for the blog

July 27, 2010

in the back of mind, there is a voice.
it is the voice of the blog.
at any given moment,
it will speak up and say,
“maybe you should blog that.”
“have you written anything today?”
“that’s interesting, but is it blogworthy?”

today, while i was trying to block out the sound of the howler monkeys children “playing” next door, the voice in my head screamed,
“you have to tell them about the hole!”

i contemplated the irony that the voice in my head might have gone off the deep end when i figured out it was talking about yesterday’s incident with the stóra dímun.

as promised,
i wielded my tapestry needle like a pro,
and handed it to my friend yvonne to fix
while i went into the fetal position.

she unleashed her kung fu on its ass,
and it came out beautifully.

the plan was to take an artistic bush photo.
by which i mean,
i would put the stóra dímun in the front hedge,
and take it’s picture, you know, to make it interesting.

the neighbor demons children made that idea impossible.

then i thought,
i’ll throw it on veronica!
that’ll make it interesting.
i tried to put it on her on her way out the door,
and she threw me the look.
the look that says,

“i tolerate this whole knitting obsession of yours because i love you, but if you put that shawl on me and take my picture, i’ll eviscerate you in your sleep.”

sometimes, it’s about not pushing the boundaries of friendship for the sake of the blog. (this lesson in cohabitation brought to you by bitches get stitches) so what does one do when one can’t use nature or feminine beauty to make your knitting look interesting?

shamelessly pimp out your dog, that’s what.

11 Responses to “for the blog”

  1. Melynda Says:

    Well, dogs have to serve some purpose. It turned out beautiful!

  2. Sally at RivendaleFarms Says:

    Anything with 4 legs gets pimped out at my house – dogs, cats, alpacas, resident foxes – so you have my total support. On the other hand, the sheer size of that shawl makes my head spin.

    Totally unrelated note: new baby ‘paca here at the farm. She’s gorgeous and is named Jezebel. I figure she’ll grow up to be a true Yarn Harlot so is worthy of the name.

  3. Yvonne Says:

    I love Mo!

    (And you give me too much credit for that fix. You weren’t quite in fetal position — I’ve seen you in a worse state.)


  4. V. Says:

    Aw, you know I sometimes pull a mood. Mo makes a much more compelling model anyway (I saw these on flickr and was stunned at how you got him to pose – must be a papa/frenchie connection thing).

  5. Kimberly Says:

    omg what a cute dogggggg! and he’s perfect for the photo

  6. lisabee Says:

    he and the shawl are both awesome. i confess that i love mo more, but kelli is still a lucky girl 🙂

  7. Gretchen Says:

    holy cow. ::stiff inhale of breath:: Babe, that is beautiful. While I’m still slogging through the damn points on the Girasol (god help me they will be done tonight!) I SWEAR I will not follow you down this path. The repair is unseeable – don’t point it out and no one will see it.

  8. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    Let me get this right. You have someone in your knitting community that can fix holes in lace? This person is a miracle worker! What kind of knitting gift is worthy?

    Pointing it out seems on honor for that incredible, miraculous gift of repair.

    The fetal position seems appropriate to me. Thank goodness you can still achieve that!

    Hmm, been awhile since you were a kid? Just checking…

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  10. katie Says:

    Aw, I love when MO gets pimped out!

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