Saturday, December 27, 2008

Paybacks are hell.

Walker Art CenterWalker Art Center
Isn't it great that no matter what age you are, coming back to your parents always means reverting to adolescent behaviors like eating potato chips, stealing beers from under the stairs, taking pictures in locations where it is strictly forbidden (see shots of Walker Art Center above) and picking fights with everyone in sight? You can add settling a score to that list of puerile behaviors, as today I was able to exact payment from the recalcitrant Curmudgeon for the Koolhaas-on-windshield incident. He was willing to shell out the cash for more yarn but still doesn't quite get why his actions were like a hot branding iron on my soul. Luckily for me all the knitters in Needleworks Unlimited were aghast at his infraction and showed their scorn and disdain with sighs of disbelief and disapproving glares. Did I mention shaming and piling on as another awesome teen age behavior in my arsenal of immaturity?
Needlework Unlimited
Don't let the smile fool you, he's not sorry. He is holding in his very un-contrite hands two hanks of Jitterbug and several skeins of J.Knits. He is very lucky that I wasn't in a spendy mood, don't you agree?

I had the pleasure of hooking up with old friends from high school during my visit and was able to quickly whip up a pair of mittens for their five year old for another greenhouse FO shot. Mittens are so satisfying to make and give away.
Malabrigo Mittens in greenhouse
The Specs
Pattern: Basic Mittens from Ann Budd's Basic Book of Patterns
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted in Vermilion
Needles: Size 5 and 7 addi turbos
Time: two days, lickety split!
Malabrigo Mittens in greenhouse
Next up for me in my cavalcade of finished objects will be my finished Dr. G's Memory Vest, a project that caused me to shed a few tears when it was opened on Christmas Day...

14 comments:

Esoteric Knitter said...

awwww!! Family = awesomeness!!

knithound brooklyn said...

Ah, sweet revenge!

Angela said...

Certainly going home is a trigger for much of that, but add in the emotional dynamite of the holidays, and , boom! Big family fun is bound to result. It's why I try not to travel at the holidays if I can avoid it! I keep trying the argument that turkey would taste as good in March as it does in Nov. or Dec.

Nice mention in Knit 1, famous blogger!!

SJ said...

I'd say that's a pretty reasonable payback price to pay for the, um, incident. You could have gone shopping for sweater yarn; I admire your strength in going only for sock yarn (but I applaud you for going for the primo sock yarn!).

Jennifer said...

Nice pic of the hubs - that's almost as sexy as the one I have of mine vaccuuming ;)

You can totally tell that he is not sorry. Oh well, at least he paid for his misdeeds in fiber. Nice choices, btw.

kim said...

I'd say, all in all, he got away pretty unscathed.

Love the little mittens. Nothing says "Winter" like a child in red mittens.

kmkat said...

You are in my neck of the woods (kind of)! I haven't been to the Walker in so long that I cannot recognize the space in your photo. Good work at Needlework Unlimited!

nicole said...

Nice guilt loot, but I'm surprised that's all you got. I think the violation of the Koolhaas merited at least a sweater's worth! No wonder he's smiling.

You've got me wondering about the vest. I hope they were tears of joy...

Knittymuggins said...

Ooooh, LOVE those contraband photos!

Hope you had a lovely holiday & have a Happy New Year too :)

knittymuggins

James said...

Revenge is ours!!!! er.. yours, but I still shake my fist in satisfaction.

Sonya said...

He really did get off easy. Christmas makes me a little bit glad my parents winter in Florida.

Kim said...

He's smirking cause he knows he got off easy!

Amy said...

Wait, you really didn't make him buy you more malabrigo? :)

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you made hubby pay for his obvious digression!