Thursday, September 28, 2006

Today is a veritable potpourri of crazy stuff!!

Okay, first of all, go here to see the five mightiest hairstyles of all time. These are NB's five handsome sons - those fro's are magnifique!!

Second, last night Matthew and I watched the first season of "The Office", courtesy of Netflix. This is the American version, and may I just say WA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Oh my God, it's the funniest show since...."Sports Night"! It was genius! Steve Carell is so awful and wondrous I can't believe it. And don't get me started on "Dwight Schrute". It helps to have worked in offices for many years - it's all so true! Same reason "Office Space" was so funny.

Third, the Phillies won last night in the 14th inning, after losing the lead like six times. It's a good thing I wasn't outside poised to change the flag every time they lost the lead. So, see - my flag does make them win! GO FLAG! [*see note below]

Fourth, I started another Christmas project for Someone Else Who Reads the Blog. It's one thing to be prepared and get these holiday projects finished in comfortable time, but it's another (very frustrating) thing to be doing these extremely cool projects and not be able to madly photograph them and write about them. Someday.....

Oh wait - here's something I can show. It will be a tiny adorable pink purse for my tiny adorable niece, Grace. I think every girl should have a little pink purse. [Now don't gimme any guff - I worked as a roofer for a year, and I say every girl should have a little pink purse!! And a hardhat, okay?] Here's the pattern I'm using, Fiber Trends Gelato Purses:

I don't know what yarn to use. I usually use Lamb's Pride Bulky, but the pattern instructions about yarn are a little vague - "210 yds each of a wool and a mohair that together will felt easily. A second strand of wool may be used in place of the mohair." C'mon, people - give me a yarn weight already, will ya??! I'd also like to use some nutty floofy yarn around the top, but again, I'm not quite sure how to incorporate it.

Fifth, this arrived in the mail today too. I think these will end up for me...someday... - 8 sts to the inch stranded does not make for stress-free holiday knitting. The dark color is charcoal. Pretty, no?

I love the neat inscrutable Norwegian yarn. And it all came in a Russell Stover Chocolates box, which raised my hopes momentarily, but hey, yarn's as good as chocolate.

And sixth, speaking of mittens, go here, but first sit down and have a cold compress for your head handy. I can't even imagine what gauge those are - like 800 sts to the inch! Mind-boggling......If you're still conscious, look at her slideshow. It is unbelievable - teensy tiny hats and vests and cups and saucers and vegetables - all knitted.

*Friday morning update - The Phillies lost again last night, so they are pretty much out of the postseason race. Matthew, in all seriousness, told me this morning he thought it was because I changed flags. Way to feed into my magical thinking, hub!! See, I was pretty sure it was me all along! Could it be...???


Blogger Francesca said...

Those mittens... I... I do need a compress and just lacked faith that you were right. Wow. And... why? WHY?

Because it's there. We knitters are like mountain climbers.

9:53 AM  
Blogger diana said...

Wa ha - I said EXACTLY the same thing to Annie at work today. We were trying to figure out what you would use for needles - like sewing needles held with tweezers or something insane like that.

And Annie said, "But why would she do that?" and I said, "Uh... I guess because she could!"

7:54 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Even if you do it just because you can, how can you when you can't even see them??? And yet, ultra-adorable!!!! I'm so sad about the Phillies. Sorry for you and Uncle D. How perfect! How perfect! My "word verification" is tnyaxs!! Tiny axes for tiny mittens. I need a drink with tiny bubbles. Don Ho and I are outta here!

8:17 PM  
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9:45 AM  

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