Friday, May 23, 2014

Currently (works in progress and things).

Last week and the week before, I was full of ideas for posts. You could probably tell, because for a while there I was posting every day or every other day. :) But apparently I went overboard and drained all of my blogging ideas at once.

Since I'm short on ideas at the moment (though there should be a movie review coming soon), I thought I would share my works in progress and other things I'm doing...

Spinning: I'm spinning that beautiful Polwarth fiber from Spun Right Round into what will hopefully be my first real Navajo plied yarn. At the moment I'm still spinning it straight through into a long single. Yes, that yarn on my bobbin and the fiber in the first photo are the same...I'm just in a long section of browns and blue-grays right now. Those two tiny green skeins are my practice attempts at Navajo plying. It's harder than I expected!

Knitting: I'm on another pair of plain socks. I've finished the first one and I'm nearly at the heel on the second one. This yarn stubbornly shows up as bright blue in pictures, but in real life it's more purple than blue. (I worked on these so much while watching Dancing with the Stars lately that they will be forever known in my mind as the "Maks finally won!" socks, ha. Seriously, though, I was so, so happy that Meryl and Maks won this season. They deserved it...Maks especially. Also, they are ridiculously adorable together.) I finished knitting a hat out of this handspun! I don't have any pictures yet, but here's a sneak peek. (Speaking of no photos, I still haven't shared the sweater I knit back in March! It's just hard to get motivated to take pictures in a wool sweater when the temperature is in the 80s.)

Reading: Meant to Be Mine, by Becky Wade. I'm really enjoying it so far. I got this one to review, so you can expect to see that review in the next week or so.

Watching: I've been slowly and steadily working my way through Doctor Who again. The first time through, I got them through Netflix and was so intent on finding out what happened next that I didn't get to watch hardly any of the DW Confidential features. So this time I'm watching every special feature (except commentaries...I'll watch them some other time). I only have a couple episodes of series six left. I'm not sure what I'll start watching again after I finish Doctor Who. Probably either Sherlock or Lark Rise to Candleford. :)

Listening to: The Avett Brothers (as usual). She & Him. And the Backstreet Boys. (It's a slippery slope, you guys. I hadn't listened to them in ten years, but all it took was one time and now I'm hooked again. It's so bad and so cheesy, but I just can't help myself.)

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