Tuesday, August 08, 2006

So in love

I am so in love with this shawl. It fits perfectly, drapes perfectly and feels devine.

Drying was taking longer than I wanted to stay awake for (it was on the floor and I didn't trust the cats to not destroy it in my sleep), so we put a fan out and it dried really fast. So I could wear it to work, you know. Good thing I have my own AC in my office, huh? Thank you all very much for your kind comments. Brian is quite the keeper. I adore him :)

ETA: A HUGE thank you to Wendy at Cat Knits for the gorgeous Koigu that I won on a contest on her blog. Thanks again, Wendy!

Don't I look happy? Yea. It was 90 at 8am. Ugh.

Last week I won a puppy naming contest over at my friend Bliss' blog. You have to go take a look at her newest puppy. So cute! I was really hoping I won the puppy, but this is pretty darn good.

Lorna's Laces sock yarn in so-perfect-for-me colors and a sock blocker keychain! Isn't that cute? You knit a wee little sock for the blocker and it becomes your keychain. I think I'll leave myself a little of the Steelers sock yarn for that. Thanks again, Bliss!!

In case you are keeping track of the reasons the Princess hates me, I have an updated list for you. I don't let her do "anything" including the following: wear skirts so short you can see her crotch, get fake nails, get her hair highlighted, get a belly button ring and let her go wherever she wants, whenever she wants without having to ask permission. And I won't buy the $22,000 new car when she turns 16.

I am truly "a horrible mother". Gee, I didn't know my eyes could roll that far back in my head.

Posted by Heather at 9:42 AM


  1. Blogger Creative Genius? posted at 10:58 AM  
    My gosh Heather - you are a terrible mother... because after all - if you don't let her wear skirts so short that you can see her crotch, how is she going to practice being a stripper?!?! :-)

    And fake nails?? If she wants long nails so badly, tell her to stop bitting hers, paint them with a clear nail hardner, and watch them grow!

    And a $22,000 car... yeah - I want one too! I hear people in hell want ice water too -- we can't all have everything!

    Don't worry - you're doing the right thing! She'll come around someday - she can't hate you forever... I promise!

    And when all is said and done-- 20+ years from now, when she calls you because she is having the same arguements with her own daughter... you can sit back, laugh and say... "well... maybe you should let her wear the short short skirt" - and just see what her reaction is... then a good "TOLD YOU SO" is in order!

    You are one of the best mothers of teenagers I've seen - she doesn't know how good she really has it!

    :-) AL
  2. Blogger Sarah posted at 11:28 AM  
    My neighbors daughter told me her Dad was going to buy her a Lamborghini when she turned 16. I asked her if she knew that car cost more than the house she was living in with Mom & Stepdad??

    I have yet to buy a car that cost me $22,000 and I am 37!

    The shawl looks great...totally want that pattern.

    That is a gorgeous yarn!!!!!!!
  3. Anonymous Paula posted at 1:03 PM  
    Gorgeous shawl!
  4. Anonymous Catrina posted at 3:12 PM  
    Stunning Shawl!! Beautiful work!
  5. Blogger Jennifer posted at 3:36 PM  
    The shawl is gorgeous!
  6. Blogger kt posted at 8:47 PM  
    hanks for the natal-day note!

    Once again, I missed SNB. maybe next week...

    Think I can talk you into wearing that fab-o shawl then, too? It's a beauty!

    And I must thank you for giving me something to work towards. Marion is only 8 (almost 9, she would correct me), and it's nice to know what issues will arise in the next few years......

    Go Heather, Go Heather,Go Heather!
    (I'm doing the circling arm things while I chant, really I am--you'll just have to trust me)
  7. Blogger photogmichelle posted at 9:04 AM  
    That shawl is so beautiful on you, even prettier in person than on your blog. And you look great in it, perfect colors for you. Don't worry about the teenagers, hopefully they'll grow out of it soon.
  8. Blogger Soulknitting posted at 3:08 PM  
    Stunning shawl and a great photo of you!!!
  9. Anonymous Bliss posted at 11:22 AM  
    But M-O-M everyone has a belly button ring but ME, everyone Mom - I HAVE to get one too. Why can't I get my ears double pierced? Why can't I get my nose pierced? Oh sorry...was having a flashback there of my own conversation with my kiddo.

    She too would like fake nails. Currently she changes the nail polish on her nails about 3 times a day. Sh is also one of those "picker-type" people. One reason she changes nail polish so often. She is always picking it off. She would have acrylic nails picked off in about 24 hours.

    To be fair, I am one of those people whose nails grow super long naturally. It's a big joke around here anytime she brings home a new girlfriend. I will hear whispering...and 9 times out of 10 she is asking Kiddo, "Are your Mom's nails real?"

    Kiddo is also sure that the minute she gets her driver's license (thankfully still 2 1/2 years away) there will be a brand new car in the driveway with her name on it. I tell her she better start entering sweepstakes contests now.

    I'm glad you like the yarn. Although you did not received the barking box you hoped for, the yarn was Winston approved. I had several skeins spread out on the bed trying to decide, and I intercepted these just before he made a grab and run - hee! The little sock blocker will start begging for several changes of socks. I'm just saying...
  10. Anonymous Ashley posted at 5:54 PM  
    First: the shawl is gorgeous! That colorway is great on you, and it looks very wearable. You have me doubting my "no shawls on Ashley" rule.

    Second, we've all said it: YOU ARE A KICK-ASS MOM!!! It is SO refreshing to hear of a teen's parent who stands up to them and makes them do...omg...the right thing! There are SO many American teenage girls over here who dress straight HOOCHY. A Marine base is right where you want your kid dressed as a skank, right? I was standing next to a girl in the store the other day who was whining to her mom for a $300 (and UGLY) pink and green Coach bag. She was wearing painted on short shorts, a super tight tee shirt, and enough lip gloss to shock a hooker. Her mom said, we'll get it next time. WTF?
  11. Blogger Cece posted at 11:15 AM  
    Oh! Love the shawl! I just think that is the best pattern ever.
  12. Blogger Nerdy Knitter posted at 12:37 PM  
    Hi Heather--that is a great shawl!! Did I miss where you said what pattern you were using? Could you give that info again for ditzes like me who missed it?

    Hey--if you decide you need to buy someone a car (and it shouldn't be for someone as young as 16 who wouldn't appreciate it), I'll volunteer to be the recipient.

    Congratulations on the beautiful finished shawl--it's gorgeous.
  13. Blogger crazymom posted at 5:47 PM  
    Okay, I could have sworn that I had posted to you about how beautiful your shawl is and how lovely it looks on you, but I guess blogger ate it.
    So here goes try number two. You did such an amazing job on your shawl and it looks absolutely fabulous on you!

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