So a friend wrote to inform me (nicely, not meanly) (Hi, Jo!) that the hat I designed is known in one of her lists as a butt-hole hat. And there I was naively thinking it was a pretty pinwheel. Worse than that, mine is double-thick, so it's butt-hole-to-butt-hole, I guess you could say.
I must admit that when I first got this news, I thought of myself as a bit of a butt-hole. But I got over it fast.
Here's the second pinwheel hat, almost finished.
This one is being made with two strands of a really cheerful red tweed Lion Brand Wool-Ease. It is super-thick and soft and cushy. And I'll keep on making butt-hole pinwheel hats, even if y'all are laughing at me. I think they are cute. I know they are practical, warm, and easy to make. And I know they'll be very much appreciated by a cold person in the dead of winter. The double thickness will keep the wind out and warmth in. Will you join me and NOT be a butt-hole too? (We'll start a club, and the motto will be: "Don't be a butt-hole; be a pinwheel instead!")
And then there was the whole Yarn Harlot overshadow issue of yesterday. But I prefer to think of it as Great Minds Think Alike. I'll be making a Ken hat, too. I bet she'll make a couple of butt-hole hats. Or I'll be calling her a butt-hole publicly, and I don't think she'd like that. (Dear Stephanie: Love ya, darlin'. Just stop stealing my frickin' thunder, will ya? Sheesh.) I definitely don't need to link to her. Talk about surplus linkage. That would be over the frickin' butt-hole. I mean top.
So that's the Great Minds part of this story.
And now here's the blogiversary part of my story: My blogiversary is March 6th, this Sunday. I can hardly believe it. And in 365 days, I've blogged 338 entries. Maybe it's been overkill, but I've enjoyed it immensely. And I've enjoyed so much getting to know so many of you. To mark this auspicious occasion, here's a little blogiversary pic of most of my present WIPs, (Rogue #2 didn't make it to the photo shoot -- she was in the bathroom fixing her hair or something - I don't know) taken on what has become one of the standard sets for my blog photos -- my front porch bench.