No, Lily’s not her real name….. and this is actually a rare sighting, she rarely lets me put her on the blog. No, Lily is just one of her many nicknames. This is the kid who made up her own nicknames. When she was about 2-1/2 years old, she decided she wanted to be called Squeakers – and it stuck, and for a few years, everyone called her Squeakers.
Then, back in my soap opera watching days, she liked the name Lily, from Lily Snyder on As The World Turns. “Call me Lily, I want to be Lily now” she said. That was about age 4. That one stuck. I started calling her Lily-Pud (rhymes with wood), and the Pud part has stuck, too. That’s about all her dad calls her, Pud, or “The Pud”. (it never looks right when you write it, though).
Nicknames run rampant through our family, like Kaity and Doozer. Well, actually Kaity is short for Kaitlin, but most of us call her Doozer. Her dad named her that after the Doozers on Fraggle Rock (blast from the past), those busy little guys.
My dad called all upset one day, from work no less, when Kaity was about three, asking my mom “What’s Doozer’s real name? I’ve been trying to remember all morning, and all I can think of is Doozer.”
The hubby has called me “woman” for most of our lives together. I know, it sounds horrible, but it isn’t.
I like nicknames – they’re like little family secrets, because only you know why they really started and what they really mean.
Well, the nice, endearing ones, anyway…. “bird legs” and “motormouth” come to mind from my past…. not so fun. Everyone in the family, both mine and the hubby’s, calls me Lyn. But, everyone on the “outside” calls me Lynda.
I guess the hubby’s family didn’t even know my real name was Lynda until the wedding invitations were printed!
People used to call me Lyndi, my mom still does sometimes…. and my sis calls me sis…. I like that.
Oh well, babble, babble, this really went a whole lot of nowhere, so how ’bout some specs:
Socks: Dublin Bay
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces, Sherbet colorway. I used just a smidgen over one skein, which is pretty sweet, I think!
I revised the pattern a little bit for size 2 DPN’s, casting on 64 stitches. That’s the only real modification. I think this is such a pretty pattern for the variegated yarns, like Lorna’s Laces…. very pretty, but still simple enough it doesn’t complete with the yarn. I’ll be using it again.