Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm officially hooked

Ok, after hearing whispers and comments for many years I finally took the plunge. I decided since it was easily available on Netflix, there was no reason not to. I started watching Dr. Who (2005). I actually have to say that after the first episode I didn't like it. I watched a couple more and I still didn't get the hype, so I shelved it. After watching Sanctuary (which is like a 3 our of 5), Netflix recommended Torchwood. So, I started watching that and I loved it!  Torchwood has a lot of new and interesting ideas and a cool approach to the sci-fi alien genre. So after getting about halfway through season 1, I looked it up. I then discovered that Torchwood is a Dr. Who spinoff (yeah ok, me and the loop are not seeing eye to eye). This lead me to give Dr. Who another chance. Apparently I quit watching it right before it got good. I am so seriously hooked on both series now!

Watching Netflix is what I do while I knit at night (I work 2nd shift, so I am up very late), so I am already through season 1 of both series and well into season 2 of Dr. Who. This is a product of finishing my swallowtail shawl, as I have been knitting long hours to finish it on time for class. I pulled it off the needles earlier today, so I'll post some pre-blocking pictures soon.

Now I have to seriously consider knitting a scarf.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Alright, it's been a bit since I've posted on here, and I really want to keep this going. I was on call all weekend and for memorial day. It turned out we were really busy at work. I ended up with over 13 hours of overtime and all of it was at night. So, I spent most of the weekend being tired. I even missed my last class for my sock knitting. I am almost finished with my first sock!! Now I just have to knit the second one. :) This pair will be a present for a friend of mine. Then my swallowtail shawl  has been driving me nuts. Its very much 2 steps forward and 1 step back, but it is finally starting to shape up. I'll post some progress pictures soon.

Meanwhile, Joe and I have been plotting putting together steampunk costumes. Both of us really love the genre and some of the things coming out of it. I have put together what I'd like my character to look like in my head. Now I just have to work on bringing it to life. I love Edwardian fashion, so I've been studying up on which elements I want to use. I've also had fun looking for knitted steampunk fashions.

Anyway, just a short update for now. I'll try and update this more frequently.