Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

I can't believe it's been eight days since my last entry. I will try to give a summary of each day's events.

Dec 25. Had a nice Christmas! No knitting.

Dec 26. Feeling punky. Decide to finish pair of Fetching wristwarmers started last winter. First one is already finished; must knit second.

Dec 27: Mitt #2 finished. Decide to finish MP scarf from last summer. No excuse for not having it finished, yet publishing the pattern. Spent Christmas gift card at Barnes and Noble: Weekend Knitting and Vogue Sock book.

Dec 28. Sniffy and sneezy, still knitting scarf. Made a big pot of chili and ended up watching gross Man vs Wild program where he skinned a camel, gutted it and crawled inside for shelter. Ugh.

Dec 29. Still sniffy. Still knitting scarf. Trip to another small town, stop at bookstore. Spent rest of Christmas gift card: cute Japanese lacey crochet book, Last Minute Patchwork and Quilt gifts. Cheese dip at Red Robin is spectacular. Worked on crochet lesson. Go Patriots!

Dec 30. Sweeney Todd. Brilliant. Absolute masterpiece. Love every minute. Was more grossed out by horrible food than splatty razor scenes. Didn't know the story: the sheer momentum of it working toward the Götterdämmerung is astonishing, heartbreaking, and leaves me nearly speechless. Brilliant. GO TITANS! I mean just GO GO GO. Finished reading "The Dead", a James Joyce story in Dubliners. Not sure if I got it. Finished scarf. Started knitting garter stitch mitt because of the utter coolness of the fingerless gloves in ST. Finished one, but thumb hole too small. Did some crochet.

Dec 31. Spent entire day doing tech support on various computers. Very productive, but tiring. Wore scarf; it was very windy and cold, but Scarf was not letting any wind or cold get to me.

Today. Ripped back fingerless glove to thumb and bound off 2 extra stitches. Reknitted; fits! Saw Alien vs Predator Requiem. Very good sequel; splattier than Sweeney Todd. Tasty dinner. Poring over star charts at the moment because am hopeless geek. Washed spiffy new 600tc sheets and put on bed. (Just as soft as my others, but somehow thicker.)

Still to do: Watch Red Curtain Trilogy dvds! Work on my Italian for Beginners lessons! Read Thunderstruck! Crochet more!

Have burning desire to do more crochet. And...GO TITANS!


I've missed y'all a lot. I still am sniffy but that's no excuse. I have been mostly sitting around on vacation, though I do have pictures on the camera. I promise to fix them up very soon. I'm a no-good lazy bum! :)

Happy New Year!


Blogger Zonda said...

Sounds like a very restful vacation despite the sniffing! Whew, Sweeney Todd was good, but I agree, the food stuff was gross.
Happy New Year!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Sorry about your cold. We saw Sweeney, too, and I loved it. I closed my eyes for the throat slitting even though it was more theatrical than realistic. Go Giants, btw!

11:28 PM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

Ah - it's interesting to hear that Sweeney Todd was good to someone who didn't know the story going in (I've pretty much known the entire cast album from the original for, oh, 15 years now?). Good to know that it's still good if you don't already know what's happening!

And yeah, the food's pretty nasty. At least in the stage versions, you don't SEE that part... :D

7:39 AM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Oh I love the Red Curtains! Love. And glad to hear that Sweeney Todd is good, one always worries. :D

10:33 AM  
Blogger sharon said...

Way to go on finishing things!!
Even with the snifflies!!

7:25 PM  
Blogger KSD said...

GO TITANS, indeed!!!

And, "Sweeney Todd"? Alan Rickman? Depp? Have you gotten your copy of the soundtrack yet? Ahhhhhhh. . . .

10:02 AM  

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