Making a scarf with the Philippine flag for a coworker. Taking a break from all my big projects to whip this up right quick. Making up the pattern as I go along. What fun! Now I have to figure out how to work the white in… O_O*
So this came on the radio on the drive home and my son, after listening to me rock out to the first verse and chorus, demanded my attention.
"Mom. Mom I don’t understand. What… What is he giving away?"
He’s four. He’s four and he actually made me stop and think.
This is what Wikipedia has to say:
Lyrics and meaning
The lyrical meaning behind “Give It Away” is centered around the philosophy of selflessness and altruistic behavior. The song is titled after its most prevalent lyrical phrase “give it away”, which is taken from an experience Kiedis had with his former girlfriend—punk rock singer Nina Hagen—in the early 1980s. Hagen was several years Kiedis’ senior and became a role-model during his drug addiction to heroin: “she realized how young and inexperienced I was then, so she was always passing on gems to me, not in a preachy way, just by seizing on opportunities.” When Kiedis was looking through her closet he came across a jacket he liked, and commented to Hagen that it was “really cool”. Upon expressing this, Hagen immediately told him to keep it. Her reasoning behind this selflessness was due to an attempt to constantly make her life more enjoyable, and explained to Kiedis that “if you have a closet full of clothes and you try to keep them all, your life will get very small. But if you have a full closet and someone sees something they like, if you give it to them, the world is a better place.”
The act was something that affected Kiedis significantly because he had never before experienced such an enlightening ideology on life. Growing up in Los Angeles he had always thought differently than Hagen; instead of giving material possessions away and being free thinking the vocalist believed one must take what they want as no one will provide for you. Instead, he now adopted Hagen’s philosophy: “It was such an epiphany that someone would want to give me her favorite thing. That stuck with me forever. Every time I’d be thinking ‘I have to keep,’ I’d remember ‘No, you gotta give away instead.’ When I started going regularly to [drug and alcohol] meetings, one of the principles I had learned was that the way to maintain your own sobriety is to give it to another suffering alcoholic. Every time you empty your vessel of that energy, fresh new energy comes flooding in.” Flea’s bassline for the song allowed Kiedis to recall this incident and he believed the music paired perfectly with the lyrics. During the verses, Kiedis departs from the idea of unselfishness and sings about a variety of topics including long-time friend River Phoenix, musician Bob Marley and various sexual themes including fertility and lust.
Not sure if I can explain this in toddler terms, but hey, I learned something today!
One sleeve done!!! It’s a little saggy in the armpit area, but it doesn’t look too awkward. So close to being done. Sewing all those ends in are gonna be a bitch tho…. Lol
This is me trying to get a decent picture of the slouch beanie I made. I used 7mm hook and maybe a size 4 yarn. For the brim I switched to 6mm. So here goes my first free pattern. Color scheme is row 1 black, row 2-3 violet, row 4 black, row 5-6 pink and so on. For the brim I used black. This is an oversized gauge so when weaving in ends, insert the ends through the fibers of the yarn. Gets?
The bottom picture is done in neon pink, black, and gray.
Row1: In magic ring ch 3, 11 dc join with sl st on top of ch 3
Row2: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, join
Row3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch, *2 dc, 1dc* around join
Row4: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 1 dc in next 2, *2dc in next, 1dc in next 2 stitches* around joinRow5: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 1 dc in next 7 stitches, *2dc, 1dc in next 7 stitches* around, joinRow6-15: ch 3, dc in each stitch around joinBrimOn row 15, to join, insert hook on top of ch 3 then change to black yarn. Yarn over, pull thru to join. Switch to 6mm.
Row 1-5: ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc around, join.
Seriously, how cool is this?!
Pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/262616221995564852/
I need this!
Here’s the chart, I hope it helps. I normally chain until it reaches the desired circumference. I’ve been crocheting some headbands to match booties I’ve made my little girl :)
I need this! Of course I have a smaller than average head so…
It’s mah sweater! It’s too hot here to wear at the moment, but as soon as it cools down imma wear it again. I’m working on writing up the pattern as I’m working on a second one for a friend. Updates soon!
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