This is for all admirers of the notorious Weldin sisters. It's a compilation of stuff that's good for you and educational (carrots) and everything we just need to get out there (throw-up). Enjoy. Note: this is not in reference to Fat Bastard's farts.

Friday, November 19, 2010

To Knit or not to Knit...

Our obsession with knitting just seems to be growing and growing and growing.  Here's the quick low-down.

I'm knitting this super cool skinny scarf for our beloved John Maynes (who at least one of us will marry) who is currently in Slovenia on a mission.  Yes, this is a super hard technique called double-knitting.  It is a reversible scarf, as you can see.

We've also joined the alligator scarf bandwagon (thank you Jenni Boyle).  I've knit the one in green, plus a mustard yellow and brick red one.  Brooke knit the white one and is knitting another dark green one, which is turning out most delightfully.

I spent the first 6 months after Christmas knitting socks as voraciously as school would permit, but as I am currently unemployed, this was a feasible task and brought the utmost enjoyment.  I ended up knitting 3 pairs, including the ones on the cover, which are perfect for cold feet during pedicures.  Really.  I'm serious.  Mom could not have been more thoughtful in her present of the best sock book around with some beautiful yarn.

Then, I stumbled upon this book, VAMPIRE KNITS.  I'm very excited to get to a project from here - be it fashionable cowls, blood-type beer cozies, or werewolf eared hats.  Stay tuned for updates on this.

 What with all our neat-o projects and Ali's very own knitting society, the Weldin girls are at the top of our game in the knitting world.  Brandi listens to knitting podcasts, at the suggestion from Aunt Shelley, in her free time, and Brooke is knitting her little heart out preparing for the holidays.  What could bring more joy?  Put on a little Sufjan or Beirut and steep a cup of tea and there is literal heaven on earth.  What could be hipper than this?  Well, let me tell you.

Drum roll, please.

Russell Crowe knits.

Actually, it's somewhat a fad among several celebrities.  Take a gander, and be even more surprised.

Scarlett Johansson, who also taught her husband, Ryan Reynolds
Debra Messing
Uma Thurman
Sarah Jessica Parker
Kate Moss
Catherine Zeta Jones
Goldie Hawn
Hilary Swank
Cameron Diaz
Winona Ryder
Russell Crowe
Dakota Fanning
Hilary Duff, who knits to keep herself occupied on airplane trips
Julia Roberts, who is starring in the upcoming movie called The Friday Night Knitting Club

Yes, that is Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell.  In addition, David Arquette, featured in a special volume of a whole lot of celebrity knitters, knitting for a cause.

This post, however, comes with a warning.  As cool as knitting seems to you now, beware.  There are plenty of kitschy items that would best be left alone.  I now present to you, my own collection of, "What Not To Knit"



And the grand finale..........

We hope you are crying your eyes out in unbelieving laughter.  Brooke and I don't know what our favorite part about this photo is.  The colors the poses, the facial expressions, the visible textures, the condom resemblance...I don't know, but it's wonderful.

If you wanted me to, I would knit you a


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Word of the Day

Pegasi is plural for Pegasus

Now don't go around saying pegasuses anymore...

Blast From the PAST

My professor is late, so I thought I'd take advantage.  I hopped out of bed this morning, and while in the shower, after pondering Patrick's blog post about laundry and wondering how I'm going to make it through the day, the most odd thought popped into my head.

Who can forget the propensity in the 90's for kids movies where the main source for laughs comes from annoying adults.  Are kids movies still like that?  I have no idea.  I also have no idea why this popped into my head at such an odd time, when at all.