Yeah, I know; it's an old theme, the Lé Slouch Deux, but I have a couple of balls of the Elsebeth Lavold Bambouclé leftover and want to give them away along with a copy of the pattern. You all give so much to me in terms of support and I won't ever use this same yarn any time soon--it's lovely but I have a lot of knitting to do--so why the heck not give it away?
We've been so busy that there hasn't been time to take new pictures so I'll post an old one of the beret in the yarn I want to give away. Yes, I'm smoking. I don't smoke. At least I don't normally smoke, but when there's a good cigar in the vicinity, I'll want to give it a try. And I'm no poser. I can blow smoke rings like nobody's business. Not good ones like my grandpa Herman whose name was really Everett yet people called him Herman the German although he wasn't German, either. If you've read this blog for awhle, you know of him. He was the nude sculptor. Meaning, he didn't sculpt in the nude. He scultped nudes.
But I am rambling. About the smoking: Funny thing is I did sorta smoke for about five minutes. It started as a way to shock those around me back when I was in my 20's and at first, it was all about the menthol and then it was all about those French cigarettes in fabulous colors with gold accents. I could only find them at Gelson's. They cost a bunch and tasted like crappola. One day, I hopped in my blue Prelude and drove up the coast to my grandmother's house in the Bay Area. I drove for seven hours with all the windows down and the sun roof open blasting Stone Temple Pilots the whole way. It was a good time there, all alone, in my car smoking and flicking the butts out the window while waving at all the truckers there on the 101.
Until one made its way back into the back seat.
And lit the car on fire.
That was the last day I ever smoked.
Leave me a comment with a remark about an old habit, and in a couple days I'll do a random selection for the winner of two balls of the Elsebeth Lavold Bambouclé and a free Lé Slouch Deux pattern. I don't care where you live. You are all invited to join in.
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