Monday, May 28, 2007
When I was able to knit, I went back to my love, Julia. I am still chugging along. Haven't finished the back but I am about 3" from that milestone. I think I will start the sleeves next and I will definitely be doing those together.
I know some of you will be looking here for pictures of a certain Father’s Day gift. I have decided to hold off on sharing until the gift has been given. Occasionally, my dad will read this blog. I don’t want to chance it. He is flying me up to visit June 8-11 and I will share photos afterwards.
Okay, I know you didn’t ask but I am going to tell you anyway. Don’t bother with Pirates of the Caribbean III. It is a very long, very confusing end to this long drawn out series. I am a big Johnny Depp fan but in this movie, I felt like he was tired of playing Captain Jack Sparrow. And the romance with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan just fell flat… Let me just say it was very anti-climactic. It’s right up there with Spiderman III. Hmmm…I am seeing a theme here…. :)
So that’s the update. Oh! My friend, Jason, was able to hook me up to the wireless internets. Only problem is I have to sit on my front porch to access it. :) My landlord’s office (where the router is located) is directly behind my house but the entire back of my house is brick. It doesn’t penetrate brick apparently. Jason is working on finding a way to increase the signal so I can have it in the house. How cool is that?!
I hope your holiday was fun, exciting, peaceful, anything and everything you wanted it to be. :)
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Unfortunately, I don't know yet how to quilt. I have ordered up some books from Amazon, one of which includes a pattern for coasters. I figure I will start out with that and see how frustrated I get with it. :)
On to my other obsession, knitting. I have knit nothing this week. But I have been crocheting. I pulled out my old standby, the Babette. I had half of a panel crocheted and another panel ready to sew onto the blanket. I crocheted up the rest of the unfinished panel and my trusty assistant, Chauntel, and I spent 2 hours on Saturday sewing it up. Which means, it would have taken me alone 4 hours. How do I love thee, Chaun. :)) I am not going to show you the progress on the blanket (I am so close to being done that you will just have to wait to see it in it's full, finished glory) but I will show you one of the final 36 squares.
And how about a pretty picture of a plant persevering through in this world of concrete and asphalt: