Thursday, April 21, 2005

serenity in crochet?

I had an odd dream last night.  Maybe it was due to the drop in degrees, or the huge bursts of wind rattling the windows, or the sound of tree branches crackling and falling, or maybe it also had to do with my finishing another Preemie set (blanket & hat) and the scarf for charity I started late last night.

Whatever the reason, I can still vividly recall "hearing" in my sleep Rod Stewart singing, "If you want my body and you think I'm sexy come on sugar let me know.  If you really need me just reach out and touch me..."  But what made the dream odd was that his backup singers were skeins of yarn, the band was twisted hanks of yarn (the drummer was banging on the drum with crochet hooks) ... and they were shooting a video for MTV to go with the song!  The video was all on how to make textured crochet stitches and petting the various types of yarn.  Weird, weird, weird; I know!!  (Odder yet, I don't have cable, so watching music videos is not something I'm used to!)

Well, I suppose if I'm going to get this song stuck in your head (and possible dreams) then the least I can do is offer you, my readers, an interesting news article ... go ahead, download the song to your ipod and then go here: Find a pocket of serenity in crochet hook and an iPod  (this is the first time I've seen a news article offer a free crochet pattern!)

OK now, sing with me: "If you want my body and you think I'm sexy come on sugar let me know.  If you really need me just reach out and touch me..." 


Anonymous said...

You are too funny.  What a great visual (it reminds me of the California Raisins commercial).  Missed you this week but MAdeline and I made due.  At least I got the hang of the cluster stitch.  Any other soft looking stitiches you would recommend for a baby/toddler poncho?  See you Tuesday............  Lori

Anonymous said...

The storm was NOT my fault!  Gee, you people in the East have it bad enough as it is with the snow storms in Winter and threat of hurricanes in Summer.  Very, VERY strange dream!!!  In the famous saying from "When Harry Met Sally" - I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING!!!!  Hugs, Sheila

Anonymous said...

I Just started to crochet and I am already HOOKED!  BTW...I sing that song to myself all the time!!! LOL!!  Robin

Anonymous said...

What a silly dream - who in the world would dream about Rod Stewart;) Large skeins of yarn singing, that's _normal_;)


Anonymous said...

What a grrreat website,  it never ceases to amaze me the things out here in cyberspace,  love your crochet ideas.....and chat site

crochet is one of the most relaxing of all crafts...great to keep hands busy while watching tv, traveling,and keeps me from "snacking"....just don't understand why you would knit when crochet is so easy and much more forgiving...a grrreat stress reducer, too.  I love looking at and touching the wonderful new yarns... as a registered nurse I recommend crocheting as a very healthy hobby !!

Sharon from Kentucky