So I finished† the Guitar Hero Sweater,‡ only a month late.§
[SUMMARY: Go AntiM! Take your excuses with you!]
It looks lovely and serene sitting there on the hanger, doesn't it? But we all know you can't get the real sense of a guitar sweater without seeing it on its intended owner.
[SUMMARY: Quiet moments are fleeting.]
Tallest, Hairiest Nephew¶ knows the rules established long ago by his father: you have to take one nice picture...
...so you can get to the squirrely shot.#
My favourites may be the unguarded moments, like when the nephew is concentrating REALLY HARD†† on the solo from "Come As You Are."‡‡
[SUMMARY: It's hard to pose when you're focusing that hard.]
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): If you don't count the fact that I had to take it back and make the sleeves looser and longer, which only took a couple of hours.
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): And posting it, posting knitting, just like I promised last week when I was begging money. A good saint-in-waiting always keeps her promises.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): I had a hand injury and the sun was in my eyes and it didn't get cold enough for a sweater until last week anyway.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): Now that the mohawk is gone, he's back to Tallest and Hairiest.
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Totally punk, no?
††FOOTNOTE (ddouble-ccrossed): I can't believe he missed the tongue-sticking-out gene.
‡‡FOOTNOTE (doubble-crossssed): He has the hook totally nailed, but the solo takes his undivided attention.