Tuesday, October 25, 2011

what do you think of me?

a couple of days days ago, i bought a few round knitting looms because i'm just really cool like that. my sister saw them in my car and asked what i was going to make, and this was the subsequent conversation.

me: hats. lots of hats.
her: why?
me: i'm making them for SPEW.
her: SPEW?
me: yeah, you know, the society for the promotion of elfish warfare... to protect the rights of house elves.
her: huh?
me: harry potter, stupid. it was in the last book of the series that you read... hermione made a bunch of hats to liberate the house elves.
her: oh.

the next day she came over and started making a hat of her own. while she's knitting, she asks, "so who are you giving these to again? elves?" i laugh and say, "yeah, to free them," thinking she had realized that i wasn't serious the night before. apparently, she hadn't, which i realized a few minutes later into the conversation. that was when i started to laugh at her and she started to defend herself and then say that if there was a charity event to give hats to the homeless for winter and they used the SPEW thing, they would be very successful.

i'm not sure which is worse: the fact that she believed that i was making hats for fictional characters or the fact that me making hats for fictional characters is believable.

anyway, i'm about halfway done with my first hat. it's coming out smaller than i was expecting (that's what i get for listening to my sister and husband and using the smaller loom) but it's still pretty awesome. i've never made a hat before.

*So Damn Beautiful - Polaroid


  1. anonymous hippopotamusOctober 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    i feel left out.. :( why am I not told about these get togethers?! You guys know I don't have any obligations! :( I hate you all

  2. lol it wasn't really a get together. it was more of a anisah-had-a-break-and-her-friends-were-busy-so-she-used-us-as-a-last-resort-amusement-opportunity kind of thing.

  3. I'm kind of jealous of your hat.

  4. lol i finished my second one yesterday and have now made it my mission to knit hats for the world. i'm stocking up on different yarns so people (my family mainly) can choose colors and stuff. it's actually pretty fun/relaxing and a great way to procrastinate. and you can do it while watching a movie.

  5. You know, if you designed a SPEW logo, and sewed it onto finished hats, I bet you could sell them and make some serious cash. And if you donated a portion of the earnings to a charity, you could get a decent amount of hype going. Just sayin. ;)

  6. people keep telling me that. maybe i'll try making a bunch of hats and seeing what happens.