Friday, May 26, 2006

Friday Update

  • I am officially a Knitting Blogger now. My little blog was added to the webring this week. I guess I should make sure I put up some pictures soon to prove I'm still a knitter.
  • Though there hasn't been much knitting this week. Lorelei has an ear infection and has been waking up in the middle of the night. So as a result I've been too tired to knit.
  • I have made a little progress on Picovoli and got a couple more rows of the Wavy scarf done - I'm almost halfway through and it's looking pretty good. I'm hoping to finish/fix the first Opal sock this weekend.
  • I've signed up for Summer of Socks. Hopefully, this will motivate me to knit up my growing sock yarn stash. It's hard to justify buying more sock yarn when I've only finished one pair of socks, have two started socks OTN, and have at least four more balls of sock yarn sitting in my stash mocking me, but sock yarn is just so pretty that I want more.
  • There have been some really good shows on tv this week. The series finale of Alias was really good. I liked how we saw bits and pieces of Syd's past. I felt like the finale closed everything up well. And the Lost finale was probably my favorite episode of this season. It had the feeling of Season One with the giant bird and the whispering. I'm hoping that the people in the hatch didn't die, but I guess I'll have to wait until Fall.
  • As far as series finales this season, I've been really happy with all of the ones I watched. Alias, West Wing, Will & Grace, Charmed all left me feeling complete and happy (and not like the finale of Seinfeld at all). I liked how Alias, W&G and Charmed all showed us a glimpse of the future. And I thought that the West Wing was perfect (even though I've barely watched the last two seasons) with the transition to the new administration.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Random Thursday

  • I've gotten to the bottom of the arm holes on my Picovoli. I think the next few inches should go pretty quickly. I'd been saving it to work on when I had lots of time and could concentrate, but the hard part (for now) is over so I should be able to work on this during my regular tv viewing.
  • I finished the first Opal sock, BUT the bind off was too tight so it won't go on my foot. I'm working on undoing the bind off, hopefully I can re-bind off looser next time. I may be destined to not knit socks. And it fit so perfectly too (until the bind off).
  • I've been in computer class all week for work, so I'm way behind in reading blogs and posting.
  • Lorelei's been sick this week, so VERY cranky. Being the mother of a toddler is hard enough, being the mother of a sick toddler is a lot of work. Especially when she wakes up at 4 in the morning.
  • The new Fall tv schedules are (coming) out this week. The final networks, FOX and CW, announce today. There are a couple new shows that look promising, but I'm not going to look too closely at them until closer to Fall.
  • Tonight is the final Will & Grace. I hope it's good.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Trish's TV this week - May 12

It's finally here. The end of another tv season. The first of the season finales were this week and I am loving it. These have been some of my favorite episodes of the whole year.

The Office - I didn't really think this show was funny when it started last year. It's been slowly growing on me so that now it's one of my favorite shows. I've been laughing all the way through every episode lately and the season finale was no different. Some of my favorite moments: Jim's Jedi mind trick, "I'm a philanderer," Dwight (every Dwight moment), Jan driving 2 1/2 hours for casino night, and of course the KISS.

Earl - I thought the first 30 minutes were boring, but the last 10 minutes were laugh out loud funny. Especially the old lady.

Gilmore Girls - I've been reading the message boards about this episode and people seem to be split into Luke and Lorelai camps (kind of like Stars Hollow when they broke up). People in the Luke camp think Lorelai is a tramp for sleeping with Christopher, people in the Lorelai camp feel bad for Lorelai. And most people in both camps hate the writers. I still like the writers, but I think I'm in the Lorelai camp. I've never understood why Luke's acted the way he has this year and I don't like it. This seems like it was the last straw for Lorelai. That said - I really liked the episode. I needed Lorelai to yell at Luke and I loved Rory and Logan. I can't wait to see what happens next season.

Veronica Mars - This was the best season finale ever. I just started watching the first season of VM, so hopefully that one is just as good. I was completely surprised by the entire show. Beaver was never on my list of possible suspects. I love that Daddy Mars is alive (I think) and that L and V are together again. And the last couple of minutes left me with a lot of questions. This is definitely one of my new favorite shows.

West Wing series finale is this Sunday. I haven't watched in a couple of years, but I'll be watching just because of how much I loved the first few seasons. Oh yeah and because Bradley Whitford is cool.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sheep, sheep, and more sheep

Saturday I went to my first sheep and wool. I'm still amazed by how many people where there. I almost ran into a coworker (but I ducked away quickly so she wouldn't see me). There were sheep everywhere, several Alpacas (I had never seen one up close before), and a couple bunnies. We didn't get there until after noon, but I still got in a good 3 hours of shopping and gawking. I had a limited budget, so I spent more time looking at the yarn than purchasing but I did get some good stuff.
  • 4 skeins of Noro (20% off)
  • 2 skeins of blue Koigu
  • Koigu shawl kit
  • 1 skein of Opal - for socks for Lorelei's dad
  • Crystal Palace DPNs - size 1 1/2
  • Knitting Rules!

I think next year, I need to have more of a shopping list, get there earlier, and take more money. I'm also thinking about learning how to spin before next year too. Of course, I have a toddler and no time for an additional hobby.

I missed Wendy's book signing, but I did finish the heel of my toeup sock (based on Wendy's pattern) this weekend. The sock is going really well - I can't wait to wear these.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


When I knit, I jab the needle into my finger as part of my regular process. I know I do this with my little DPNs when I'm knitting socks, I'm not sure if I do it with larger needles. So my two main projects right now are my Opal socks on little bamboo DPNs and my Picovoli on a size 4 aluminum circular. My finger is a little abused from the sock already and last night I was working on my Pico when I jabbed my needle into my finger. Hard. It hurt a little but I kept on knitting. Today I noticed that there is a slice on my finger - it looks like a deep paper cut - from my knitting. I'm just glad it didn't draw blood.

I guess I need to be more careful, I don't want to get blood on my yarn.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Monday Update

  • I was going to take pictures of all my WIPs last night, but Lorelei wouldn't go to bed. Maybe tonight.
  • I started my first toe-up sock and I love it. I'm using Opal Prisma yarn and Wendy's sock pattern.
  • I didn't get to Wendy's book signing on Saturday, but I did buy the book and start reading it. It's pretty funny and I like a lot of the patterns.
  • Picovoli - 2+ inches, Wavy scarf - 15 inches, Irish hiking scarf - 30+ inches, Opal sock - 4 inches of foot, Sock from hell - I might finish these after the Opal socks (the anger may have faded by then and I should have more skillz to deal with it)
  • Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend!!!


  • We bought a potty this weekend. I'm a little scared, but I'm sure it will be easier for her than it is for me.
  • Lorelei said beer this weekend. She didn't know what it was, but it made me feel like a bad mother (when I wasn't laughing).

Happy Monday all!