Thursday, April 26, 2007

Catching up...

Just finished this dishcloth up today. Can you see the picture? It's a swimsuit. Rachel from Rachels Knitting Room designed this as a KAL.
These are the Inside Out socks from the Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR Sock Club. Finished these up on Friday, April 20 and immediately cast on for the Horcrux pattern by Susan Lawrence at I'm Knitting As Fast As I Can. She designed this for worsted weight yarn initially and then converted it to sock weight yarn for the Six Sox Knitalong group.
This is all I had left from the knitting of these two sock. It was pretty close.
I went to the Bluegrass Festival of Books specifically to see some authors. Below are a few results.
Above is Ann Hood who wrote The Knitting Circle. She is signing my personal copy of her book.
An you know who this is! Yep, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, The Yarn Harlot
She gave the funniest and greatest talk.
This is me with Dorothea Benton Frank. She is the friendliest person.
I stopped by a new yarn shop near the University of Kentucky in Lexington before heading to my daughter's apartment to puppy sit. I got this to make a felted Booga Bag. The shop is called ReBelle. They threw in the Flower Pin kit as a freebie. There is also a yarn shop called Magpie Yarns that I couldn't quite locate, but the next time I'm in town and have time I plan to find them and look in there also. They were the sponsor for Stephanie's speech and book signing.
These are the Horcrux socks I spoke of earlier. I cast on the morning of the Book Festival and I am closing in on the toes as I post. I was hoping I could finish these up by tonight so I could start on some more. I have a "long" list. ;-)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Book meme

Look at the list of (100) books below. Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you want to read. Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. Movies don’t count.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)(in the process)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible (partial, not all the books of the bible)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

I have no idea where this list came from, but I thought I would join in this one. Feel free to copy and paste the list and make you own adjustments.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Dog and socks

This is the old man of the pets...Rusty. He is almost 12 years old and is usally curled up in this same spot when I am sitting at the computer. If not there, then certainly no more that 6 feet away from me. He is a very sweet dog and will put up with a lot since Sarah could be very rough with him when she was younger and he would just put up with it or walk away, but never ever growled or bit at her.

This is my latest sock. It is the Inside out sock from the Blue Moon 2007 Sock Club. The colorway of the yarn is Monsoon. It's one I would never choose on my own, but I am really liking how this sock is looking. I am knitting this pattern two at a time on two size 2.00 mm circular Addis.
Hopefully I will be able to report a finish on these later in the week. I am on Spring Break this week and hope to get lots of knitting time in. TTFN!