Monday, November 23, 2009

What Kind of Boob Am I?

Mustard Leaf BeretI'm the kind of boob who forgets to tell you that I finished the Leaf Beret over a week ago. It is lovely, wearable and an easy knit - especially for those like me re-entering the crafty atmosphere.

Pattern: Melissa LaBarre's Leaf Beret
Yarn: One skein Louet Gems sportweight in Mustard colorway; 100 grams and 225 yards.
Modifications: None. The pattern is very clear, as written. Even the chart-averse will have no problem understanding the leaf motif.

It wasn't my beloved marigold alpaca, but I did try to hold true to the pale color of the original yarn. I did end up using the alpaca as part of a cowl that can easily be paired with the beret. It's in the seed stitch collar stage and should be ready by week's end.

I am also the kind of boob who cares way too much about what some anonymous person had to say recently in a new comment to an old post from 2005:
"JC has left a new comment on your post "Ciao 2005, Bon Giorno 2006!":

how about sticking to one language, you pretentious boob, preferably the native lanugage (sic) of the readersip (sic) you hope not to put off..." says:
pre⋅ten⋅tious –adjective
1. full of pretense or pretension.
2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.

Karen's got the hookup
Studying the brain of the boob
Please don't confuse knowledge of more than one language as pretentiousness. This is simply a result of my environment and upbringing. I may be many things but feelings of self-importance are not part of my make-up. On the contrary, I'd rather ham it up and use self-directed humor to divert attention away from the "real me." I will retreat to a corner before making an ostentatious show.

Like many people, I can be complex, intense, perceptive, impulsive and worried over the smallest things (like why I've lost a few readers or how to stop the cat from chewing my patterns). That may make me both perspicacious and paradoxical but never, ever a pretentious boob.

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Anonymous clasca said...

This anonymous person clearly does not know you. Some nerve to leave such a comment and not mention who he/she is. Delete the comment from your blog and don't think about it anymore! Love the hat.

11/24/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Cute hat!

Gah, I'm with clasca - delete the comment. Someone's just being an idiot - and probably a spam bot idiot at that.

11/24/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Tres belle! I love the beret. Very elegant but also fun.

P.S. Eheu, me miserum! That comment is the exact opposite of my opinion. The more languages the better! :-) Bring 'em on, Karen.

11/24/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Why, then, are they reading your blog which has French in the very title?

Not up to someone to decide for you how you may speak, OR the native language of your readership other than him/herself.

I like your blog.

11/24/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

I think annonymous commenters are usually small-minded boobs themselves.
I cannot for the life of me, think why knowing more than one language would make someone seem pretentious. These days? It's almost a necessity!
(and you're much too sweet to be considered pretentious)

You are not alone in wondering where the readership went! Keep posting, tho' - LOVE the hat!

11/24/2009 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i agree with sallee, annonymous commenters are small-minded boobs. :P

your beret is a thing of true beauty. :)

11/24/2009 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger lu said...

1 - i LOVE the beret!

2 - i also LOVE the language you use, the way you write, and that you sometimes challenge my own understanding of words or phrases!! i quite like the brain of the boob and what it comes up with.

11/24/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Hey... Why on earth would you let some lame jackass who comments on a post from 2005/2006 get to you? I LOVE that you speak multiple languages. I'm totally JEALOUS that you can do it and I can't I never consider an person who is bilingual (or even tri or quad etc) pretentious. And for someone to assume that a person who can is pretentious is a reflection on the one throwing the barbs...not on you.

Also, awesome hat!!

11/25/2009 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

i miss seeing your face. you are NOT a boob of any kind. i believe the fact that you speak multiple languages is definitely a result and compilation of who you are. Hey anonymous - deal with that.

gorgeous hat also. now i'm headed over to Rav to queue yet another project. ;)

have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

11/25/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Willemtje said...

Please, please take no notice of such comments. It says it all that this comment was anonymous. Just think of all the people that enjoy reading your blog!

11/27/2009 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

Love the beret and the cowl. So glad that I found your blog. I am looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

11/29/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Um, how do you say BITE ME in Esperanto....the pretentious boobs of the world want to know ;)

12/04/2009 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

It's so pretty! You always make the prettiest things.
It like this, I know you and I love you. You are all things good! You are my friend. As for why my blog lacks comments lately, it's all my own fault with lack of not frequent fun postings and not blogging on other blogs. Some folks won't comment unless you comment on their blogs. Well, are they really your true friends after all? hmmmm. I mostly blog to have like a diary of sorts to keep memories or things I want to refer back to and sharing them also is nice. When I get time I do blog. Some can do this almost everyday which I wished I could. I can't wait to have more time to visit more blogs. I miss it. I also love your sense of humor! I can't count how many times you made me laugh outloud.

12/19/2009 02:55:00 PM  

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