Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sleeves and engineers and wart hogs.

Soooo. I'm about halfway up the body on Tut Tut.

I'm ready to join in the fourth ball of yarn and am starting to think about sleeves. (I mostly avoided knitting yesterday, though I broke down last night and knit up about twenty yards of yarn.) If I follow the styling of the sweater, the arms should have bell sleeves. They'd take advantage of the drape of the heavy cotton, and I think hands look pretty, with bell sleeves draped over them. The only problem is, this sweater is for me, it's white, and I'm a total klutz. Guranteed, I put bell sleeves on something, I'm gonna drag it through a plate full of ketchup. So, since I started the idea of this sweater five years ago, I've been hemming and hawing over bell sleeves or not.

Then, flipping through one of my history of fashion books, I spotted this:

Oh, wait, you can't really tell from that, can you? Here's a closeup that might help.

Someone's been dragging the long sleeves of their spectacular ball gown through dinner, more than once. That sleeve point is filthy. Hahahaha.

Apparently I am not alone in the sleeve-dragging issue. Bell sleeves it is; I can always wash it later, which is more than could be said for that dress.


For about a week, the husbeast has been cackling over this document he got at work. Allegedly, it is a list of manufacturing specifications for making pipe. There is a logo at the top of the page from a company that makes pipe for the Navy, but I seriously doubt this is a document that was ever legitimate. Here's a few of the specifications:

1. All pipe is to be made of a long hole, surrounded by metal centered around the hole.

2. All pipe is to be hollow throughout the entire length.

4. All acid-proof pipe is to be made of acid-proof metal.

5. Outer diameter of all pipe must exceed the inner diameter; otherwise, the hole will be on the oustide of the pipe.

6. All pipe is to be supplied with nothing in the hole so that water, steam, or other stuff can be put inside at a later date.

7. All pipe is to be supplied without rust, as this can be more readily put on at the job site.

...it goes on for a while, but you get the idea.

Engineering humor. The husbeast has been cackling about #5 for days. He'll mutter 'hole on the outside' and start snickering.


Oh, and the wart hog? The baby's watching cartoons. It's name is Herbert. The wart hog, not the baby.


Adrienne said...

Looking good and that is SOOOOO Funny about the sleeves!

April said...

Bell sleeves or no bell sleeves, whatever I'm eating always seems to end up on me somewhere. Last night I managed to drag my boob through a dollop of Cool Whip. Clearly I have no control over my body parts.

Sheepish Annie said...

I've been dragging my sleeves, elbows and other clothing parts through ketchup for years. Who knew that I was part of such a rich fashion history?

Anonymous said...

I always think my clothes are hungry, so I feed them.

I never buy anything white ;-)


Amy Lane said...

I love that one shot in Sense and Sensibility where people are dragging their priceless clothes through horseshit...the good ol' days were notas pretty as we might imagine, were they?