Thursday, October 25, 2007

I was on TV!

Y'all, I was on TV. TV! Me! I modeled some clothing on CBS Chicago news for an interview they were doing of Iris Schreier for her book Lacy Little Knits. For a brief moment in time, I lived the glamorous life of a model. Minus the glamor part, that is. No hair dresser, no make-up artist, no money, not even an autographed copy of the book. Not even a cookie. You know how when you're braggin' about something you've done and there's always some smart ass who says something like "what do you want? a cookie?" I'm like, yes! Yes I do want a cookie. Where's my damn cookie? I prefer macademia cranberry, thank you very much. I didn't get doodly squat. I got a styrofoam cup of water. It was probably tap.

Okay, why front? I loved it. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It was fun. I played dress up in pretty clothes and I was on TV. Here's the link to the story and video! I don't know how long they'll keep it up. But y'all saw how the newscasters were jocking my 'fit, right? It was a gorgeous skirt, drapey luscious silk. But everyone agrees, it's the booty. Which is why I told y'all before, quit hating on the booty. As soon as I've done a few projects in my queue, this skirt is mine!

But in case the video link doesn't stay up long, an internet friend got a screen capture for me. It's kinda blurry, so I'm working on getting real photos from the other models who were smart enough to actually take them.


Go ahead, guess which one is me. Haha. The 'fro was banging that day, too!

Now for my own knits, I worked up this sweater right quick. You know how you get a hankering for a quick knit? Okay, normally a sweater isn't what you go for in such situations, but I promise this one was fast. I love it. But tell me why it is that the most boring things to knit are the things you most want to wear?



10 balls, size 10 needles, 3.5 sts/inch. The pattern is available at Webs, the cropped v-neck pullover, for pretty cheap and it can be emailed to you. I had to make it 3/4 sleeves because I didn't have enough for long sleeves, but I like 3/4 sleeves anyway.

This is my second time working with Karabella Aurora yarn. This one was bulky. The Drops Fair Isle sweater was in Aurora 8. Do y'all know of any others like it? The spin and plying, I love it. It's squishy, it's merino, it's machine washable. It's official, I'm in love with this yarn. Don't tell my parents that. They worry enough about my (nearly non-existent) dating life without knowing that I've fallen pretty hard for a ball of sheep hair.

17 comments:

Heather said...

You look Fabulous! I am so impressed ( and cracking up )that you can be modeling on tv and still be self depricating. I think your parents are proud, sheep hair obsession or not!

Monique said...

Don't forget about us little people when you blow up! Girl you know I knew you u when!

Angelika said...

Doesn't it feel great when you are actually out there for everybody to see? I mean on TV is so much different than out on the street and all. I love your sweater and you know what? You need to blog more often. You always make me laugh. :)

Larjmarj said...

You're famous!!! or is it infamous?
LOL...you look great.
Love the simple sweater, you say the pattern is available at Webs?
I would do 3/4 length sleeves too, I'm always pushing mine up and then I end up with elephant trunks for sleeves.

Merry Gentlemen said...

You look great. You'll be getting cookies for your appearances in no time!

Thea said...

absolutely love this sweater! Must check out webs for the pattern myself. great color on you too.

Harlem Purl said...

You look bangin in that skirt. Congrats on your big debut. Let me know when your book comes out. I want an autographed copy!

MelissaKnits said...

they gave you...nothing for that??

I'd give you a gift just for saying you like my pattern - which, by the way, you make very lovable. That was an early design for Webs, like 2004-05. I really think it's under-loved. And I love it with the 3/4 sleeves. Been trying to knit up samples of my own designs, and I am now totally going to do this with 3/4 sleeve!

AR said...

Awesome! You look amazing, too!!

3goodrats said...

You looked awesome on tv! Congrats :)

The sweater looks fantastic, too!

Deborah said...

Girl that skirt looked like it was tailored made for you! You looked fab! Thanks for showing us east coasters what fun you are having in chi town!

Nik said...

There is a song on Corinne bailey Rae's cd called "Put your records on", and one of the lyrics in the song says "...Got to love that afro hairdo..."

I thought about that song when I saw you. Rock that 'do.

caroline said...

I made a scarf and hat set with Aurora 8 last Christmas. I loved the springiness and the clear stitch definition of that yarn-- if it weren't so pricey it would be ideal for a beginner because it's so easy to work with.

By the way, you have the best hair, ever!

Amanda said...

Wow, That color looks so great on you! I Think the "boring' knits, especially for sweaters, end up being timeless pieces that you can wear for many occasions. The endless stockinette with a hint of ribbing is just so pleasing to the eye after it is all said and done.

Thanks for your kind comment about my sweater!

Jersey said...

I love the sweater and I LOVE your hair! It looks great! I fell across your hair pictures and omg, I love your hair. It's so beautiful!

Gigi said...

One word....FABOOOOOO!

oh and All Hail the Booty!!!

Gigi

zippiknits said...

You really should have got that cookie. Gosh you are just so photogenic! What were they thinking letting you get away like that?