Saturday, July 21, 2007
It has been almost exactly 24 hours since I opened my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. 24 hours ago I grasped it with eager excitement, and now I set down probably one of the best books I have ever read. DONT WORRY. I AM NOT A SPOILER (you can continue reading if you havent finished yet) I dont think I have ever encountered a book series that actually made me feel part of the book. It was like that old movie The Never Ending Story... Like I was watching it actually happen. Maybe it was just the endless hours of reading... .but I feel like I just heard their voices, like I was in the room. AMAZING. AMAZING. BRAVO!
Now, I sleep. I am sure I will dream about magic:)
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Lookie Here! I am so incredibly excited about my new yarn, I am freaking out:) Today my wonderful boss, Gina, gave me my b-day present of yarn:) I picked out this yummy Fleece Artist Sea Wool and paired it up with these others. Aren't they beautiful?!!!! The other yarns are 1. Louet Euroflax (270 yards) 2. Bamboo Soft (112 yards)3. Sublime kid mohair blend (122 yards).
The Sea Wool has an amazing 350 meters! Now... big question. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THIS!!!??? Help Help Help- and DONT say CLAP!!! Any other suggestions are welcome!!!
By the way, my "bridesmaid" shawl is almost done... stay tuned for final picture.
On other news, I finally finished Harry Potter 6. WOW, these books are amazing. I cant remember the last time a book made me feel this way... amazing. Now, on Fri at Midnight there will be some crazy ladies wearing handknit house scarfs at the book release at midnight. Allison, Loren is comming too:) woo hoo:) Stay tuned for that picture too. Love you all.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Well, I dont have much to write today, but I am sure your all just DYING to hear from me:) What am I up to? Well, I guess I am just trying to enjoy my summer and not stress. I know the more relaxation I get... the nicer my school year will be. I have been working at the yarn store a few days a week, and the rest of the time has been filled with shopping, lunch with friends, and A LOT of sitting on my couch... watching People's Court, playing the SIMS, knitting, and Reading Harry Potter. Ahhh...... nice.
What am I knitting? You ask. Well, I decided I needed something so easy and lazy like my summer. I saw this pattern in the book Wedding Knits I am making the Bridesmaid Shawl. I will get you guys a picture as soon as I feel like taking the picture:) I am making it out of the WONDERFUL Sublime mohair. NICE!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Its so stinking easy. You cast on like 84... K1P1 for 3 feet... make a slit for armhole... knit 1 foot... slit 2... knit 3 feet. Then pick up stitches for sleaves... wahla!
I have also been planing my upcoming classroom. I found a rocking chair and a bunch of books at the thrift store. LOVE THAT too!
Have fun guys- enjoy your summer too!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Look's like my faithful butler, Henry, is serving up the main course... 376 grams of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK. This fab yarn was once a v-neck wrap sweater (sleeveless), and THEN it was a Stockinette vest... and now, after tonight's Frogging... it is served as the main course in my failure as a knitter.
The yarn looks much better now that it is neatly wound up in balls. It seems happier now. It was so unhappy as that crappy over sized vest that made me look so fat. It sits here in this bowl... looking at me.. begging me to make it beautiful.... begging me to make this time the last. It it tired of being knit and unravelled and knit and blocked and unravelled again. Its looking tired and worn before it's life has even begun.
I am frustrated by knitting right now. I think I need a break. I cant knit any project right now, and nothing is exciting me. I guess that happens. Maybe some sexy new pattern or yarn will turn me on again. For now, I play the SIMS, and Maybe catch up on Harry Potter.