Friday, April 18, 2008

Weekend plans

I'm heading to Cleveland this weekend to visit the M's (the amazing person who taught me to knit.) Then I'll be a medical guinea pig for some diabetes research on Monday. I'll tweet all the tests and fun/excitement for you all to experience with me. That will be fun, won't it?

I'm enjoying the BSJ that I'm making out of the Noro Sock Yarn. I'm almost finished. It's been a good knit.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tunes on Tuesday Discovery Style

Check out Musicovery is a web-based interactive site that calls out for exploration. Try it and let me know what you think. As I explore this site, I like the visual interaction and watching the music options change (right in front of my face). There are lots of options to discover.

Way cool. See where your selections lead you.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

KIP and New Rowan Books

This a great weekend!
Friday, knitSB and I spend the night with Trixie and watched "Better Than Chocolate" and "Kinky Boots." We had dinner, chatted and such. A good time and I knit, of course. I completed the BSJ in Cascade 220 in colors that knitSB selected. I just have to run in the ends and decide how I am going to finish it.
On Saturday knitSB, LJ, Songferret and I went to Songferrets for a potluck and movie watching. "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Enchanted." I knit, of course. I cast on another BSJ in Noro Sock Yarn on size 2 needles. The difference in size should be fun to see.
After sleeping in late on Sunday (woo-hoo!), I went to my LYS and enjoyed some knitting in public. I got to see some great people that I've not seen since I stopped working there.

I picked up three Rowan books.
"all seasons at the mill"
"pure wool: Family Collection"
"Rowan: Knitting and Crochet Magazine Number 43"
What surprised me is that there were actually men's patterns in these books!

Sunday evening, I saw Avenue Q and laughed quite a bit. An adult show with puppets. Who would have thought?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This makes me wonder

What did the choreographer do to get into prison and why do they let him do this to all those prisoners?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Peep This

Found on a different blog and it made me laugh.

Go here to find the Peeps Show II from the Washington Post.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hooray! Almost done!

Yep, the knitting is completed on the socks for the sock exchange. See?
Kristen's Sock1

I wondered if you all thought I still knit. I do! These socks were knit using Cider Moon (a moment of silence, please...) Glacier in Purple and stripped with Yarn Candy. I created the pattern using an increase/decrease pattern. Now. I just hope that they will fit her.

All I need to do know is run in the ends. There are quite a few ends because I stripped the socks every-other row. I think I'll sit under good lighting tomorrow and finish these up. So, if you're reading this Kristen...when do you want them?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tunes on Tuesday

Did I mention that I got to see the Cowboy Junkies, live and in person a couple of weeks ago?

I did. My friend (and obsessed fan for Margo Timmons) NW got knitSB and me really great seats. The venue was the perfect one for their bluesy sounds.

I first heard the Cowboy Junkies when I picked up The Trinity Sessions based on a review I read. The album's feel was quite mysterious to me. The history from the website about the album just intrigued me.

The song list:
01. Mining For Gold
02. Misguided Angel
03. Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)
04. I Don't Get It
05. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
06. To Love Is To Bury
07. 200 More Miles
08. Dreaming My Dreams With You
09. Working On A Building
10. Sweet Jane
11. Postcard Blues
12. Walking After Midnight

I'm particularly fond of track 2. Not to mention track 7. oh...yeah and track 12. The marriage of the music and words with Margo's voice sound rather melancholy and sounded perfect for my 3:00 a.m. art work creating sessions back in college.

Twenty years later, the Cowboy Junkies decided to release Trinity Revisited. Quite nice, overall. I was a bit surprised to have Natalie join in.

What albums were you listening to at 3:00 a.m. back in college while you were working hard on projects? Really. Please post a comment and let us know!