Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finished Objects and a Meme

My friend Sarah aka Teleknitter is expecting her first baby in July. Now that she's received the gift, I can show you what I made for the baby.

and the detail:

and a matching hat:

I made the main part of the blanket on a knitting machine, which was very fast, then crocheted a shell stitch border around until it seemed like it would lay flat.

The yarn is Plymouth Encore I turned up in my stash one day while looking for something else. My original plan for this yarn had been long abandoned and I realized it would be a perfect quick gift for the baby.

As for the meme...
I was tagged by Cristiana/Knitaly.


* Answer at least three of the questions. Yes, I know a few look time-consuming and there are several of them. That's why I only ask for three. See? I'm nice!
* Post them and the rules on your blog, and please link back to me here. Pretty please?
* Comment here telling me and the rest of our little party where you're at and link to yourself.
That's all!
* Oh yeah, don't forget to tag others!

What's the last book you read that you thought was really super, inspiring, you'd recommend it to most anyone?

Maybe not the last one that fits the definition, but one book I think every educated person should read: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.

What food totally grosses you out, you'd never be able to touch it? Ew. Gag. *hurl*

Tongue. Brain.

Did you ever watch a scary movie that frightened you so much you were afraid of the dark afterward? I mean like you're lying in bed trying to sleep, but you have to pee, but you're scared to get up. It doesn't have to be recently; could be when you were a kid. So what movie was it?

I saw Hitchcock's Psycho for the first time when I was about 12. It was hard to shower for a long time after that. Jaws pretty much ruined swimming for me throughout the late '70s, even in a small fresh water lake in NH.

Is there a song that makes you dance every time you hear it? Would you tap you feet and sing along to it in public?

Can't think of any particular one right now.

Tattoos: yes or no? Do you have any? Tell us! Do you think they're gross? TELL US!

I don't have any. I'm not interested in ever getting one. I can't imagine any image or message that I'm sure I'd feel that strongly about my whole life. If others want them, it's fine with me.

When's the last time you laughed so hard your ribs ached and/or you nearly peed yourself? What made you do it?

My mom and I laugh that hard when we're together.

Draw or doodle a picture of your pet(s) and post it if possible. Nothing fancy, don't be shy!

This one sounds like too much hassle. You can find photos of the cats a little bit back in the blog.

Go through a stack or box of your old music. Stuff that you may not have heard in years. Pick one and tell us about it. Is it as good (or as bad) as you remember?

How old does it have to be? I still love all the Grateful Dead music I loved in college. And Talking Heads. And a bunch of others.

Do you still sleep with a stuffed animal? We won't laugh!

I don't unless my younger son leaves one of his "friends" in my bed. Our female cat Hailey often crawls under the covers and snuggles up against my belly on cold winter nights. And I have a Heater Hubby.

I often skip memes because they seem like they require more thought than I want to give them, but I liked this one when I saw it on Cristiana's blog because the questions are fairly precise and limited in scope. Highlighting and bolding the titles of 100 books? No thanks. Even Seven Weird Things About Me gets me in a tizzy, defining what's weird and what's not.

Anyway, I'm not big on tagging people for memes. I would enjoy reading how Bezzie, Sarah, and MollyBee answer these questions, but I'll leave it up to them to decide if that rises to the level of a tag. ;)


Knitaly said...

Thank you! I feel the same as you about memes but this was a "light and quick one"...so I dared to tag you ;-)
I like very much the fact you laugh hard with your mom, that's great!

Bezzie said...

I love the blanket. I think it's the colors that do it for me. Even though she knows what she's having it goes either way.

Hmm..I think I can handle this meme.

Terby said...

Nice blanket. I like the shell border a lot - almost enough to attempt crochet again, but not enough to get past my total lack of coordination with the hook.

Interesting meme. I've been doing more of them as I seem to have little to say.

I agree with you about the brain. I could never eat that, despite the fact that they are very cool.

Kitty Mommy said...

What lovely baby gifts. The yarn is great for a baby.(I have always been more of a brights than pastels for babies anyway)!

clarabelle said...

Wonderful baby knits and such a good yarn choice!

Interesting to read your meme answers... you know, I actually went to see the Grateful Dead in London in ?1973; they were 2 hours late and played for 30 minutes. But hey, I got to see Jerry Garcia.