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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Coincidence?

So here is the new issue of Martha Stewart's Blueprint magazine, which just landed in my mailbox.





Cute, right? But see what's sitting there, on the bench? It's a life-size goose! Now, hmmm, where have we seen another life-size goose recently? That's right, my bedroom!




Listen up, Blueprint editors. Gladys Goose and I are on to you. And believe me, you don't want to mess with a goose. Just read this article.
Ahem. Well, anyway, after reading about Jess's success with le slouch, I couldn't resist and whipped up my own. That there is some Cascade 220 in this crazy, tweedy, bluish-pink color. I can't recommend this little FREE number enough -- warm and tres chic to boot. The perfect instant gratification for anyone who needs a break from an interminable project.



Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't share with you the fine couple that Jon and I met during our relaxing weekend upstate. Yes, we are geeks and visited Eleanor Roosevelt's Val Kill, which was delightful. The tour guide told me that she knit constantly because she was depressed and always had to keep herself busy. (I dunno anything about that.) So anyway, as lovers of stuffed animals, we simply couldn't pass up purchasing the former first couple. Heck, if you bought both Roosevelts, they threw in Fala for free!




Oddly, FDR looks a lot like my dad. Or the dad from Frasier. Who also looks like my dad. Ok, this post is getting kind of weird.

26 Comments:

Blogger amandamonkey said...

FDR DOES look like the dad from Frasier!!!! So weird! I'm really proud of you for adopting the Roosevelts - I decided against taking King Tut dolls home with me after seeing the exhibit here in Chicago and now I am so sad.

That goose story is so very disturbing. I will concentrate on your lovely slouch instead...

8:26 PM  
Blogger KeanaLee said...

Oh that is cute - he does look John Mahoney.....that is so funny. the slouch is very fetching on you!

8:36 PM  
Blogger elizabooth said...

Oh, your cute dad. He does look like the Dad from Frasier, who more importantly, is the Dad from Say Anything. My own Dad looks almost exactly like Martin Sheen -- so much so that in his younger days he was often stopped to sign autographs. My husband was never able to watch The West Wing -- the thought of his father-in-law as president was too much to handle.

8:41 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

you're just ahead of the fashion curve with your goose! i love it. :)

and your hat looks great too...i'm kind of obsessed with berets right now, so i think this will be added to the list.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Cute, cute hat! Yep, FDR does eerily look like John Mahoney. Too funny!

9:22 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

the more i see the le slouch the more i would like to make it! hmmm and i do have some cascade in the stash... woo! that's for always inspiring the knits! :-)

10:56 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Le Slouch is definitely on le list. I am on a serious sock kick right now, but a slight deviation could be in the works after seeing both your and Jess's versions.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Love Le Slouch. I'm definitely needing a little instant gratification so on the list it goes!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Tres chic, no? J'aime le Slouch!

I love to collect little oddments, and I think FDR and Eleanor dolls are the perfect thing. Who doesn't need one of them? Perhaps they should keep the goose company.

9:21 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

hahahah, what a completely random post :)

i love le slouch! it looks great on you.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Wow, you are so stylish, Martha Stewart is copying you--way to go!
And I love your l' Slouch--you look so cute in those beret-type hats!!!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I'm trying to resist le slouch, but I keep seeing so many cute versions of it. Yours looks great!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

pretty cover! i'm still waiting for my copy, can't wait to see it. le slouch looks great on you. very stylish.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love your version of le slouch! tres stylish.

And you're definitely ahead of the curve with your goose. What's the next hip thing?

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Veronica said...

Love your le slouch. I'm going to have to put this on my to do list.

8:30 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

I can't believe they stole your idea! :)

Love Le Slouch.

9:34 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

Martha Stewart should be paying you for consultant services, since she's clearly taking style cues from your decorating!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love the hat! You must knit un slouch for Gladys the goose too.

10:23 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Geese, FDR, your dad, Frasier's dad - it's all undoubtedly part of one great big conspiracy!

2:58 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

My daughter has the goose in her room as well, great minds think alike.
Be glad that you got yours BEFORE Martha featured it, b/c anything she features becomes instantly scare and goes way up in price!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

You are so right about blueprint! Next issue will feature a fantastic slouchy beret I'm sure!!!

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

The hat is awesome and you look fabulous modeling it. What's with the goose craze? I think I like it! Are you sure that is an FDR doll and not a doll actually based on your dad? Make his day ~ gift one to him!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I came home from Pittsburgh to find Blueprint in my mailbox, and I loved the color. How funny that they have a goose on the cover! The Le' Slouch loves wonderful.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Cute couple! I loved Martin Crane. He had some of the best lines.

Great job on Le' Slouch. It suits you beautifully.

11:17 AM  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Le Slouch is le great! Looks great on you, too.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Kym said...

You crack me up- I love that you bought the Roosevelts! You should send Blueprint a picture of them and see if they show up in next month's issue :)

Awesome Slouch, BTW.

11:12 AM  

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