Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Monday, November 15, 2004
Today's blog post is being brought to you by the color red, the number two and the letters "G" for gift and "I" for idiot.
Let's start with the gift and then we'll move on to the idiot.
I took 2 bunches of merino and dyed it with many colors in the crock pot. Then I spun and plied it into a 2 ply yarn.Then I almost completed a secret gift for one of my special friends. I think it will be perfect, but it does need a little finishing.
Sorry, you can't see it yet. That's what secret means.
Shall we move onto the idiot part?
I'm not entirely sure why I did this. Part of it is that I want to try doing 2 socks on 2 circulars so I need 2 sets of needles. I've heard that it's easier to keep track of which needle to use if I paint the tips of one of the needles. Ok! So I run into the bathroom and get my hot RED nailpolish. Here comes the idiot part....
I'm thinking why stop at the tips. I want f*ck-me red needles. ooooh aaahhhh. So I paint and I wait for them to dry. And I do it again and again. OK. I have f*ck-me red needles but they aren't all that smooth and they aren't exactly US#1 (2.25 mm) anymore. There, that's the idiot part.
I have dreams of needles in all the jewel and opal colors of nail polish. I'm poised to go out and buy a butt load of the stuff but it doesn't seem to work out too well. Kids, I don't recommend you do this at home. I'll try to knit with them and report back another day.
I've also started to think that if the nail polish doesn't pan out, my Dad has an auto painting area that he set up in his shop. I'm sure if I could get him to spray paint these then they'd be all even and nice. Cars come in such pretty colors and if the needles are thick I bet I could get flames painted on it. ooooooh.