Thursday, September 14, 2006

Blah

I haven't felt like blogging lately. I've been knitting, and spinning, but not in the mood for blogging it all. Maybe it's the big production I have to do to put in pictures. I think I need a better, less complicated way. I think I'll look into Flickr.

In spinning news: I've finished spinning up (on the spindle) some New Zealand wool that I bought off Etsy. My friends own the store and the service is great, so go buy from them. The big news on the New Zealand wool is that once it was plyed, it was a balanced yarn. I was very excited. Hubby saw me plying some other yarn the other day (some Finn) and he said, that's not going to be balanced is it? He saw that I was putting too much twist into the ply. I was slightly afraid that he was paying that close attention, but excited that he actually listens to me when I talk.

In knitting news, I have finished up a secret pal project. I have gotten to the calf shaping of the second knee high sock. And I finally ripped out the rows that I screwed up on the tea shawl and worked it correctly. I have about 10 rows left of the diamond madeira and then it's on to the edging. If I'm able to go to see the Harlot on Sat. night, I may bring that with me to work on. I'll have the knee highs with me in case I can't listen and do the shawl at the same time.

In reading news: At the beginning of the year, I set a goal for myself to read 100 books. I wanted them to be 100 new to me books. Nothing I'd read before. I'm not into the deep books; I like the fluff and a good murder mystery. I am currently on book #62, and I forsee being on #63 tomorrow. I'm still hoping I can make my goal, but I think I'll be cutting it close. My booklist, from myspace, is linked on the side for you to laugh at my reading selections. :)

Blogstalking: I apologize to you blogstalkers out there....I'll post pics this weekend.

8 comments:

Gina said...

You have much reading ahead of you, but I'm impressed that you set a gooal of 100. I just don't have the concentration these days...

mf said...

sounds uike you've been quite the busy one lately! ;o)

Bezzie said...

I'm bowled over by 100 books too! I have a hard enought time finishing one library book in three weeks!
And hooray for hubby paying attention, that's always the best feeling!

Jo said...

I like your goal. One year I did a mini-book report on every book I read, from texts to fluff - I think I was 25 at the time. It was interesting to go a few years later and see what I had read.

Jo

PS - I like fluff, too...

Sarah said...

yeah, the blogger pic thing gets to me sometimes too. Sometimes if it's being a real bear I upload pics to photobucket instead.

sigh, if blogger wasn't so easy to use, and if I didn't have so much on it already, I'd move!

barbie said...

I only made it through 93 books, but I decided to keep up with the list after my year was up. I don't have the nerve to post my list publicly, though (it's in a spreadsheet, of course :) ).

I use Photobucket, too, because Wordpress also hates the picture-uploading.

Sarah said...

Can't wait to see that yarn! Wooo!

Thanks for the plug :) Yer zee best!

**s

LaBean said...

Whooo 100 books? I think I've read that many in my lifetime? Ok. Maybe more.. like 101. HEHE I'm just now reading this AFTER you emailed me about the shawl. Sorry about what it's doing to you. I hear you with all the to-do about posting pics. I've tried flickr and while I like it as a set album, I wouldn't waste my time using it to put pics IN a post. Photobucket I think, is the best bet, even if it goes down sometimes.

And Sarah, This is exactly why I'd rather use Photobucket or some other stand alone(but not flickr) photo hosting service. After a year on Typepad, I went to Wordpress, and I just don't have the energy to try and go through EVERY post prior to the move and rework the links... not to mention UPLOADING every missing pic to Photobucket. argh.