May 2, 2007
Showin' the knitwear a good time
Big Pink Thing and I were not having so much fun last night. Big Pink Thing refused to make progress, and I began to knit with contempt.
It seemed to me that though I had knitted all day, Big Pink Thing was not any bigger. I knit and nothing happened. The ball of yarn was no smaller, the end of it was not even dawning on the horizon. Big Pink Thing was resisting my charms. We needed a change of venue.
I rammed Big Pink Thing into a bag and headed to the pub for a pint.
In the background is our friend Jeremy Down and his accompanists for the evening, Don Kerr and Jim Bish. (There are too many links for Jim. I can't pick one.) I sat. I knit. I drank beer. I knit. I listened to music. I saw some other knitters (they shall not reveal the true nature of The Big Pink Thing, although they can tell you it is big.) I knit and knit and I stopped worrying about whether or not I would make the deadline. I ordered another pint. (There's a fine line here. I'm aiming for just enough beer to take the edge off of The Big Pinkness, but not so much that I make mistakes and incur more Big Pinkness. Skill and Practice my friends, that's how you do it.) I listened to more music. I knit. I got Jeremy to hold the sock...
It cracks me up that he did it. Jer doesn't follow the blog and I know for a fact that he was just holding the sock because he's a bit of a scenester and totally didn't want to look like he didn't know about the sock in case the sock thing was cool and huge.
He didn't ask me anything about it. Check him out trying to figure out how to manage the sock and hold onto his cool.
I didn't even try to explain that what's cool about the sock is that the sock isn't cool. It's just an ordinary sock out in the world having a good time. You can try all you want and the sock just isn't going to let you be a scenester.
The only way to be cool with the sock is to give up. Be one with the sock. Think not of your coolness but only of the presence of the wool.
Jer's a great guy, a longtime friend, a fine human and a talented musician, but he might be reaching for the sock scene....you know?
Little does he know that in his search for ultimate scenester cool, that I have just released his inner dork and whapped it up all over the internet. (That'll learn him not to pay attention to the sock. If dude is going to have a couple of pints and fall for a sock trick, there's just nothing I can do to help him. It's just too easy...ya know?)
In any event, Big Pink and I spent a whole lot of time sitting in the pub together while Jer and Don and Jim made music and Joe ran around doing sound guy things and at the end of the whole night....
Well. Okay. It looks about the same - but trust me. It's bigger.
Posted by Stephanie at May 2, 2007 10:40 AM
24 hours to go.
You know how to show that sock a good time! Maybe Big Pink Thing was jealous. Knit on - this too shall pass.
Well, from this blog reader's eye view it looks like a larger heap of pinkness, so it must be bigger. I think the change of scene can only have helped - after reading what you said, I almost wish I liked beer. I wonder if my knitting group would like to move to a bar...?
Then again, maybe Starbuck's is as radical as we need to go - isn't coffee good for knitting as well?
Show that pink thing who is boss - no one messes with the YH!
But the sock thing IS cool and huge. What do you mean "in case"?
Could that sock be one from the Knitty Gritty show? Did you take it to the pub to threaten/shame the BPT into behaving? Glad you're feeling better!
Ummmm if I say it looks bigger--- will you tell me what it is???????? Although, I think I figured it out---------but then again- maybe not. ;)
I am all for the drinking/knitting. As long as the beer consumption is done in moderation I think it make for a lovely evening! :) And, I am jealous of your travelling sock. It has more of a social life than I do, and I didn't think mine was that bad! :)
Sure wish I were that sock!
"Muggle Musician With Sock." That's pretty darned good. Does he have any idea that he's had a brush with greatness?
Sometimes a change of venue is just what the ... um... knit gods demand before they'll favor your project in progress. I hope they were sufficiently appeased.
And your fans KNOW the sock thing is huge and cool, dearest. No "in case" about it. Jer is lucky you let him in on it. Everyone knows the truly cool are unafraid to embrace their dorky side, so this can't help but raise his coolness level to new heights.
I hope he googles himself today and sees his face splashed all over with a travelling sock. He looks like fun.
Good luck with Big Pink. The suspense isn't quite the same as when Joe came home to the renovation, but I'm pretty sure we're all dying to know what it is. Tease.
Hmmm ... last time my knitting and drinking got co-mingled there was a lot o' rippin' going on then next day. You are very brave. I'm intrigued by the pinkness of the big thing. Can't wait to see what it is.
Maybe your friend thought he was better looking with a sock in his hand? Strange things happen in bars.
I really like that you keep calling this Big Pink because it reminds me of Music From Big Pink. Have you tried listening to the Band while you knit it?
Sometimes dorkiness becomes so great, that it actually goes full circle, and becomes cool again. So "uber cool scenster descending into dorkiness, descends so far that he comes across as cool". Maybe? I don't know - I'm blinded by the Big Pink Thing...
I hear that Big Pink Things can sometimes rebel and consume their creators. Watch out there now.
It's amazing to me that different moods sometimes dictate the urge to work on different projects and in different places. I too have belleid up to the bar with a project that just wasn't going well. No one bothers a woman drinking a scotch and holding pointy sticks.
I can't believe I'm in under 20!!! Sorry, this is about you, isn't it...
I can't wait to see what The Big Pink Thing is going to be. But one thing is certain, the recipient is one lucky ducky.
I would love to knit in public more period, much less at a bar. Still overcoming my internalized issues about men KIP. Bit by bit...
you can drink and knit...chris (stumbling over chaos' Chris) can read and knit...
I have a hard time BREATHING and knitting, lol.
big pink thing looks plenty big to me...can't wait to see what it is!
He did look very cool with the sock! Good luck finishing the pink thing :)
Looks like "Big Pink and the Sock" had a great time (hey, what a title that would make for a book, or a band...)
And hugs to you on the deadline! My friend is on the same deadline with a quilt. I pity her more, her needles can actually cause bleeding on the fingers ;) That's why I don't quilt, no bloodshed.
Well, it looks like Jeremy's got one cool traveling sock thing going on - his wristband coordinates with it. Or to reverse the order of things, this just goes to show how cool knitting is: musicians in their natural habitat will hold a traveling sock. Between this and Mr. Pinsent actually knitting on one, it could be the start of a trend!
And I'm glad you showed Big Pink Thing that the sooner it gets finished, there's a life out there it could be enjoying. Nothing like some incentive. (Now, if I could stop typoing it as 'Big Pint'. Somehow I think that's carrying metaphor a bit too far. Especially since the sun isn't anywhere near the yardarm out here on the Left Coast, and I have not had any pints myself...)
Oh, and much thanks to mintlatte for the link yesterday to your Denver channel 9 interview! Yeah, so it's raw footage and unedited, but it was great to see. Especially your knitting action!
The one thing about musicians is that if it promotes their music and gets people to listen to them, they'll do just about anything. Just ask the guys from Motley Crue and Britney Spears. Here are a few captions:
1. After a gig, the Sock and I go out for a few brewskis. We prefer (insert preferred beverage here).
2. So you see, Barbara, when I started writing the song, "Coming Unraveled Over You", I had to have some inspiration. THIS was my inspiration.
3. Nine out of ten bassists prefer GREEN for their footwear.
4. In some ways this reminds me of my last girlfriend: soft and squishy in the middle with really pointy sticks coming out of the mouth.
5. This is a non-pariel example of soccus woolus striperi, found only in the hinterlands of the Laurentian tundra.
6. "She took me for a swift ride and left me undone/I couldn't let go; now I'm all unraveled./Wind me up, girl;wind me up with your love!"
Seriously, it's pretty depressing when the sock has more fun than I do. I worked all night!
Bwahahaha. The Traveling Sock reveals all. The Dorkameter!
I'm just losing it over that color...I'm starting to think that big pink thing is for me... (although, honestly, pink does crap for my complexion. I just like it, that's all.)
I bet he'll read the blog now...
Love the sock pictures! Maybe now when someone googles him, this page will come up, and the sock WILL become the Next Big Thing in cool. Kind of like how now it's cool to be a nerd, which kind of makes the word nerd no longer relevant, but at the same time it is what makes someone cool.
My head hurts. I love the yarn you're using for the Great Pink Wad. (I have a white Flemish Giant rabbit and my boyfriend calls her the Great White Wad. I couldn't resist.)
I love his painting. Imagine what he might do with some yarn if he ever decided to branch off into knitting!
Remember The Rules from a few years back? Where chicks were supposed to follow some weird set of 1950s guidelines for dealing with dating? And we weren't supposed to accept dates for the weekend after Wednesday, had to play coy, supposed to create false shortages in our time so men would stay intrigued?
I'm kinda feeling Big Pink embodies the knitter version of The Rules right now. So coy, so unavailable...
You know what, though? It's working. I'm dying to get to know Big Pink just a little better.
hmmm...not only does Jeremy's wrist band go with the socks, but his t-shirt is a cool green (the one poking out at his neckline under his green jacket) AND the green/yellow bit of flower centerpiece (cool bar there...).
Socks are underwear eh Jeremy? NOT The Traveling Sock.
I'm clueless about The Big Pink Thing, sure looks wonderful though...sort of ropey and textury, can't wait to see what it is!
I have yet to master the alcohol consumpion + knitting. Somehow after one glass of wine even garter stitch seems to be screwed.
Beer + knitting I have not tried. Maybe I'll just go do that.
PS. I really can't wait to see what the big pink thing turns out to be!
I do hope that Jeremy reads this blog and now understands what an absolute priveledge it is to hold ""THE"" sock. Keep clicking on that blasted Big Pink Thing and PLEASE don't leave us wondering all weekend . Pink is one of my favourite colours and it is looking good WHAT ever it is
He knew it was cool. He is wearing wristbands to match sock. A clue that he really really knew.
P.S.--What the heck does it really mean when people say this is cool or that is cool or you are cool ? I'm so out of this new use of the Engish language that I haven't got a clue what the young people are really talking about anymore --do they ?
Oh man, now I'm a dork. I think the sock is cool! Wait...I always knew I was a dork. Carry on!
I love that you posted all of these lovely sock pictures. I should do that to my husband...and everyone else.
I am so glad that video from Channel 9 was linked! I am amazed that you can carry on a conversation, maintaining eye contact, knit a sock on dpns, AND NEVER LOOK AT YOUR KNITTING! Maybe some day. I have a few crochet projects I can sort of do that, but I don't know if I will ever be able to knit without looking.
I am in awe.
And as far as that "it has nothing to do with me" garbage, pshaw! Who else can get three hundred or more knitters together in one place!
Thanks for the inspiration.
(I don't know how this got posted on an April entry. It belongs here, on May 2!)
He's good-looking AND he knows how to pull funny faces while holding a sock. Cool!
You make me laugh! Those pictures are fantastic.
I have yet to learn the fine art of slightly tipsy knitting. I always head straight to drunken knitting, which only leads to mistakes and tears. Perhaps if I tried beer instead of wine. Beer does have about half the alcohol...
Aaaah, another muggle falls for the coolness of sock. I love the picture where the DPN looks like he is holding in his mouth like some kind of exotic flower....Sock tango anyone?
You can drink alcohol and knit? No frogging later? Whoa! I can barely manage a cup of tea and keep my focus and tension and rows.
Does the stitch to Big Pink Thing have a name? I really like it!
Also, Big Pink Thing looks pretty cool, despite the blackhole you've stumbled into. I really love the subtle gradiations of color.
Maybe listening to The Band would help. You know, "Music from the Big Pink."
Oh, Lord, that must be the ultimate expression of the damage wrought by the combination of knitting too much and a childhood among hippies...
Go go go! You can do it!
A little knitting cheerleading never hurt anyone, right? :)
And I loved the Denver interview! Way to Represent, as always. :)
See now, that's why Toronto is way cooler than Washington, DC. Not only were you able to pull off knitting in a pub, you weren't the only knitter there! Astounding! If you tried that here in the states, everyone around you would be giving you the hairy eyeball.
Jeremy is adorable, and his paintings are gorgeous. Definitely sock worthy.
That is a lot of playing with your pink thing and a wool sock.
Thanks for the link to Jeremy, I really like his music! Any musician who bares his inner dork (knowingly or not) to the world of us crazy knitters is alright with me.
Speaking of sock pictures, I think you should set up a photo booth at your house and make all visitors and guests pose with a sock when they come over. That could be quite fun ;)
Still have no idea what "Big Pink Thing" is, but hopefully it's cooperating more after a night out on the town.
Drinking and kitting...how bold of you. I have paid for this in the past. Ripping 10 hrs. of lace can definately sober a person up quickly. Now when I "imbibe", I step. back. from. knitting... No matter how tempted I am.
I think the next line in that song is 'I wanna be sedated.' :)
"I have just released his inner dork and whapped it up all over the internet"
Yes. You have a habit of doing that to people. Ahem.
I was just thinking about how your sock pictures are like Flat Stanley or some other such object. Your socks have traveled, met people...they deserve a book of their own. I don't know as anyone would purchase such a book (admittedly, I probably wouldn't) but for yourself, it would make a great coffe table book. You could do it in iPhoto or using MyPublisher, and it would be great for guests at your home to leaf through. Do what you want with the idea, I was just thinking that if *I* had all those sock pictures, that is what I would do. (This, coming from the woman who has *yet* to complete a pair of socks!)
Wonderful pics, and great story...and yes, the sock is cool, but only when you're a knitter.
*Obviously* Weezer was in on the whole knit-in-a-bar scene when they recorded the Sweater Song. Can't you hear the mingling, the pulling of pints, and the unravelling under that catchy melodic thread that holds the song together?
If you want to de-stroy my sweaterrrrrr...
Hold this thread as I walk a-waaaayyy...
Your exposition of Jer's inner dork is HILARIOUS.
And before you point out that my dork was already perhaps more of an 'outie' than an 'innie', let it be noted that _I_ wasn't the one who whapped it all over the internet.
Not only do I think it's great to see a guy knitting, but to brag about it and take it to the bar with you, well, I just think that's steller :)
You're doing some fantastic work :) Kudos on being able to take a set of dpn's out in public and not lose any - I've trouble not losing them when I keep them at home...
I read this really cool book recently that talks about knitting black holes...where you just knit and knit and knit and NOTHING happens. Really weird that it happened to you too, huh? ;-)
Can't wait to see what the Big Pink is all about!
Go, BPT, GO! And, yeah, if a guy is going to pose cool with a sock, it's gotta be posted =-)
It's a paradox.
Jer's oneness with uncool sock:
Will soon claim me and the cat.
Dammit, what is it?!?
OMG! I love sitting at the bar and knitting! You are so my hero!! I love the Jer pics! Too funny! I've got to start bringing my camera with me to take pics of my friends while I'm knitting. There's just something about getting out of the house, drinking a beer, listening to good music & chatting it up with friends and yarn that just puts ya at ease. Yes the sock is the coolest thing!!! To be pictured with one of your socks having a good time is the bomb! Your are the coolest!
I would love to come upon someone posing for a picture while holding up a partially knitted sock. This would immediately identify the photographer as family.
The sock thing IS huge and cool, no doubt about it.
That's funny. I met a certain Jeff Straker when he dropped in to play a show during our knitting group, and he mentioned that he knows you. He even took a picture of us for his website, it's under the February US tour gallery. I'm the one with the spinning wheel.
I once made a deadline by refusing to leave my local pub. It was a terrible choice, as the project was a giant mohair shawl in cotton candy pink and a person drinking beer for 6 hours and only pausing the knitting/drinking to go to the bathroom can look a bit crazed to fellow patrons. What they never realized that at any moment the mohair might have eaten me and then there would have been pink mohair eating a Hugo. This is why deadlines are fun! (But usually only in retrospect.)
Cool. And Rachel H's comments topped it all off--too funny!
It's interesting how socks can bring out the playful/dork side of men...
OK, I'm dying to know what the big pink thing is!
Is Big Pink Thing going to be a felted saddle pad? Looks big enough... It would look lovely with the pink tack my friend has...
Well, the big pink thing certainly sounds big. I'm glad that the sock got to go out while you wrassled with TBPT. Is there a book of socks set loose on the world in the future? Might make the whole sock thing more (or less) cool to see where sock has traveled.
I love the thin line there, that fragile place of "buzzed enough to not freak over the insanity of the project but not so buzzed I spill the merlot on the knitting".
Yay for knitting and beer, a great combo always, even better with music added in! I am going to have a few pints tonight while working on socks.
Beer and yarn are always a good time! :) Can't wait to see the big pink thing outted!
"Coolness" is relative -- To your adoring fans, the sock is cool and seriously huge. I'm deaf, music is no big deal to me... Knitting, now that's cool.
About the BPT, I just read your own words of wisdom last night about knitting "black holes" *smile*
I keep hoping you'll say what kind of yarn you're using for the Pink Thing because it looks gorgeous AND I WANT SOME OMG. Maybe you can tell us, pretty please?
It seems that his "inner dork" has become his "outer dork." He seems genuinely very cool and really, there's no way to say, "Hey, can I get a picture of you with my sock?" other than "Hey, can I get a picture of you with my sock?"
Little do they know that it is for the amusement of thousands of knitters. MWAHAHAAHAHAHAAA!!! I mean, *yay*
Maybe Big Pink Thing is related to my own project, Big Green Thing (aka Lace Wrap from Vogue Knitting several issues ago). I have been 10" from the end of the main section for, I swear, months and months--and no, I haven't stopped knitting it. (Well, yes, I did, but only for a couple of weeks). Last night I worked on it while listening to your Denver interview and now I'm 4" away from the point where I pick up for the borders.
I love the faces your friend made--perhaps his inner dork was just longing for an opportunity to come out! I'm a dork myself, but I'm okay with that now.
Just read about the Black Hole yesterday. Knit faster so you can beat the gravity.
Although, alcohol does seem to loosen up the Black Holeness. Maybe it's just wishing to suck in the pint along with the knitting.
How come you linked to mamacate on random? Thank you for it...I REALLY like the blog, and hadn't seen it before, but how come? I mean, doesn't EVERYONE say Random? The dorm, Random Hall, was already old when I was at MIT, 25 years ago, named that because it was "just a random dorm in Central Sq." MIT wouldn't let them name it Random House, for copyright reasons...but everything random was called random...
Heh heh....how funny. The Big Pink Thing is such a lovely pink. runswithscissors...'big hairy eyeball'? I've not heard that expression since I was a kid, cool. Rachel H.? I do just adore you, your comments usually leave me in a state of gleeful chuckles.
I can't wait to see what the Big Pink Thing is, and my socks are SO jealous they don't get any quality time with cute musicians.
I hope you sent him the link to your blog! I like to imagine his face when he sees those pictures. Be sure you let him know how many thousands of people read your blog, too. And have a camera ready when realization dawns.
Wow! Never thought of mixing the beer with the knitting... or is it, the knitting with the beer?? Thaat sock sure is having alot of fun...
Hey, Steph--I learned a LONG time ago that beer and knitting do not mix! (How do you do it?)
Is that 24 hours until you reveal to US, your loyal readers, what the big pink thing is?
How much do you LOVE your girls being old enough that you can say "Bye, Dad and I are going to the Pub" on a Weeknight? Awesome. :)
I aspire to drink pints and knit at the same time. You have shown me My Life's Goal. It can be done...
Let's cut right to the point. Is he single? Does he like boys? Is he, in general, comfortable around knitting projects? When I move to Canada I'm going to need companionship. Please advise. Thank you.
What do you mean "socks aren't cool" Socks are so out, they're in. They're seriously cool. Look at the really cool people that you've gotten to hold the sock. OBVIOUSLY they're cool :)
Well, it certainly appears to be a larger blob of big pinkness, so I guess last night's activities were a success. 24 hours to go, might as well enjoy yourself while you rush.
The big pink thing seems to be coming along nicely! I am amazed that you can throw down 2 pints and still manage to maintain gauge!
I almost fell out of my chair with laughter reading about the 'sock performer'! Absolutely fabulous! After one pint, I set my knitting far away from my clumsey stubby little fingers. Lack of attention, coordination and chatter always ensue and I end up spending the entire next day trying to figure out where the first mistake was so I can rip to that point...lol Of course my family did not nick name me 'grace' for nothing:)
Way funny getting your bud to let his guard down with the sock!!! My Cubicle Mates had to have a look at what caused the outburst in my speck of acreage! Thanks for the laugh - as always.
Irena and I got a good chuckle out of Jer, and releasing his inner dork. Thanks, after a long day I needed that.
Go Big Pink, Go!
Okay, I lost who said it, but maybe I too need to switch from wine to beer. . . .could solve a lot of knitting/drinking combo-problems.
I always knew your socks had a more glamorous life than I, but geez, even Big Pink is living large. I've REALLY got to get out more.
I can't wait to find out what that yarn is either...
I suspect I have an idea of what you are making.. go girl go!!!
Those Jeremy pictures are priceless.
And I cannot wait to see what the Big Pink Thing actually turns out to be.
I just have one question: does the deadline allow for blocking?
In my house, a "pink thing" is the world's most perfect Cosmopolitan cocktail, made by my own DH. Maybe you should trade your pink thing for one of mine; you won't get much knitting done, but if you are swapping one "big pink thing" for another, you won't care so much.
Wow, Jeremy is certainly a great model for The Sock (yes, it gets capitalized). He has that great "Yeah, I totally know what's going on here" look.
Can't wait to see what the Big Pink Thing is-- looks like it's got lots of texture, which I personally think is awesome in knitted items. :)
The sock IS cool! It's mildly ironic, it's not mass-produced, it's authentic, handmade with love and intention, it's REAL. It's hip! (and we knitters is HEP! :P)
Ok, I know, it's pink froth to float out over Lake Ontario!
This is off the subject, but I loved what you said in your Denver interview "there's a lot to be said for having a series of small successes every day." That's a great motto for more than knitting (which is I think what you meant.) I'll try to remember that. As for the BPT, well, it's beautiful and I'm sure its recipient will love it, but I'm not a big fan of pink. I'm betting on something with a prom sort of purpose - it looks too elegant for a baby. And if you're not finished by the deadline, I'll eat it.
laughing so hard here - definitely released his inner dork.. too funny! I hope that you have shared your blog address with him, so he can see how many thousands of people have now seen his silly dork faces... hah!
Sounds like you had a great time in the pub - rock on.
I just received "The Secret Life of a Knitter" yesterday and started reading it today. Reading about you knitting & drinking beer got me to thinking: didn't you have a situation with "The Green Afghan" and some red wine? Be careful that your knitting doesn't run off the needles:-)
The problem with living in a college town is that one can't take one's knitting to the bars one can afford. No where to sit and if you do snag a table, it is all sticky. I'm all for knitting and drinking, but I need two hands to knit and one hand to hold my drink. Also, the smoke is Horrible. I can't wait til PA goes Smoke-Free.
That all said, you show the Big Pink Thing who is boss. Maybe even share some of your pint?
Jer, I think you're the long lost brother my Mom hasn't told us about yet ;o )
I hope the circulars don't slow you down!
tick tock... tick tock......Harlot's again....racing the clock.
Is it done yet? Is it done yet?
Okay, do you have enough time to block the BIG PINK THING? Just asking . . .
wow wait till I tell Harry that Jim was in the blog. and jer too.
Big hello out there to Jer.
Humm! At the risk of sounding faint-hearted, maybe next time there's a deadline it needs to be a MEDIUM pink thing and the pints need to come into play earlier. I don't have your tenacity (read hopeless optimism) or staying power (read demented determination). Best of luck!!
That's a lot of pink... Good luck!
What I love is that even though he clearly suspects it is suspect and not cool, he held the sock and made faces for (at least) 6 pictures. I think he might not actually be caring about the cool factor--or he thinks you're cooler than you give yourself credit for.
I KNOW that you can do it Stephanie. I can't wait to see the finished pinkster!
Bog help me...when you wrote "That'll learn him not to pay attention to the sock," I suddenly had visions of the sock as Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction," insisting that it will *not* be ignored, sitting in its living room, turning lamps on and off while listening to Madama Butterfly. (Jeremy doesn't have any pet rabbits, does he?)
Oh, lord. I am so unwell.
Mardi - "too elegant for a baby"? You are talking about the woman who designed and knit a snowdrop shawl and knit lovely little Norwegian sweaters for babies. :)
And Bakerina - if The Sock tries to take on the average pet rabbit, I'd place bets on the rabbit. Glenn Close might be able to beat up a bunny, but there's just no way, IMHO, that wool can.
As for you, Miss Harlot, I am quite certain you can overcome the black hole in time for your deadline. I, too, can't wait to see the finished piece.
I love your socks!! They inspire me. I haven't knit in a pub before. My husband knows I'll knit anywhere though so it probably wouldn't surprise him. Hope the sock had a good time on the town.
Can't wait to see what the "Big Pink Thing" is!
Oh my, I hope the Big Pink Thing didn't get tipsy on ya.
Pfft, ya know, I think Jer just made the sock look cool by offsetting it's own sockiness w/ his own inner dork.
Oh yes, and why is it that I click "Yes" on Remember personal info? everyday, and the next day...your blog doesn't remember me anymore? Groundhog Day? *sigh* Please remember me tomorrow.
The exact shade of
pink as a white cat's ear. When
will it be revealed?
to look cool holding green sock.
Sock has no such need.
The Yarn Harlot knits.
Husband coils grimy wires.
Each makes loops. More beer?
I have my theories on the Big Pink, but I'll keep them to myself. I like Jer's squinty-eyed pic and the final, gorilla-in-the-wild-with-sock pic. :) Personally, I like to embrace my dorkiness. It's not so much inner, and has been photographed many times. Beerknitting...I find that beer and cables do not mix--I had to stop knitting so I wouldn't make mistakes. Kept drinking though, natch.
I've got past the main part of Big Green Thing and have started the border, so I'm in hopes this means that all Big (insert color) Thing projects have overcome the black hole. Which would mean you'll beat your deadline.
And also that we'll get to find out what it is soon! I haven't a clue.
WHEW! OK - so Jer is now a member of the Sacred Order of the Holders of the Travelling Sock. Does he have ANY idea how that is the epitome of COOL? Also, to whoever mentioned the Denver interview? Consider yourself thanked in nine languages! (I don't know nine language, but you know, just sayin') You've made my afternoon a Pleasure (in contrast to the touch of food poisoning which kept me on the sofa all day). O MAN! do you rock.
Okay, now she's just torturing us!
I want to know what it is and I don't even like pink!
I laughed so hard I had tears running down my cheeks! Well I think Jer looked pretty cool with the sock, I think the sock made him look cool. Not sure how cool he would be without an awesome green sock!
You've posted about the Pink Thing several times, and each time I end up with XTC's song "Pink Thing" in my head. Thanks.
Ok, I just had a C-section a week ago. I should have known better than to read your blog until completely healed. Think I busted a stitch while laughing...
And the nurses totally mocked me for knitting whilst in the hospital. No one taught them about the healing powers of yarn? Shoddy medical schools.
Thanks for the belly laugh, I surely needed it.
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