Monday, February 5, 2007

Vaseline + Knitting = ?


I've already graced you all with a few quirky stories about my family, but we are about to reach a whole new level.

I've turned my whole family into obsessive recyclers. Even my dad, the carnivore, is a zealous recycler. My mom has really gotten into recycling and has been working on one of those knit tote bags that is made out of recycled plastic bags cut into strips. She was having trouble though sliding the plastic on the needles so she switched from a bamboo needle to an aluminum needle. It still didn't work.



Now so far, I agree with her logic: recycler--> recycle plastic bags--> knit tote using plastic bags--> use aluminum needles..... The next step, or shall I say leap in logic, is perhaps what I love about my mom the most, she's crazy. She decided that she needed to reduce the friction between her needles and plastic, so she got out the vaseline and lathered the suckers up. I bet none of you new that handy little trick! It actually is working too.


Today, she was in Panera knitting on her tote. Alas, her needles didn't have any more vaseline on them, so my mom digs in her purse and finds some lotion. She did the only logical thing. She puts some lotion on her hands and starts putting, or shall I say, stroking her needles with the lotion. As she is admitting the lubricant, casually she looks up and sees a man staring. Yeah, I know you all get it, certainly Mimi does.


As a result, I have decided to spend the rest of the evening searching the internet for her premier (I hope) voyeuristic video. I'm sure someone captured the moment and put it on You Tube.

9 comments:

Nan said...

Every word is true...and i am laughing so hard i am choking on my own spit! If Lantern Moon sees this blog they will start selling needle lubricant in a miniature hand blown, raw silk covered glass ampule for $48!!

Gina said...

Oh My god. Cover the children's eyes! Cover the children's ears! Yes, I know I need to email you something. Stop pressuring me, man! I know I put your email address in some pocket of mine! Question is...

Gina said...

You missed the Mormons today.

Loren said...

Oh no I love the Mormons! Damn it! I almost came in too.

Mimi said...

HAHAHAHAH!!! I love it! Wow, i might also search u tube for this later! I would have LOVED to see that one! HILARIOUS!!!

Bel said...

You're mom must just LOVE you now! Haha!! And I'm bummed I missed the guys, too! Seriously! They are sweet.

Gina said...

The dark haired Mormon is in love and wants to marry a girl back in Illinois that doesn't go to church! I'd bet we could get that guy to drink some coffee and wear Fruit of the Loom underwear!

Mimi said...

Is that going to be your new misson Gina? Start with the coffee.... or maybe smaller... like TV.

Knitress said...

The missionaries are back? Dang, too bad I'm out of town for the weekend.

And Loren, I was howling over this story.