Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy December!

Work: We're already starting to plan for the big Harry Potter extravaganza event that will be taking place next summer at the library. The planning starts now so that those of us who will be making costumes will have PLENTY of time to get supplies and remember how to sew. I'm hoping to be able to buy a lot of the parts of my costume... I've never actually sewed anything more ambitious than a hem, or the pillow I made in 7th grade home ec.

Reading: I'm reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman, and am LOVING it. Normally, I read in bed until I fall asleep, which means that maybe I'll get through a chapter of a "regular" book each night. Since Fragile Things is a short story collection, I can get through an entire story or two... yay, instant gratification! A person's reaction to the following statement is a good indication of how they'll like the book: The first story is a combination of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft. :D

Knitting: I'm hoping to finish the body of the SKB tomorrow. I'm on the bottom purl ridges, so there are only a few rows left! And then I get to make sleeves. I'm doing long sleeves, but I don't think I'm doing the full-on bell sleeves that are in the pattern. Maybe a bit of flare, but big bell sleeves would drive me NUTS at work. Not to mention that I think of bell sleeves as a "young" look, and I try hard not to encourage the comments about how I look like I'm 16... I know, I know, I'll love it when I'm 40.

Other: I got a haircut. Nothing drastic, but it had reached that phase where I think it looks like a frizzy mess no matter what I do to it. I've learned that this phase is my head telling me, "You need less hair."

(Ignore the fact that I took this picture of myself by holding the camera as far away as possible... I hate doing that, but didn't feel like setting up a faux tripod with the self-timer.)

1 comment:

J.P. said...

Your SKB sounds like it is going well! I can't wait to see pics!

The haircut looks good, too!

So.. when DOES the new HP book come out?