Sunday, December 30, 2007

Good news

I didn't leave my aghan instructions at work after all. They're here and I'm working on a square right now. I think I might not use all of the patterns as given though.

I finished the pink hat I was working on, what do you think? I's for my aunt who just started treatment for breast cancer.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Hi, all.

Made it through another week at work and then went to martial arts classes...a great way to destress and exercise; I highly recommend it. I'm taking tai chi (yang style long form...I know section 1 fairly well and am starting section 2) and Northern Shao Lin kung fu (orange sash, and starting on my first sword form...tricky but very interesting).

On the knitting front, I am almost done with block 2 of 81 for my mom's blanket. Aaaaannd...I left the instructions at work. :-( Oh well, time to switch to one of my UFOs. Now that the Christmas knitting is done, I can go back to my socks (self striping yarn from Knitpicks in blue, yellow, red, and white. The colorway is called Crayon, but unfortunately is discontinued.) The pattern is Classy Slip-Up from Knit Socks! byBetsy Lee McCarthy.
We'll be going to see National Treasure tomorrow, so I have to pick something that I can knit in the dark. (Why yes, I knit at the movies, doesn't everyone?) I think I'll continue the stockinette hat that I started the last time we went to a movie...The Mist. I almost went blind trying to cast on a tricky Nicki Epstein brim, then didn't really like the movie. Very depressing ending and I can't really recommend it. Same reason I won't be seeing I Am Legend, even though I like Will Smith.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Welcome to Slytheringrrl's Place

I've finally jumped on the blogging bandwagon. :-)

So, how to start? I am an avid knitter, reader, and coaster nut. Oh yes, and as you can probably tell, and Harry Potter fan. Well, to be specific, a Snape fan. (I love me some Alan Rickman, oh yes I do. I'm all about the bad boys. ;-)

I've started this blog for fun, and also so I can be eligible for secret pal-type exchanges that require blogs. If any of you know of ones starting soon, let me know.

My favorites:

JK Rowling
David Weber
Stephanie Pearl McPhee

A Christmas Carol
The Sound of Music
Harry Potter (all)
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (go see this now!)

Midnight Syndicate
Weird Al Yankovic

Roller Coasters:
The Voyage (Holiday World, Santa Claus, IN)
Raven (Holiday World, Santa Claus, IN)
The Big Dipper (Geauga Lake, Aurora, OH) currently SBNO...pls cross your fingers that this does NOT get torn down
The Sea Dragon (Zoombezi Bay, formerly Wyandot Lake, Columbus, OH) got to love the manual brake levers...while the fingers are crossing, keep them crossed that the park's renovations did not include converting it to computer op.
Raging Wolf Bobs (SBNO, Geauga Lake)
Dominator (formerly of Geauga Lake, being moved to new park)
X Flight (formerly of Geauga Lake, now at King's Island as Firehawk)

Chai Tea
Sweet Tea
Chocolate, esp dark chocolate and chocolate covered peanuts
Veggie wraps

Just about anything self-striping