20 April 2011

My First Award: I Am All That! What's It To Ya?

Whoopee! Mary of 3 Loved Ones, 2 Cats and a Bird Brain has graciously bestowed upon me the I Am All That! What's It To Ya? award.

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This prestigious honor, created by Beangirl, brings with it the responsibility for answering five urgent and important questions:

1) What size shoe do you wear? If you wear a size 7, can I borrow your shoes?
It depends. Which foot do you want to know about? My left foot is size 7 to 7.5 (US women's) while my right foot is 7.5 to 8.5. Lately I've stuck to buying boots in size 8.5 and wearing them with cushioned hiking socks. You can borrow one but I'll need it back by Halloween.

2) 30's or 60's?
60s. 1960s, that is, although I'm also a big fan of Boudicca.

3) Have you ever kissed someone you shouldn't have?
Yes, but not as often as I'd like.

4) Have you ever been poisoned? Was it by the girlfriend of the person you kissed?? That is awesomely "Knot's Landing".
I've never seen "Knot's Landing." I do all the poisoning around here, thank you very much.
5) Who's on your "Celebrity Free Pass" list (top 5)?
1. Richard Armitage (the dreamy British actor and "Spook", not the American Imperialist spook and Tool of Big Oil.)
2. George Clooney
3. Sean Bean
4. John Hannah
5. Robert Downey, Jr.

But my heart will always belong to Paul Newman.

Now it is my very great privilege to pass this award along to:

1. Jane of Lempo Bee
2. Jane at Daisy Donut (and Ted)
3. Wearinbeads at I Want To Wear Beads Every Day
4. Peg at Deconstruct, Alter and Create
5. Psycho Sue at Sew Misunderstood

or 6. Button's and the Boy's Mom at Pendle Stitches.

Meanwhile, what have I been up to? I've decided that as long as I'm (re)learning how to sew I should (re)learn how to knit as well. I went out and spent an absurd amount of money on silk yarn and bamboo needles to make the wrap you can (barely) see in the picture:

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And having learned how much yarn can cost, I also set to work liberating the yarn from a dear old shapeless sweater:

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Oh, yeah, and somewhere in there I'll finish off the semester!


  1. Oh gosh, thanks KC! Very pleased to be 'all that' right there along with you. Now if I can just figure out how to do this thing....
    That silk yarn looks gorgeous. I'm an advocate of quality materials when you're putting so much of your own precious time in.

  2. Chuckle. Blush.

    Santa brought me a collection of bamboo needles several years ago, and I truly love them. Not that I have been using them to finish my sweater of varigated bamboo yarn, but then, April is intense gardening time. The purple silk yarn looks divine and surely worth the small fortune dispensed in trade.

  3. I am totally in agreement with you on Paul Newman. I recently attended a movie that was part of a Paul Newman series. In the bathroom line a woman posed the question: "George Clooney or Paul Newman ?" there was a three second pause and then ALL the women said " Paul Newman." Greatest Random Bathroom Moment Ever.