Monday, August 4, 2008

Can't Help Myself

I really tried to keep this blog knitting related, and I know I'm probably late to the party as well, but I'm overwhelmed with the urge to spread the news on this one. Weezer's latest album is AWESOME. There's not one song I want to skip and I've listened to it all the way through about 5 times now. Oh, and spend the extra money for the deluxe edition, you won't regret it. I won't go into a song-by-song review, but here are a few favorites:

  • Troublemaker - a great lead-off song, catchy with that vintage Weezer sound
  • Heart Songs - a tribute to all the great songs you (or Rivers at least) grew up on
  • Everybody Get Dangerous - apparently from the 21 soundtrack and a rockin' song
  • Dreamin' - brings back memories of Keep Fishin', another Weezer classic
  • Cold Dark World - I don't know exactly how to describe it, but it's got a groove to it
  • Miss Sweeney - happy love song as only Rivers could write it
  • Pig - I love songs with verses that just run on and on (sorry, you'll have to listen!)
I'm gonna go listen again!

In knitting news...

I've washed and blocked the two baby items that just need buttons sewn on them. That plus pictures equals an FO blog post! Stay tuned.

I signed up for the First International Ravelympics. For those that don't know how it works, you cast on your project(s) during the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics and have 17 days until the closing ceremonies to complete your project(s). That was the basic concept until some ambitious Ravelers went crazy and created teams and events and the whole thing blew up - in a good way. Now, there are over 3,500 participants working on over 8,500 projects! I'm signed up for the Vest Vault with Dr. G's Memory Vest.

Koolhaas SocksI have several projects in various states of completion. My Koolhaas Socks have stalled at the leg; I think it's all the cables on tiny needles. They look awesome, I'm so happy with them, but I may need more yarn.

Squeek's scarf continues, I just finished up the second ball of yarn this afternoon at lunch. I'll measure it when I get home to see how much longer I can make it with one ball left. I've pretty much reserved that for my lunchtime knitting since an hour at a time is about the most I can spend on it.

Since those two projects weren't really doing much for me, I started another. Remember my first attempt at the February Baby Sweater? I've kept that brown yarn in the back of mind since then and when the pattern for Otto came out, I knew I'd found the perfect pattern to use it up. Obviously my version won't be a polar bear, but a black (and brown) bear instead. I'd show you a photo, but toy animals in partial stages of completion are kind of morbid. He (she? it?) is working up quickly. I started Thursday night and if not for a trip to Lansing to visit friends, probably would've finished yesterday.


Larjmarj said...

OMG..those socks are amazing!

I'll have to check out the that I have a new iPod music is my life.

Crystal said...

Gorgeous sock! And thanks for the Weezer heads up, oddly enough I've been listening to them all day today, just not this new one :)

Charles said...

Sock came out really nice!GREAT!

Eklectika! said...

I'm a fan of those Koolhaas socks, too...nice!!!