knitnana: Did I Mention My "Inner Hippie?"

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Did I Mention My "Inner Hippie?"

I know I've been thinking about my inner hippie for the past few days...I guess ever since I saw the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the float for the Broadway musical Hair!

You see, that musical came to my town when I was a sophmore in high school and I got to go see it! my family, had my dad had any idea that there was a nude scene in that show? Well. I'd not have gotten to go, I'm sure. As it was, he was pretty unpleasant about the guy who took me to the show. Kenny was well-mannered, came into the house to pick me up, and when my mom introduced him to my dad, Kenny held out his hand to shake "man to man," you know?

My dad was watching the news. He stood up, turned to face Kenny, with his hand held out...took ONE look at Kenny's shoulder-length hair, turned back around and sat down and never said a word.

(Can you guess how long it took us to get out the front door? Yup. THAT fast.)

So seeing the actors on that float brought back a ton of memories...especially since I learned to knit about that time, and the knitted ponchos and crocheted mob-caps the gals were wearing, with the long, long hair?

Yes. Oh yes, did it take me back.

And so did this:
The Peace Flowers Sadie bag. I have been groovin' while I made this bag, I'm tellin' you...and the song Aquarius running thru my head..."When the moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars...then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars...."
Sorry for the earworm...But isn't this bag cool?

I managed to make another Sadie and a Glady at 7, I realized I'd sewn myself out. It was time to switch to Christmas movies and knitting.

I finished these:
my Big Sis's Berroco Sox - just like mine, except hers started with a teal stripe, and mine started with a burgundy one. And I did a stretchy ribbing on the tops of hers to make it easier on her ankles that don't like anything tight. Mine have the picot edging.

I even worked a bit on the Log Cabin Blanket! Yes, it's cold's going down in 20s tonight and the teens Sunday night! Brrr....good weather for Mission Falls 1824 Wool, if you ask me...

The Meezer oversaw the sewing today...
Well, Mommie, that's why my title is Sewing Assistant.


Blogger Pam! said...

I LoVE Hair ... I've never seen the broadway version but have a totally worn out copy of the movie that came out in '79. Maybe I'll catch the Broadway revival in 2009.
As far as the ear worm, I can think of several other songs from Hair that would be worse to have running through my head. Not from a musical standpoint but from a lyrical standpoint. muhahahahahaa

5:54 AM  
OpenID meezermeowmy said...

Thanks for the memories!

Great socks - she should be very pleased.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

LOVE the bag. My girls have seen some pictures of their daddy with HIS long hair and were pretty astounded ....

8:22 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

LOVE the bag. My girls have seen some pictures of their daddy from those days with his long hair .... they were pretty astonished, as his inner hippie is now well-hidden.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Aquarius is a favorite of mine, too. Partly because it is also my sign. As another said, thanks for the memories.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

A great story, and a great bag!! I have some similar stories from my youth, though I think my parents were most upset by the long-haired boyfriend I lived with for three years than my 'just' dating a few. Poor parents... they had just come through the bland and reassuring 1950s after all.

2:46 PM  
OpenID dropstitchknitter said...

It's good to have some inner hippie - and that bag is just wonderful.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

The Peace Flowers bag is really cute!! Hmmmm.

LOL over your date to Hair! My Dad, working in Homicide at the time, was usually pretty nice until The Dinner, when he'd start describing murder scenes. WE could eat through anything. Any guy that couldn't? Oh lordy.

3:13 PM  

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