Saturday, March 22, 2008
You know what this means
I've finished Neighbourhood Tunnels! Actually given that they're toe up it could mean that I'm cheating and I've put two socks-on-the-needles on my feet and pulled my jeans down to cover the cuffs.
I refute any such allegation with two, what I consider to be killer, pieces of evidence:
(A) I have the ankles and feet necessary to support a 6' medium build frame. If I didn't have them I'd fall over. This explains not only why I have wide and long feet but also why my ankles, in less flattering company than your good selves, might be described as clunky. I could get a pair of socks on the needles around my heel and onto my ankle but I don't have an over-optimistic-hedgehog-on-the-M25's chance of getting them off again without dropping stitches or breaking needles.
Being the little colour magpie that I am you know this was always going to appeal, the pattern itself also has a lovely fluidity that is far more apparent in the real sock than in pictures - another hit for the sock drawer.
To tidy up some loose ends from the last post - The Teletubbies defy serious description (so I've linked to wiki) - in every episode of this toddler's TV one of the teletubbies receives a signal through the antenna on the top of their head and a short film plays on their tummy. When it finishes all four teletubbies jump up and down and shout "Again again! Again again!" at which point the short film plays again - even just typing that has me scratching my head but you'll have to take my word for it that it was essential Saturday morning viewing as a student and for some reason they've stuck with me.
Actually there may be a reason - the yellow teletubby is named Laa-Laa which is what my small sister called me when she was a tiny tot and my full name was a bit too much to handle. I am so glad that they didn't invent teletubbies for many years after her linguistic skills improved.
There was also the time when my bachelor history teacher accidentally bought a teletubby (the year they were hot Christmas presents) because he found a queue in the local shopping centre and joined it. We never did find out which one he got and I don't think he ever lived it down!
And from toddler TV to baby surprise jackets - I'm knitting them just as the pattern states with no extra length or anything although obviously gauge etc will make every knitter's different.
Have a very happy Easter, I'm really enjoying my break, instead of carbon offsetting we're chocolate offsetting, with regular trips to the gym!