••• Thursday, January 11, 2007

Scarfing Down the Good Life 

I heart this scarf.
I really heart being done with this scarf.

Pattern: Bunches and bunches of garter. And some fringe. I hate making fringe.

Yarn: Bunches and bunches of Plymouth Encore from deep within the bowels of my bins. A couple of the colors I've had for 12 years or so. Howz that for some ball bustin?

Recipient: An orphan in college.
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory...
...of the Glowing Big Ass Button.

I don't know if any of you knew this, but one of our nation's former presidents passed away a couple weeks ago. You may or may not have seen anything in the news about this man and his family and the 1.5 billion hours of funeral he left behind, but this dead president was all the rage around my neighborhood. When his funeral procession passed by just two blocks from my home, I went to watch.

And the very next day....this picture appeared in the paper. Sort of.

Look at the upper left hand corner. See the orange hat with the glowing, big ass button? That's me and my Republic. This picture is a serious croppage from a much larger picture of the funeral procession. In the picture that was in the paper you could make me out, but you had to know what you were looking for. In the online version you can hardly see me at all.

If you want to see for yourself, clink here, and go to the fifth picture in the series. That's the one. ::You can see my big ass button though, just below the street sign.::

Practically famous.

A Contest
Now, let's say I'm at this dead president's funeral, and some guy comes up to me and tries to take my hat, but I hold on to it, but the guy won't let go, and pretty soon we're fighting over the hat, pulling back and forth, and pretty more soon a crowd gathers to watch ,and after a few minutes the crowd starts singing a song about what we were doing. The song is a tribute. To the fight. Over my hat. My orange hat, with the Big Ass Button.

Can you name that tune, for a chance to win a prize of a hugo mongo cone of pink, laceweight alpaca?

Email your answer c/o marcymayy at aol the dot com along with any other words of adoration and glorification,etc. Deadline for the contest is 11:59 p.m., Saturday, January 13. The winner will be drawn from a pool of correct responses.

I'll show a picture of the booty yarn late tomorrow. I totally just pulled this contest thangy from my monkey portal, like five minutes ago and now it's time for bed.

P.S. This post turned into something entirely different than I had planned, which was to share my hopes and dreams for 2007. I was also going to talk about a button on my sidebar and another one that will be there tomorrow or the next day. I'm so tired I'm typing with one eye. g'nite.

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