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Monday, September 20, 2010

hats and thank yous

Loy texted me last week and told me that Tuna had no winter hats that still fit her, so I have been knitting away.

The first hat I made was a size 2-3 and a bit too big. ( I wondered why I kept feeling like using pink, then Loy reminded me of her pink fake fur winter coat....) I love the tulle on top!

For the second hat I mixed a jacquard type yarn and some eyelash yarn. The pattern of the pink/white yarn is all from the one yarn!
Here is the second tulle hat- size 1-2 this time!

Saturday was my big birthday bash. I made 13 thank you cards, and it was not enough! (Yeah, that is a good thing, right?)
Here is the first design- colored with Martha Stewart glitter markers.

This is the second type of card I made, just like from card class except not a gate fold card.

For the sentiment and evnie, I used my fave thank you stamps-

Have a great week!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fat people on Tv

There are a couple things really bugging me lately, involving fat people on reality tv. (Disclaimer: Yes, I am fat.)

One of my fave shows is Say Yes to the Dress! This show is set in one of two high end bridal stores, either in New York or Atlanta. They carry THOUSANDS of dresses, yet for the vast majority they only have a "sample" size to try on- which is a 0 or a 2, I am not sure which. How many people can try on these dresses? Rarely do you see an overweight bride, yet in America, sixty percent of people are overweight. (note- on Bridezillas, another fave show, I would guess 99% of the brides are overweight- from chubby to quite heavy. Yet on Say Yes to the Dress, 99% of the brides are thin. Wonder where the Bridezilla ladies get their dresses??)

If you do see an overweight bride, she has a compelling "story"- an excuse to show her. There are three possible outcomes to her dress hunt at these stores, where a bride can easily spend over ten thousand dollars for a dress-

1. She picks one of the few (and cheap) dresses that have a dress to try on in "plus size".
2. She walks out without a dress because all the dress pictures she brings in are only available to try in the "sample" size, and she can't fit in them.
3. She buys a dress WITHOUT ever trying it on, just by looking at the sample size dress. This does freak me out a bit- would you put down thousands of non-refundable dollars for a dress you have never even tried on???

Pry the next time I see a slightly chubby lady walk out without a dress it will put me over the edge and I will quit watching.

It seems to me that any business would kill to double the clientele. If these stores carried sample dresses to try on in normal sizes, say maybe an 8 and a 16 or so, just think- they would over double the clientele! Hellooooo.....

This has been bugging me for a while, so why did I decide to write this today? Well, I watched another fave show last night, Project Runway. (The Thursday night showing is opposite Real Housewives, so I watch it on Saturday night!)

The challenge was to make over a bridesmaid dress for a "regular" woman. The ladies came out, and all were thin/normal weight except for one kinda chubby girl. The first designer to pick a model ADMITTED he chose based on the lady's figure, not the bridesmaid dress. Naturally, the chubby girl was chosen last. I was okay so far, but disappointed in the attitudes of the designers.

As they worked on their projects, OVER AND OVER they commented on how the guy with the chubby girl had such a "hard" challenge. Ohh, he had a tough job. Oh, good luck with that girl. On and on. The girl was beautiful!!! Why is it harder to make her a dress than the usual stick thin/no boobs models they have every week? Are you a designer for WOMEN or for little girls???? Hello!!!! All the whining and saying sorry for his challenging job was very very irritating. I bet when the girl watched the episode she died- he was so nice to her in person, and moaned away about her size behind her back. Jerks. Now I don't want ANY of them to win.

Off to eat some cake now,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuna's Hoodie

I have to admit that the smallest people I know benefit most from my impulses to make things, mostly due to the cost of the yarn. Recently I was dying to make a hoodie, and of course, Tuna came to mind right away. At the time I was readying a bunch of old magazines for a garage sale, so I flipped thru them and found this pattern.

I have to complain that it was a CRAPPY edit job of the pattern tho!! There was one spot that had two right side rows in a row. How is that possible? And the buttonholes were specifically noted to be on wrong side rows, and the first was, but the second two were both on right side rows! Plus there was a few times when the stitch count made NO sense. The big dividing row, for instance- if you added up the divided sections stitch count, it was over 25 stitches LESS than the total from the row before! HUH???

Anyways, I did somehow lose a buttonhole, so it ended up with only two. :)

She seems pleased, anyways! I love the color, I picked it out just for her, and worried by the note by the yarn at Wally St. Cloud, I bought 3 skeins. I only used one plus a tiny bit of the second, so perhaps Greggie would look good in this color?? :)

I have been noticing some of the symptoms I had before when the Lupus was in my brain, so if my posts start not making any sense, please let me know. I know my emails were really... crazy right before I had chemo last time. Misspellings, wrong words, etc.

Have a good week!