19 December 2010
Any Excuse for Presents
No One does not.
One's response to receiving a present of any kind at any time for any reason is....
"Ooooo I LERVE getting presents. Yes I do. Thank you."
One is then inclined to hold it up to the light and shake it and say...
"Is it a diamond tiara? A Mercedes Sports?"
Like One's friend who says completely po faced "Said the Fairy Queen" on burping or farting.
One is inclined to gather others' excellent ditties. They are international in their richness.
Like One's Japanese sister-in-law's "Shit Wa".
Or One's Pommie friend's posh butter wouldn't melt in her mouth or even the odd plum or two "Oh Farrrk". Long and full o. Long and open mouthed ar.
"What a Palaver!" is very useful. It is important to emphasize the second syllable. PalARva.
Of course .... "Oh farrk shit wa what a palARver burp fart said the fairy queen" is extremely satisfying.
You may recognise the Gelati socks as already having had a showing but they are out the door now to a beautiful young woman. One just hopes she is not expecting head wear or wheels.
For Knitters Eyes only.
And the scarf (yes it is a scarf) is the very exciting DOUBLE KNITTING, knitting in the round on straight needles.
Zeez eez not a lesson but rather a window into the cleverness of the technique.
The front (red) and the back (green) is knitted at the same time on the same set of needles, joined at the edges in the knitting process.
When one is making a knit stitch (red) both red and green yarns need to be at the back of your work and needles.
When one is making a purl stitch (green), both the red and green yarns need to be at the front of the your work and needles.
And when you swap the colours you get a beautiful little heart.