Sunday, May 07, 2006

Orangina Finished - Just Call Me Bjork?


Long story short - I've been spending a lot of time in the car recently. Because of this I was able to finish up the top and block it yesterday. I love it. I think I could have done it maybe one size smaller - but that is okay - live and learn right?

As we are driving home yesterday and I'm casting off, I show my husband. Mind you - he hates knitted anything. Socks, sweaters, you name it, he hates it (always has). So when I show him stuff I make - in general I get, "That is nice honey." Makes things easy since I never have to make him anything, but tough when he asks questions like, "It gets sleeves right?" - to the Orangina top. To this I tell him, "No. It is a summer top." He takes another quick look and says, "Wow. That is everything I hate about knitted items and more. If you just had a duck head coming out the side it would be something Bjork would wear."

I've decided to make another version of this. Possibly with some feathers or sequence all over it - and I'm going to wear it the next time we go out to dinner with his parents. Hopefully that will keep his crazy comments to a minimum next time.

Anyway. Thanks for all the advice - help - and posts. I loved this. I can't wait for the next one.

12 comments:

Molly said...

I think he should start sleeping with one eye open...

Bridget M said...

I agree - knitting needles are perfectly sized for sliding into the ear canal. One little push, and it could be all over for him...Do make a second Orangina, and include the sequins and a feather trim around the neckline, then make that felted bag with the swan on it. Wear both to every family gathering until he learns his lessons.

Your orangina is very beautiful - the color is gorgeous on you, and I love the drape of your fabric. Congrats on finishing so beautifully!

Sherri said...

Thank you for my laugh of the day - lmbo!! BTW, I think the top looks GREAT and you look FAB in it!!

Erica B. said...

how pretty!

ec said...

GASP! Tell your husband just because Bjork has a "different style" than most doesn't mean anything you don't find at Gap Bjork would wear, heh. ; )

I feel your pain though... my boyfriend is indifferent to annoyed concerning anything related to knitting...

Your Orangina is lovely!

brennx0r said...

I think that you, ec, and I should form a support group - my boyfriend does the same thing. Whenever he gives me any guff, I just say, "Don't tempt the woman with the pointy sticks!" That seems to make him think twice about the snark.

In any case, the top looks gorgeous! The finishing is very well done. :)

tekopp said...

he got two eyes, you got two pointy sticks. do the math :P

I think it looks great, a little big maybe, but great. make more things and carry around a stuffed duck everywhere :D

knitncycle said...

The Bjork comment is worth at least four skeins of Colinette Prism for sure. BTW, you look fabulous!!!! I love the color--not at all Bjork like. In the meantime, poke the crud out of DH with your knitting needles.

Necia said...

Hahahahhahahaha. Seriously girl, that is one fabulous looking Orangina. I love it. It fits well, and the colorway is smashing on you. Good job!

Necia

Tracy said...

your orangina looks soooo good!!
im jealous that i havent started mine yet.

btw, our men should be glad we spend our time knitting rather than nagging.

LeahJR said...

Awww...don't listen to him. Keep knitting. It's beautiful. I love the color!

jacey (insubordiknit) said...

ohhh, it's lovely. i think it's the same color as the one i'm currently knitting. very nice. hey, what size did you make?