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Thursday, June 16, 2005

the unstoppable shrug bandwagon (and i'm tagged!)

I need to do a teeny bit of finishing on this, but here's my version of the ever-popular one skein wonder from glampyre. Stefanie is so talented and such a generous designer. I've made a few of her free patterns, so I jumped at the chance to purchase a pattern she created. It was a fabulously fun and quick knit.

And I swear I'll have *another person* take a shot of me wearing the shrug. But until then, here it is on my futon:

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And here it is hugging my ipod! Oh how we love the ipod.

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I hate to jump on the shrug bandwagon because I fear that in a few years I'll look at them and say to myself, "WHAT were you thinking?" You know, the way I feel about my blue wool clogs from LL Bean or my long wrap sweater that looked like it belonged to Obi Wan. I'm already taking heat about my affinity for shrugs -- a cop said to me a few weeks back, "Hey Carrie, you're missing half of your sweater." But I think they are slightly perfect articles of clothing. I'm one of these folks who is constantly cold, constantly sporting goose bumps and shivering. But I don't always need a big, bulky cardigan, just a lil something to cover my shoulders. Hence, I totally dig shrugs.

In other news ...
I was tagged by Keridiana, who designs the most darling knit and crochet creations. (She's gonna have a pattern in the Stitch n Bitch crochet book coming out later this year. So jealous).

1. Total number of books I own?
Between what I have in my apartment and what's in my long-suffering parents' garage, probably 350. This is a mix of undergrad books, graduate books, pleasure books, knitting books.

2. The last book I bought?
Before we went to L.A., I purchased "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris and the groundbreaking "The Second Shift" by Arlie Russell Hochschild.

3. The last book I read?
I am in the middle of "Blue Blood" by Edward Conlon, but a cop at work made me mad so I had to take a hiatus. I finished Anne Lamott's "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith" before that.

4. Five books that mean a lot to me?
Oh, this is hard.
Gotta go with "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott, since it teaches so much about life and writing.
"Summer" by Edith Wharton because it was just a delicious read.
Anna Quindlen's "Black and Blue," which I stayed up all night reading about five years ago.
"The Street" by Ann Petry -- just a heartbreaking take on life in poverty.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise" because it's a great coming of age tale.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tara said...

I love that color! I am definitely addicted to Stefanie's designs. :)

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