Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spinning fun

Yesterday I spent some time spinning a beautiful superwash merino roving in the colorway Black Coffee. I received it from my sister for my birthday and it's a joy to spin! Even though I LOVE knitting with alpaca, I think I enjoy spinning merino more than anything else (but to be fair I haven't spun much else except for other merino blends). Pictures to come...hopefully.

Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than a vampire film. Here's a great article on a film every vamp lover will enjoy. Thanks to Joss Whedon I'm a big fan of the pointy-fanged genre (even though everything has gotten a bit out of hand thanks to Twilight) and I want everyone to see Let the Right One In. Even it you are not a lover of foreign films this one is worth watching because it really is that good.

In knitting, the Fake Isle Hat from my handspun is complete-hooray! Still plugging along on the cable felted bag for my sister--7.5" out of 20" done. I think I can, I think I can.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's been a long, long time...

Much has been happening since my last post (which I think was like 2 years ago?!) My knitting experience has expanded, I've gotten a Ladybug spinning wheel and have been playing with that, and DH, his friends and I have started a new movie website Flix66. It's amazing how life can change so drastically in such a short amount of time.

Right now most of my time is consumed by previously mentioned website and although that is exciting and new, I'm having a tough time trying to balance everything I want to do with my life right now. There are so many things I want to try, learn and read that it's becoming a bit overwhelming. I have a constant to-do list that gets longer but not so much this normal? I find myself thinking "Gee, would getting the flu be so bad? I mean I could spend a couple of days coughing, sneezing and sleeping plus get some knitting done as well as watch some movies--what's the biggie?" Somehow this train of thought seems very wrong. So I'm going to try and blog more often about my goals and accomplishment and probably do some linkage to my writing, which is gradually (very gradually) improving with each article/review. So here's the first link: He Said/She Said: Sex and the City this is one of my personal favorites and I really enjoy the actual column--a different perspective from opposite genders. Hooray!