Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On June - 21 - 2006   ShareThis



First things first, it seems Charlene wants to add something to yesterday’s post. She added it in the comments, but I figured I’d just put it here for ease of use.

From Charlene:

“Did Stitchy also mention a guy in his late 70’s beat us by about 10 minutes? We were much closer to death that day than he’s ever been. We couldn’t even win the raffle at the end¢â‚¬¦”

~ahem~ no, Chuckles, as I matter of fact I didn’t mention us getting out asses thoroughly kicked by a 70something-year-old man, nor did I bring up our stunning defeat at the raffle. I also didn’t tell them that you could only name 6 of the 8 Red Sox players on the raffle sheet for the Red Sox tickets. I mean, who doesn’t have Trott Nixon’s image burned into their mind? (ok, I knew the name, but I thought he was a rodeo guy or something. You know, like Tuff Hedeman.). And that other guy whatsisname. Pfffft. So yes, we did good by showing up and eventually finishing. But everything in between? Well, we’ll do better next time.

And now on to something from a couple of weeks ago. Wendy had a Duct Tape Dummy party where we were invited to wrap ourselves and each other in duct tape, then snip each other out of our new shiny adhesive shirts. Sounds pretty kinky, eh? Well, I have to believe that somewhere, there’s a fetish for this kind of thing, there just has to be. Hey, you. The one who found this blog entry by using some keywords about your duct tape fetish, is this really a huge scene? Don’t be shy. I know this is a knitting blog and all, but we’re curious. Do tell. But tell in the comments.

Anyhoo, I brought all the necessary equipment to have Dummy Debbie made up, but I chickened out at the last minute. I ended up helping Ben and Cheryl do theirs. It was fun, like making a mummy without all that pomp and circumstance or the mess of coptic jars and brain hooks.

When I got home, Jon was disappointed that I didn’t have a carapace of myself for his amusement. Really disappointed. So much so that he insisted on making one right then. So pretty much as soon as I got home from the party, we got to work. I made sure he understood that this would not become a regular “thing”, so not to get too attached to the process, if you know what I mean. It took a while, but eventually, I ended up with this:


I immediately regretted telling Jon to just let the tape follow the curves, for follow it did. Check out the frontal pooching. Yikes! Is that a sack of ham sandwiches in your shirt or did you just eat a sack of ham sandwiches? But I must say, it’s an accurate representation of yours truly. It’s kind of hard to tell with the tripod stand and fake head and all. Here, maybe this will give you better scale.



HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA! Never let it be said that my husband does not indulge me. He was rushing out of the house the other morning when I needed pictures of this thing and he kept refusing to put it on (although he had put it on a few times before and seemed to like having his own set of boobs all to himself). He finally relented and is now totally nerve-wracked that I’m about to post it. Hee hee.


Honey? I’m posting it. Right . . . . NOW! Too late, there’s no going back on this one!


22 Responses

  1. Inky says:

    I’ve always meant to do one of those. Um, now I won’t. The possibilities are too frightening (and I’m sure Mr. Inky might enjoy it just a tad bit too much as well).

  2. maryse says:

    ok, the fake head is going to give me nightmares.

    and tell jon i said “nice rack.”

  3. Diane says:

    Too funny, so did you let Jon out of the duct tape before he went off to work?

  4. June says:

    Jon’s the manliest man of them all! Boo yeah! 😀

  5. Dude, Jon has some nice boobies!

  6. Heather says:

    Wow. This is opening all kinds of new doors. You have found a wonderful man, that is for certain!

  7. Marnie says:

    I now love your husband. He’s the best.
    I also want a red duct tape Marnie. I’m not sure I want to post it for the world to see, but I want one. I’m thinking that if duct tape is involved, I can enlist the help of Mr. Leo. However, I doubt he would don my double.

  8. Martha says:

    Please tell Jon he looks fetching in red plastic. You just know that photo’s getting copied onto some fetish site.

  9. Cheryl says:

    Hahaha! I love that look on his face!

  10. Laurie says:

    Yeah, that is the best. Tell him not to sweat it. He just looks like a really good sport.

    But hey, now you have a dummy to size your knits on! That could be kind of handy since I seem to be totally clueless about how I’m shaped (those bags of ham sandwhiches really sneak up on a person).

  11. Dorothy B says:

    That’s hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!
    Jon is a brave, brave man.

  12. KnittyOtter says:


    I may have to try this at some point.

  13. =Tamar says:

    You have a really great man. Value him beyond price.

    And the pooch isn’t so bad, really.

  14. kmkat says:

    Hey, you have the beginnings of a dress form, just like Eunny

    I’m jealous! Wait, we have loads of duct tape, I’ll bet my husband would get a charge and a half out of wrapping me up.

    See ya, gotta go now…

  15. Sneaksleep says:

    Awesome! Kinda makes me want to try it. Though I would definitely have to think twice before posting a picture of it.

    p.s. Don’t laugh, but until I scrolled down to the picture, I was wondering to myself how you could do this without losing the first few layers of your skin. Doh!

  16. Amy says:

    John wears it well!!

  17. Erin says:

    That is too funny! It actually looks like a ton of fun.

  18. Juno says:

    Oh dear outdated-concept above, how I wish I had been there to make a carapace of my own.

  19. Daphne says:

    So so so rad. Good job Husband!!! I think it’s only fair that since you’re gutsy enough to post the dummy that he withstand the posting of him wearing the dummy. Also super sweet that he really wanted to do it and was disappointed that you didn’t do it at the Event. Rad again.

  20. claudia says:

    I’m glad you got a dummy. Use it wisely.


  21. julie says:

    heh.. yes, I found this blog, becuase I am planning on making a guitar-shaped purse out of duct tape… and I was looking to see what similiar things have been done, to help me.. now I kind of want to make a duct tape self..

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