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18 April 2008 @ 03:36 pm
Challenge #6- part IIII...Finish Like a Champion! or......not.  
i know i know. it's almost the end of the final day of challenge and where the hell am i? well i'm here, and it took some doin but this damn hat is done. ripped the whole thing out and started from scratch. then i got a phone call yesterday asking me to go and work in reno last night (3 hour drive, overnight trip). i was like....work? are you serious? i am in the middle of a challenge? who let this call through!!! oh...yeah, i don't have a secretary. why don't i have a secretary!! someone needs to stop these things from getting in the way of my real purpose....blogging. knitting. drinking beer at 2:00...

anyhow, so i knit with wonder-speed and finished the hat then dropped the kids at the folkes and we took off to Reno- The Dirtiest Little City on Earth. don't get me wrong...i love reno. Reno de Janeiro!  got lots of family in reno. love the reno look: wranglers, tight striped button up, dark side burns, jacked up primered Scout, boots.... so i was actually pretty happy about the free night at the Atlantis. long story short: worked, ate, gambled (won $200 on roulette on a super dumb bet! i don't really know anything about gambling....but it worked out this time...$5 on #16 pays out 35 to 1....who knew?), crashed, got up, drove sans caffine and finally got home late this afternoon. i would have had this posted earlier but there was no one around to take a picture of me in my very special power beenie. i spent about an hour trying to get my 4 year old to take the pictures, we ended up in a wrestling match for the camera when she wanted to jump on the bed with it while swinging it around like a lasso. needless to say she didn't take a single picture of the hat, but did get plenty of shots of my knee, my boobs and my screaming face. so...sorry for the lame-ish pics here, but i had to do it myself.

check out the Yarn Museum to view all the projects, and VOTE, here on my blog all day tomorrow.


my beenie! as it turns out....this is not my favorite beenie. i was my favorite yarn but it's a little too....just too, for me. i wear subtler stuff....funny how what i like in yarn does not really translate to what i like to wear. hope everyone else fared better!!



happy in my power beenie. if i wear this while driving slow, people might think i'm a senior and get off my ass.....



that hat looks good even when yelling at children not to jump on the bed when mom is taking pictures!
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on April 19th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Just too?
Your hat's beautiful and I wouldn't hesitate to wear that. (Ask my kids!) My eleven year old put his hand in front of his mouth and baldly snickered this morning when he saw what I had on. It's true, I have a somewhat Cat in the Hat look today. How many times has my daughter said, Mom, are you going to wear that OUT OF THE HOUSE??? I should never have taught them to talk!

Anyway, I love it.

Lorraine
cindie-loocindie_loo on April 19th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
it turned out beautifully. and...pretty picture of you!
atomhearteveatomhearteve on April 19th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
lexi,

i especially connect with the second shot.
the first is like what we would like to look like as parents of two and the second is what we really look like most of the time.

I so feel you in that picture!

I think the beanie looks stunning....you will probably love it in a week.
or maybe this is why you are constantly searching for more beanie, because one would never be enough for you.
Kinda like a love addict, you just can be happy with the one you got! lol