Archive for November, 2007

The Mist

Did I mention that in addition to a resurgence of craftiness, and making time for a few favorite tv shows (you don’t know how close I came to talking all about Journeyman last night–be careful visiting here during prime time, ya’ll), I am reading again? In fact, I ordered Stephen King’s Everything’s Eventual when 1408 cameout, and I am about halfway through it. Writing about that movie reminded me how much I used to enjoy King, and so I ordered that book so I could read the story behind 1408. Of course, you know I am bent in the head, and am not even allowing myself to read ahead, but each story must be read in order. And I have had a couple of full length books slip in there, too (like more than 2 but less than 10), so don’t think I am a total reading slacker, just know that I am busy, and have trouble writing (like right this minute, I am writing) and reading at the same time. You try it and let me know how it works out for you, LOL. Boy, have I digressed. Again.

Ok, so the purpose of this post is to tell you about The Mist by Stephen King. Yep, another new movie. It seems like from the pictures, it might be based on The Langoliers, but it’s been so long since I read Different Seasons that I can’t be sure, and the trailer just says “based on a novella by Stephen King”. You know the thing that enthralls me with King’s books is the realism of them. It’s like they could really happen..they are spooky, but not entirely implausible, always with that …”maybe” hook, that “not entirely impossible” grabber. I am sure The Mist will be no exception.

Now, I have never found myself trapped in a store with a townful of people…oh SNAP! A commercial for the movie just came on, even as I was typing. *Insert twilight zone music*…while boogiemen hid in the mist, but I have walked to school on a fog so thick I could barely see five feet in front of me, and I have been on night patrol on a night with no moon, and on both of those occasions, peopleless faces have suddenly appeared in front of me, and even recognizing the faces and knowing without a doubt that bodies were attached did not keep me from squealing just a bit. See what I mean about King not being so far out of the realm of possibility? It’s interesting to watch how people change when they are uncomfortable (spooked). Whisper, whisper, but still so easily heard, because your ears work better if you can’t see, ykwim?

Let me know if you see the movie. It comes out on the 21st. I’m not convinced I’ll go, but I did enjoy reminiscing, and yes, there was plenty I didn’t talk about, believe it or not.

No Knittin’

So, I posted the footies. And then I took Sonnet to cheer practice with me on Monday, and I did not knit. And also, I took it Tuesday, and did not knit. I will be going to Charlotte on Thursday and I will be back on Friday, and I am now considering whether I want to take the laptop and work on blogging stuff, or leave the laptop and work on some planning and knitting.

If I can do either of those things, because I may end up helping with the driving and then listening while others talk. I can knit and listen, but not so much plan and listen. We’ll see, but I am thinking that if my phone comes, I may leave the computer at home. Pretty scary, huh?

Tv and Footies

Ok, about tv, apparently that will be a go, since I had three visits specifically searching for info on [tag]TAR[/tag] within 30 minutes of publishing that piece last night. Also, Charlotte said it’s my blog, and I can talk about whatever I want. HA!

Now, on to the [tag]footies[/tag], since I am here with the camera card and all.

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These are awesome in clogs, but they do slip in 1/4 back shoes. I have not tried them in full heeled shoes. Since I specifically needed socks I could wear with clog and shorts/capris without looking like a dork, they fit the bill I intended them for. Also, fairly quick, once I get going. yes, those are our school books behind my [tag]feet[/tag].

PSA: please remember not to wear your hand knit socks on home theater carpet, or any other carpet for that matter. The carpet fibers are stronger than the wool in your socks, and you will get holes in your socks.

The Amazing Race November 18 2007

Ok, I have to admit I was at my folks and missed the first bit, but on behalf of the camels, I protest! Having your overfull udders mangled and your nipples half pulled off by in experienced milkers is NO FUN. Yes, you can ask me how I know. And that little screamer gal? Needs-to-GO. Likewise, the barfer.

Hmm, the team that was actually eliminated, I don’t even recognize. Maybe they stood out more last week, when I missed the show because I was in Vegas. I was pleased when I got home to note that my second least favorite team had been eliminated in my absence.

Also, somebody needs to come vacuum up in here. My home theater carpet looks as horrible as the stuff in an actual theater and feels worse!

Tada

Those footies that I just needed one more hour of knitting time to finish? Oh yeah, baby, wore them last night. Worked on Sonnet while I walked around at cheerleading practice wearing my new socks. It’s all about me and my new knitted stuff. Which you know is absolutely NOT true if you have been here more than three times.

Actually, are you sure you are actually here? Because umm, how did you get here and all? Can you take a sec and let me know? Recently, Google has decided that this blog is without redeeming social value, and so I am curious as to whether you mostly come out of habit, or if you are directed by word of mouth, or whatever. If it’s pity, no need to comment on that, LOL!

Oh, back to the sock–I am posting from a remote location (my bedroom) and the card with the picture on it is all the way in the living room, and that’s one closed door and at least 20 steps from my current location, so the picture will have to wait. Dang, I am a malicious woman.

Oh, now that I have teased you unmercifully, because that is just the kind of person I am, I do have a more serious question. Well, semi serious. Would you mind if I talked about tv now and again? The checking account where I keep my time is on the verge of going into overdraft, and I am trying to consolidate a couple of blogs. Something about needing sleep. Whatever. Anyway, I am debating on whether or not you think thats a good fit. Please let me know.

Online Craft Club Show and Tell #10

If you’ve been here lately, you know I finally started the second footie, because I posted a picture of myself knitting on it during a session. I started it on the flight out to Vegas, kinda like affordable life insurance, because, who can go down in flames when you have a fresh sock OTN, right? Right! I’m working on the toe now, and it was all I could make myself do to post this NOW instead of after another knitting hour, when I expect it will be done. Here’s what it currently looks like:

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I hope you enjoyed my [tag]show and tell[/tag]. I’d love it if you play along with me. Here’s what you do:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

Amazingly, Gaspingly, Heartbreakingly Beautiful

I received a book Tuesday that I simply must tell you about. Now, it’s a thick book, so obviously, I have not had time to linger over every word, but I have spent some time looking at the pictures and read a few snippets, and Craft in America is just stunning. Stunning.

Craft in American book jacket

There are a variety of crafts covered in this books, and the raw materials include fiber, wood, clay, stone, sand and more. If you can use it make something beautiful, then someone has, and the technique is in here. Craft in America was published as a companion to the PBS series of the same name, but it is an excellent stand-alone piece as well. And I know this, because i didn’t even know there was such a show, LOL!

Truly, buy it, check it out from the library, whatever, but do give this book a look. I promise that if you are a serious crafter, in any medium, it will stir your soul.

Groove? What groove?

So, I am trying to settle back into a routine. At this point, I’ll admit, it feels more like being SLAMMED back into a routine. Nothing like coming home to a houseful of children to remind you why you add them one at a time, ykwim? Anyway, I mentioned that my footie was almost done, and I am hoping to have time today or tonight to work the remaining 14 rounds plus the toe. I’d like to get that done, and then it will be time to decide what to take to Charlotte next weekend.

Yeah, guess who’s going to Charlotte for Thanksgiving? Me, only it’s not for Thanksgiving. In fact, I shall miss Thanksgiving entirely. Of course, given my family, maybe that’s not such a bad thing Diva, Country and myself will be going to the PopWarner Regional Cheerleading competition. They will compete, I will watch. And knit.

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