Friday, October 10, 2008

"I Don't Believe You!"

Years ago, my senior year of high school to be exact, my friends used to recite this commercial, over and over, to each other. Somehow I'd missed seeing the commercial itself, but I became very familiar with the bit. And I shared the joke with my family, and we repeated it so often on our trip to California and back that it was banned in the house for a while. But we can laugh about it again now. It goes something like this:

Me: I don't believe you.

You: Well, who would you believe?

Me: Oh, I don't know... maybe... Robert Loggia!

All together: Whoa, Robert Loggia!

I've searched for the commercial a few times but to no avail. But thanks to the miracle of YouTube, I can finally share the commercial with you. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I've finished up several knitting projects, and my hands are itching to start something new. I've been debating between three projects, all rather similar in size, but I can't make up my mind which one to start. So I'm going to let you decide for me.

First is the Lucy in the Sky cardigan:

For this I have a nice cotton/acrylic blend in a nice neutral tan color (which I recycled from some Old Navy sweaters I scored on super clearance). It would be a great sweater for work as it would coordinate with just about everything I own.

The second sweater is another cardiagan, the Minimalist:

A simple yet flattering sweater. I love the rolled edges on the front bands and the slight puff on at the cuff of the sleeves. I have a soft blue cotton/acrylic yarn intended for this (also from recycled Old Navy super clearance sweaters).

The third sweater is the Twining Vines sweater:

My sweater wouldn't look exactly like this; I am not adding the sparkly things, for one. I'm hoping my sweater will look more like this one. Now I have actually already have this sweater in progress (I've got about six inches done), but issues with the sizing have caused me to put it down for a while. I don't have the actual pattern, so I'm having to make up my own, and due to some mismeasuring and miscalculating (not to mention laziness and denial--I believe the term is "optimistic knitting"), the sweater is current about four sizes too big. I'm using a very pretty pale green cotton yarn.

So those are the choices. Vote now and vote often! I'll close the polling the next time I blog, which could be tomorrow, or could be next month, you never know. I've got a small gift project to work on, which should keep me busy for a short time.

Thanks for your help!