Thursday, July 05, 2007

It Was One Year Ago Today

July 5, 2006.

The day we landed in Texas.

Three days later Dr. Mad Scientist would leave to go back to Michigan to finish up his PhD leaving me and Chunky behind on our own for five months.

What a horrible chapter in our lives. Never again!!

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Texas is a lovely place to sweat your ass off and kill legions of ants that have invaded your kitchen when you're with ALL the ones you love. However, I blame our Texas Nightmare for the reason I decided not to knit the boob band that Tomato calls for.

Look at this:


(It's probably not kosher, but I lifted that picture from Amethyst from the No Sheep For You KAL--lots of pretty Tomatoes on there!)

That's the original boobie band design the Tomato pattern calls for.

To me, those little thingies look like this:


Can you see it? Don't they look like little Texases lined up?

Allegedly everything is bigger in Texas, which may have included my boobs for seven months, but now that we're in New Jersey, I don't want that state anywhere near Laverne and Shirley.

Here's my progress on my Tomato over the past couple of days.

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For the record, it's lavender in color and that picture is pretty close to the true color. Now that I'm employed, I don't get good afternoon-sun shots of my WIPs

I'm making good progress. I'm not happy with my first rounds of increases in the waist shaping though. There are two holes on each hip that look like rattlesnake bites. I think I'll be able to easily sew 'em up though. Frog back and reknit it? Why would I want to do that???

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Anonymous Melissa said...

Did you make little Alaskas? I wouldn't want Texas on my boobs, either. We're getting out of here in 7 months! Woohoo!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Lady, you are killing me over here! What did you use for boob decorations?? Tell, Tell, TELL! I'm dyin'!

6:27 PM  
Blogger JRS said...

I am CRACKING UP as I read about the "Little Texases." I detest hot weather so I've never much enjoyed spending time in Texas. Plus, I just associate it with the Smirking Chimp.

My dad was in the military and got stationed at Fort Hood before he got shipped off to Vietnam. Even though they were newleyweds and my mom knew her husband was about to be sent off to potential needless slaughter, she only lasted 6 weeks of his 3 months in Texas. They lived in Killeen (sp?) and I grew up hearing her horror stories of dead armadillos and ant armies attacking their breakfast pancakes.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Starfish said...

I've got to try a sweater in that yarn, you do so well with it. Hell, I've got to try a sweater period.

7:59 PM  
Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

Little Alaskas, lol. I wouldn't put it past you, mind you. :)

Holes? Duplicate Stitch!! Almost as good as felting for fixing whoopses. :)

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh! The Tomato is looking GOOOOOD! And just to let you know I have a B-day coming up! Love, Mom

8:53 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

Darn suspense!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

While I was taking my BP, I had a thought that you were going to do an ECG graph line across your Tomato's chest.
Looking forward to the 'big reveal'.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I can relate to your feelings about Texas. I spent almost a year there sans my Deus Ex Machina (thanks to Uncle Sam :), and it was not fun. I can just say that I'm glad we both finally made it out of hel ... er, I mean, Texas, and escaped to the northeast.

I can't wait to see what you put there instead ;).

10:28 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said... are hilarious!! Now of course ALL I'm going to see are little Texas's everywhere!

Its looking fabulous! Can't wait to see the surprise!

10:46 PM  
Blogger Brena said...

Good God, the suspense is KILLING ME!!!!!!

10:47 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Texas hooters! Too funny! Can't wait to see what you've come up with to replace 'em. Hmm, feel like I should throw a y'all in there now...

11:00 PM  
Blogger knitty_kat said...

knit faster please! I didn't like the little Texas's either!! ;)

11:25 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Little Alaskas? Little Cootchies?
Little Monkeys?

11:37 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Gah! Will you finish it already!! LOL!! Looking good though!!

12:55 AM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

Maybe that is why I liked them so much, since I am from Texas and all :) You are right though, they do kinda look like the Lone Star State.

5:02 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Funny you mention Laverne and Shirley again. I saw the real Shirley last night at an event! Don't worry, I didn't let on that she is used as a ahem nickname. ;)

6:44 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Ha! It does look like a mini-Texas. Weird. The anticipation is almost too much. Knit faster!

6:45 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

Little New Jerseys??? heh!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

LOL ... you're right, they look like little Texases.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

They do look like Little Texases. Hahahaha. Please tell me you're going to be finished with it this weekend....I'm dying to know what pattern you've come up with!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I'm dying of curiousity here - but you are right, they do look like Texas.

10:02 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

You right - it is a little texas all over that sweater.

I'm now anxious to see the little alaskas.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Amysatx said...

WOW!!! They DO look like mini Texases! I don't blame you for wanting to change the design! I can hardly wait to see what you've done!

10:13 AM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Shoot. We still don't get to see it?

I've got ants in my pants. Texas ants.


10:38 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Yes, I absolutely see it.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

It looks really nice and yes, they do look like TXs!

12:16 PM  
Blogger bradyphrenia said...

i'm keeping my fingers crossed that they're mini-jerseys.

i'm not a big fan of texas (or texans, but that's another story). but i would not pick a fight--they tell you not to mess with them, after all.

love the purple you chose.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Amby said...

Holy crap! Bezzie is beating my butt at our (non-existant) Tomato race!!!

It looks great!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous angela said...

I can't wait to see the pattern on your tomato!
Also, wanted to let you know that I made the Boston Creme Pie Cupcaked for a barbeque on the 4th of July. They were a big hit! Everyone loved them! Thanks for the inspiration.

11:05 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

They do look like Texas, I'll admit. But I'm reallllllly curious as to what you did! Is Melissa right? Alaskas?

7:35 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Looking good! I can't wait to see what you did with your boob band! :)

12:51 PM  

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