No one really guessed more than 2 out of my six pictures of the “about me” meme. Zany and Zitty were the only ones that were guessed spot on by anyone.
Just to rationalize my choice of “zitty” for Mags and how that defines who I am—I only break out during a full moon if you catch my drift. In essence you could say my zittiness equates to my femaleness. And being a female does define a lot of “who I am.”
So I just stuck your names in a pot, pulled one out and the winner is: Zuma
Too damn funny, she tags me and wins a prize with my answer.
Don't y'all go getting any ideas and start tagging me for every meme now! Zuma-email me your address at rkbezzie @ gmail . com and I’ll get your yarn cutter out in the mail.
Here’s the answers I had in mind:
I: Inventive (that curtain is made from an old skirt)
I took a break this weekend from making more balls
My ball supply is pretty much limited by the scraps I have on hand. Therefore, I have to knit more to create new colors of balls.
But that wasn't a problem this weekend.
I finished a baby dress for a coworker who is expecting a little girl right around Chunky’s birthday. I’m hoping she joins me and Jackie Kennedy as 11/27 moms.
It’s not a PFD by any stretch though—it’s a BFD!
My own, inspired by a BFD dress that Jennifer
knit a while back.Yarn:
Sinfonia 100% mercerized cotton in “Jacaranda.”Needles:
US 6 for the body; US 7 for the arm and neck hole finishingNotes:
It’s a pattern I made up myself and it’s a simple jumper/sundress. It’s not really too thrilling. Those who have knit Turtlegirl’s Red Dwarf will recognize the lace pattern at the edges. I cast on for this right after my Der Frawds—I already had that lace repeat memorized.
Honestly, I’m not sure this dress will fit the kid. I’m no good at judging baby sizes when creating my own patterns. And I think I made the arm holes a little too tight. What can I say? It’s been nearly six years since Chunky was truly a chunky little infant.
I’m also making this chica one of my trademark mini-mite hats, just so the kid will have something to wear straight out of the womb.
I also finished the hat I was knitting for Dr. Mad Scientist.
He’s never really worn a winter hat.
This year that’s changing for a couple of different reasons.
He had his head professionally buzzed back in August so he wouldn’t have to worry about going in for a haircut for a few months longer than he normally would had he just gotten in cut like normal.
I thought it was a great idea and did the same thing to Chunky’s hair. If you’ve been reading my ramblings, you’ll know that I took up cutting Chunky’s hair on my own about a year ago to save money and because we left our beloved haircut girl back in Michigan —we could never replace her!
I had never cut Dr. Mad Scientist’s hair because it’s so fine (and frankly getting a little thin up top!) and I didn’t have the huevos to do it.
Chunky’s hair is much thicker and hides my haircutting mistakes easier that what thin Dr. Mad Scientist hair would.
But after I buzzed Chunky’s thick mop of hair, I gained the confidence to do Dr. Mad Scientist’s.
This weekend I buzzed Dr. Mad Scientist’s dome with decent results. As a result, we’ll be keeping up the buzzing into the winter months.
The other reason aside from lack of hair he’ll need a hat is of course the transportation.
He used to only have to worry about getting from house to car to work.
Now he’ll be sitting on a train platform in the winter waiting for his train, he’ll be in the subway (which although it’s underground, is still icy cold like a pee-smelling tomb—in the summer he says it’s hot like a sauna that’s been peed in—let that olfactory imagery sink in), he’ll be walking a few blocks from his subway stop to the hospital and if he’s working late--the three miles home from the train station to home.
I’m calling this one the “Sweet Dreams Cap.”
Sweet dreams because it means I’ll get to sleep instead of having to wake up at 1:00 a.m., get Chunky bundled up, start up and possibly brush snow off the car to go and drive to get Dr. Mad Scientist when he’s working late. I also fell asleep knitting it at lunch three or four times--no joke.
Dude, it’s a hat with a 1x1 rib. If ever there was a thing you did NOT need a pattern for it would be a boring man hat.Yarn:
That Russian angora goat/wool blend yarn I bought a while back in black.Needles:
Size 2 DPNs. Oh yes, love is knitting your man a stockinette cap on teeny size 2 needles.Notes:
I just hope this covers his ears enough. I guess I could always rip out the cast on and re-knit it a bit longer. We’ll see.
Now I officially have nothing on my needles.
But not to worry, I had Chunky trace his hand for a pair of knitted and polar fleece lined mittens and Miss Vera’s (the other one of Chunky’s teachers) Christmas Autumn Walk Scarf shall soon take their place as WIPs.
This leaves me with one other thing I’m allowed to cast on. I’m thinking a pair of Rainbow (link) socks, or maybe some more Christmas items. Dr. Mad Scientist let it slip to Grandpa Mad Scientist that I knit and now he wants a scarf made from “Raiders” colors—black and silver. Gah, more boring man knitting!!!
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