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Call for Crafty Help

CALLING YOU CRAFTY PEOPLE who know how to crochet or knit.

Lindsay, I hope you’re still reading my blog, because I know you could help me with this.  I want to make the afghan that sat on the back of Roseanne’s couch for the majority of the seasons.

See it?  Isn’t it wonderful and gaudy and lovely?!  I want to make it.  So who’s going to help me?

I found the pattern here and here (they seem different to me) and if anyone can help me get this started/done, I would really appreciate it!  Because I mean, seriously, how sexy would this look on the back of my couch?

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Domesticity

 

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Why I Fail at Being My Definition of a Woman

Here’s where you all get to attack me, since I attack many of the things that ya’ll do.  So I’m going to attack myself for a change.

I continuously talk about what I think men should be:  strong, independent, lumberjackish, able to grow facial hair, broad-shouldered, rough-handed, handy around the house, etc.  Maybe it’s not so much what I think men should be, but rather I describe the type of men that I am attracted to.

Many of my rants spawn from the fact that I see gender roles disappearing, and I still stand by the by the fact that I think this world needs gender roles to continue on with any sort of organization.

The point of this post, though, is that while I do fall into my ideal of female thought, I do not act as though I think a woman should act.  Let me explain.  I think men should be all of those above characteristics…  I also think women should possess certain characteristics and skills.  And here’s the big moment:  MANY OF WHICH I DO NOT.

I want to be this...only blonde.

That’s right, I’m a hypocrite.  Here is why I fail at being my definition of a woman:

  • I do not cook.  (I don’t rightly see the need to cook as I live alone…and I am holding out to learn it until I get married.)
  • I’m not really that crafty.  (Yeah, you saw my sweater. And I can crochet single stitches. But that’s about the extent of it.)
  • I only own one apron…and I’ve worn it once.
  • I do not clean my house in a cute dress and make-up.  (I wish I did…I might once I actually live with Mike.)
  • I cuss like a sailor.
  • I drink like one, too.  And not martinis.  I like beer.  I think I redeem myself on this one, though, with the mass amounts of wine I drink.
  • I do not get excited about kitchen appliances (except refrigerators).

Maybe I’m not the woman I want to be yet, because I don’t feel like a full-fledged woman.  I feel like a college kid, still.  I live in an apartment, alone, so there’s no reason to cook.  And no reason to get all gussied up to spend my evenings alone.

I honestly think I will feel like a woman when I have a home of my own (then I will really get excited about kitchen appliances) and when I can cook for someone.  I will especially feel like a woman when I have children.  I’m in a weird sort of limbo right now.  I guess we’ll see how this turns out.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Domesticity

 

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Remember when I said I was going to get crafty?

Well I did!  I made the sweater!  But I’ll post it tomorrow…seeing as I’m not wearing it and my camera is at home.  But for now, my new addiction to Pinterest brings you future craft projects that I can’t wait to try!  (Click the picture for my Pinterest page.)

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Daily Happenings, Domesticity

 

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Gettin’ Crafty Tonight!

I’m not crafty. This is not a secret.  But I saw something on the interwebs that I am dying to try.

I wanna make this sweater.

I don’t just wanna make it–I’ve even been dreaming about it.  I am so excited!  So today, I went and bought a cardigan at the Salvation Army (in case I royally screw up, at least I only lose $1.99).  I wish it was this pretty blue so I could use yellow, but it’s a very pretty purple.

So right after work, I’m going to Pat Catan’s to get the supplies, and tonight, I will pack, watch television, drink wine, and make this sweater.  YAY!

(Sorry for the late post–I was buying ugly Christmas sweaters on my lunch break for our company Christmas card.)

Cheers!

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Daily Happenings

 

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