Tuesday, April 17, 2007

wayback

Progress...at least a little. A crappy picture, to be sure, but here it is nonetheless:


The woman in red sweater is progressing, this is a partial view of the back...how far it will get remains yet to be seen...this pattern, while pleasing to knit, is causing me all kinds of practical concerns, such as the chance that all the little twisted cable stitches may get pulled out very easily, and the bottom chevron points--which are inconveniently mostly not shown in this picture--are having a very annoying tendency to curl up...I'm hoping this is because it's all crowded on the circular needle, but some nagging feeling is telling me that just isn't so...I just wish the camera would pick up the delicious cherry red of this yarn.

Whoa....


That was all I could think of to say when, while flipping through an old photo album--you remember those, don't you? The ones with the sticky pages that you put your polaroids in... long before the days of these new-fangled contraptions called the digital camera and web album?--anyway I was looking through one of those and came upon this photograph and all of a sudden, was transported back to a much simpler time, when my biggest problem was worrying whether or not to smile for this picture, because I had just days earlier lost my two front teeth, thanks to my best friend who gave me the elbow and knocked me down, not on purpose, but still...man did I clean up with the toothfairy!! I giggled and couldn't help but wonder just what possessed my mother to dress me like this:




Little K, circa 1974

Calm your worries, dear readers, the flood I was evidently so well-prepared for never came...what's better than orange bell-bottomed pants that are just a skosh too short, I ask you? How about a homemade tunic shirt made Von Trapp-style out of my aunt's kitchen curtains? (I'm not kidding, by the way)....I love my blue fake keds--that's right, they weren't even the real thing--they just completed the heck out of that ensemble.

Oh, little 6-year old K....there's just so much I need to warn you about, and sadly, I cannot...

4 comments:

Sharon said...

omg, how stinkin' adorable you were! That pic gave me the smile I've been waiting all day for. You've made wonderful progress on your sweater. Don't fret--I am here to tell you that blocking is the answer. It slices, it dices, and it washes away our sins.

kay said...

Aww thanks Sharon. If I remember right I was feeling quite pleased with myself in that outfit, lord only knows why. I never considered blocking the sweater..that might just do the trick!

Vik said...

Aww thank your for sharing this picture, Kiki... I´m just 2 years younger than you, so I also have such pics with a 70´s look!

kay said...

Hello Vik! So you have some groovy pictures, too! I have one of myself in a super cool crocheted poncho (made by my mom's friend) I should dig out and post!