I have been with my husbot for almost 11 years now. What the WHAT?? That's what I think every time I realize it's been that long. He's the best - the BEST of the BEST, the best AROUND - and I'm grateful to have such a kick-ass loverpot of a best friend and man friend.
You know, 11 years is a long time. These days, I derive great pleasure from living vicariously as various friends find a spark and fall in love. And when the person they find is also hip and groovy, it's even better.
So, my very good longtime friend - who in fact performed our wedding ceremony - has fallen in love. Hooray for him! And his lady friend is a smart and groovy lady. So, hooray for me, too! I can always use more grooviness in my life.
Anyway, slowly segueing into the subject of this particular blog entry, this particular groovy lady - my new friend Gianine! - asked me to knit up some fun for a friend's soon-to-be baby.
Well, chilly weather is swift approaching, so what does a brand-new lady baby need? How's about a fuzzy pink deerstalker? Yes. That's exactly what a lady baby needs. Modeled below by my crystal skull.
Sidenote about the skull: So a couple of years ago, remember when Damien Hirst caused a stir in the press for covering a human skull with diamonds with an asking price of $100 million? Well, it both fascinated and infuriated me, so I decided to make one myself. One trip to the craft store for a Halloween styrofoam skull and $50 worth of plastic crystals later, I succeeded. Mine's 10,000% cheaper and has a gold tooth. So there.
Anyway, back to the hat. That damn hat was so cute, I wanted to eat it. The only thing that would make it better is a pair of matching boots. So, I had no choice but to make those, too.
This ensemble has been shipped off to Gianine (minus Crystal Skull, sorry, Gianine), but not before I spent about an hour dancing the boots around under the skull and singing the "Invisible Baby With A Crystal Skull" theme song.