Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Update!

We are coming to the close of another week. I feel like the weeks are coming faster and faster all the time.  If you are on Ravelry, you might be aware of a group entitled the Harry Potter Knitting and Crocheting House Cup (HPKCHC. I used to participate in this group fairly regularly for a while. As part of the group, you complete projects for different Hogwarts classes. There are different classes each month, and you can earn points for your House (e.g., Ravenclaw). I always felt obligated to complete all the assignments, so my House could earn as many points as possible. I should say that there was no pressure from the group to do this; this was all me. With my return to knitting regularly, I decided to participate again. Because the term had already started, I decided I would tag along and just do the projects on my own. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there is a whole group of folks just like me on the HPKCHC. They are called "students on sabbatical" (SOS). Being an SOS has been so wonderful. I don't feel pressured to complete all the assignments. I only do the ones that interest me, and I don't complete projects that I had no real interest in trying in the first place. Don't get me wrong, the assignments still encourage me to try new things. I only knit the Catnip Bird, because it was an assignment, but it was something that I had been thinking about doing. Now that the month is almost over, it should be crunch time to get the monthly assignments done; however, I am just chilling and slowly working on my projects. If I finish, I finish; if I don't, I don't. It's nice. :)


I am currently working on just two projects right now. I renamed the Noro Striped Scarf the Chroma Striped Scarf, since I used Chroma yarn for it. Anyway, back to business! The scarf is coming along; however, it will take a bit longer, because I find it slow and boring. It is quite pretty though. One day it will be finished, and I will be happy.

My other project is another Odessa hat. I have found my groove with this one, and it is knitting up fast finally. Once I figure out how much yarn versus beads I needed for each round, the project started going super fast. :) I do love this pattern. It is so simple but gorgeous. I might knit another one soon.

Come the start of next month and the start of a new Bigger on the Inside. My mother-in-law sent me the pattern and yarn for my birthday, and I am anxious to get started with the project. Here is a picture of the yarn again, isn't it beautiful?
batch of assignments on HPKCHC, I am going to start

Knitting Television

My husband and I had a full television schedule last night, because it is premier week. We watched two new episodes of The Big Bang Theory and a two-hour long episodes of Grey's Anatomy. The two episodes of The Big Bang Theory were okay. I feel the show has its good and its ehh episodes. The Grey's Anatomy episode was great with all of its ridiculousness. I must admit my favorite part of watching the show is to yell at the characters on the television.

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