A Quiet Holiday Season
I've been spending the holiday season working, reading (Middlesex, Queen Isabella, Don't Know Much About History, The Planets), watching DVDs (Pinky and the Brain Vol 2, This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force), as well as coverage of President Ford's memorial services. I found myself deeply saddened by his passing this week. He was such a honorable person, and we need more people of his kind of character in public life.
I've also been stocking up on knitting books. I like the instruction section in Dominknitrix and Victorian Lace Today is just a lovely book .Chances are I'll won't make anything out of either book, but I love reading them to gain inspiration.
and calendars. The Hello Kitty calendar has two pages of stickers.
Here's a quiz I saw on Eugene's blog I had some fun with. While Supeman is very cool, my favorites are Iron Man, Thor, and The Vision.
You are Superman
|You are mild-mannered, good, |
strong and you love to help others.
The Super Bowl for the Crafter's Fantasy Football League was last weekend, and the winner was Rise! I want to thank Rise and all the ladies who participated in the league. I had lots to fun being able to share my love of the NFL and knitting and crocheting with others.
I've haven't done as much knitting as usual, but I did make Patrick some socks.
It's Thuja from the Winter '05 issue of Knitty. I used a little over two skeins of Artyarns Supermerino color 123. It's a really easy sock that works up fast, and Patrick is happy with them.
I even started a pair for myself. It's a nice sock to pad around the house in.
I made no changes to the pattern except that I used a size 5 dpns instead of size 6. It took just a day to make the sock, and I need cast on for the second sock soon.
I got distracted by this...
It's my version of Odessa from the Feb 2006 issue of Magknits. I've forgotten whose blog I saw it on the other day, but I fell in love with it, and just had to make one of my own.
I used one skein of Rowan Cashsoft DK in Poppy (I need more red in my life) and 121 size 6 beads. It was also my first time knitting with beads which turned out to be much easier than I thought. It's a neat pattern and, Kathy is such a talented designer.
Happy New Year!!!
Now to catch watch some football--Dallas lost to Detroit!?!--and to rest up for a party tonight. Tomorrow, I plan to work on the second Thuja sock, watch the Twilight Zone Marathon on Sci Fi, and start yet another Fetching glove.
Thanks for stopping by my blog in 2006. I'm so glad to have "met" many of you though the blogisphere and some of you in person. It's been fun. See you next year!!!