Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Random Thoughts

I can tell those people who are a little too fond of Crazy Aunt Purl. The ones who read her blog and admire her style. It's just a little something they add when they are doing their own posts.
I'm just saying.

Sept. 30 was Chewing Gum day, a fact I was going to terrorize Weaselrina with, but I forgot. Darn.

I have a new book, some dpns, and some yarn to make a scarf for my bro's birthday in the trunk of my car. It was being hidden until Billy was working (today!) as I am tired of snarky comments...you know the ones - "You don't have enough yarn already?"
The answer is, of course - "No. No, I don't. And I never will. Bwahahaha!"

The RT Project is toast. Scrapped in it's present form. It is so hideous that I would not even use it for an animal blanket. The design idea was solid and I will try it again at some point, but the mostly novelty fibers that are going to into it did not work. I can't even block it out. I have so much yarn that I don't need to frog it, although I will salvage the middle which is a mohair rectangle. I will be doing a quick thing with size 19 needles and holding a strand of acrylic with some of the thinner novelties.

My hubby burned my latest hat. Literally burned it. It was a rolled brim hat in TLC Amore and I had tossed it on his lamp while he was at work. Last night he turned his lamp on and....my hat is no more. Trashed. And he blamed me. How a person cannot see a blue hat that covers almost the entire lampshade is beyond me. Way to go, Mr. Fireman. (Yes, I am being snarky. I just sort of smiled last night and said, Well, at least it was a quick project, and let it go but I am rather miffed. Especially after the, Did you make that? Shouldn't leave it on a lamp, comment.)

I think I will go get my new book out of the trunk - all about Arans and Faire Isle.

I will leave you with the pics of my first stranded/Fair Isle work. It is meant to be for a newborn...hope she is a small newborn.
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And the inside
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I am quite pleased with myself and ready to move on to something harder.

I'm just saying, is all.


Jackie said...

Whatcha gonna tell Louise?

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!! *very big evil grin*

*ducks under desk*

Donna said...

Very nice! Fair isle is next on my list of things to learn.

Busybee said...

Hey! I like the baby hat!

As for Louise, who really gives a rat's rear end? She keeps emailing me about the thing and I have just told her I don't care to discuss it or anything else!! Speaking of snarky people!

I am crocheting but not at all happy with my project so may move on. Can't seem to stay with any one thing for long right now. Age, you think???

word varification: bwihat (sounds like that evil laugh LOL)

Nalani said...

Nice hat, Darby! Sorry about your burned one. Men are so blind! Drives me nuts.

The RT project you are talking about was the one for Pat wasn't it? I was wondering how that would work with so many different yarns. Oh well, it's the thought that counts and I do believe Pat would get a kick out of your description of it.

weaselrina said...

However did I miss "chewing gum day".
I might make that the annual day I lock myself in the house with earplugs :)

The hat looks great!

Your hat/fire story reminds me of something I saw in a movie once - where a woman draped sexy lingerie over a lamp to create a mood and ended up setting the house on fire.
Not so sexy I don't think..;)

darbyrose said...

Jackie, I told Louise - before I blocked her - that I was starting over. Even in plain garter these yarns are from Hell. I will never, never,never do this again.
Now get out from under my desk before I choke you with some Fun Fur.

I am sorry she is bugging you, Jo.
Do you know how soothing it can be to block an e-mail addy?

Thanks, Donna!

_Summer_ said...

Oh, Darby. I'm sorry the project turned into an unruly biznitch.
I know you did your best...but I can imagine all those fluffy yarns driving a person absolutely cuckoo. (Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!)

Not that I would know anything at all about being cuckoo.

(Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!)

And, hey--do you take orders? I'd love to have a little baby hat/blanket for my unborn nephew. (arriving in December) Lemme know!