So yeah, I’m still working on building myself back up. I’m slower than hell and don’t get very far, but there you have it. During my 4 miler last week, I ran into a gentleman walking a dog that stopped me to chat. He was very nice & just needed to talk, I think. His long time canine companion had died 3 weeks earlier from cancer, so he was telling me all about him. I know that he was hurting & wanting to talk, but he was very sweet & complimentary about me getting out there running.
I had planned to run today again, but at the moment, it looks like we will be socked in most of the day with thunderstorms. Hopefully there will be a break at some point during the day when I can sneak in a run!
I finally got moving on knitting up the stunning yarn that is the first installment of the Mean Girls Club. The colorway is wonderful!! I tried many different things with it & finally settled on Posey socks. They are really fun & different to knit! :) The one downside is that there really isn’t a way to do any shaping on the leg & mine are a bit too big. I’m not sure that knitting them with size 0 would have fixed that either… perhaps making the squares just a couple stitches less would be just the ticket. I might knit the pattern again & try that. Other than being too big, the socks are GORGEOUS!! :)
I’ve also spent a bit of time experimenting with dyeing yarn this past week. I’ve gotten several skeins dyed for various projects now & put in an order for more bare sock yarn. I really love it & might make the final leap towards using real dyes at some point. So far, I have found that I LOVE the Kool-Aid dyeing & Wilton’s takes a bit of playing with, but I’ve really liked that too.
HBP & Doctor Who
So I did go see HP & the Half-Blood Prince last week with the manlets & the IRL BFF. Sadly, I found myself cataloging the various missing scenes, so I missed out on quite a bit as far as enjoying the movie version goes. I am going again this week so that I can just sit & relax while watching it to see what I really think. I do know for a fact that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince just did NOT have enough of the Half-Blood Prince!! ;)
So I’ve made it through all the new Doctor Who episodes a couple times now. Totally, completely & irrevocably addicted now. I am purposely avoiding all photos/videos of the guy that is going to be the 11th Doctor. I don’t want to have my opinion influenced by speculating what sort of Doctor he’s going to be!
At the moment, I just cannot fathom anyone replacing David Tennant, as he is the BEST Doctor of all. I’ve heard it said that your first Doctor is your favorite, but I can say that does not apply to me at all. My first Doctor is my 5th favorite, actually. LOL My list goes like this (most favorite to least): 10, 5, 9, 8, 4, 3, 7, 6. I haven’t seen 1 or 2 yet, so I don’t know where they fall on the list. I’ve also only seen one episode each of 7 & 6, so the tail of my list will shift a bit. I’m pretty confident that the first 5 will not be changing, though. ;)
I cannot tell you how often I’ve been asked “any relation?” over the year or two as Mr. Tennant has become more & more popular. It has been a new experience for me, actually. Not terribly surprising though, as Tennant is certainly not a common name. Now that I’ve done a bit of reading, I can officially say “No, no relation at all”. ;)
Today’s Ravelry Search
So, what to search for today? Hmm, how about this? As always, clicking a photo will take you to the pattern page.
Happy Monday, all!