Jul
25

Pantaloons are funny.

I actually watched Monday’s Knitty Gritty, which I rarely do anymore because the experience is much like watching yourself talk in a mirror, except with commercial breaks. 😉
The 16 year old guest Davis, was quiet in that I’d-rather-be-anywhere-but-here kind of way and therefore, not amused by my attempts at embarrassing him each time the camera would turn off. I however, was entertained. He pretended to be miserable when I’d try to get him to dance or tell a joke, but every once in a while I’d see a little unsuppressed smile come from him (Don’t tell his friends, but I think he actually had fun being on our little knitting show.) Really though, I was just practicing for the inevitable embarrassment that I’m going to cause my own boys when they’re teenagers. It’s going to be awesome! I already have tons of pictures of them as babies dressed in ridiculous costumes to use if necessary, as bribery. Can’t follow the rules, son? Well then, guess I’m going to have to release to your school yearbook editor, that shot of you at age 1 wearing nothing but red pantaloons and Cupid’s wings. Heheheh. I’m kidding. Well, sort of. But I digress…

The project shown, the Camo Hat, was actually one of my favorites from Season 4 because it’s not only easy to knit and cool-looking, it also makes a great gift for those tough-to-knit-for guys (I made one for our Production Manager, Steve who liked it so much it almost made him want to learn how to knit himself. Almost). It’s wearble, while being a little more unique than the standard beanie. Snaps!

What most definitely does not earn snaps is how many times I used the word “excellent” during the duration of that show. I promise you that my vocabulary does extend further than the one word I chose that day–it appears however, that I save all other adjectives for the privacy of my own home and not for television. If you are of legal age and can do so responsibly, please feel free to use the epsiode as a drinking game with bonus shots ingested upon the occasion(s) that I use the “excellent/fantastic” combo. 😉 Tune in when they re-run the episode this Saturday at 4:30pmET/3:30CT/1:30PT.

Speaking of drinking, I just got back from Texarkana where interestingly enough, one side of the main road (the Texas side) is dry by law, but the other (the Arkansas side)is not. So if I were to be standing as I am in this picture but with an adult beverage in my right hand, I could go to jail (or more likely, get a ticket). However, if said hypothetical cocktail were to be placed in my left hand, then I could live it up. Is that where the phrase “righty tighty, lefty loosey” comes from? 😉

Now, being from California I realize that my knowledge about this type of ordinance is very limited so I’d love for someone to explain the logic to me. Is Texarkana, Texas merely standing on principal or does the city’s government truely believe that its tempted residents wont dare to cross the street to Texarkana, Arkansas where the beer flows freely? Curious and curiouser.

I spent some of the 12 hours worth of car time on the trip knitting August’s free project of the month. Check in next Tuesday the 1st, for the pattern!

xo,
Vickie

One Response to “Pantaloons are funny.”

  1. Anonymous

    I live in Texarkana, Texas. And on my side we believe in hiding the fact we drink.

    That’s all.