Thursday, March 22, 2007

American Idol-and Life

OK, no knitting content really, but I will have photos soon of a few projects and I have been spinning again. I really have been knitting most every night, but I keep forgetting to take photos. I also have a great yarn I am about to ply.. I really will try to snap a photo of it tomorrow to plug in here. I wish I remembered my Navajo Plying Instructions.

I just have to blog about American Idol. I confess, I started watching it and now I am addicted. I swore up and down that I would never watch reality tv but when my mom was visiting she had to watch it and now I am hooked... She also turned me on to Dancing with the Stars. I have never watched so much TV before and I really wonder how many of my friends and also readers here can admit they watch these reality shows too. I am also hooked on BBC mystery and other shows, Criminal Minds, 24, Lost, Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy. Way too much TV! But I am enjoying it, so hey! Everyone deserves some mindless relaxation....I just kind of miss reading.

And what a shocker that the person sent home tonight was Stephanie who really can sing in my opinion. I think she just looks nervous. I guess I wasn't shocked but if it really is a "singing competition" she surely is not the worst by far. And what did you think of "crying girl." She scared me. Was that happiness? Here is an interesting read and explanation of why Sanjaya is still on the show if you haven't heard of this. Read this blog! Blame them and Howard Stern. Are they (vote for the worst) ruining American Idol or making it more entertaining? I have no idea since it is my first season, but lots of bloggers seem to have opinions about this.

Our society really is something. When I read the news and watch these shows, and look back on life since I left college, things seem so different to me now.. But there is certainly nothing wrong with watching something entertaining mixed in with all the shows about serial killers. I watched Criminal Minds also tonight, another favorite show of mine, and the images are so graphic, they are sickening. Was TV like this 20 years ago? I feel like I need to do something meaningful with my life like I used to and so I am going to do some volunteer work for some kind of cause. I can't spend my days doing yarn stuff and my nights watching American Idol type shows. I don't have kids so I don't have that focus..... Yep, I feel like I am floundering a bit. I read that surgery and anesthesia can do a lot of strange things to people, like cause depression after and reassessment of one's life...I am definitely "there."

Time to relax....

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Out of Commission

I have been out of comission for the past 10 days or so. I won't go into detail other than to say I had quite a surgery about a week ago. It was over four hours long, and even though it was done laproscopically, it still causes major havoc! I still am having a great deal of pain and my body just is not functioning. I wanted to post because I got some private comments and emails, thank you! I appreciate it..!

I have gotten some knitting done. I will try to take a photo in the next few days of FLAIR. I am about 1/3 done I would say. It is really an enjoyable knit...I love knitting with the Lanas Puras Melosa worsted weight yarn. The color (Fern Green)is also gorgeous as I will show you in the photos. I need to pick out some interesting buttons. I met a woman who has an ETSY store and she does "button searches" for you! I told her I wanted something 1940s art deco style.. I do not have her link now, but I can post it later. These are two I am thinking of but I need to email her and ask a few more details. I am hardly on the computer right now.

I also am almost done with the blanket I am making for Andrea for her baby that she is adopting from Guatemala. It really is turning out gorgeous. I am not quite sure how to do the last two squares because I have to use an intarsia technique. I have not done this so thankfully I have a good friend coming for a visit in two weeks and she just finished an intarsia sweater and she will help me with a few things.

Well, off the computer now...... I will be in touch with some of you soon via email. Just know I am here, an ok, just sore and tired and cranky. I can't sit for very long at the computer. It is kind of scaring me because I have about tons of products to enter into our One Planet page. Heather and Gina, your stuff is first!

More soon!