I haven't gotten a lot of knitting done recently. I have finals the next two weeks, and I have a paper to write. Who wants to help me write an argumentative philosophy paper which will point out the problems in anti-gay marriage statements? Anybody? No? Fine, I'll have to do my schoolwork all by myself. I've already found some very disturbing quotes from people like Pat Robertson, and they just make me angry. I suppose the anger is good, and it will make my paper more powerful, but I use it as a procrastination method, thinking "I can't read any more of this dribble! (yes, dribble) Instead, I'll go watch a movie." I promise I'm not a bad student. I just have bad student habits.
I did find the time to make a dishcloth. Woohoo. What a feat. It was actually quite easy and fun at the FreshAuditions
, and I meant to make more but I still haven't gotten around to it. Dishcloths are my new favorite thing to knit. They're easy and quick, and instant gratification is something I'm always looking for.
I've been reading some knitting books off and on. Not really reading, as two of them are mainly patterns: Knitting Pretty, Vintage Knits, and The Knitting Goddess. Knitting Pretty is okay, the patterns in it are simple but cute. I bought Vintage Knits yesterday, mainly for the beautiful camisole on the cover. Some of the patterns are styles I'd never wear, but there are a lot of pretty ones. I was looking through the patterns, and most of them seem to be knit on size 2-3 needles, which I'm not too excited about. Then i went to class for Fisting Lessons
The Knitting Goddess is really interesting; it has different knitting-related mythological/religious stories and patterns to go with each story. I love mythology, so this book is great (so far).
Aside from Vintage Knits, I made another great purchase yesterday: Muriel's Wedding! It's such an amazing movie. It makes me laugh so hard, and I always cry at the end. I wish there was an Australian-themed DVD boxed set of Muriel's Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Buying Muriel's Wedding made me think about ABBA, which made me remember that I want to see Mamma Mia. I love the commercials, except I'm not really a dancing-in-the-aisle kind of person, and when people stand at concerts I want to poke them with a sharp stick.
Posted at 01:00 am by B4UDo