Monday, November 26, 2012

I'm alive, and... oh look... here's another handsome gent to look at!

I'm sorry I haven't been updating very regularly lately. Work started getting busy in August, and most of my energy has been spent working on my writing and focusing on that blog (It's over here in case you missed it!)

Last night we were at a friends house when Reign of Fire came on. Do you remember that one? It's where dragons take over the earth and burn everything to the ground. Christian Bale plays a grown up version of the kid who discovered the dragons, and I was surprised to notice that Gerard Butler is his best friend. I never realized he was in it!

So here, ladies and gentlemen, is Gerard Butler again - the hottest Scotsman alive!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday the Sixty Seventh...

I still haven't had a chance to get more yarn for the baby blanket, so I officially started working on the Ravenclaw Scarf this weekend. Only I forgot to do something before I started to knit...

I forgot to wind the yarn into a ball

It didn't occur to me until I was two rows in that maybe it might be easier if I didn't try to knit the scarf while the yarn was still wrapped up in it's skein. By then it was too late to save the the yarn - it had already wound itself into such a knot that I ended up frogging what I had done and then spent most of Friday night and Sunday undoing the God awful mess. 

Everything is mostly untangled now (once the yarn ball reached a certain size, I snipped the yarn, so now I just have a small knot to deal with) and I re-casted on the scarf Sunday night. I'm 18 rows in and almost done with my first stripe. I just need to remember to wind the yarn before using it and all should be fine!

How is your Work In Progress going?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Music Monday: Snow White...

More selections from the TUO playlist - this week's selection is Snow White from the Snow White and the Huntsman soundtrack by James Horner