your readers?

BTW--I am old, so this story is from the "safe" days of Ecstasy, so don't try this at home. :-) But in college, I took Ecstasy once, and it was so much fun. I am kinda goofy about bright colors anyway, but once the drug kicked in--well let's just say that the color on the toilet paper wrapper was my FAVORITE COLOR EVER, until I noticed the green towel, which was the color I wanted for my wedding dress.

As the evening went on, more hilarity ensued (Bar Trek, anyone?)and then I went to bed. The next morning I woke up completely recovered except...my Fruit Loops GLOWED!!!

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