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Frivolous Friday

Dear Ann,
You know how it goes. You take a little unscheduled vacation from the blog, and the randomness starts to pile up in your inbox. Here we have a hat seen yesterday at Ascot:
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It’s no Princess Beatrice At The Wedding, of course. More (many more) Ascot hats over at Tom and Lorenzo.
And of course there’s always knitting. Ever since Tracey and Mel posed in a sweater-for-two on the cover of Knit Two Together, it was only a matter of time before sweater censuses would rise.
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The design challenge here was that the conjoined arms had to be functional, because this sweater is for a band. (Of course it is.) Apparently, just joining the bodies is not challenging enough. The arms have to be stuck together as well. OK. I get that.
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Kids, this is our Holiday Card 2011! Matching (detached) dog sweater for Olive! (I’ve been trying to outdo this guy at embarrassing my children. This just might be it!)
Curious about this sweater? Watch this YouTube.
Curious about this band (Pearl and the Beard)? Here’s a free download.
In other news, I’m knitting lots of stuff, and affixing my children’s names to lots of other stuff. I love the smell of Magic Marker.
That is all.
Love,
Kay

30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Loved the hats! Loved the father waving at the bus and his son’s (and everyone’s) enjoyment of the whole thing, loved the sweater creator and her happy attitude, enjoyed the music download. As is often true, a clever and light-hearted, brought-a-smile-to-my-face post!
    Thank you!

  2. I love Wave at the Bus. I was showing it to my husband the other night. It is awesome, and I love how thrifty they were in the costuming (though I definitely did not need to see him as Ariel).

  3. Oh wow, affixing names, must be time for summer camp! Love the hat!!!!!

  4. Oh lord, I just looked at the hats. Wow, just sayin….

  5. I love the hats! The whimsy! The we-don’t-care-what-you-think-of-our-hats! Where is that here in the States?

  6. Well now, how ’bout those hats? I’ve always thought it a shame that so many in the U.S. feel that the Kentucky Derby is the only appropriate time to wear big, really showy hats. I disagree, but haven’t quite worked up the gumption to try to start that trend. The Queen looked cute . . .

  7. My favorite fashion (not knitting) blog is The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor:
    http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/
    It is fascinating how the royals dress for all of these events.

  8. I agree, this was a most excellent post. Love the links, as always.
    Speaking of blog-chain-link-love…just this morning I was reading “Derek Jarman’s Garden” with much pleasure, which is thanks to your link to Jane Brocket’s blog, where she posted about visiting Jarman’s house on a recent trip to the English seashore, which led to me seeking out Jarman’s 1996 book via Interlibrary Loan. 24-carat gold links, for sure!

  9. The three-person sweater was just what I needed to start my day. Hardly slept. Woken at two by drunk teenage girls. I have drunk teenage girls. Do I go out to make sure they are all right? Do I go out and yell at them? Do I go back to sleep? Didn’t do any of these things. Got up early. Have to go to work. The brightness of the sweater colors and of her hair, I forget the name of the creator of the sweater, and her general upbeatness and my steel cut oats will certainly get me through my day. Thanks for posting.

  10. Kay, I don’t know whether to bless you or curse you – I’m going to have spending serious money on Pearl & the Beard… They’re the band I have been waiting for all my life! (Could someone please send them on a European tour ASAP)

  11. This is a record – I sent every one of these links to at least one person I know. Absolutely hilarious. Thanks for making me laugh.

  12. Oh, thanks for the reminder to check in on Tom and Lorenzo. I’ve loved their posts on Mad Men, but now I see they give Ascot and royal weddings equally discerning treatment. Such fun!

  13. Can I send you a check for the Mitered Crosses afghan pattern? I don’t have a Paypal account and I’m not a member of Ravalry. I’ve looked at the pictures and wondered if I could figure it out by myself but I’d rather have the pattern.

  14. always fun on the mason dixon border

  15. Ahhhh, Royal Ascot. Lovely. Just so’s you know, (cos I know this stuff is important to you), you pronounce it ‘Ass-cut’, not ‘Ass-cot’. Drives me mad when even BBC peeps don’t get it right.

  16. The nice thing about the hat is that you don’t have to lug around a pesky lunch tote. Its all right there on our head. On the downside, flies.

  17. Hey, have they also made a miniature version of the three “conjoined” sweaters as one of those Christmas tree decorations……….?

  18. Kay, we hear out here that the weather is quite warm in NYC. I worry that you will discover a riff on conjoined potholders worn as…well, you get the idea.

  19. Hey Ann – I sent you an email to your email address – it may have gone to spam so check the spam folder, please. If you can’t find it, I’ll send it again.

  20. That hat is unbeleivable. Looks like she can only move her head slightyl, or everything will fall.
    I thought I saw some interesting hats at Kate and Prince Williams’ wedding, but I think this tops them all.

  21. The link to Tom and Lorenzo was absolutely fabulous. Off to go hat shopping.

  22. I love the Ascot (As-cut as you say) hat…all that china…that must have been one heavy hat!

  23. You have no idea how many times I have thought about this hat since you posted it. And I STILL hardly know what to say about it.

  24. Any Frivolous Things happening THIS Friday? If not, Happy 4th of July to All!

  25. I just love Waving at the Bus. I’ve been threatening my daughter with that all year…too bad she drives to school! I just signed up for the photo class next week so I’ll see you there! Now I have to learn how to use my camera. Thanks for the fun links.

  26. Where are you two? I miss you!

  27. Hi Ann and Kay. Are you two taking the summer off? When should we check back?

  28. Yes, what on earth is going on? You don’t write, you never call, nag, nag, nag ~
    We worry when we don’t hear from you!

  29. Hello Ladies!
    Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful summer vacation- just wanted to let you know we miss you. (I’m certain I’m not the only one!)

  30. I’m seeing your Twitter posts, which are great and good to know you are both alive and well . . . but we miss you on the blog! I keep checking in every day expecting to see a new post. Now we know you have not stopped knitting!!! Please don’t stop blogging!!!