Thursday, December 29, 2005

just cuz i forgot

i know, i know, i forgot the rednecks.

you might be a redneck if you've ever lit a cigarette with an arc welder.
. . . a screwdriver is required to open the trunk of your car.
. . . you got your picture taken sitting on Santa's knee, but your kids didn't.
. . . directions to your house include "turn off the paved road."
. . . the Santa Claus at your mall smokes while he's working.
. . . your cousin stood up at Christmas dinner and shouted "All y'all can kiss my #$%^&*!!"
. . . your pastor had to deliver a sermon titled "Stealing the donkey from the church nativity scene is wrong."
. . . you'd taken three pregnancy tests before you ever took a driving test (um, ok, i went to an entire redneck school, in that case! (4 pregnant girls in my senior class, lol))
. . . you were married in a Laundromat.
. . . you have more than two brothers named Bubba or Junior (how about uncles/dads, etc?)

Pattern of the Day:
12/19: Angel Scarf. originially, i just thought this was another non-pattern, with alternating yarns, but when you look, it's got yo's, and slips, and actually looks kinda cute, and woven. will have to try this (i think i'll find something other than eyelash though, ick)
12/20: Waves at the Top Bookmark. this looks interesting, and could possibly be someting to use for a blanket, or sweater.
12/21-22: Christmas Stocking. a very classic looking stocking, with space at the top to put a name. i like
12/23: Christmas Eve Triangular Schawl. This comes close to a non-pattern, but it does have several yo's. the big draw here is THIRTEEN differently textured yarns. the sample is done in one color, and different textures, but i could see doing this in shades of blue or purple, or even green, or a mix. could be very nice.
12/24-25: Tina's Knit Dishcloth Angel. this is very pretty, but should probably not be done with variegated yarns. a solid, or a speckled, at most. would make a nice christmas gift, particularly if given with soaps, etc. it says dishcloth, but the worsted cotton i've used would make a nice facecloth as well.
12/26: Subtle Socks. these are very understated, with an interesting pattern, in the example, but i could see jazzing it up with a color combo that would be unexpected. these are touted as men's socks.
12/27-28: Esperanza Long Cardigan. named fro the yarn. looks to be a v ery simple sweater, although the collar looks interesting, and the bottom rib is a 2x3 version.
12/29: Mittens Easy as 1-2-3. This is a bond pattern. i have a machine, but it's at mark's. might be a thought for the charity project for january @ AC4C. it's the Knitting Train, and they're doing a mitten drive. hmmmm.

Ta for now!

1 comment:

Amie said...

You can use anything for a drive band - do you have any yarn? ;)

Seriously, that'll work just fine (I know of folks who spin their own drivebands!), you can even sew it on for a smoother join than knotting it. The finer band you use, the easier time you'll having spinning fine yarn.

Happy New Year!