15 August 2006

Top Secret & Superheroes

I have nearly finished the Top Secret knitting project. It's my own creation, you see, and I plan to submit it to Knitty. I think it's a really cool idea and I can't believe nobody's thought of it before. Which means either A) I've experienced a stroke of brilliance, or B) I'm eccentric and slightly delusional. I know hubby's voting for B, but what does he know? Anyway, if it doesn't make it into Knitty, I will eventually at least post it here.

Meanwhile, yesterday Thing 2 was pretending to be a superhero with "superstrong muscles." When I asked her her name, she flourished an invisible cape and replied, "I'm SUPERMARKET!!" And then she dashed off to save the world from...uh...high grocery prices??

Which reminds me, the other day I caught 2 seconds of a tv program in which contestants apparently are trying to be superheroes of their own design. So this made me start thinking about what my family's super identities would be and our personal kryptonite. Thing 2 has already named herself (her kryptonite is bedtime), and I think Thing 1 would have to be Obstinate Girl (kryptonite = getting sent to her room) . Hubby is clearly Projectman, who can be stopped in his home improvement tracks only by...sports on tv. And me? I fear I'm probably Responsibility Woman, otherwise known as She Who Is in Charge of It All. And my weakness? Hah! Superheroes never reveal their own weaknesses!

What's your super identity?

4 comments:

Knatolee said...

OH how COOL! I can't wait to see it in knitty. (I too am eccentric and delusional, but hey, we rock!)

Anonymous said...

I've always been "Bookstore Girl" since I've worked in bookstores since I was 17. I'm not sure what superhero I've since grown into;)

I hope you make it into Knitty!

I'm hoping to get your final package out to you tomorrow. Out of curiosity do your girls have any particular favorite animals?

-your one skein sp

dephal said...

Knat, if it weren't for eccentric & delusionial people, the world would be a uch duller place.

Oooh! I'd love to be Bookstore Girl. That's a great superhero name. Do you use your powers for good? ;-)

I'm sure Knitty gets a zillion submissions, but I'll be crossing my fingers because I think my idea is really nifty.

I'll be looking forward to my package! The girls love all animals, but Thing 1 is a particular fan of hippos and cats. Thing 2 likes frogs this week--but it was snakes last week, and will be something else next, I'm sure.

Knatolee said...

Oh, I forgot about the super hero persona. Hmm... I would like to be "Drummer in a rock band" girl.

Wait, I think I might be mixing up my fantasties. Let me work on that.