Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good reds

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!


It was one of those days. The kind of day when nothing went right - it was so, so cold and windy when I walked into work this morning; I made a slight mistake at work, and I (needlessly I might add) felt like a fool; someone made me very angry by dissing a group of people I hold dear to my heart; Princess Grace cried the moment her Tante Michelle said hello (kidding, G!); and then I got to my hair appointment half an hour early to discover that:

a) Cassidy's next door is NOT having a yarn sale at the moment. I was so sure they would be!
b) I'd left my crochet at work, meaning I had nothing to do while waiting the 30 minutes for my hairdresser
c) I'd also somehow left my handbag, wallet and $200 at work as well, meaning I couldn't pay for my haircut or the Turkish food I was going to pick up on the way home.

Fortunately the hairdresser let me off without paying until tomorrow (and so they should - I've been going there for 11 years), I managed to get back to work and get my stuff while my pass still worked, and I got the promised takeaway home by 7.30.

And then it was a night of lovely food, a quick sing at choir with my lovely friends, and home for a beer in front of "The Amazing Race".

In the meantime I've reminded myself that this stuff? The mean reds? They're just small stuff.

These, on the other hand, are good reds. I don't need Tiffany's with these reds in my life.

Wollmeise crocheted sock

A box for socks

American Beauty


  1. Ah yes... lovely lovely reds!! ANd I love the new bag.

    I was looking for Tiffany's the last few days. Mean reds were all over me.

  2. Love this post! Those are indeed good reds and glad they helped you put the irritations of the day behind you :o)

  3. So many good reds! Love the red sock, love the box for socks and love that red yarn - but what is it? People who love red need to know!

  4. You just quoted my fav scene from my fav movie!

    Nice work still aming it home by 7.30pm, gotta love amazing race...

  5. Yep, they're some beautiful reds!
    I'm getting a haircut today so thanks for reminding me to take some knitting while I also reminded me that I missed the bloody Amazing Race lastnight...I have no idea what I was doing???
    One of those days.....
    And bah humbug to the disser.

  6. oh what a shocking day - but it did get you talking about my favourite colour - love the cube, the socks. love the post.

  7. oh that was the suckiest of sucky days by the sounds of it. But the reds balance it all out!

  8. Sounds like a pretty crappy day for you, those red days just aren't fun, unlike...those beautiful reds on my screen: socks, box and red yarn that rocks! Hope today is better for you :-)

  9. Glad you day finally got better. I was just about to say if Holly Golightly had knit or crocheted she might not have needed Tiffany's - but then I remembered, I think she actually does knit in the movie. So what she probably needed was some crafty buddies to hang out with!

  10. Love those good reds. Love your posts too Michelle - it's always a treat when bloglines has "quiltingmick" in bold!

  11. I will give Grace a stern talking to - adding to your sucky day!! Loving the good reds - after your day I would have added another good red, say a cab merlot!

  12. I know that one, I went to the garden centre two minutes up the road to buy cow poo for the garden. I found a really cute fern and pot, bought them and left them at the the shop! Bugger. Of course I only discovered my memory lapse half an hour after they shut, but did manage to spread manure and mulch.


    Raspberry red is my favourite colour.... AND.... Breakfast At Tiffany's is my favourite movie.

    HUGE Sigh!

    xox Nicole

  14. Yay, go The Amazing Race.. it's one show that I'm really addicted too... there's some real dumb contestants this year... so it's going to be a great series !!

  15. I am really in love with your cube bags! And that fabric is so great!! Definitely can't wait to see what you put in the shop!

    Also love the Amazing Race! It's my favorite show! I've been trying to find someone to apply with me for the past few years and no one is willing!

  16. They really are some good reds! That wollmeise is such lovely looking stuff.

  17. Was it the red or the food, a sing then a beer that made your day seem better?


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