Friday, August 25, 2006


So, I finally took my first real breath on Monday after the in-laws left. It honestly feels like months since I've been able to just ... be. But at least the past month let me learn some things about myself and this life I'm leading.

My in-laws are insane. Perfectly nice people, but insane. My father-in-law is Red Green with a heavy German accent, as demonstrated by this photo of him in our canoe. Observe the front end of the canoe waaaay up in the air. We were quite worried...okay, we would have been if we could have stopped ourselves from rolling around in the sand, laughing our asses off.

Enuff said.

My mother-in-law...I know she's trying and I'm happy for that. And if I say anything more, my face may never learn how to genuinely smile again - I'll just be baring my teeth at strangers for the rest of my life.

In other knit news - am working like mad on the shibori felted bag for my first Ninja Monkey Knit Kit. Need to finish it pronto so that I can take some photos for the kits. I'll hopefully have a sample to show Sheryl at Tangled Skeins before the end of the month. I'm thinking of making 3 kits to start - the shibori felted bag, a knitted cloth diaper cover (possibly, we'll see), and a tri-corner jester hat for kids. The bags for the kits have arrived, I've got a great graphic designer working on the company logo, the sample shibori bag is being knitted as we speak and the pattern's almost done too. Wish me luck.

Oh yes, finished the "sleeping hat" for my father-in-law. He doesn't like drafts on his head when he sleeps, so I made him this simple little ribbed hat. I privately think of it as the penis hat, as it reaches to the chin when it's unrolled, hence making the wearer look like a snoring piece of male genitalia. Here it's being modelled by Mr. Munchkin's wooden doggy bank. The thing sings when you put a penny in it - but recently the batteries have been dying most ungracefully...resulting in a reasonable imitation of a wild dog in heat.

Also, my buddy Myn is having a little one very soon! And I'm also knitting away on the wrap around baby sweater from Greetings from Knit Cafe, hoping to beat the clock. Also, it was her birthday recently, so I'm going to send her this accompanied with some nice organic bath stuff. Hope she likes greens and blues....

Of course, it might help my general coherency levels if I actually went to bed, instead of chatting to worldwide friends until 4 am. Damn you Sir Sandford! I can never remember's who's where doing what anymore.


Blogger Moe said...

I'm glad you are doing ok - missed you at KOL.

Thank goodness you can finally have a little time to yourself. Even in the best of circumstances, too much of too many can be...well...too much. I can't wait to see you shibori bag design - coincidently, I've been think along the same lines lately (great minds).

1:18 PM

Blogger Jaichan said...

I'm glad you're doing ok, too. I can't wait to see your kits. I'll buy them and knit them happily during kitchen breaks.

3:17 PM

Blogger Alison said...

That canoe doesn't look like a one person canoe to me. Needs a dog standing in the front to weight it down or something.

10:10 AM

Blogger meegiemoo said...

That picture of you FIL is hi-larious. And I love the penis hat! It looks so warm.

8:26 AM


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