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.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
In our bathroom we have a large mirror on the wall. This thing is huge, it's about 3 feet high by 4 feet wide hanging over the vanity area. Perfect if there are 2 people getting ready in the morning or if you want to watch yourself take a shower. I don't know why the 5 year old thinks its interesting but there ya go.
Anyway, when you walk into the bathroom and look to the left you see yourself.
I was walking into the bathroom and in my periferal vision I swear that I see the 5 year old trying to sneak up on me. Oh, no, I can't let that happen. I have to scare her first.
I spun around and shouted "HA".
Hmm, no one was there.
Who was following me then?
It seems that it has grown into it's own entity and I was trying to scare it.
Let me repeat that so you can fully understand the sadness of the situation.
I was trying to scare my widening butt.
For anyone else that's trying to be a fraction smaller.... NO, scaring your ass will not make it go away nor make it smaller in anyway. In fact I think my butt took pride in the scaring event and now looks larger than ever.
I think I need to apply for a zip code for my butt. One that is big enough to pretend to be another person needs to have it's own zip code.
While I'm working on that project, I've been working on that crochet shawl project. After 45 minutes I have a great start:
Ok, so it doesn't look like much but it's about 66 inches long and 8 inches deep so far. The fabric is really fluffy and lovely. It's also ridiculously easy. If you have any incination to start crocheting, this is a great project. If you hold it up you see this:
It looks weird and chaotic. It's similar to the look you would get when you use obscenely large knitting needles with the same yarn. Very interesting. If you wanted to knit one instead of crochet (I know there are hold outs out there)... I would use a 17-19 needle - 400-500 yds Thicker mohair yarn (something thicker than haze or hold 2 haze strands together) - all garter - cast on a bazillion stitches (your gauge will be about 1 st per inch so cast on what you think will get the length you want) and then reduce 1 st at each end of every row. I might do a knit one just to contrast and compare. I need to dye more yarn.