Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Seaward

Here's your opportunity to look away if you are offended by colorful language. this post is not for you.

my Sailor Mouth Swap partner received her package already so I can share the deets of what I made. firstly, i got a little nervous when i pulled my name out of the proverbial hat and saw it was imagingermonkey. i'm a big fan of her blog and her scrap vomit quilts (i'm actually in the middle of making one right now). Katy's personality really shines through on her blog so i had a pretty good idea of what i wanted to do.
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for an extra, i knit a cowl out of some colorways handspun. it's a simple basketweave pattern on big needles--#13 maybe? i didn't use a pattern. the colors in the yarn reminded me just a little bit of the orange soda pop quilt. it's a chain-plied corriedale yarn, chunky weight.

ok this is really your last chance to look away. don't say you weren't warned.

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i used to be an avid cross-stitcher as a kid but i haven't done it for years. i bought a pattern from andwabisabi. i'd had my eye on it for quite awhile. i used a regular embroidery needle because i don't have any cross stitch needles and some linen from joann fabrics. linen was maybe not the best option since i haven't cross-stitched in such a long time but i managed. i used my own colors. i should have gone a bit lighter on the poo brown but i think it looks ok. i stitched the piece into a pincushion stuffed with crushed walnut shells. the back is a scrap of melody miller viewmaster fabric. if i had this pincushion on my sewing table it would bring a smile to my face so i'm hoping Katy feels the same way.


on her questionnaire, Katy had asked for a "pouch to hold her shit." i used my big shot to cut a bunch of 2" squares out of scraps. i used the scraps and some essex linen to make noodlehead's open wide zipper pouch in the large size. i used orange metro circles for the lining and added a wrist strap.


 the rhyme is part of an old ultimate frisbee cheer i learned in college. i immediately thought of it when i signed up for the swap because it's pretty much the dirtiest thing i've ever heard. fortunately Katy has a great sense of humor about such things and she refrained from pearl-clutching. i'm not sure if it were mine that i'd ever take this pouch outside my house but it was great fun to make for the swap. i did get a few raised eyebrows from Spicy and probably the cats too. or maybe i have a slightly guilty conscience.

9 comments:

  1. Of course, I find all of this to be perfection. I especially love the pouch and its message. Heh. Katy is very lucky!

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  2. Oh, hilarious. I'm not familiar with this particular nursery rhyme, but I saw Katy raving about it on twitter the other day. You did a fabulous job and I really love the cowl!

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  3. LOVE THAT CHEER!!! These are awesome.
    cheers!
    -k

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  4. that is the most hilarious chant i have ever heard...well, read. i can imagine you screaming it out! ;) lovely lovely lovely pouch and i love that pinnie! adorably flithy!

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  5. Wow - what a pouch!! Yes, Katy is definitely a gal who could cope with this 'potty talk!' I blushed reading teh second side!! The things I made for my partner are very, very tame compared to this! Love it!

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  6. love the pouch - Katy wouldn't show the rude bits on her blog so I'm glad you're braver - I haven't heard that rhyme before but its very funny !! love the cowl and little pincusion as well :)

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  7. Fiodhna NiMhuirgheasa9/13/2012 10:18:00 PM

    h I so snorted when I realized it was a rhyme. Ahhhhh hahahaha that is hilarious. Love it. I hope this swap happens again and I can get in because this is freaking hilarious.

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  8. I LOOOVE it. What a GREAT Cheer! Hahahahahaha. Do it again for fuck sake! I want in!

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  9. Ahahahahahahaha! This pouch may have all the other sailor mouth swaps beat. I love it! My husband will definitely appreciate the marriage of ultimate frisbee cheers with sewing crafts ;-)

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