Well the beginning of my week was fabulous, however as the week went on it went into a tailspin dive of doom. Thankfully it's Saturday, a nice easy day at work putting books and comics away while blasting the tunes, and then go home and chill out.
I did get to watch an interesting movie this week, Repo the Genetic Opera. It's a gothy rock opera, music ranges from fabulous to jarring, but it has a great tragic plot, and stars Anthony Head (yes yes, Giles from Buffy), and the Sarah Brightman (gods I LOVE her singing voice). Knowing Paris Hilton was in the movie was initially a turn off, however towards the end it's worth watching what happens to her... that's all I will say :P Good flick, love that it incorporates comics in the movie, definitely on my to buy list, I had to grab the soundtrack off itunes since I have had select songs stuck in my head for a few days.
I am not reading anything other then textbooks of late so I can't comment on anything I have been reading, but the book I currently have in my bag if I get a chance to read for pleasure is Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale. I enjoy reading books which analyze fairy tales so this was on the top of my list for a while, will review it a bit once I actually get to the book.
Anyhoo, I did get to finish a scarf I was making this week and I am starting on a hat made of baby alpaca for the husband, he wants nothing fancy just a plain, warm hat and scarf (he did say I could put little tie-fighter emblems on them if I wanted lol). I am also thinking of making myself a few pairs of long gloves with some of the uber yummy yarn I have gotten over the past few weeks.
Okay I do have a little bit of yarn porn. I received a Woolgirl order, I so love how she packages everything ( the cats thank her as well for the ribbon they always try to nab). She through in a sample of handmade soap which smells like honey and almonds, and a little sample of wool wash (which I kinda need right now for a pair of mittens who found their way into some snow sludge the other day).I only ordered one skein of Dashing Dachs sportweight superwash Merino in the Diablo colorway.
I can't wait to see how these will knit up, I was going to make some sock for Wolf, however he claims the colors are still too girly (sigh).I don't know they sure don't look girly to me but oh well. Mine now!
The mailman made me a happy gal when he brought over my etsy order from Beyond Basic Knits this week. Gorgeous pink and brown self-striping sock yarn!
The yarn is very soft and the colors are so pretty, however it would have been nice if I was sent a notice when my order was shipped, but I won't knit pick since I am so happy with the coloring.
And that leaves the yarn I have gotten from The Loopy Ewe. I ordered a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Iris Garden. I seemed to have only one skein at home and i needed two to make a pair of socks. I love the color but I have decided I don't enjoy knitting with the Shepherd Sock at all, it just lacks the softness I am used to with many of the indies I have come across.
Some excellent baby alpaca from Alpaca with a Twist to make my husband a scarf and hat. The color is Rose Grey (yes it's really a brown though). I can't believe how squishy soft this yarn is, I am kinda envious, I should have ordered another skien of this for me, maybe next time. 549 yards of lovely softness to knit up, yea!
And the prettiest yarn that I was wicked excited to get, Creatively Dyed Calypso in Kiss Sheri.
I am going to make some long gloves out of this yarn, the pictures just don't do the yarn justice at all. As soon as I saw it I had to order an extra skein to make some sock out of as well. These may be my zombie victim gloves, pretty shades of pink with various shades of reds, and browns (dried blood brown color). I know that might be kinda on the ick side for some... oh well :P
There is another shade of the Calypso available at the Loopy Ewe called Hunt... it has more red and brown splotches in it... I would have named the yarn slaughter lol... I am so tempted to get two skeins of it as well, maybe next order.
Well, that's it for yarny goodness this week. I am so hoping the snow isn't going to be too nasty next week. I can't believe I am already sick of snow and it's not even February yet! Might as well make lemonade and make some snow angels lol.