Dramas and Knitting

What do three single lady library employees do when they have a Monday off from work? Well, of course, they spend all day Sunday watching Korean dramas! Or is that just my friends?

Sunday night we holed up with some fried chicken and watch 11 (yes that number is correct) hours of the Korean drama, Heirs. I’ve already watched all of Heirs but I loved it and forced it on Claire and Nicole. Our K-drama obsession started with the show Boys Over Flowers which is basically a soap opera about teens. It is weird and ridiculous and SO AMAZING. The situations are totally over the top and the characters are just a hot mess but something about it draws you in. well, that something is probably the actor Lee Min-ho. First of all, he’s beautiful and he’s so good at being cheeky or intense. I’ve now watched the dramas Great Doctor/Faith, Personal Taste, and Heirs starring him. Claire and Nicole like him just as much so, of course, I had to get them into Heirs.

The problem with K-dramas is that each episode tends to end on a little cliffhanger so you are compelled to watch the next episode. One thing lead to another and we ended up not leaving Nicole’s house until 4:30 a.m.

The productive part of it was that I was able to knit 5 inches of my blanket. It now measures 48 wide by 28 long. I actually could’ve accomplished more but I ran out of yarn.

Here’s my progress so far. Isn’t it looking rather blanket-y now?

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And just for some eye candy, here’s Lee Min-ho. By the way, if you’re interested in watching Korean dramas, there’s a lot on Netflix now plus you can watch some on Dramafever.

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Wind All the Yarn

I kept wanting to start a new project tonight, in spite of the numerous WIPs I have. So I ended up wiNadine about 5 balls of yarn to potentially use. The first two got ruled out because the patterns required a garter tab and my head hurts too bad to pick up stitches. Another was nixed because it required picking up 90 stitches after about 3 rows. Finally I decided to work on my Comfy blanket, which needed 2 more s wound before I could continue. 

By the time it was all said and done, I barely even wanted to knit. I finally sat down to knit one repeat of the blanket and now that I am looking at it, I realize that I did the wrong repeat and will need to rip out 4 rows. 

I just need to give up and go to be.  

Busy Season

Fall is my favorite season but it also tends to be the busiest. In the month of October I have a wedding to attend and will most likely be hosting two parties at my house. November is when we usually go to the Texas Renaissance Festival and then there’s Thanksgiving.

In addition to the regular activities that keep me busy as the weather cools, I have given myself a number of goals for the upcoming months.

  1. Finish the Promise Me shawl

 

I started this on the 18th of this month with the goal to finish it before October 1st so I can started number two on the list.

2. Morticia MKAL

I’m going to be knitting a big, beaded lace shawl throughout the month of October. The final clue is released the 22nd and I would love to have it done for our Samhain party on the 26th, but we’ll see.

3. National Novel Writing Month

This will be my first time participating in this activity in November. I won’t be starting from scratch, instead I intend to work on a story idea I started back two years ago but gave up on after only about 30 pages.

Also, in November, I need to knit a hat for my coworker that requested one.

4. Wrap Cardigan

This is a goal I just came up with, but I’d like to knit this cardigan so that I can wear it at Yule.

5. Finish Cuddly Blanket

I have about a foot worth of blanket knit so far, but I am happily letting it hibernate while I work on more pressing projects. I would like to get this one done by January, since it is the coldest time of the year.

 

* Clicking any of the pictures will take you to the page for that pattern or event.

Progress and Delays

I’ve been slowly coming along on my Comfy blanket. I’m up to nearly a foot worth of blanket I think. So far I really like the way it is turning out. Unfortunately, after another section I may not be able to continue until I can order the rest of the yarn I need. (See my post Miscalculation)

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Now, I’ll admit, not much knitting has gotten done because I’ve been reading a lot. I’m not yet to the skill level where I could knit and read at the same time.

Here’s some of what I’ve been reading:

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

What a fantastic book! Such an awesome mix of the real world and fantasy. It makes me want to run away to Prague to eat goulash and hang out with chimaera.

2. Days of Blood and Starlight 

The sequel to DoSaB. I loved this one even more. Seriously, I loved both of these books

3. Carolina Girl

This is a really touching romance. I’m writing a review of it soon for All About Romance.

 

I’ll leave you with this awesome quote from Daughter of Smoke and Bone