Knitting Hates Me
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Aprons, A Horrid Seamline, & A Month of Booking Through Thursday

First: The Horrid Seam:


Ack. Although maybe I'll just frog it back a bit and see if I can fix it. I might be that I fooled around with how I was picking up the stitches.......or it might be knit flat. In any case I WILL PREVAIL.

I hope. It sucks, doesn't it. I know, I know. I'm frogging it. [sigh]

Check out all these aprons we found packed away! They were my great grandmothers, my grandmothers and I think a couple of my mom's so they'd date back to probably around the 40's? This one I thought was really cute and then realized it's probably really Blog_pix_581_edited_2racist.

Apron Two & Three:


Aprons Four & Five



and more:



and even more:


Btt2 August 9th Do you have multiple copies of any of your books?
If so, why? Absent-mindedness? You love them that much? First Editions for the shelf, but paperbacks to read? If not, why not? Not enough space? Not enough money? Too sensible to do something so foolish?

Yes, I've picked up my share of doubles over the years. Absent mindedness, books being re-issued with different covers (I hate that) and there were more than a few doubles of knitting books (contest coming up one of these days) and a LOT paperbacks by Jack Higgins and Louis L'Amour particularly. First editions for the shelf but paperbacks to read? I'm sure this'll horrify anyone who likes pristine books but books were meant to be read, not hoarded. OTOH, they're not meant to tear up either.

August 16th One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar? (We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)

One book at a time. If I have more than one going, I've pretty much given up on the other.

August 23rd When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)

My whole family are readers, however the one book oriented memory I remember with complete clarity is the summer I turned 16. We were on a two month road trip from CA across Canada to MI, camping in National Parks, staying with relatives.

My brother and I in the back seat, when we weren't squabbling or singing "We are marching to the yellow gold, the yellow gold, the yellow gold. We are marching to the yellow gold......." (which for some reason drove my father mad ;) we had our noses buried in a book. (We might have played Crazy 8's too. We played one game we dragged out something like 8 hours). My father, with *his infinite patience was pointing out historic sites and/or scenery. I mumbled something along the lines of "Whatever" and he grabbed my book out of my hand and tossed it into the river we were crossing, huffing something about "......historic scenery.......once in a lifetime WILL enjoy and SEE these beautiful sights.......nose buried in a book........gah......."

Final Hezekiah shot:


Cat tree? I'm not sitting in a cat tree.




A racist apron from the 40's, now you could make a whole blog about that.
My eyesight must be going, I though your title said
A Hemmroid Seam NOT A Horrid Seam.....eye doctor here I come.


When my husband and I were looking for a house, we were shown one that was decorated (if you consider it so) with nothing but - uh - racist images: knickknacks, wallpaper, andirons, switchplates, dolls, salt and pepper shakers, a paper towel stand...Before we went in, the real estate agent told us that the owners had an odd decorating scheme, but she did not prepare us for this! It was so appalling that I wasn't even surprised when we went up to the attic and found a young woman, barefoot and wearing only a slip, using an old sewing machine on something white... It was like Tennessee Williams and the Klan had become interior decorators - one of the most horrifying experiences of our very awful house-hunting ordeals!


When I find used copies of favorites at good prices, I pick them up to pass on to others... Ha, Hez, you're busted!


Love the aprons! I have to agree with you, the racist one is cute (unfortunately!).

I remember one time when we were on a vacation, my oldest sister had a brand new purse. She would scream at me whenever I even brushed against it on the seat. So I picked it up, leaned over my other sister (I was riding in the middle, of course) and threw it out the window. Good times.

Um, Hez, I hate to say anything because you look so pleased, but ...

RheLynn the KnitOwl

Wonderful fabrics on all of the aprons and the embroidery on the Portugal one is beautiful! Hez does look self-satisfied, maybe she found the one place she doesn't fall off? ;)


It may be a horrid seam but at least it's pretty yarn!


Do you have enough aprons? Heh.

I hope you've found the courage to frog the sleeve.....


Do you remember what book it was that was thrown out the window? =)


I hear you on the re-released books with new covers...grrrrr. And the reading more than one book at a time. *sigh*

Hez could not look more comfy in her "tree", although don't tell her I said so...


Good luck on the seaming.

I love the apron. Im inspired to sew my own.


I love your aprons! Makes me think of my grandmas. And yes, the racist one is cute. Good luck on your reseaming. I hate it when seams go bad.


Yes, racist.

Still, aprons have terrific memories for me. My Grandmother was NEVER without one --- except when she went to church.


Love the aprons. The first one reminded me of a Flipsy Flopsy doll my Grandmother made for me. It was a white baby on one end and a black baby on the other, with a littler kerchief on her head. I loved the black baby side the most because such care was taken with her hair!
And, that wasn't a picture of Hez in a kitty tower. That was some other kitty!


The sheer aprons...I assume wearing them would be for sex appeal? Because I think they wouldn't stand a chance against a spaghetti stain...


It's really interesting that we don't use aprons much anymore. Have we gotten neater? Do we not care about being neat? Or maybe it's just that we don't cook in nice clothes anymore to care about whether or not we get a bit of gravy on our jeans or sweatshirt.


OMIGOSH! You know what an apron nut I am. Thanks for showing all the pix - I love them!


The second to last apron reminds me of the aprons that my grandmother used to wear.


those aprons brought back memories for me too...
EEk about the racist one but it is still cute.
Yes what book WAS it that he threw in the river?
LOVE the "whatever" comment..
Aww kitty sure looks smug(best way for them to be!)


I love all those aprons! Particularly the see-through ones! I remember my Grandmother wearing aprons and wonder whatever came of them.


Carrie- I think the aprons are adorable.

Hez, baby, you're lookin' good!


Heh've been caught.


Hmmm...those motifs were popular back then.

And Melanie's comment cracks me up...and scares me.


so, um, what am I missing? I'm not seeing the racist part of the racist one.


The aprons in the third photo down look somewhat risque, all see-through like that! Or maybe I'm just naughty. I love all the pink ones, but I think my favorite is that embroidered blue one. Someone put a lot of work into that, unless it's machine-embroidered.


Oh what pretty, pretty aprons! And the cat is a little cutie too :)


Sorry about the frogging that ensued. You'll get it though. I remember my Mom had a couple of aprons, but I don't. Hmmm..wonder why? Did they go out of style? Who know. What a collection you have there.

limedragon :-: Harriet

These aprons are all gorgeous! I hope the seaming works out for you. : )


Wow, I love all those aprons! What fun! And the see-through ones make me question my opinion that aprons aren't sexy. Guess I don't have anything on those ladies from the 40's!

pixie girl

Great aprons! Esp. the sheer ones:). Queen Hez, on her throne. Hysterical - your Dad throwing a book into a river - wow!!

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