Monday, February 25, 2008

Weekend Wrapup

  • Oscars! - The Oscars were Lorelei's dad's favorite night of the year (because he was a huge movie dork), so of course I stayed up to watch the entire thing. It wasn't that late, but apparently I'm an old lady because I have really been dragging today. Anyway, I found the show a little boring, which I guess is to be expected since the writers only had two weeks to work on it. I didn't really care about many of the nominees or winners, I really liked the songs from Enchanted - I may need to see the movie, George Clooney looked good as usual, and I want to be Helen Mirren when I grow up - she's just so pretty and glamorous.

  • I finished some Lorelei socks. She had requested some "red socks" but when we looked at the stash she was unhappy with the selection of reds and picked some black/white yarn. So I present "Lorelei's black socks."

Yes, they're pretty plain, but I'm really happy at the way they turned out.

  • I started a pair of monkeys. I've already finished the first two repeats. I'm using some yummy etsy yarn that my friends bought for me - the colorway is Chocolate Cherry Truffle.
  • Lost = GREAT!
  • SNL - I actually thought it was funny for a change. Maybe that was because Tina Fey was back. The show hasn't been the same since she left.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Random Thursday

  • I really meant to post yesterday, but as usual time got away from me.
  • Lorelei and I have been sick the last couple of weeks. Lorelei just finished up the anitbiotics for her double ear infection this morning and I'm almost back to normal after my cold.

  • FOs! - I got a little distracted by the sickness and Vday and I forgot to post pics of my FOs. First , Hedera. I LOVE these socks - the pattern is pretty, the fit is perfect, the old school KP Essentials is nice (the new Essentials is nicer, but this old stuff is still good), the color is perfect. But the pattern is so fiddly that I don't think I'll make these again. (Go to flickr to see other pics)

Next, the dishcloth from heck. I'd been planning on making this pattern for a while, I thought it was interesting and was just waiting for the right yarn. Turns out I HATE this pattern and will NEVER do it again. I only finished it because it was easier to just finish it. The yarn is still pretty and it's a dishcloth so it will get used.

  • Last week was my first Valentine's Day alone in at least 11 years. Not much fun.
  • The writer's strike is over. Yeah! New episodes in April, just in time for my birthday.
  • I'm loving the new season of Lost. The flash forwards are adding some excitement back into Lost.
  • Lorelei went ice skating for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Though it was mostly "Lorelei wore skates and made the adults push/drag her around the rink." She had a good time though and next time might actually try to skate by herself.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I have skillz!

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100%
Punctuation: 100%
Spelling: 80%
Vocabulary: 80%

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Belated Random Wednesday

    Late and short this week, but at least it's something.

  • Sawyer says my nickname is Munchkin.

  • The SuperBowl was great this year. I was so glad that the cheaters didn't win and that the Dolphins continue to have the only perfect season in NFL history.

  • I have some FOs. I'll save the pictures for Friday, but I finally finished my Hedera socks. I wore these already and they are my favorite socks now. The pattern was kind of a pain, but I LOVE the way they look and feel. I also finished a dishcloth. It ended up being a stitch pattern that hate, but at least it was a dishcloth and not a pair of socks (I actually printed a sock pattern that uses the same stitch - I won't be making those ever).

I got them all on the 2nd try!