Thursday, April 14, 2011

Title is a five-letter word.

Why is it so hard to invent a title for a blog story?

Title has several meanings, it tells what the story is going to be,
or at least supposed to be. It can also tell if the person is married,
single, or if we go to professional titles, then that will be another meaning.

Some people have two letter words as a title, but trillions of letters
after the name. Depending on the title, a business card might be filled
with extra letters.

Now, the title for today's news is nothing much,
I will think about it later, or not.

I have been very lazy in writing anything and for anyone.
Sometimes a person needs to be lazy, it is like re-charging your brain power.
I don't really have that much of that power, but I still like to think
that being lazy will bring some extra oxygen molecules to my poor brain cells.

I bought a Kobo e-reader some time ago, and was quite excited when
I was able to put my PDF files in it, and carry all my important documents
(=patterns) with me, just in case I decided to knit or crochet some.
I also have some free books and at least three bought books, the "Girl"books.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", The Girl Who Played with Fire"
and the last one, the name has escaped my re-charged memory filing folder.
I have seen the movie Dragon Tattoo twice, and red the book once.
I am in the middle of the second book, and for some insane reason
I am not too interested in it. There is too much about the magazine,
which I skipped, most of it, I want to know about Salander, and never
mind the magazine. Oh, well.

Then I decided that updating library on Kobo was way too complicated
and decided to buy Kindle reader from Amazon. I have been very happy,
and it's much easier to load books in it. I have the wireless whispering
delivery, love the swoosh, it's like a ghost floating by.
I have tons of free books, and some bought ones also. One of the free books is
"The Abandoned", by Amanda Stevens, and the story was to be some kind
of psychological thriller with some paranormal stuff. Of course I nabbed it,
since that sort of thing fascinates me.

Ghost Hunters is ... em...was one of my favorite programs, but it's getting
boring, those guys talk too much. Oh, and we get re-runs, the new ones
might appear in a year or two. I don't have satellite TV, so I have to rely
on our wonderful Rogers system. (Did I say "Wonderful"? I meant something
else, but I am a polite person and don't say bad words) (sometimes I try to
manipulate the truth a little bit, forgive me)

Yes, the book Abandoned.
Well, yes, it had some ghosts and spirits, and shivers, but I was not too
impressed because the whole time I knew what was going to happen,
and sure enough, I just knew it. At the end, checking the next book in
this series I found out it was a Harlequin Romance series. Not too fond
of those books. Not that I am saying they are bad, at least very bad, but
not for me, thank you very much. It was a good thing that the book was
easy reading, and not too many pages.

Some of my lazy time has been
with my Kindle, she's a kind friend. Always available to help me in my
moment of "I don't feel like doing anything". Do you ever have those moments?
Well, I do.

Of course I have done other things too, since the last post...ick, it was in
January. A few hoodies for the grand kids, some socks, and several
attempts in other type of projects. I have been working some on my freeform
challenge piece which is due May 1st. I might be able to swing it, if I stop
this laziness cycle. My pride project was a pair of socks, design by Lucy
Neatby, and here they are:

Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year, it's now 2011

I would like to wish each and every person in the world a very Happy New Year.
and I will, so have a Happy New Year!

It's been a strange past few weeks, realistically, months. I've done so many knitting and crocheting projects and posted nothing about them. Most of them were for charity and for Christmas gifts.
I made mittens, hats, some tiny blankets.
Also made scarves, a hoodie, and a blanket with car appliques for grandson. The scarves were for granddaughter.

The hat here is too big for
us, therefore
it will end up for charity.

Here is a
picture of Portland
Tweed Jacket start

Hat for granddaughter, and she loved it. Fingerless mitts for me, pure cashmere yarn. Nice and warm, but my fingers are freezing. Hmph.

Some hats and a moebius shawl with Christmas colors. I made it too small, so it ended up being a cowl.

It is a nice, sunny January day. I am here with Buckley's wonderful syrup, and hubby went to the store to get some more miracle medicines. (I asked for candies). The plan for the rest of the day is to finish the back part for the jacket, get dressed (might make me feel a bit better), since
I have been in my PJs for all morning.

I downloaded (uploaded? - never know which one) some free Kindle books for my Kindle for PC,
and have been reading "Queen's Dollmaker" book. It's a story of a woman who makes fashion dolls in England. She is from France originally. The time is before and during French Revolution. I love historical books. This book is more a novel, but the real events are within,
and it's an easy read. I got into it so much that I had to Google the history for that time.
If anyone is too picky about correctness about history events, don't bother, there apparently are many mistakes, but I don't care, it's nice reading and takes you to imagine the times then.
My Kobo reader also found some free books, but I can only read one book at a time. It's a different story with knitting and crocheting. I always have more than one going on, but let's not go there. I must finish the jacket, that is my New Years resolution.

I also sent the bears to Finland, only to get really nervous about their arrival in time for Christmas. You see, there was a two week postal strike and to make things worse, also Finnair strike. My parcel should have arrived to its destination in 5-6 days, instead it took 3 and some weeks, but the bears arrived on Christmas Eve. The rest came after Christmas (had sent two parcels). Here is a picture of Hugo and his new friend, who came from Finland in time for New Year.

Things have not gone too nicely. Just about a week before Christmas, the slight pain and numbness in my leg became so painful that I gave in and went to see an Osteopathic doctor,
who treated me with those nasty needles. Three visits later, I still had pain, and had no interest in doing any Christmas preparations, as in cleaning, or clearing the living space. Nothing got done other than food for Christmas Eve. I have taken everything easily, not doing too much
moving around, and slowly my back is getting better. It's not back to normal by any means,
but is more bearable than two weeks ago. All I would need is another week for doing nothing,
and I bet I would be OK.

Hubby has a bad cold that has been dwelling in his being for a few months. He did call the doctor, and they promised to call back. Well, apparently the person who took the message screwed it up totally. The doctor got a message that my hubby is going to go and see him that day, and that he needed meds for four months. WHAT? who is this
message writer. So, hubby waited and waited, and got angry and was ready to go to a walk-in clinic or emergency. That was the plan for today, but the dear doctor called last night, and asked why hubby didn't go. DUH.

And, on top of all the sickness, I got my share of the cold. For four days now, and getting worse.
What the hell is going on in this part of the world. My friend and her hubby, another friend's kids, and according to the doctor, MANY more. Oh, and a co-worker, sick for weeks, and still coming to work, thanks a lot.

I have been knitting feverishly since last week. The project is "Portland Tweed Jacket" and I have almost finished the back piece. I don't have a picture of what I have done by now, but here is a picture of the start. The pattern was in Knit 'n Style August 2010 magazine, and my yarn is
Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed. I love this project and can't wait until it's finished. There are lots of
cables, so it's not a quick project.

On a very positive note, hubby just informed me that if I sort the laundry, he will go and do it tonight. Thank you so much. Oh, I love it. That way I don't have to bend down, and my poor back will not suffer. He is such a gem, that hubby of mine.