I've been spinning more than I have been knitting lately. I am hoping to spin about 200 yards ( I am really happy I bought that extra 2 oz it might be a different color but it can be for the trim) for a hand spun shawl pattern I found.
Tuesday as some of you may or may not know the new Julia Quinn book was released!! I didn't start reading it til late Wednesday and Finished it last night. Ten things I love about you picks up where What happens in London left off with Sebastian Grey who is in line to inherit an earldom and Annabel Winslow who needs to marry. Think you know how the story goes? sometimes you would be surprised what happens with the turn of a page! As always Julia Quinn creates hero's and heroine's who not only can a) take your breath away. b) make you laugh (sometimes cry) . c) make you fall in love. That is 3 things I love about this and books like it ( in case you were counting ;) . I will admit That not even I could have figure out that Sebastian Grey was really well.......... you know...... don't you?
I am still working on the second draft of my second book, I know I know the first one isn't even out yet and I am already on to the next one! Anyway whenever I get stuck I knit depending on how long I get stuck depends on my knitting . I have 2 Types
1. very easy (mindless) to the point that I could watch t.v hold a conversation and may be even do some research. This would be a toy, fingerless mitts, or a hat ( I will neither confirm or deny the existence of hat being cast on during V) but the rest are ONT
2. Difficult (okay not really) but enough so that I cant focus on anyone or anything else for awhile. This would include socks, shawls and maybe a sweater ( no I haven't cast on a sweater.............yet but I have thought about it ......a few times )
Now these might not be every one's cup of tea but they work for me and many of the things I have mentioned (minus the sweater) are still wips
But I wanted more of a challenge lately so I went ahead and bought a crochet pattern and I am going to learn to crochet . I have crochet books what's the difference you ask? why not just learn from them ? I don't know really, the pattern had been sitting in my Rav queue for a little over a year. So like when I learned to knit I got everything and took a leap. So far I only have ring :/
But by the end of 2010 I will have learned to crochet ....... I hope
And finally there you see it I do in fact embroider...... only when I am seriously bored. And in case you were wondering its pre- stamped butterfly quilt block one of a set , I've been working on that for a year. I do not have the patience to sit and work on this that long ......makes you wonder how I ever suck with knitting doesn't it?