03/31/2010

Decisions

Posted in Random Me tagged , at 2:04 am by Jennie

It’s about 3am, I have to be up in 3 hours to get to work.What am I doing up? Freaking deciding if I should get a Kindle or not. I’m planning a trip and I thought this would be a good time to get an e-reader. I’ve been wanting one for what feels like forever now. I was pretty set on getting a nook but then realized that the books cost more and as a B&N member, my membership discounts don’t apply. Soooo that really sucks. Anywho, back to my mental battle of should I buy it? Yeah just put it in the cart and check out. Just do it!! Must get sleep…

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03/19/2010

Marching on

Posted in Books, Flickr photos, Knitting, Random Me, Socks, Thoughts at 12:41 am by Jennie

Yay! A new pair 🙂


Matchy matchy

Hobby Lobby’s yarn bee brand yarn. It’s ok. Get it for cheaper and use the 40% off coupon. It’s not worth paying full price for. It feels dryer than other 75/25 workhorse sock yarns. It’s nice to have a matched up pair. I don’t mind fraternals but every now and again, it’s nice to know almost exactly where to knit.

Still working on the March Mystery socks but as I do this KAL I realize that if I have to wait, I kind of lose steam for the project. The 3rd clue was posted this past Sunday but I have yet to tackle it. It’s not a boring knit, I guess it’s because I started other projects and the mystery sock’s shininess has worn off. Hopefully by the time I get the 4th clue, maybe I can get some more speed.

Current Obsession:

  • Hiya Hiya stainless steel needles. I have a funky reaction to Knit Picks nickel plated ones and the Addi brass. They end up tarnished like crazy after knitting 12 rounds or so. KP’s Harmony needles were what I settled on, but I want to be speedy and see my needle when using dark yarns. So yay! for hiya hiya. I’ve been accumulating the longer ones lately so I could knit my pairs at the same time. 47″ and 60″ circs work really well for me. I like the extra room. Although 60″ may be a bit too roomy.
  • I’ve been eyeing their new interchangeable set. I keep telling myself I already have  the Harmony set, so I don’t “need” it. But gosh darn it, I WANT it!

Non-knitting News

Audiobook:

  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister ehh, maybe I just didn’t get into it. It felt draggy until maybe a bit past the middle. Then in got better. The ending (epilogue) was pretty deep, don’t know how I feel about the final thought(s).
  • Next up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)I could read it, but…well, I tried and it just wasn’t working. At least this way I can listen, knit and enjoy the reader’s amazing skill with all the character voices.

Physical book:

  • Instead of finishing up my current reads (I think I’m supposidly working through 5), I decided to start another book (The Lovely Bones). It’s been hard because I want to read and knit but can only do one at a time. One day, I really hope I can do both at once.

03/05/2010

Hello March!

Posted in icapture, Knitting, Random Me, Socks at 1:47 am by Jennie

As I contemplate this post, a thought hits me. “It’s freaking March!” What goes on in March?!? St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2010). And what’s the typical color of this day? Green!!! My favorite color. I need to knit something green. Do I need an excuse to knit something green? No, but having a plan is always good 😉

A few things to catch you up on:

  • Started a new project with my iphone. Just me, my iphone camera, and what I can “capture”. Therefore I dubb thee “icapture”. Almost exactly like the 365 project except no”me” photos. But I don’t know if I can do one a day. I would like to take random and not so random pictures. I don’t want to be boxed in and have this dreaded feeling of “oh I have to post something e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y….eekkk.” Anywho, here’s one for ya. Main goal with this project–>no editing, what the iphone gives me is what I present to you.
    icapture 3-1-10
  • (End of a long day, driving home after a day of rain. Storm clouds can be very pretty and seductive.)
    ***Heads up, I’m very prone to all aspects of nature so there will be quite a lot of those images.

  • I’m not really a good poster/active participant in anything but the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry has a really great KAL going on this March. The March 2010 Mystery sock by Kristi Geraci is really pretty and I had to join.
    icapture 3-4-10
    And the mystery begins…

    • Yarn: Rio de la Plata Multicolor sock yarn
    • 437yd/3.53oz (400m/100g)
    • Fingering weight.
    • Sadly they yarn has been discontinued 😦
    • Needles: 2.25mm Hiya Hiya circular
    • Thoughts: it’s fuzzy. Reminds me of Schaefer Anne.
  • Currently reading:Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah’s Book Club). An interesting read 1/3 the way through, don’t really have the “urge” to quickly finish. I pick it up when I don’t feel like knitting or am not on the net (which is rare in both cases). But it’s not a bad read where I eventually let it slip under my bed 😉
  • Currently listening to: The City of Ember (Book of Ember). Just found out this is book 1 of a series and so far I think I may get the rest. I know it’s a teen book but it’s actually very good and reader Wendy Dillon does a really good job with the character voices. This audiobook has sound effects pulling you into the story even more.