A blog of my own personal encounters in life, knitting, novels, music, and other epically entertaining things...
- ▼ 2008 (15)
Monday, December 08, 2008
I'm nearing 300 pages, which is usually the pivotal moment, where I pick up the pace and actually finish anyone of the countless books that I begin.
What's next? I begin the last book of the Otherland series. Really need to finish this one up.
Or perhaps I'll finish Fellowship of the Ring...
And lastly, here's a list of books that I highly recommend.
Monday, November 24, 2008
You Are a Blueberry Muffin
You are a nurturing, domestic, homey person.
Of all the types, you are the most likely to make your own muffins at home.
You don't like to rock the boat, and you're most content when you're making everyone else happy.
You are very loyal. You'll defend your family and friends, even if you secretly disapprove of what they're doing.
You tend to be a bit shy and withdrawn. You don't make friends quickly or easily.
But once you do make a good friend, the chances are high that you'll be friends for life.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I feel like attending a Coheed concert. Next weekend I'll be going to something of a Spazmatics concert, though, so perhaps that will suffice. The band Tyler Read is playing at Ridglea theater this evening, and I was thinking of going, but I doubt that I will actually go. A Litmus Test is my personal favorite, so I will be a great, amazing person and share it with you.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tuesday, November the fourth, author Michael Crichton died. As you could easily see from previous blogs, I appreciate his work. So, everyone should take the time to go read his biography, and perhaps even one of his novels.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Mother, prithee, tell will the stars come out to play?
Child, I pray you would you not seek such answers!
May I catch a cloud who will whisper the way?
To the land the stars all play!
No, my dear, my shining one,
This night no star's light will grace the sky;
Emptiness set moon and sun,
And has taught the stars to fly…
But Mother, why?
Perhaps they have only fallen, sleeping upon a hidden bed
Awaiting moon’s great sun burnt cry
Summoning them home from the land they fled…
Child, night and day, they bore our pain
The moon looked down and mourned us; the sun sorrowed at our dying plea
Until the Great Hand let loose their ties
As for the stars; they were each cast into the sea...
I've been in a writing mood, as of late. Granted, it's not my best work, but that last poetic line popped into my head while I was typing away at a science fiction storyline, and so I had to write a poem to fit it.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I'm changing my name, cheeky wee knittee has evolved into a name I find more fitting of my knitting persona, Mindless Knitter. Most often the knitting I resort to is mindless, granted, when I'm in the mood, I'll write and knit my own patterns and momentarily qualify as a knitter, but I generally stick to that which is mindless.
I've managed to knit two Browncoat logo beanies, one brown, and one black. I knit the green triangle patch with yellow stripes separately; it turned out well. Especially since it was my first go at knitting a triangle, and I just knit it based on my knowledge of stitches.
As for the star in the center, I wasn't crazy enough to attempt leaving that to knitting, for I happened upon the perfect sized star iron-on patches. These hats are the first actual knitting project that I've worked on since I knit my first pair of socks back in April. I'm beginning to feel like knitting again, this calls for a slideshow. :)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
All the things I list here are pure and utter greatness; things that will improve your existance.
If you fail to see or experience any of those qualities, consider yourself wrong.
Seed To Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
Spend eight dollars at Barnes and Noble for the compilation, or if not, public librarys aren't rare.
The Whitest Kids U'Know
There is no true description, you have to hear the magic.
In knitting news, I've just finished a hat, one of my own pattern and design. Nothing special, just your basic beanie type hat, ribbing here, straight knitting there, something I threw together. I plan to perfect the pattern and adjust it accordingly for smaller needles and fingering weight yarn. I had meant to knit this hat with what I expected to be size 6s and sports weight yarn, but I grabbed, what I guess, to be 8s, so the hat was a little more floopy than I had originally wanted. Despite that, I like the outcome.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I talk myself into creating a few, post once, and forget my multiple passwords, multiple times.
I suppose I think that I'll look back and reread all of them one days, and instantly recall whatever it was I was doing whenever, but I never actually bring myself to do that.
All in all, I'm far to boring to maintain a public blog, and this one may or may not be around in the near future.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I've been reading quite a lot lately, and I feel the need to share with you what I liked and disliked about what I've read.
If you're like me, you love to be offered addvice on what books are great, and must reads.
So, I openly offer you my opinions, thoughts, and a few details on each of the books below.
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
If you 'dig' Sci-Fi novels, chances are that you've already read this one. This book is classic; one that every single person should read at least once.
It was influened by the popular William Blake poem, and was first entitled, Tiger! Tiger!.
Next by Michael Crichton
The topic of Next, is along the lines of genes, and the process of extracting certain genes in order to create cures for disease.
I like the works of Michael Crichton(Author of Jurrasic Park), from my experience, he writes well written and well researched stories. Next is not his best work; the plot is exaggerated and overall it seems to be written not as a biothriller, but as a complaint against modern science itself.
Still, it's worth reading.
Prey by Michael Crichton
Prey discusses Nanotechnology and the story line is based upon how modern day computer programs are built in mimic of animal behavior. Great story, very interesting.
Atonement by Ian McEwan
No doubt many of you saw the previews for the movie Atonement. I thought that it looked like a good story, so I went out and purchased the book instead of running to the theater.
This book had every opportunity to be great. The overall plot's not bad, but certain aspects of the story tear it apart. As I was reading, I had the distinct feeling that the entire story was rushed, and many parts were left lacking detail. This proved very frustrating; perhaps that was the feeling he expected people to be left with.
After finishing Atonement, I had hopes that perhaps the movie would turn out decent, but sadly, that was not the case. Thus, the book was better than the movie; but not terribly great.
Friday, April 04, 2008
The History Of It All
Truth be told, my relationship with sock knitting has been a rocky one. In the beginning, I began the first of all socks that was to have been created by my own two hands; the yarn was blue, I remember.
My DPNs in hand, I knit with fuery and, after a time, I rendered a sock; not a bad one either.
Now came the time to begin the second, of what would be two entire socks, rendering a complete pair. For some reason, it struck me, and for the longest time I didn't have the sheer power of mind to begin another. So, there I was, left with one whole sock.
The years have passed, various projects, many scarves, and the pairs of incompleted baby socks have come and gone; and the one blue sock has journeyed off somewhere, perhaps in search of a purpose.
But today is a new day! A day in which I Heidi have actually finish, not one, but two completely knit socks!
The socks themselves, were knit by double pointed needle, four to be exact, sized: (1), and
one miniture crochet hook for picking up stitches.
The pattern itself, just your run-of-the-mill socky-sock pattern. It called for size two, but upon trial, I noticed the extremely loose stitches, and tightened the gauge accordingly.
The yarn was black as you can see, and self striping.
I also have some really amazingly cool sock yarn that I have in store for the next pair, and I desperately need to hunt down a pattern for.
Any suggestions as to patterns would be welcomed!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
So, I am also supposed to be making a hat of sorts, with the a Browncoat logo. I've been drawing up some rather rough 'rough drafts', and I think I've finally managed to chart something that looks, for the most part, do-able.
Now, for purchasing the yarn/s.
I'm thinking of using some fingering weight yarn, green, black or brown, and following a 'beanie' type hat pattern.
Perhaps this? Link
(Minus the fair isle portion, obviously)
Important news for all those who have linked to me, and those want to! ^-^
My new permanent address is: http://cheekyweeknitter.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
What Heidi Means
You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
In knitting news, I've nearly completed my third Jayne Hat. I've taken to knitting quite rampantly these days, and I've great hope that that fact will be the motivation I need to actually finish a complete pair of socks. One day, when I get the chance to start, I vow to finish not one, but two socks!
I also finished a gray stockinette scarf, which rolled, but I'm liking how it looks, despite.
Desperate as I was to just knit, the yarn quality suffered, and I'm afraid that it's pure acrylic. Cringe. I know....
I figure that since I'm supposed to be making this scarf for a friend of my mother, and she didn't specify what exactly she wanted in a scarf, I may just use it as a model of what could be if made with better yarn.
That's all the new news I've got!