Posts Tagged 'hats'

Hats 282 to 285: Hannah’s awesome dyeing skillz

Four hats, one with a fuzzy brim. Three hand-dyed yarn, two green and one green-and-yellow.


This photo was taken on my phone, due to me being lazy. The yarns for the front three hats were hand-dyed by Hannah, whose shop is The Craft Hive on Coriandr. She is very very good! She doesn’t have any hand-dyed stuff in her shop right now, but she has many other beauteous and fascinating things.

The bottom left hat I just purled every fourth row, easy peasy. The bottom right is k3, p3, repeat for three rows. Then switch it round! Resulting in a chessboard pattern. The yellowy-green one is some nice variegated stuff that Hannah did with food colouring. And the one at the back is just an outrageously fuzzy, unnatural-in-every-way acrylic jobby that has no connection whatsoever with Hananh’s hippie credentials.

I am still way behind with the hats.

Hats 279 to 281: Gardeners need peas

Check out my peas! I got the seeds from Real Seeds, they’re amazing and non-hybrid so you can save the seeds from veggies that grow well in your own micro-climate. Ha, like I’m saving any of these peas. *scronch*

A blue bowl with raw fresh peas in it, a small heap of opened and empty pea pods, and three fuzzy hats

Nomnomnomnomnom. These are already gone, I ate them just now.

They are delicious.

Somewhere I have four hats made from really awesome yarn that Hannah dyed. Unfortunately I can’t find them right this second. And if you include those four hats, I am still 6 hats behind. *weep*

Hats 272 to 278: Fluff, fighting and feminism

Seven hats on a wooden table. Six have very fluffy brims.

They look like if I press them they boing up into the air, yes?

Hello! Due to ill health, I am way behind on hats. And quite a lot of other things, too. Today is 285 and I’m therefore 7 hats behind. Uh-oh! I’m sorry, innocent. Life is difficult right now. But I’m working on it. 🙂 I’ve used up one ball of crazy eyelash yarn from Hannah, and now I’m on the next, which is surprisingly soft and fluffy. I also made a hat with a blue and green chessboard pattern, no floofy brim, while watching fun movies with the lovely QuixoticWasp.

Today, I have been exploring various feminist issues, most notably cat-calling.

In our culture, it’s okay (if you’re a man) to shout at women in the street, from your car, whatever. It’s not encouraged, as far as I know, but it’s accepted. Why?

Things it is not

  • Flattering.
  • Funny.
  • Clever.

Things it is

  • Obnoxious.
  • Intimidating.
  • Cowardly; it rarely happens when I’m with a man, only when I’m alone or with other women.
  • Likely to reduce your chances of getting laid.

I am very lucky, because I can’t think of any friends of mine who think it’s okay to do that. Still, they don’t fight back when it happens. Why not? Treating women like things, it’s not okay, right?

Sites that I’ve found interesting on this subject in the last couple of days include My Fault, I’m Female and Hollaback UK. The latter encourages women (and presumably men) to confront the men who cat-call, and take a photo in any way they can. The idea is that the photo and the circumstances will be posted on the blog. Statistically, we’re unlikely to run into any of the men on this blog, but I think the main purpose is to get women to confront the men who are taking their power, and to show the men that they can’t always be disrespectful without consequences.

So, a favour, please. 🙂 Whether you’re male or female, please tell your male friends if/when it comes up in conversation that women don’t like being cat-called. The logical result is that women won’t like you. And tell those male friends to tell their male friends. Such a simple idea, and it just goes to show how much a part of us it is, that I feel a bit stupid and apologetic asking you to do this, like encouraging you to treat women as equals is some kind of unreasonable inconvenience.

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