Thursday, January 12, 2006

Goody Two Shoes

Take a trip with me . . . back to the '80's. Good old Adam Ant. In his immortal words:

Don't drink, don't smoke - what do you do?
I never meant to be a Goody Two Shoes, but somehow I always have been. Followed the rules. Never got detention. Never got searched by security when going into concerts. They would pat everyone down, but when I got to the head of the line, they would just say "You're okay, go ahead". I could have had ANYTHING hidden in my '80's oversized sweater! I never did though. I guess they could just tell. Heck, I'm convinced I'm the only person in the world who graduated college never having, uh, tried a puff of a certain recreational product.

I guess my subconscious must feel like it's missed out on something. I found myself totally intrigued and obsessed with a certain yarn. I hope the neighbors weren't around yesterday, when I danced with joy on my front porch because a little brown box arrived containing this!!

flash my stashI hadn't even opened the box yet, and I was already feeling a contact high!! I picked it out to knit this little cutie. I'm dying to start it RIGHT AWAY, but I'm trying to hold out and finish my Socktoberfest socks first (yes, I am aware it is January!!). And I should probably knit my legwarmers and Hourglass soon, so I can actually wear them before it gets warm. It is this "responsible nature" that prevents me from losing my Good Two Shoes status.

But after those projects are finished, watch out!! Rebel knitter!!! Hemp here I come. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the words "STASH YARN".

16 comments:

Christine said...

OOOO Purty! My friend made her Hourglass sweater out of a hemp yarn...she loves it!!!

Lolly said...

I can't wait to hear about your experiences with this yarn. I am very tempted by it when I see it at one of my LYSs. Yea!

Lolly said...

Oh yeah, don't feel bad about the Socktoberfest socks either, I still have an unfinished pair too! One down one to go ;)

christine said...

Oh, you rebel, you........I like the hemp yarn. I have some in my stash and was thinking about doing a Picovoli.....but, of course, not until I finish my list of "to do's" Promise.......
Please post in-progress pictures of the lacey top. It's pretty cute.....

Talitha said...

LMAO!!! I understand what you mean. I as well am quite the goody two shoes. I try very hard to make people think that I'm not (like by constantly calling myself a "ho" -- why do they all laugh at me???), but I think it's a stronger scent than fear. That colour looks lovely. Is the yarn softer than cotton? I love the idea of hemp yarn, in fact my UFO yoga mat bag is made out of a hemp/wool blend. That top looks great, I can't wait to see it (so that's official permission to start it ASAP!).

Olga said...

gasp! I love that pattern! Love love love it!!! And you're so funny about the hemp thing. You should burn a little piece of it to see if it really smells like, you know what.

keohinani said...

i suffered second hand weed inhalation in college. my next-door neighbors smoked daily, almost constantly. they deactivated the smoke detector and had curtains up and everything in their room, but to no avail: the entire first floor stank to high...uh, stank. they got away with it practically the entire year. i stayed in my bf's room on the third floor most of that year...
how about those yarn obsessions, eh? i get it in spurts. just wait until your stash gets to the point where you have to use a spreadsheet to organize it...hehe.

Sonya said...

Oh, pretty, pretty yarn. And lacy little top indeed! I always had a healthy fear of consequences so never got into much trouble. I remember some classmates in high school being impressed/astonished when they saw me smoking a cigarette one time. "Wow, dude, we thought you were a goody-goody!"

knittinmom said...

Okay, I hope you get this comment!!! That hemp is great stuff, and it gets really soft after you wash it... I have some that I used for a design that I'm going to work up even if my swatch gets rejected! Love it!

JessaLu said...

*perks up* hey....I use a spreadsheet to organize...what're you trying to say? *squints*

Your yarn is very pretty!!

If you need that spreadsheet let me know - I'll share ;o)

JessaLu said...

Well crap I used my blogger profile by accident.

candsmom said...

You're so funny!! I think you just emanate that certain "I'm a really nice person" vibe, which is a GOOD thing!! That even comes through your posts and comments...not that you're a goody two shoes, but that you're just a really nice person. (Which is why we all love you so much!) And I'm right there with you on the goody-two shoes thing. Never puffed, never inhaled, heck, I never took a sip of alcohol till I was 23! I get the same responsible knitter guilt, too. ;-) I LOVE the pattern you chose! How cute is that??! And the hemp looks fantastic- gorgeous color choice! Go, rebel knitter, go! :-)

Ragan said...

Hemp for knitting? Wow! What a cool pattern too! Rebel knitting...heh heh! Go goody two shoes...knit away! I have enjoyed reading your blog!

Cathy said...

Goody Two-shoes UNITE!!!!!!!!!!! :)
We should all hold our heads up high! I LOVE the color and can't wait to hear how it works up :)

Kym said...

that is a super cute top- it will look fantastic in that color. i can't wait to see how the lacy part looks.

Chrissy said...

Ohh..Ahhh...That little top is going to be so pretty!

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