18 November 2008

Another one without pictures

As I am not getting around to taking pictures I thought I'd at least let you know what I have been up to.

I knit a scarf for MIL and it needs to be blocked. Inspired by the Yarn Harlot I started a "Noro" Scarf. Mine is made with two color ways of Lang Mille Colori that I got on sale. Unfortunatelly the sale is due to the going out of business of a LYS. I also plan to knit a hat for FIL and a pair of socks for MyGuy. I missed this month's Stricktreff, and feel sorry for myself. On the other hand:

I spent most of the weekend in my hometown. On Saturday my mom and I went for a sewing day with her quilting group. The theme was the storm at sea pattern that I have been eyeing for the longest time. I love the traditional look, but decided on something else for now. I just hope it turns out remotely like what I have envisioned. Due to the lack of preparation on my part I only got to cut and mark foundations, cut a bunch of fabric and sew about 3 units. I have since added a couple more, but with only 15 out of 315 I still have a long way to go. But since I received Bonnie's book at least I feel like sewing again. Actually this morning I really wanted to stay in my sewing room for a while. But that way lies madness, no sewing at 6am on a work day! I also restarted sewing on my Ohio Stars and Rails that was my summer project and am doing the missing stars as leaders-enders.

We went to see James Bond on Sunday and I have to say I was not terribly impressed. It's not bad, but neither does it feel like Bond to me. But I could not tell you what makes a Bond movie, so that is not much of a review.

I am reading quite a lot lately too as you might have noticed looking at my Library gadget. I have found all the books from David Weber that start with Insurrection and am now reading Crusade. Seems to be set before Insurrection, so I might be reading them the wrong way round, but as they are not the same characters it does not trouble me too much. I am thinking about TBR 2009 and what other challenges I might participate in. Novel Challenges is listing them and there are a few that appeal to me. Read your own books of course is much the same as the TBR, but there are Library books and there is the Lost in Translation challenge.

I have adopted some dragon eggs on the net and am waiting to see if I understood enough to get them to hatch.


Miss 376 said...

It sounds as if you've been busy

Donna said...

I checked out the link to the reading challenges and found it all very interesting. I didn't realize these challenges existed. I'm a big reader and library supporter too.

Thanks for the interesting comment about pins and needles you left on my blog. I love feedback!

Sewing at 6:00 am on a work day isn't so bad. Lots of days I'm up and sewing before 5:00am.