I’m still trying to come up with a title for my Monday posts. It’s not going well.
Now to talk about my weekend. There was very little knitting. In fact, I think the only time I picked up any WIP was to move it out of my way while I did other things. However, dear readers, fear not! I’ll jam knitting in wherever I can because I’m considerate.
First up is Friday night. I went to a concert with my sister and it was FREAKING AMAZING! There’s this Canadian band that we love, Marianas Trench, and they FINALLY came to Portland. We went and they’re fantastic live. You know how sometimes you go to a concert for a rock band and they kind of suck? Because they’re more worried about being loud than being good? Not Marianas Trench. The lead singer, Josh, was so good live. Matt & Mike, played awesomely and Ian is a frigging great drummer. They were so good, I couldn’t help dancing around, singing along and acting like a goof. In public. Normally I save that kind of behavior for when I’m alone. Seriously, if you have a chance to check them out – DO IT. FORCED KNITTING REFERENCE: when I was looking around the theater trying to figure out where my sister and I could eat, I discovered that there were two yarn stores not far from the location. I seriously considered trying to get over there but both closed at six so there wasn’t enough time.
Saturday was pretty uneventful. I played Minecraft with my sister most of the day. Well, I say Minecraft but we were playing the Yogcraft Feed The Beast mod, which is really like a whole new game. When I realized I’d been playing for 8 hours and every muscles was starting to hurt, I logged off and re-read one of my favorite YA novels, Anna and the French Kiss. In one sitting. I’m a fast reader and all, but this impressed even me.
Sunday was more Minecraft and more reading. A few weeks ago, Maureen Johnson wrote a piece about the problems with book covers and how some books are marketed. I was looking through the #coverflip tag on Tumblr when I saw someone’s flip of Pretty Little Liars in which they said something like “I decided to focus on the murder aspect rather than the pretty girl aspect” and I went – wait, there’s murder in that book? I’ve seen this book for ages and never even bothered to pick it up due to the doll on the cover. So, I decided to be part of the solution, bought the book, and read it last night. It’s actually pretty good. Good enough that I decided to order the second one. FORCED KNITTING REFERENCE: One of the main character knits. I was very excited when I discovered this.
Things are still going pretty well with the “spend money wisely” plan and the “lose some weight before the wedding plan”. There were some rocky moments where I felt like since I was eating better and not spending money, I wasn’t having any fun. However, the concert put me back in a good mood and I’m going to keep pressing forward.
In knitting – I had decided to knit a sweater for the family member’s new baby but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep working on it. The only yarn I have in the correct quantities is this cotton yarn. And cotton yarn tends to hurt my hands. I think I’ll just make a couple of hats and maybe some booties. Something super cute. I also caved and pre-ordered Botanical Knits and am waiting excitedly for it to arrive!