Sunday, March 22, 2009

Anyone want to guess - hint, they do not usually have strawberries in them, but I had no limes. And if you look very carefully in the background of the photo you might see more clues.



This is a little easier to identify. The barter stitch scarf, out of lovely bulky Baby Llama yarn. The yarn was really lovely to work with, soft and fluffy and lovely. I brought it over to deliver yesterday and I think my friend will wear it a ton - soon even, since we're apparently about to get another cold snap. ugh. Snowing right now. Really, it is. Is that crazy??


So yeah, she may be able to wear it soon.

These I just thought were fun. My grandma sent me an envelope with old patterns she'd cut out of Good Housekeeping in the early 1960s. An afghan, argyle socks and a hat. There was also a whole thing on how to make a gingerbread house, complete with architectural plans for cutting the gingerbread. Funny.


The hat's kind of cool - and it's called the RingALing hat, so for that alone, it may require knitting. I'll save the photo for later, and the name might just make sense to you then.


I'm especially amused by the ad for skin care stuff, which you Buy By The Gallon. It doesn't say in the ad what it does for you - wrinkles, acne, age spots, general cleaning? It's complexion care. Apparently the main message they want you to take away was that you need a gallon of it. And that gallon? $30. It's like Costco of the 1960s.

6 comments:

yoel said...

Those argyle socks look so cute! If only they were easy to knit...

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Hmmm, complexion care by the gallon...

Can't wait to see the RingaLing hat- sounds fun.

Totally stumped on the drink.

(sorry about the snow- I will send you tons of melt and spring wishes)

Holli said...

The drinks look delicious! Your barter scarf came out gorgeous. And the gallon of complexion cream - oh dear!

Wendy said...

Is that tequila in the background? A margarita perhaps?

Thea said...

Not tequila -- that's the one booze I usually stay away from.

But nope, it's Dark Rum. A rum and tonic with strawberries and a shot of bottled lime juice. I let the berries sit for a bit, squeezed a couple and it was good.

Nell said...

Rum and tonic, huh? Yum. I love a Dark and Stormy too.