Wednesday, February 29, 2012

emma's sweater dress


As you can see, I am still working on her dress.  I haven't made as much progress as I had hoped this past week, but that's ok.  As long as I have it done by her birthday (in May) I will be happy.  She is really excited for me to finish it, and constantly asks why I am not working on it.  Mainly when she sees me working on Jack's socks...or some dish rags...or my mom's table runner...or any of the other projects I seem to have going.  It has been fun to work on the simple basketweave pattern though, it is my favorite pattern right now.  And something simple that I can fix if I mess up - I seem to need that lately!

My reading...well I have shared in the past my love for teen fantasy...Harry Potter...Twilight...and most recently Vampire Diaries.  I started reading the original Vampire Diaries books last fall (after I realized that the series was based on books that were written pre-twilight).  More recently, I found out that there is an entirely new set of books called Stefan's Diaries - cheesy? absolutely.  It is loosely based on the books, but moreso on the tv series, and the history of Stefan Salvatore.  They are extremely quick reads, I have read the first two books, and am starting book three right now.  Love this easy teen reading.  Plus, since I watch the show, it is kind of nice to see how everything came to be.  And since it is being written by the creators of the tv show, it lines right up with the characters...which is totally not like the original books - if that makes any sense.

I am also enjoying mindless television, has anybody been watching the crazy drama on Biggest Loser?  And of course catching up on trashy new 90210 while setting my DVR to see if I can get the entire series of original 90210 on the soap channel.  Yes, it is a lot of garbage, but it is light and enjoyable, and allows me to knit Emma's dress with relative ease.

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15 comments:

  1. I like the basketweave pattern too and can't wait to see the dress, I know it will be adorable.
    My trash tv is Survivor. I have watched every episode since the show began and even when I complain, I still sit down each week to watch.
    Happy Yarn Along.

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  2. I can so relate to the book thing. I was downloading some ebooks for my teenager and thought I might as well put them onto my reader so I have a stash of Septimus Heap, Twillight, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series - Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal snogging (loved this one, if youv'e read Adrian Mole this is similar - I couldn't stop laughing!)Meg Cabot. Sometimes it's just what we need to do!

    x

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  3. @Tracey - I used to be a HUGE Survivor fan...which was always a point of contention in college when my roomie wanted to watch Friends - oh the days before DVR! I think after the season with Boston Rob and Amber getting engaged I tried watching it again, but wasn't interested in the new people anymore :-)

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  4. this pattern looks beautiful, i can't wait to see the finished dress!!

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  5. A basketweave dress - now that will be fun to see once you're done. You're right, sometimes it's nice to have an easy pattern to knit amidst other more difficult ones. Gives your mind and fingers a break. It's so cute your daughter keeps asking you to finish her dress.

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  6. What a lovely colour, like the basket-weave stitch too...I don't think I've ever tried it.

    I remember the original 90210 and was hooked on that so am wary to start watching the new version but husband and I watched the first episode of Twilight and totally get why so many young ones are hooked on it...not sure why they aren't showing any more episodes over here though...

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  7. Pretty colour :)

    I love young adult fiction. Not sure if you know Garth Nix, but I adore his books Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. More magic than vampire, but in a very down to earth way. I'd highly recommend them :)

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  8. Such a beautiful pattern, I can't wait to see it completed!

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  9. I don't have tv, but I do think that the biggest loser is actually a very inspirational show. It gives people the visual and realization that they can actually change their life if they want to if they put their mind and efforts to it! I've watched a couple clips on my yahoo page before. Happy knitting!

    :)Lisa

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  10. Yeah, I like The Vampire diaries too!!!;)))

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  11. I love the color you are using...and I like using the basket weave stitch...I have never read the book you are reading...might pick it up at the library.

    ~~Renee

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  12. I love watching trashy television while knitting. It's totally relaxing. :) Love the color of the yarn!

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  13. I too love teen fiction. Have just finished The Hunger Games trilogy - highly recommend it! Love the colour of your yarn - can't wait to see the finished project.

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  14. What a lovely dress and beautiful color! I, too, am knitting something special for my Emma that I also need to get completed by her b-day...which is in a few weeks! Better get a move on it! :)

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