I used to have a boyfriend who had a flair for the Dramatique. He'd tell me stories of hand-me-down shoes, and how he'd be so horrified that he'd fake a limp while he walked to school so no one would know there was a hole in the sole of his right shoe.
I can't say that I've had to endure a hole in the sole on the right, but today I did a bit of tap dancing when I discovered that my Mystic Tan had run down my legs and pooled around my ankles and toes. Oh man, they've sucked up so much fake-tan dye you could see the streaks on my feet from across the other side of a small-ish lake, or maybe from the top of a Ferris wheel--or if you have particularly bad eyesight--from across a crowded room full of naked clowns wearing those crazy clown-type shoes.
So anyway. At the grocery store just now, every time someone looked down toward my feet I did a little tap dance or jig or a quick two-step in hopes they wouldn't see the streaks. You'd think I would have glanced at my feet while selecting shoes, but I grabbed what I grabbed and this is what happens when you grab what you grab after you have stood in that little booth that sprays fake tan. Oh well. I guess there are worse things. (Does anyone know how to remove self-tanner? Or smooth it out with something other than one of those heavy duty sanders, the ones with those big, orange electrical cords?)
If it weren't for John's lovely gift-y swatch-y pillow thing, I'd be disgusted with my day. But here it is and isn't it grand? Seems we've been swatching, both of us, and ending up with some fun items. He made a pillow and now I have the Dream Swatch which is also on The Garter Belt these days.
I am still feelin' the Green and Blue, so I thought I'd make a mate for the swatch pillow my buddy John made. Of course, I'm copying his but I can't help it. I mean, this guy designed knitted boxer shorts in the latest Knit 1, and well, he's just basically inspired. I'm not sure I'd wear the hot pants he also designed for that issue, (well, if I were 22 again, I probably would, but in sport weight), but we need designers like him around, don't you think? Why not have a little fun with the knitting thing? I think knitters take themselves a bit seriously sometimes. And, let's face it, after awhile you run out of new things to knit.
By the way, two things: First, I just got this gorgeous yarn from the Flash Your Stash Organizer, Wendy Wonnacott, and I have to show it to you. It is from Posh Yarns and it is cashmere and silk. I just have to make something fun and I'm thinking a dickie, but that may be a stretch. Also, kpixie just got a huge shipment of one of their new lines, Lana Grossa, and I'm thinking a little yarn is just the thing to soothe my orange ankles, toes and heels right about now. (Like I need any new yarn. Oh...)