Saturday, 23 July 2005

Show me the fimo *long post alert*

Well ratfans, you've been very patient with me and I aim to please so without further ado let me introduce you to....a sea of badges.
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The three at the front have little rings in them so I going to ponder necklace pendants and dangly earrings. The red and white one front right is a ring! All for me!

Here is a close up of one of the colours.
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This is green, purple and pink which might seem nuts but is a homage to Pixeldiva's clapotis. Actually in that picture the colours don't look the same as I remember from Wed when I saw it 'in the fibre' but this is my interpretation of them. Plus check out me using the word fibre there. Subtle, huh?

OK, before I continue I want to appeal to the ladies out there reading this. Over the last 18 months I've gone from a 10/12 to an 8/10 to a 14 to a 12 and am back at 14. The madness, you understand. During that time my tummy has grown slightly more and slightly less tubby *but* it has consistently remained proportionally fatter on the left (my left as I look down). Now, is this normal? Do tummy's increase disproportionately? Is there any other body part I should be looking out for?

In other news, not that much is more newsworthy than my stomach, I HAVE FINISHED THE CURSED CLAPOTIS woooooooo haaaaaaaa! Take that clapotis, I am unstoppable! I took a pic of me holding it up to show that it's longer than I am tall and then did a spot fat-under-the-chin-check (OK, double chin, yes) so decided to cut out the bit with my chin.
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You've still got a thigh there so can probably extrapolate the chin(s) from that.

Just to give it a little bit of 'zing' I have sewn one of my labels into one end so that no one is in any doubt as to who is the daddy. Aren't they adorable? From mini labels
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You may have thought I was mistaken using the parent gender 'daddy' rather than 'mummy', but you would be wrong. Who's done that bbc-what-sex-is-your-brain-test? This isn't one of those 'answer 8 questions and we'll give you a comedy icon to put on your blog' things. This is the good stuff. And you come out somewhere between 100 woman and 100 male with them both on the same line. The average man is 50 male and the average woman is 50 female. The average Byrne is 50 male. I've got a fricking male brain?! How the frickity frick did that happen? I mean, and I don't wish to sound stereotypical here, I like pink. I adore kittens and fluufy things like gypsy yarn (I do the latter bit in secret mostly though because the rest of the time I pretend to be a yarn snob). I may have committed my recent life to physics, problem solving, lateral thinking, flat shoes and big pants BUT how can I have a male brain? Pooch is now actually scared to do the test in case he comes out less male than me. He says this isn't why he isn't doing it but I reckon that's just feminine coyness.

Also finished the 2nd charity jumper at long last and cast on the 70's brown socks (for the 3rd time - the yarn is bearing up well). Have decided to absolutely definitely buy denise needles on Monday as this also happens to be payday. That is unless Pooch (who is a gorgeous boyfriend, very well-hung and a tiger in the sack as well as being extremely generous) offers to treat me to them.

PS: pooch now shamed into taking the test - he is 50 male too. He had thought when I said I was 50 male I meant I was fifty more male than the average woman, not that I WAS an average male. Is now looking at me funny.


Nickerjac said...

Badges look fantastic, congratulations on completion, and the clapotis looks fab, I will knit one honest.


You been so busy! I totally sympathise on the dress front, front, I've done exactly the same, currently heading right back up to where I used to be on the scales...going to do the bbc quiz tomorrow!

Nickerjac said...

Just done the quiz I also scored a male 50 do you think the test is skewed?

scarletprincess said...

Oh I love the badges! Clapotis looks soooo good... but no I'm not making it. I wont. You cant make me!
Glad to hear pooch is nice....wonder if you'll get those needles ;o)

Becky said...

Those badges look fab - I can't wait to see one in the flesh. Thank goodness you finished the clapotis - it's huge ! It will keep you nice and warm in the winter though and it looks stunning.

I'm going to take that BBC test now, just to see.

I think our bodies do grow disproportionally sometimes. Perhaps it's do with how you use your muscles - just a thought - I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

Anna Sorrentino said...

The Clapotis looks fantastic - keep more pics coming when you have a chance, and I love the mini label!! Such a classy touch! Can't wait for mine to arrive too.

And I love the badges, especially the purple ones. Well done to the queen of Fimo ;)

Have a fab weekend,

Anna x

Daisy said...

Clapotis looks great, even if it was torture making it. I also love the badges!!

I wouldn't worry about the disproportionality (big word. Probably spelt wrong). Nobody is symmetrical in reality!

RoxyKnits said...

Love the badges & the clapotis looks great. I've got exactly the same mini labels as you - of course with my name instead though :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Just seen this while doing a bit of market research. I know of a company that can also do these sort of labels which you require require, I think its on a sort of rayon satin material. May be worth giving them a call so see whether they are still doing them.

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