PastaQueen asked yesterday:
When you knit, how much do you have to look at your hands? When I crochet and watch TV I like to watch shows that are ok but not so great that I feel the need to watch every second because I need to look at what I'm doing and check the pattern a lot. Law & Order was great for this when I had cable because it's always on some channel somewhere.I've been knitting since I was nine, and have learned to knit without looking at my hands for all but the most complex cable or lace pattern. The baby sweater I'm making is all seed stitch, all the time, so I have to pay a little bit of attention to the first stitch of each row, or I can [and have!] messed up the stitch. I can't, however, crochet unless my eyes are glued to my hands.
I used to be a Law & Order addict; now I'm a House addict. Bonus points if you know the original wording and film from which that sentence was lifted.
Last night's episode of Nip/Tuck could have been called Nip/Tuck/Cliché. I won't be a spoiler by spilling any details, but let's just say the writers had read a headline or two about the obesity epidemic. And Sean, who I thought was a decent-enough guy, turns out to be oh-so-low.
Greta, the reason I have to clean my house is because some of our out-of-town guests will be staying with us. Believe me, I'm not so compulsive that I'd stick to a cleaning schedule this week if I didn't have to! Thanks for offering to help … one couple will be here Thursday evening, and I won't be shy about putting them to work.
I finished all the knitting on the baby sweater. All that remains is sewing the side and sleeve seams, tidying up the loose ends and sewing on buttons. Now I have to find a suitable little-girl pattern to start.
Diet-Blog has discovered a new camera from HP that features a "slimming" effect. I guess they think it will make up for that 10 pounds the camera typically adds, eh?
Please forgive the disjointedness of today's post … at least it matches the rest of my week!