Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Friday the 13th is on Tuesday this Month!

Happy Tuesday the 13th!

I have to  check some things on the poncho, try it on, make sure the fit is right and probably add a tie or button near the bottom of the hood, but it's otherwise finished.

I've started the towel for Towel Day, although I haven't gotten very far.

I cast on 132 stitches with a gauge of 4.5 stitches to the inch for a total of (about) 30 inches. I'm hoping for 30 x 40 for this. We'll see how it goes. There's 12 ounces of yarn in the ball for a total of 608 yards.

I put up a pattern from my other blog for socks. It's right before this one. More will be up soon, and not long after that, I will be adding a PDF for each pattern, so that you can see the whole pattern and see if you want to commit to it before printing out the PDF. All patterns will be listed in the sidebar for ease in finding.

I've been trying to read Prince Caspian because I'd like to see the movie this weekend, and rereading it would be nice beforehand. But the copy of it that I have is in The Chronicles of Narnia, which weighs about as much as the Dawn Treader. I have no wish to carry it around with me when I go somewhere, so I'm reading a Dresden story, Blood Rites, because it's light and easy to carry.

At least that's the way it's supposed to work.

In actuality, I've gotten caught up in Blood Rites, and can't put it down. I've read it before, and it's probably my favorite Dresden book. I've worked on some low-budget movies (New Genesis and Invader), and in this book, Harry works on a porn movie. Besides, who could resist the first sentence in the book, "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."

But speaking of Narnia, on Saturday, at Borders, we saw the most incredible Narnia book ever. It's a Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up book! It's the most amazing pop-up book I've ever seen. It is far more detailed than any other, plus it's not just die-cut paper. There's a "page" for each book, and the Dawn Treader has real fabric sails, The Horse and his Boy has real string reins, etc. It is a stunning piece of art and engineering. We were amazed and awed.

Well, I've been out walking a lot today, and I'm going to lay down for a little bit.

Have a good evening!

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