I enjoy tv

I still watch a lot of tv. There are always shows being taped in Vancouver and Vancouver often stands in for other cities. Fringe has been a favorite for a number of years  and now two new shows are also fun to watch. One is Once Upon a Time, mostly within 40 miles of the city and the other is Alcatraz. Vancouver stands in for Boston and San Francisco.

Besides looking at the scenery, I look at the clothes and the knitting.In Once Upaon a Time,  I love the evil witch’s clothes  the best and Mary Margaret has the best sweaters and hats.

X files, Battlestar Gallactica,  Stargate, V,  Human Target  and a  lot of other shows and movies have been filmed here.

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Left overs and loose ends

I can actually keep my fridge in check most of the time.  My sock yarn has been hidden until now. I knew that they were kept deep in the box in various bags. I just remembered there are a few more that I have knit with recently that were not added to the photos.

There is another sock KAL, that calls for different balls of yarn with contrast.  I know I’ll never do the bee keepers quilt, o n ravelry, no matter how wonderful it looks.  Whatever I decide there will be some loose ends that will need to be woven in, and will probably feel like it is taking as long as it did to knit the sock.

So I pulled out 3 balls of yarn, the 2 larger ones I dyed, so it isn’t superwash merino but the cuff and toes and heels will be superwash, I think.  I think the two yarns are working seamlessly into a nice blend. There are lovely combinations in the pile of left overs, I am excited to put them together.

Criminally Mindless-a KAL

My latest socks are complete. I joined a KAL  on ravelry for the Criminal Minds group. I love that show and decided this year to knit along with some of the monthly projects.  So January’s KAL is done and so far I am up to date on February’s as well.

I loved the yarn, I think I got it on Vancouver Island last summer, Punta Yarns uruguayan natural spun,  merisock hand painted. A gorgeous mixture of fall colours, muted rust, brown, sage,  dark blue and dull gold. It might be a bit busy for the pattern.

The pattern is wonderful  and includes a different heel and instructions for top down or toe up versions. I like quite a rounded toe so that was the only change that I made.   This picture is quite light in comparison to the actual wool.

Kobo

I received a Kobo Vox for Christmas. I haven’t been using the browser except to borrow ebooks from the library. I think I have figured out the process now, although I still like my DH to stand by incase I have forgotten some step.

I am not sure that I like the search for a book on line, I am keeping a list of what I read this year, although I won’t be writing any book reviews, just too much like school, I just rate them by the star system.  I usually just scroll through the available books rather than putting a hold on a more popular book. Even some cookbooks have a lot of readers wanting to peek inside the covers.  It is neat to get an email saying the book is waiting for you. It is easy to return them as well.

I find cook books pretty cumbersome so far, maybe there is a trick I am not using yet or haven’t found out about. I don’t like to scroll through the list of receipes each time, I’d like to just go to a section but if my finger scroll technique falters, I am back at the beginning of the list again.  One thing though is I can see what the receipes are like, I have been exploring a gluten free diet for the past 2 months. So I am looking for  a book that isn’t heavy on dairy or eggs as well. I am feeling so much better but I only want a couple of books, so I am trying to figure out what to buy.

The cost of a cover is too much for me to justify. I really just need something, while it is in my carry on when I travel. I like a really light purse, so I won’t be carrying it on a daily basis.

I got out some fabrics from the stash to see what I could make but then I recieved a small quilted bag, which will work just fine, so for now I can get on with regular sewing.

Tonight on line, I notice one will be able to get magazines on line from the library as well, although there may be a price involved with zinio but there is a lot of choice and it might be a good idea when I travel and like to have a new magazine with me. They have Knitter’s  available which has been removed from the library shelves.