Monday, March 5, 2012

*Ahem* Me-me-me-me-meme.

I know, I know, memes are kinda silly, but right now I don't have much knitting that I can show you, and darnitall, I like answering questions. Stole this one from Sarah. (If you decide to answer it too, leave a link in the comments so I can check it out ;-) )

1. A Picture of Me

Currently only two types of pictures of me are ever taken: pictures where I'm modeling knits, and cell phone/webcam pictures. I figure you get plenty of the former.

2. 10 Random Facts about Me

  • I drive a blue Mini Cooper but I wish it was a gray Honda Fit
  • I pretty much hate all smells, unless they are food smells. And they have to be real food smells, no fake ones.
  • I've developed a sudden, trendy fondness for nail polish, but I can only use it outside (See: smells.) My nails looked great this summer...not so much in cold weather.
  • I kind of dislike talking about knitting with non-knitters. Explaining what I do makes my skin crawl- I feel like I can see them thinking "Oh, that's her husband supports her" and then immediately trying to come up with something to commission from me. (And then we have to have the awkward "you can't afford me" talk.)
  • I know how to make actual, non-knitted millinery hats, with felt and straw and feathers....if only I could afford the equipment and supplies. (I have a few hat blocks...we're getting there.)
  • I can be a total asshole when it comes to people being stupid, and I seem to grow less tolerant of "lacking common sense or decency" the older I get. (I'm also getting a lot worse at shutting my mouth.)
  • I don't own a (working) tv, but only because Travis doesn't like them and I don't want to pay for cable. I watch tv all day long on Netflix while I'm working ;-)
  • I spend a lot of my time absent-mindedly singing songs to my dogs, replacing key lyrics with their names or the word "dog." "Don't you want me, Ruuupperrt, don't you want me, Ohhhhohohoh." "IF you want my Pog-ay and you think I'm Ru-pert, come on baby, let me knoooww." The dogs spend a lot of time looking confused. (Travis does it too, from the other room I just heard him go "I think it's finnnne, building jumbo dogs.....wait, no, I think it's terrifying.")
  • I used to be really good at hula-hooping. Now I'm only pretty good. I'd love to take a fancy hooping class but I live in the midwest now and they're a bit harder to come by.
  • The first thing I ever designed (besides, say, a garter stitch square) was an acrylic colorwork penis hat for my ex-boyfriend. I'm pretty sure Sarahbear has a photo, because she found it when she dated him later, haha. It is NOT. GOOD.

3. Question Time

1. What was the first album you ever purchased (vinyl, tape, or cd)?

I know that I somehow *obtained* a Joe Duffie tape in fourth grade, and maybe a Shania Twain one- I discovered country music before any other genre, thanks to my Kentucky cousins. At some point I bought Jewel's first album, Natalie Imbruglia's Left of the Middle, and Britney Spears' first album, but I'm not sure which came first. I would still listen to Jewel and Natalie.

2. What was the first accessory you bought with your own money?

I have no idea. Accessory? Probably some sort of cheapo jewelry or something. Probably from Claires.

3. Favourite gift you’ve ever received?

Hmm, that's tough. Probably the kitten I got for Christmas when I was 5...though two years later I had to give it to my grandmother because of allergies, and I've been horribly allergic ever since. She was a sweet kitten, though. Or my engagement ring, if that counts. My parents have given me some awesome gifts- tech gadgets and "free rent" as a wedding present, but I guess those aren't very "sentimental" things so I'm not sure if they'd count, even though I use them every day.

4. The coolest person you’ve ever met?

Cool like, "I think he's cool"- Travis. Cool like, "you might think he's cool"- Dave Eggers. My ex-bf knew him. But he totally ignored me :-P

5. The item in your home with the most sentimental value?

A lot of my sentimental stuff still lives at my parents house, though I have a lot of photographs, blankets made by my grandmother, and a trophy I won in a horse show when I was about 8. Travis has his childhood stuffed dinosaur ;-)

6. The grossest thing in your refrigerator right now?

Nothing too old, except a weird puddle/stain on the bottom. There's some stuff I don't like (pickles) and a foam container labeled "Gooj" which I'm a little wary of.

7. Something you always purchase at the grocery store?

Apple sauce and Late July cookies. They're like oreos but way better.

8. One thing you hope to accomplish this year.

I have a long-suffering knit collection that I'd like to get out...other projects and obligations keep getting in the way, though.

9. Your current favourite song.

That's too hard, I never have a single favorite song. I will tell you that I've been re-listening to the Long Winter's first album, and that I have "Don't you want me, baby" in my head right now, and the last song I purposely put on was that weird Imogen Heap one.

10. What we’d eat together if I showed up on your door step today.

Travis made a big vat of chicken noodle soup the other day, so probably that, followed by some homemade salted caramel ice cream from the Jeni's book. Being married to a chef rocks.


  1. Oh, I hate the you-can't-afford-me conversation! I mean, people CAN afford to have me make them a hat or something, but it's always the hand-knit sweaters they're after, and if you quote them anything near a real #, based on yarn cost, time, etc, they're just floored.

  2. I sing to my dogs too, with dog-voices. Lola's theme is the song Lola. Except it gets sung "Roh-ruh, ruh-ruh-ruh-ruh Roh-ruh." Kinda scooby-doo style.

    We also have quite in depth conversations with them, doing their voices. Sometimes we forget not to do it in public.

  3. I love "mememememe"s, both writing them and reading other peoples'! Keep up the good work!
    And my parents' dog has his own sort of squeaky, slightly Scottish-accented voice. He doesn't have a theme song, but he really enjoys Regina Spektor and Celtic folk music being sung to him while he's getting a bath!

  4. I also really, REALLY hate talking about knitting with non-knitters. I give one word answers and try to change the subject as quickly as possible. I get the same feeling when my beginning knitting students start asking questions about advanced techniques--I can't possibly explain it to them in that moment, so I like to move on as quickly as possible.

    Oh, and when someone sees I'm knitting and says "My grandma used to crochet."...forget it. Rage, so much rage.

  5. I hate when people assume that crochet and knitting are the same thing. It seems that only people who do neither assume that, so I tend to stay away from conversations with them too.

    Every one of my pets has a theme song. One is sung to the tune of the intro to the Patty Duke show. When I used to babysit I watched entirely way too much Nick at Nite.

    Thanks for stealing the meme from me!

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  7. Well, if you're really keen on a time-kill, I just posted my meme response here: .

  8. Sorry for popping in late, but I had just discovered your blog. So, if you don't mind, here are my answers:


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