Crack me up.

I love this guy!  He’s very much like my inner child, mine is just not so colorful.

I discovered Stephen West from KnitStars.  I had seen him around Ravelry but he is so “loud” with his colors, I just passed right on by his patterns.  Nothing at all wrong with being “loud”, it just didn’t speak to me at the time.

Then I signed up for KnitStars.  I fell in love with this guy!  He is so charming and such a handsome man.  My husband calls me a 9 year-old all the time.  That’s my child like personality he is talking about.  Stephen West has his “child” out on full display and I LOVE it!  Mine is safely hidden away here at home where it’s safe.

I admire people that can be themselves.  I don’t care how different or unusual you may be.   That just makes you a rare jewel instead of a commonly found one.  The rarest jewels are the most valuable.

I’ve been working in my dye studio.  I ordered some equipment that arrived broken and had to be returned and replaced, so here I wait.  I’ve been playing with some yarn and have actually dyed some.  I’ve also been trying to come up with a label design for my yarn.  Don’t laugh.  Well, okay, laugh if you must.

I’m trying to draw an Alpaca with a daisy on its head and a daisy garland around its neck.  I have the drawing skills of an 8 year old.  My high school art teacher told me I had great ideas but I could not draw worth a darn.  She was right.

All three of my children are amazing artists.  My daughter had to do some community service at the Art Institute in town and the instructor begged her to stay and offered her a scholarship.  She wasn’t interested at all.    Both of my boys can draw anything.

My dad was a hippy.  Big time hippy.  I have  a very unique upbringing.   I’ll have to tell you the story of the time he came over to babysit my kids with his friend the “Contract Killer” in tow.  I ended up taking my kids, my dad, and the contract killer friend to the OBGYN with me. (I’m not making this up.)  At my Dad’s funeral, he came up and was super nice and friendly and told me to call him anytime I needed someone “taken care-of. ” 19225222_10208904777800047_5592424525265611726_n

This is my dad.  He was the most unique person I’ve ever met.  I loved him so!  We used to color Mandala’s together.  He had a big collection of gel pens and we would lay on the floor together and color.    We would color for hours and talk and talk.   I may not be able to draw, but I love color.  I think that’s why I love the 70’s so much.    I love that Bo-ho style that is so popular now.  It’s my style.  Mandala’s, macrame, knitting, flowers, animals….I’m so happy that this stuff is cool again.

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One more thing!

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It’s my current knitting project!

Happy Knitting Friends!

Tammy

2 thoughts on “Crack me up.

  1. I’d love to here the rest of the story about your father! I like to read about real people and their stories. I won’t read fiction. There are too many interesting books about real life than to read about make believe. I signed up for Knit Stars 3.0 because of reading your blog. I had read about Steven West and I am thinking about signing up for the one he is in (1.0) ??? next instead of going on to Knit Stars 4.0 What was your favorite out of 1.0 thru 3.0? Are you doing 4.0? I don’t knit as much as you do but I want to try. I even bought a cute little stuffed lama to inspire me!

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    • Oh how cute! The stuffed Llama! Actually, KnitStars 3.0 has been my least favorite so far. I have not even completed one full lesson yet. KnitStars 1.0 has Stephen West. 2.0 has Andrea Mowry. I just went back and reviewed and either one 1.0 or 2.0 is good. I thought 3.0 was a bit boring, but that might not be a fair judgement as I have not watched them all yet. I’ll tell more stories for you soon. Thanks for letting me know you liked it. I will wait to see who is on 4.0 before I sign up.

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