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I'm about to make you very, very jealous.

But NOT just because Hope named me a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Why thank you, m'dear, you rock too. Did you know Hope once crocheted me a little ponchette dealybop that was on the front of a Rowan magazine (#35 i think) that I really just HAD to HAVE that summer?


So apparently you're supposed to pay this one forward. Duuuuude. How could I possibly choose just five rockin' girls when there are so many? Y'all know who you are. Consider yourself...

OK whenever I type "consider yourself" my mind then keeps going with the song "...part of the family. consider yourself...at home!" Come on, no one else loves Oliver?!?!

OK so anyway, as I may have mentioned, I'M ABOUT TO MAKE YOU VERY JEALOUS. And remember up top how I mentioned Hope having randomly made me something once? Yeah, uh uh, awkward segue, but back to that...

So you may have heard through the vicious knitting grapevine about how I am somehow able to get people to knit stuff for me? Like I say "OH THAT'S SO PRETTY I WISH SOMEONE WOULD MAKE ME ONE" and somehow I have these freaky nutso crazy girls as friends who say things like OK I'LL MAKE IT FOR YOU. No, seriously? SERIOUSLY.

[I may be a little too punchy to be writing this. Bygones.]

So once Becky made me a sweater (this one, but in hot pink). And once Leigh did (a ROGUE no less). And Monica did. Yeah, uh huh. No joke.

And I mean other people have knit me stuff for, you know, birthday presents, or swaps, (let's see, Alice made me a shawl, and Monica (who also knit me a ram) and Amy have both made me socks, and Claudia and Rachel made me socks but those were in exchanges so they don't really count and Strizzy made me a hat/mitten set in a valentine's swap, man we need to do one of those again, and Mariko's made me TONS of stuff including this awesome dude and Mary made me the dude from the BAD BOOK and I can't even talk about all the shit Ashley made me in our recent swap...)....and Carrie made me anemois for my birthday and Heidi sends me jam and coasters and necklaces and all kinds o' stuff.... AND OH MY GOD EVERYTIME I LOG OFF I THINK OF SOMEONE I FORGOT. IT'S LIKE I'M AT THE OSCARS AND I'M FORGETTING TO THANK MY HUSBAND AND MY DIRECTOR AND THE CAST AND CREW AND AM ONLY THANKING THE BOY I GOT TO MAKE OUT WITH ON SCREEN. Lordie. Bygones. Consider yourself mentioned even if I didn't... OK? OK.

Yeah, I was like ALREADY the luckiest girl in the world.

Well check me out NOW, motherfuckers!!! [as my polish grandmother used to say when she swore in front of me "pardon my french!"]


Handmade (doh!) for me by Melanie, who sadly gave up her blog like forever ago and no matter how I cry will not be convinced to start one up again.

I cry please blog please blog please blog and she ignores me. And then I cry i want a ripple i want a ripple i want a ripple.... And she said "SEND ME THE YARN BITCH AND I'LL MAKE YOU ONE." Yeah? yeah. OK.

AND HERE IT IS. I guess now I'll just have to cry over her lack of blog into my blanket!!!!


Honestly peeps, winter cannot come soon enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It's made of Rowan pure wool DK that I ordered from the Knitting Garden. I ordered one ball of almost every color and two of some and had it all shipped right to Melanie's house and said surprise me.



Can't say I'm not lucky. Nope. Can't even say it.

OK I'm going to go turn the air conditioner as high as that fucker will go and curl up in my blanket and think lucky thoughts. Maybe tomorrow when I get home from work there'll be a BOY in a BOX, whaddya think?!?!?!

Posted by Duff at July 26, 2007


It is stinkin' gorgeous indeed.

Posted by: Mariko at July 26, 2007 04:59 PM

OMG. That is the nicest ripple afghan I've ever seen. Seriously. Gorgeous.

Posted by: Jan at July 26, 2007 06:35 PM

OMG OMG OMG OMG I LOVE IT. All the ripple lust that had died away has just been reignited. Fuck. Am I going to have to learn to crochet???

Posted by: Ashley at July 26, 2007 07:03 PM

You're right -- I'm jealous. That is soooooo awesome. My grandma used to make ripple afghans all the time when I was a kid. I need to find one and make myself one just like those -- in crazy 70s colors too just like Grandma.

Don't forget to post a pic of your boy.

Posted by: Hope at July 26, 2007 07:19 PM

That seriously is so bad ass. holy shit, I want that blanket. How do you do it, woman? You've got some sort of trickery going on that makes people knit for you...

and also...

love me some Oliver. I did a tap dance to Oom-Pah-
Pah in grade school.

Posted by: Carrie at July 26, 2007 09:12 PM

Holy crap!

That's awesome. Lucky girl!

I might have to crochet a ripple afghan now.

Posted by: Stephanie at July 26, 2007 09:39 PM

Tell me more about this boy in a box. Where do you order him? More important, can you return if he doesn't match?

Posted by: sarah at July 26, 2007 10:14 PM

That is seriously freakin' gorgeous and I don't even love crochet.

I'd make you a boy if I could. I really would. But if I made one, you'd have to wait like 18 years for him to be legal.

Posted by: jackie at July 26, 2007 10:55 PM

That's beautiful!!

Posted by: monica at July 26, 2007 11:48 PM

It's a nice blanket but it's too hot here for blankets.

And I don't want to be a girl blogger.

Posted by: Sashi at July 27, 2007 12:50 AM

Dude! I can't explain what it is about you that makes people want to knit. It's some sort of knitter's magnetism. When you say, "I wish someone would make it for me", we really get the urge to make it for you. When anyone else says that (not counting my immediate family), I'm like "knit it yourself".

Posted by: Becky at July 27, 2007 05:57 AM

You have got some GOOD karma going on. That blanket is incredible. There are few people out there who can say, "Make me one!" and, like, really get one. You obviously have the magic touch.

And okay, way to make me feel low. I never sent you anything I made, just fabric. I suck.

Posted by: Jennifer at July 27, 2007 06:28 AM

I'm singing along with Carrie right now. I haven't seen Oliver in YEARS but yeah, anytime "Consider yourself" pops up in conversation that's where my mind goes too.

Of course my mind is also going to the "Step one: put the boy in the box" place.

The blanket is seriously beautiful.

Posted by: Michelle at July 27, 2007 06:28 AM

oooh--that's a beauty! Kudos to Melanie and congrats to you. :) That Rowan wool must be sooo nice....

Posted by: alice at July 27, 2007 07:54 AM

You have made some kind of deal with the devil. How the hell do you DO that?! I'm hardened against you. Will NOT knit for Carolyn. Will NOT knit for Carolyn...

Posted by: cari at July 27, 2007 08:10 AM

So, you like it? And yes, you have some sort of Carolyn-ess about you that works in your favor. :)

But still, I'm going to continue to ignore you about the blog thing.

Posted by: Melanie at July 27, 2007 09:44 AM

that's one beautiful blanket. you are very lucky.

Posted by: maryse at July 27, 2007 10:39 AM

Holy crap! That's fabulous! Did you give Melanie a kidney or something? She rocks and you're lucky.

Posted by: Sil at July 27, 2007 10:46 AM

Fabuloso blanket man! My hands are cramping after thinking about all the crochet that went into that for you. Hmmm how bout you send me a box of DB cashmerino and I will make myself one? ha ha. I know that isn't how it works :) But maybe if I pretend I am making it for you I will actually do it! That Melanie is fast!

Posted by: Amy at July 27, 2007 11:20 AM

OK, so I now love the ripple!! These photos have made me do a 180 on the whole notion -- ahhhhh, that really looks colorful and cozy-licious.

Posted by: Mary at July 27, 2007 12:11 PM

Wow that blanket looks amazing. I keep meaning to make one and as soon as I pull out a crochet hook I remember why I haven't. Why I can handle sewing and knitting but not crocheting is beyond me.

You must have some serious skillz of persuasion b/c I don't think I could convince anyone to make me one of those!

Posted by: sara at July 27, 2007 12:17 PM

You must be a real good friend to get so much good shit. I'm thinking that's the answer, rather than just your snake-charmer-esque abilities.

Posted by: claudia at July 27, 2007 01:56 PM

Holy moley! You must have something on her to get something like that!! Incredible.

Posted by: myra at July 27, 2007 04:11 PM

Melanie is awesome, and you are -- as you clearly are aware -- VERY lucky!

Posted by: alison at July 28, 2007 01:10 AM

Holy shit. That's the best blanket in the world. I really AM that jealous. Wow.

Posted by: Rachael at July 31, 2007 08:56 PM

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