Friday, June 10, 2005

Blech

On the knitting front, I've started the Carnivala Poncho for the shop. Henceforth to be known as "BLECH." First of all, it's a ponco. Which automatically makes it horrid. Second, the yarn is terrible. It splits like crazy and has all these papery bits that make it look like I'm working through two stitches instead of just one. On the upside, though, I'm doing both rectangles at once in an effort to make this go a little easier. I need to get this done in two weeks, so my fun projects are on hold. The Mystery Stole Along is moving along without me. I didn't like the CTH Possum Lace I had on hand for it - too fine and the colors just weren't doing it for me. So, I bought some of this: mmmmmerino The package came yesterday. It's much less vibrant than the picture makes it, but oh! the softness. I'm in heaven! I can hardly wait to get started. I think I'll be able to work this on size 6US needles. Working on the MSA will be a reward for finishing a certain number of rows on BLECH. I shouldn't have bought anything, but it was my birthday and I really didn't like the CTH for the MSA. Besides, I found the pattern I bought specifically for the CTH and I will work on that after a couple of easy projects. (Can I rationalize just about anything, or what?) On the nonknitting, opinionated, & judgemental front: Found this article via Moze. Are we finally at the end of seeing 11 year old girls dress like prostitutes? I truly hope so. It's not that I have a problem with what adults wear. That's one of the privileges of being an adult in a free country. There are certain ages and venues where very tight or revealing clothing is inappropriate - school, religous events and the workplace, for example. Encouraging young girls, whose identities have not completely formed, that it's acceptable to dress like a prostitute is reprehensible. The whole image of a preadolescent or teenaged girl wearing a shirt that says "porn star" is revolting. It brings a whole new meaning to the term "kinderwhore." (Remember Courtney Love in the early 90's? At least she was an adult. Not my first choice for a role model, but an adult nonetheless.) There was an article last year in Oprah that said it best... When did a woman's right to flaunt her sexuality become an obligation? BTW: I love low waisted jeans. Low waisted jeans are great, they are much more flattering on most women than regular fit jeans. Regular fit jeans one's backside appear to extend up to the shoulders. But, please, if you're wearing hip huggers and your cesarean scar is visible at least wear a long shirt. (Am I the only person who noticed that? It's the last girl and it's hard to see, but it was clear on the TV.)

7 Comments:

At 6/10/2005 04:17:00 PM, Blogger zibibbo said...

Great article via Moze thanks! Childhood seems fleeting more and more these days. Convincing my almost 5yo that dressing like a "big girl" can wait a few more years is trying to say the least (especially when clothing makers here make hooker clothes in 5yo sizes oy!).

That merino looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!

 
At 6/12/2005 09:45:00 AM, Blogger Moze said...

Amen! When I see pre-teen girls walking around Tel Aviv with half their bodies exposed and wearing Ts saying things like "I'm So Horny" or "Sexy Thing," I wonder where they get the money. I'd like to believe that their parents would never actually buy them that stuff, but I know I'm mistaken, and some parent has major issues.

 
At 6/15/2005 05:59:00 AM, Blogger DebC said...

Hey, here in Sicily, you can by thong bikini's for baby girls. I find that whole concept (kinderwhore) upsetting and I am truly glad I don't have girls.

As for that scar - not a c/s scar, likely an appy. C/S scars better NOT be showing above waistbands. That would be the end of decency as those scars hover above the pubic hair (I have to shave the top of the pubes to allow for the incision).

 
At 6/15/2005 07:37:00 AM, Blogger stephanie said...

My boys are both c-babies. I was just exaggerating a little to make a point. ;) (Even for an appendectomy scar, the pants are still waaaay too low.) Very scary about thongs for 5yr olds. {shudder} I'm glad we don't have girls either. We want a third, but after the curse mother put on me as a teen ("I hope you have a daughter just like you"), I'm not sure I want to push my luck!

 
At 6/17/2005 01:02:00 AM, Anonymous AmyS said...

I doubt the low jeans/tiny top look will go out of style here in Israel for a long time. Too many girls (and women over the age of 50, for goodness' sake!!) think it flatters them. The truth is, most girls and women look absolutely awful in those jeans. Better your butt looks like it comes to your shoulders than to have 3/4 of it hanging out for all the world to see (not to mention "love handles" - ugh).

 
At 6/19/2005 03:39:00 PM, Anonymous Sharon said...

One thing I won't miss in retirement is seeing young teens so inappropriately dressed and no one doing anything about it. School administrators are hamstrung by potential lawsuits. Yes, if you pick on poor little Jane Doe because her cleavage is down to you know where, you run the risk of accusations of discrimination and/or sexual harassment. Why don't parents get a spine?

 
At 6/19/2005 05:09:00 PM, Blogger stephanie said...

Sharon, that's one of the many reasons I will not send my kids to public/gov't schools. There really is no reason why all public schools can't institute a dress code. It doesn't have to be a uniform; just requirements for collared shirts, plain pants, skirts or shorts of a specific length, etc. Works for the charter schools...

AmyS: Low rise v. low waisted: low rise sit just below the waist and just above the hip bones. Low rise sits below the hip bones. Low waisted is the flattering, inoffensive version.

 

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