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September 9, 2008

Mittens! (and a praying mantis)

Hey look! It's knitting that you haven't seen before!

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hello there

That happens to be the beginning of a Druid Mitten (ravelink) in Dream in Color Gaia. The color is Blue Lagoon (or as I like to think of it, *cue creepy voice* Bloooooooooooo Lagoooooooooooon). The yarn looks gorgeous, but it feels surprisingly unremarkable for a merino. This may explain why they discontinued it.

While I was outside this evening photographing the aforementioned mitten, I may have run into one of my mantis friends. The wee buglettes hang out on my morning glories, which are right next to the little front patio where I take a lot of my progress photos (which explains why I'm constantly taking pictures of them). It was starting to get a little dark, so I decided to use the flash. I think I may have pissed him off.

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dude. stoppit.

So cute. {sigh}

September 8, 2008

Mantis Monday

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oh the drama...

In other news, Thunk would like me to mention that he has issued an official statement in response to the fictitious letter I posted Friday. For those of you who read the post before he had a chance to defend himself, his statement can be found at the end of Friday's entry.

That's all I've got for you. Tomorrow...some knitting!

September 5, 2008

note 4 U

Hey there! I was going to post some pictures of vest innards today, but when I opened up the laptop, I found a series of 12 heart-shaped, perfumed, sticky-notes on my screen. Now that I've opened up the windows and aired out the place, I think I'll share the message with you:


Dear knitters,

It is with an overflowing heart that I address you today. The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride of positive emotions as I checked the blog hourly for new comments from you, my loving public. As I read each new morsel of positive feedback my eyes glistened with emotion. Can it be that I, a lowly knitwear model, have been able to bring this much joy into the hum-drum lives of common knitters? It seems so.

However, I have some sad news for you. After many sleepless nights and much mental wrestling, I have decided that my real calling is that of an academic. True, being a heart-throb vest model has it's perks (the congratulatory phone calls from heads of state, the fainting women, and those free cases of pomegranate-flavored mineral water, to name a few)...still I feel I owe it to all academics, and historians in particular, to share my overwhelming handsomeness in a classrom setting. The next generation needs to know that you can be fabulously good-looking and firecracker smart too. Therefore, it is with humble gratitude that I, and my chiseled good looks, turn this blog back over to Elli and her knitting.

xoxo, Thunkie


Oh, what the heck...here's a picture of the inside of the vest:

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toes for scale

EDIT: This is the real Thunk writing ... the above is a common forgery. Pay it no heed. I will, of course, in addition to my career as a historian, still be available for photo-shoots and private wool parties (for a small fee).