Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I’m not getting a whole ton of knitting done . . . I’m going to bed at 10:00 at night because I have to be up by 6:15 or so. Most of my free time has been spent thinking about how I need to do my laundry and reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire.
They are pretty amazing. I’m almost finished with the second one, and then I have to wait until The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest comes out in paperback. I love all of the Swedish places in the books: Saltsjobaden, Strangnas, and Sotertalje. They are making me want to look for kickboxing studios when I move to Texas. They are real, complicated stories with real characters and an amazingly detailed sense of place. They are making me realize that most of the popular fiction I read is by Americans - I really should branch out.
Most of my knitting has been focused on Harry Potter projects - I’m working on my Jonagold Yoga Socks and my three OWL projects. I’m definitely not going to be able to do six projects the way I did last month. I was hoping to do a lot of knitting and designing while I’m up here, but we’ll have to see how it goes when I get more situated.
Orientation officially starts on Sunday. I hope to god there won’t be funtivities or management parables.
If you haven’t yet, go look at the new Blue Moon Colors - True Blood, Dilly Dilly, Drusilla, Spike, Slayer - Tina knows what I like! (vampires, old folk songs, and the colors - especially the True Blood)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Knitting and yarn going to Silver Bay:
1. OWL stuff. Obviously. For my HPKCHC this term I'm attempting a History of Magic OWL and making:
2. Homework for HPKCHC:
- Nutkins yoga socks (DADA)
- Stella Pixie Hat in 35% bamboo yarn (Herbology)
- Heavyweight STR Love to make a baby surprise jacket to go with the Stella Pixie Hat and Booties that I already made.
- Yarn for my Molly Nosegay shawl already in progress
- Yarn for the Clock shawl already in progress (ditto)
- Spy-Say Guacamolay
- Muddy Bottom Breakdown (cables?)
- My Wild Irish Girlie
- Ladyslipper (Bearfoot)
I have made a big change of plans and decided NOT to pre-wind everything before I leave. I will do things the old fashioned way, without my fancy ball winder and swift, just like they did in the Days of Yore when all and sundry were forced to wind their designer hand-painted yarn by hand before knitting it magic loop on their Addi Turbo needles.
I think I might take my skein of Knitosophy Superhero too, just in case. Also Whimsical Little Knits. You never know when you might need to make an Ishbel at the drop of a hat.