Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An anime hat and six weird things

It just occured to me the other night that I have nothing warm to bring lemon home in! I was going to pick up a snowsuit for him during the end of season sales but I think I might have missed my chance: they are no longer listed on the sites of our favourite shops. And since Julian was a summer baby, I don't have any outerwear in a size smaller than 9 months that he can inherit from his brother either. Talk about an oversight. It's -16 degrees celsius in Montreal today an all I have are jammies and blankets! And a hat...

It's Hello Yarn's top down bonnet which I linked to last time. No kidding, I finished the post, decided to knit lemon a hat and when searching flickr for ideas later that same night, I came across the very same one.

I knit it from Phildar Aviso yarn left over from the foxy cardi I knit for Jujube last spring. It looks really tiny so I hope it fits. But just in case, I think I'm going to cast on for another hat right away. Until I can get to the mall for a snowsuit, it's some comfort that I can at least knit him warm accessories! Here's a gratuitous shot of my lazy square knot finishing on the inside...



And now for a little fun, six weird things (I think) about me...

1. My heart skips a beat when I pop off my jujube's socks and find that they have left behind lots of soft and lofty lint between his toes. It makes me so happy to preen those toes clean ;0)

2. I don't actually like the flavour of Fritos Hoops that much but once I start eating them I can't stop. Really, I can't! It's not the flavour, it's the sound they make when I crunch them that I am addicted to. This doesn't happen with any other snacks by the way. Just Fritos Hoops.

3. I hate talking on the phone. Soooo much! Just hearing the phone ring totally ruins my mood. Plus, I suck at it anyway. It's like I can't get the phone speak cadence going and phone conversations with me always sound like your speaking with someone from overseas...you know when there's that weird pause before you get the reply? I guess I rely so much on non-verbal communication in my everyday life that when I can't read someone's expressions or body language, I don't know what they're talking about or how to respond!

4. Most of my house keeping activities happen between 4:30 and 5pm. This is leftover from being a teenager, chilling around the house alone after school and then scurrying around the house cleaning up and doing my chores and hoping my parents don't get home before I'm done.

5. I don't want to be rich. Even just thinking about what I would do if I won the lottery stops being fun and becomes a chore after just a few minutes. I guess I figure that being rich is a chore. You have to shop all the time and get the latest stuff and then you have all this stuff and you ought to use it cause you have it and then there's no where to store it and if you do find a place to store it, what if you need it you can't find it cause you have so much storage and sooner or later your head explodes. I know that you don't have to become a shop-a-holic when you get rich but I think I would and I really don't want to so instead I dream of having my mortgage paid and having enough RRSP money to enjoy the same standard of living we do now when we are retired. I want to have to work the rest out. I always feel so accomplished when I manage to stretch a buck and get my finances in order. I think I would miss that if I were rich.

6. I prefer bad singing over great singing! There's something about a raspy or nasal voice that occasionally breaks that I find much more appealing. Case in point: Bob Dylan. He is one of my favourites because I love his insight, humour and the way he just cuts through the crap in his songs...but if he sounded like Josh Groban or someone who's voice is very controlled and polished, I don't think I would ever have listened to him long enough to know that I love his writing.

Is that weird?



24 comments:

  1. That is an adorable hat. The only thing weird is the Fritos thing. But other than that, totally cool!

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  2. jennifer8:01 PM

    that hat is amazing - AMAZING! you have such well dressed wee ones ;-)
    for outerwear for little lemon, try landsend.com and if you cannot find anything, check the overstock section. i've gotten the girls the winter gear from there - the selection and quality is terrific :-)

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  3. What a cute hat! So adorable!!! About the outerwear, I'd go with wool. You just can't beat it. OK, well a down bunting would but I think wool is way warmer than any of the fleece-lined things you can buy.

    When are you due again? I have a great hooded jacket pattern you can have - see pictures of it a few entries old on my blog. Email me if you're interested.

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  4. It's actually freaky how much your number 3 and 4 sounds like me!!! As far as the Bob Dylan thing...that's my husband. He thinks he's the greatest thing since sliced bread (of which he is very fond) with the exception possibly of only The Beatles or U2.

    Bet we'd have a fun time sitting around eating dinner, huh?

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  5. The hat is so cute. You will definitely need outer wear for lemon in your cold winter.

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  6. All those lumpy snowsits make it hard to fit the little guys on their car seat. :-) I just put them in regular jammies and then pile on blankies. I had a winter baby last year. Best wishes in the birth!!

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  7. hey, I'm like that about the phone too! Glad to know it's not just me. I have two snow suits (one worn once and one never!) but unfortunately they were just ginormous and way too big for the newborn...good luck on finding just the right thing to bring your lemon drop home!

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  8. You make the funnest things!!!! Very cute indeed!

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  9. Number 1 is not weird. I do the same thing with my son. ;-}

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  10. You're not so weird. :)

    I love that hat. I've put it on my baby WIP list. :)

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  11. That hat is so cute!!!!!! We left the hospital with Zack on the coldest day of the winter here SO he was might bundled up. It is still very cold here, not as much as there of course, but finding winter clothes is not an option as all the spring stuff is out! Thank goodness for cozy feeted clothing and blankets!!!

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  12. Anny, I lurk and read your blog all the time, but I just have to say--I'm learning to knit, and I have a five-month-old daughter. I'm so jealous that you already know how to knit before this baby's even born! I have a whole list of things I would have made for Mary if I'd known how at the time. I love the lemondrop's socks.

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  13. I used to love to preen my own toes like that when I was a kid so I know exactly where you're coming from on that one.

    My brother has the same issue with the phone. It's tough because I want very badly to stay in touch with him but I know he finds it hard to talk on the phone. The poor guy has been overseas several times for work and the extra added delay has made things reallllly bad. I think you are right, it's the non-verbal cues that you miss.

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  14. Anonymous4:01 PM

    hi anny,
    ok, the thing with the toes is only cute(and appropriate!)for only a short time, so enjoy it while you can! i have three sons, all close in age like yours, and the youngest is now 19. the oldest and his wife are making me a grandmom! all i could think when reading about the toe lint was ,you can't do that when they're 16! and horefully you won't WANT to!
    (i sprained all fingers on left hand so that's why the lack of capitals). plus, no knitting. i drop in on your blog daily. love your color choices for knits. right up my alley.

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  15. that was me, lisa, not "anonymous". and i should have looked up off the keyboard to read what i wrote before publishing the comment! "horefully"?

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  16. The hat is so cute - you are giving me lots of ideas for my bambino. By the way, read in an earlier post that the baby is huge - mine came out at 9lbs. 9 oz. and no c-section. All I can say is - Good Luck! He is 4 months now and well worth the labor.

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  17. What a cute little baby hat, and I love the color too.

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  18. When my oldest (now 23) was born we had no money and no snowsuit and it was the coldest winter in years. I knit him a snowsuit out of scraps of yarn, 3 strands held together! It worked just fine and kept him nice and warm.

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  19. I hate talking on the phone, too! It's reserved for making quick plans, and that's it. Actual conversation? No, thanks.

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  20. I love the cute little hat! BTW, a knitted wool bunting would work just as well if not better than a snowsuit (that won't be worn for long) ... and a knitted one by MOM would be so much nicer.

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  21. That hat is sooo... cute! I love it. Would you mind checking out my blog? It's teenscaston.blogspot.com I'd love to know what you think.

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  22. That hat is just so stinking cute I can't stand it. I'm glad you're enjoying the patterns!

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  23. You knit the cutest stuff anny.

    and the baby toe link- I join you in your weirdness on that one. I eat little toes every chance I get, and the little lint too.

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  24. I love that hat!

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