Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I have got this story I have been meaning to tell but with coming off my high of Lizzie (well almost), the extended weekend, and the freakin' cute booties I got sidetracked! LOL
This picture made it seem like everything was easy breezy carefree....mmmmh not so much! LOL
Ooh Boy! Let me tell you the back story!! :o)
First off, how about I hate grass! Even more so I hate WET grass!
It had decided not to rain all freakin' summer and the night before I wanted to take my Lizard Ridge pictures it rained!! UGH!
And then it still threatened to rain thru the weekend. Which it promptly did the same night I took the pics, so I was very glad I took them that morning. Because I knew I wanted my pics done and up by Friday the 31st (remember my personal goal was to get done by the end of the month!)
So I dashed out first thing the next morning after my last stitch and started snapping pics! I was pleasantly surprised that there was not an overcast and the sun was actually out! YAH!
It really is so funny how pictures do not reflect what really happened behind the scenes.
Well school had started back here and I knew I would have a mini audience while the kiddies were waiting to be picked up by their bus, along with some of their parents...cool no problem.
As I painstakingly positioned my Lizzie out on the wet disgusting grass...(did I mention how I hate grass?!?) And how I hate wet grass even more!- which CLINGS to everything!! Ugh!
So as the kids left on their school bus, and I was out there starting to "perspire" (not sweat LOL) in the '75 degree before 9AM' morning (*whew*) one of the mothers (lets just call her - Nosey Annoying Woman NAW) hangs back to literally stand and stare at me bended over pulling and inching the afghan to try and make it straight. Here is what happened:
NAW: "What are you doing?"
Me: *blankly stares back at her like - can't you tell!* So I pointedly answered back "Taking pictures"
*what the heck does it look like I am doing!!*
.......as I stood there (briefly) looking at her for more questions....nothing. And I wasn't offering up nothing. I went back to what I was doing.
NAW: "Of what?!?"
Me: *OMG!!! You have got to me kidding me!* I replied back to her very short "Of an afghan" *cringes and hopes she doesn't freakin ask me what is an afghan!*
NAW: "Why out here?"
*mind you it is right in front of where I live!*
Me: "Because it is a beautiful background"
*at this point I cannot believe I am entertaining this nosey annoying woman's questions*
NAW: "Ooh well it is beautiful"
Me: "Thank you" *and thinking if she is going to stand there, she could at least offer to help me straighten this long afghan out!! Gish!*
NAW: "So how did you get all the colors in it?"
Me: "Oh it is the yarn"
NAW: "But how are there so many colors?"
Me: "It.is.the.yarn" *normally I would have given a nice explanation but she had already proven to me she was a freakin' idiot! Ugh!
NAW: "Well how long did it take you to make it?"
Me: "5 months" *all responses are as limited as possible at this point*
NAW: "5 months huh?"
Me: *crickets chirpn' in the air*
NAW: "So...was that like everyday you worked on it?"
Me: "It just depended"
NAW: "Oh well it is nice"
Me: *still snapping pictures* Thanks
NAW: "Alright well take care"
UGH!! Can I just say - I hate stupid people who ask stupid questions!!!
YES! There is such a thing as asking a stupid question!
But truthfully it really wasn't about her asking a bunch of questions, but not asking the right questions.
I may have been a little icy towards her but I just wasn't up with the foolishness that morning!
Normally I would have been "Chatty Cathy" about knitting, what I did to make the afghan, trying to get her to learn how to knit and join a group! (those who know me know this is true) But because she started off with a stupid question (and kept asking more stupid questions) I wasn't feeling it. PLUS it was getting hot outside and I was rushing to take pictures before work because I knew it was going to rain that night by the time I got home.
Leave me alone if you are not going to talk to me like you have a little bit of sense! Shish!
Anyway, she didn't blow my 'Lizzie High' at all!! Over the weekend I went to my favorite LYS and did a little 'show and tell'.
And the owner highlights some of her customers' knitted projects on her store blog. Well Remi featured me on yesterday! Go Check It Out! I am now a mini local knitter celebrity :op Haha!
I have also been meaning to show y'all all of my leftovers from making Lizzie
It really does feel heavenly! I heard it gets even softer after I give it a nice lavendar soak! Yum! :o)