Today’s segments include: drafting, fully drafted, lit review, five favorite things, and noteworthy. Pull out your knitting and let’s knit together!
Fish lips kiss heel socks by Sox Therapist in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled Colorway Nyan Cat on size 1/2.25mm 32″ Hiya Hiya sharp circular.
Lots of baby hats and socks for Christmas! I don’t have any of the finished projects, but I’ve included a few pictures.
You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day.Love! So much great stuff in this book. I already was inspired by Felicia Day being such a geeky writer and gamer before reading her book. I am a huge fan of Geek and Sundry and her show, the Flog, as well as the Guild. I devour her internet content. She is a great actress and inspiration for all geeky people, especially women, to let their geek flags fly.
I listened to the audio and loved her reading of her book. My favorite chapters are the last 3, about writing the Guild, starting the Geek and Sundry youtube channel, and Gamergate. Her musings are insightful and hilarious. If you are a fan of the internet and all things geeky, I highly recommend this book!
Also, there are knitting quotes:
“I infused anxiety into every scene, like when I was hardcore into knitting and I promised everyone that I met that I’d make them a scarf, even if I didn’t like them. So I’d sit at home, knitting resentment and frustration into each row. Why did I tell that random girlfriend of a colleague that I’d make her a scarf out of cashmere? I don’t even know her last name! Knit, hate, knit, hate, knit, hate.”
“You don’t generally see hardcore knitters respond to someone who says, knitting is cool but the needles could be made from more environmentally sustainable wood, with ‘Oh no you don’t idiot, my knitting is perfect the way it is, don’t you dare try to change it, you’re obviously a fake. What’s the diameter of that yarn, don’t know, go die in a fire.’”
Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I enjoyed this book. First of all, the main character is a professor and loves books. Also, there are so many libraries in this book. Finally, I haven’t read a lot of books with witches as main characters, and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. I’m digging into book 2 right away!
And there are more knitting quotes:
“She was wearing a thick, hand-knit turtleneck…”
“A ball of green wool and two knitting needles rocketed down the chimney and rolled across the hearth. ‘Does the house think I should take up knitting?’ I asked. ‘That’s mine–I started making a sweater a few years ago, and then one day it disappeared. The house takes all sorts of things and keeps them,’ Em explained to Matthew as she retrieved her project.”
There’s also reference to a hand-knit cardigan and Diana’s aunts both knitting.
Currently reading: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson on audio, Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness on kindle.
Five Favorite Things:
- Year of Stash Socks RATS 2016: a 2016 sock knitting challenge
- Into the Whirled fiber
- Kindle paperwhite
- PC Gaming
- Frosted Pumpkin Cross-stitch
Noteworthy: Trip #1: Memphis! I went to Graceland. Craft-along prizes, goals for 2016