Thursday, May 03, 2007

in other news

I forgot to mention some things in my post yesterday:

  • It's my birthday month, hooray! May is an excellent month. I'll be 26 very soon, eep.

  • I finally finished that "10 female authors" goal, and I actually really enjoyed it. I chose mostly very good books, but I also think that it was kind of a refreshing change. Not that I normally take specific note of whether or not the author I am reading is male or female, but I think there can be a definitely different feel to male authors. I like both, and don't really have a preference (although most of my favorites are male, I have to admit), but it was definitely an interesting experience. And one I actually plan to continue, for a little while! We'll see how long; there are plenty of books I want to read that are male-authored, and they are sitting impatiently on my shelves. Ack!

  • I actually have been knitting, but of course I can't share one of my latest FO's (I promise a plethora of pictures after the holidays, really!). But, here is the latest Odessa I've completed. This was one of my few impulse purchases, and I just couldn't resist the hot pink color. It will have to also be my one allowed digression from Knit from Your Stash, because I decided I'm going to keep this one for myself -- it'll be excellent for cold CodePink activities! I hadn't purchased it with anyone in mind (including myself), but I knew an Odessa was going to come of the skein. Like I've said before, I think it is the perfect travel project. I've got another one currently on the needles (another commission by my sister), and yet another I've promised a friend. At this rate, everyone I know is going to be outfitted in these hats! In any case, without further ado:

    yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK in Madame 511 (I think)
    pattern: Odessa, as always, it seems

  • I must have a Keyboard Waffle Maker, heehee.

  • And lastly, I thought I'd share a cute photo I took of one of Jen's puppies curled up next to me -- meet Duncan:

    Okay, I've got some work to go finish up before some fun tonight! Have a good evening everyone. xoxo

    Currently Reading:

    TITLE: The Blind Assassin (audiobook)
    AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood

    TITLE: Are Men Necessary?
    AUTHOR: Maureen Dowd

  • 1 comment:

    wenders said...

    Hey, it's my birthday month, too! Happy Birthday!