Friday, January 29, 2010

Who Hat and January Books

Yet another resolution being worked upon... knitting in the round!
The first time I cast on for my Who Hat I managed to twist the stitches. I had to pull it all out and start over. See?

But now I'm coming right along and even though working with the cable needle was a bit fiddly at first, I'm starting to get the hang of it!
Here it was a few days ago:

Pardon the cell phone photos.
Soon I'll have to start decreasing at which point I'll learn to use DPN's. Double pointed needles for those of you who don't know knitting lingo. This has been an excellent learning pattern! : )

And now on to the...
January Reading List:
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment - James Patterson
Maximum Ride: School's Out-Forever - James Patterson
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning - James Patterson
(There is one more book out and one due out in a few months. I, unfortunately, did not enjoy the 4th book as much as the others. I read the first three in three days, probably mostly because I was sick in bed with nothing else to do. So, hopefully, I'll feel up to reading the 5th and 6th books soon.)

The Adventures of Sally - P. G. Wodehouse
(Free Kindle Book)

The Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer

Checked out (from the library) and started reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole for a book club that I am thinking of attending in February. Having a hard time getting into it. Put it down last night to start another library book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. I suppose I should have waited to post this as maybe I'll finish it by Sunday... but most likely not since I have a ton of work to do for Furrie Fotographie this weekend. We'll see. : )

PS!! I signed up for a 5 week circuit training class. It's three days a week - Monday, Tuesday, and Thurday... which means it won't interfere with Wednesday night knitting! Look at me working on all my resolutions!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another scarf

Simple rib stitch scarf made from Colinette Prism for Hannah's birthday. She requested I knit something for her so I hope she likes it! : )

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Lace Scarf

This is the Strangling Vine scarf that I worked like crazy on so I could finish it in time for Christmas!

Doesn't it look nice on my mom?!!?

I'm going to try to be better about posting photos of my knitted objects here... I'm also going to be better about posting them on Ravelry (you can find me as filmgirlie if you are on there too!) although I'm not too bad about that one now. : )

ps. I saw the Princess and the Frog on Friday. It was cute! And made me cry... but animated movies usually do for some reason!

Friday, January 01, 2010

December's Reading List

Books I read last month... this is the first installment of my 2010 resolution to keep track of the books I read!

Pirate Latitudes - Michael Crichton

The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan

Murder Takes the Cake - Gayle Trent (Kindle book!!)

Will write more later... must go back to bed. Icky stomach bug...