Monday, June 11, 2007

Birds, A Slog, A Sock, and a Dragon's Tail

I think I may have covered the entire weekend in the title just there. On Friday night, DBF and I went to a ballgame with my grandparents. We left in the seventh inning while our team was up 7-1, but when I checked the paper the next day, I realized that we ended up losing that game 8-7. I'm rather glad we didn't stay to see that...

Saturday, DBF and I went to a local park and hopped on a paddle boat and played on the lake for a while. We only got slightly sunburned. While there, we did some bird watching. There were tons of ducks everywhere, but one caught my eye almost immediately.
That blurry duck in the foreground is a wood duck. I've never seen one around here before, so that was kinda nice. He was very pretty. Sunday, DBF and I just took it easy and went and saw the movie Knocked Up. All the reviews said it was just hysterical, so we thought it might be fun to go see. It had its funny moments, but it wasn't as funny as all the reviews said it was. Oh well.

I also did some knitting this weekend. I finished four more cable repeats on the slog.I also turned the heel on Dad's father's day socks. I'm hoping to be done with these by tomorrow.I also worked up to row 40 on the dragon shawl. I'm starting to be able to tell that there is a tail starting to form.Ah, the joy of unblocked lace...

One other review for you today. Last week on Thursday, I received my invite to check out Ravelry.com. So, I checked it out to see what it was like. Let me tell you, if you have not put your name on the waitlist for it yet, please, go and do so. I'll wait, so go ahead...

OK, now that you're back, let me tell you about Ravelry and my experience with it so far. The only thing I had any catches with at all when I first started was loading pictures up there since I wasn't too familiar with flickr.com yet. After a quick email question, I was up and running. The site is amazing. I organized all my projects and then looked and saw who all else was knitting the same thing that I was. It was really cool to see that I'm only the second person on there who is attempting the dragon shawl, and I am one of only a few who have made the MDK After Dark Nightie. It's cool to see that 100+ people have made the baby kimono and the best part? You can see how theirs turned out without having to do a massive blog search. The knitting library is really nice, the pattern finder is incredible, and the whole site just really rocks. Get on the waiting list, you'll be glad you did when you get your invite.

Knit on...

1 comment:

robyn said...

How long were you on the waiting list? I signed up a month ago and I am starting to get antsy.