Monday, April 05, 2010

the Urban Snuggie

As I wrote that title I couldn't help but think of that Seinfeld episode where Elaine has to write up a product description on the "Urban Sombrero" for the catalogue she works for..."a hat that combines the spirit of old Mexico with a little big city panache". Except in my case it's more "a poncho that provides the couch potato comfort of a snuggie or a slanket with the urban manouverability akin to wearing your pajamas to the grocery store". Everything about this thing makes me crave a siesta.

You can tell that I am less than thrilled with having to present this beast (but in my defence it's just so darn comfy it made me incapable of garnering the energy needed to get back to this blog!)

pattern: cape Nebuleuse from Phildar (Fall #472)
yarn: 7 balls of patons Shetland Chunky in "charcoal" for the smallest size

I know, I first clue should have been that the 6-foot tall model for it is just barely making it work (and I am now suspicious about the "action" shot they've chosen to use--if she had been standing still she probably would have looked like a triangle on toothpicks):

and well, 5 foot 4 inch (and er,uh D-cupped) ME...maybe not so much. I made sure to go easy on the blocking, because it's practically hitting me mid-thigh in the smallest size as it is.

But I think I get an "A+" for effort, not to mention frugality (the yarn for this came to about 33$ in the end...) and BOY it truly is comfortable. There are days when you just feel like hiding under a blanket with a trashy novel anyway!

I know my posting has been kind of non-existant of late (and for that I apologize!), but I promise you once this wedding and all it's endless planning and family-related parties are over with, regular life and regular knitting can resume. That said, you likely won't see another post from me until after we're back (and somewhat recupperated) from Vegas.

I simply cannot wait for it to be over (I am officially the worst bride ever...)