Okay, so that whole “cleaning” endeavor took longer than predicted. Two and 1/2 days were spent on the girls’ tv/play room alone. In the end we took out multiple boxes of toys, books and miscellaneous items. One wall needed and received a fresh coat of paint, the carpet was shampood twice. Designer touches would be appreciated, but for now I’ll settle for clean.
Two more tank tops were cast on and frogged. The first had a loose 2×2 ribbing for shaping. The gauge was very loose making it look bulky and ridiculous when on.
The second tank top was a stocking net stitch through the shoulders and breast area. Next was an eyelet row (for a ribbon or I-chord) and the bottom was a feather and fan lace stitch. This version also looked dumpy so it too was ripped out.
At this point I decided that it wasn’t the patterns, it’s the model that makes the sweaters look like blobs. For this reason the yarn has been returned to the stash wardrobe and I’m back to sock knitting.
There isn’t a large variety in the garden yet, but we’re drowning in lettuce, zucchini and strawberries.
The beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage and tomatoes look promising. The peas won’t amount to much though because we keep eating them raw while they’re still in the pods.
Several weeks back while out garage sale-ing I came across a DVD set from a television show I enjoyed back in the early 1980s. The show, “Robin of Sherwood” starred Michael Praed and aired on Showtime. They were only asking $1 so of course I bought it and brought it home. Score! I could pop it in while knitting, folding clothes or even while taking on a monster cleaning project.
Giggle, snort, bwah, hah, hah! The mullets, techno pop sound track, horrible costumes and cheesy dialogue were so distracting that I couldn’t focus on anything. I watched a total of two episodes before finally admitting that it was awful. Just awful. It’s now listed on ebay.
But in my defense, I was a youngster and I watched way worse television shows. Looking back, Sid and Marty Krofft had the market cornered when it came to cheesy kids’ shows. There was HR Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost (remember the sleestaks?) and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters to name a few. I also remember a really bad super hero show called Shazam. It featured two men, one young and one older, riding around in a Winnebago, talking to Greek Gods and saving the universe from evil. So what campy shows do you remember watching?