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Blogathon for Tricia, Hour Sixteen: Down in Fraggle Rock

January 9th, 2010 (08:08 pm)

Here's something you probably didn't know about me:

I am actually a Muppet.

I am a tired Muppet. I am a bag-eyed Muppet. I am a Muppet with a lousy camera phone. I am a Muppet who almost called herself a wombat, just now. Nevertheless: courtesy of chavvah, I am a Muppet.

As anybody who reads this journal should know, I am not just any Muppet. I am Red Fraggle the Muppet. And here is how that came about:

One day, like a bunch of years ago, chavvah was looking for new stuff to do with her hands while her brain composed a string of wit-tastic mystery novels and ensured the stability of the Canadian government, or whatever else it is that chavvah's brain does. I can't keep up with it so I don't know. But I was online chatting with her, whatever she was doing. I believe the conversation we had went something like this:

chavvah: So I'm getting into knitting now.
slammerkinbabe: Ooh! With the needles, right?
chavvah: ...yes. So. Is there anything you'd like me to make you?
slammerkinbabe: OOH OOH OOH! Can I be RED FRAGGLE?
chavvah: I... hm?
slammerkinbabe: Red Fraggle! I'm sure I saw somebody somewhere with a hat with pompoms on it that looked almost sort of like Red Fraggle if you crossed your eyes and touched your nose with your finger.
chavvah: Oh, sure. That. Yeah, I can do that.
slammerkinbabe: REALLY?!? !!!
chavvah: Totally. Actually, I just knitted half of it while you were typing that.
slammerkinbabe: Yay! I AM GOING TO BE A FRAGGLE!
chavvah: And done. Where do I send it?

Perhaps I exaggerate, but not by much.

The thing is, guys, that my Red Fraggle hat is basically the best hat in the world. I mean, it is an extremely warm and awesome hat. But also? I just don't think there is any hat in the universe better suited to me than that hat is. I mean look over the posts today. Jenny my best friend the wall purse? Chris Colfer my decade-junior ultra-gay imaginary paramour? I am neither more nor less than a total off-the-wall goofball. And thanks to chavvah? I get to proclaim that to everyone who passes me in the street. By means of my Muppet hat.

Incidentally, if anyone wants to send me some spun-sugar Doozer structures in the mail, I could use a pick-me-up.

This is the hour sixteen post of my blogathon for my aunt Tricia, who is dying of end-stage ovarian cancer and whose family is being hit with a whole lot of bills that they can't afford alone as a result. Donations can be made at the link given above. A number of topics are still unclaimed and can be bought for $5 or more.


Posted by: Erin (givesmevoice)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Patti Anything Goes Hirschfeld


Posted by: Ginger Honey (sweetgingertea)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
big damn heroes

I love that hat!

Posted by: Underwear Ninja (chavvah)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
bender knitting

This was actually the least wacky thing I knitted that year. My friend Cynara asked me for a pineapple hat. I also knitted various baby hats that looked like pie.

I basically just googled "Fraggle Hat knitting pattern" and went from there.

Free pattern is free.

I am still working on the spun sugar Doozer sticks. The real challenge is getting them through the mail.

Posted by: Nathaniel Wolfthorn (ganimede)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC)

That is the most awesome hat ever and, you're right, it is completely and utterly you. I think hats are a very good way of identifying what kind of person the wearer is. I wear a Slytherin hat....

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