another quilt finished
Dave asked how long it took to make the Aran sweater. I had it at two different knitter's teas, so that means it took over a month. I lost several good knitting days to second sleeve syndrome. I get so annoyed with having to do exactly the same thing all over again that I just give the whole thing a time out. Since I wasn't knitting, I was picking at my cuticles and chewing my fingernails. When I got down to the quick I realized what was going on, bit the bullet, and finished that silly sleeve. Then I whipped right through a stranded color work tea cozy - double-sided. Now I am inspired to try some double-knitting for another tea cozy. No seconds of anything there. I also have some black sock weight alpaca for short-finger gloves for DH, but at least I have a 40" circular so I can magic loop and knit them both at once. I do best with one project at a time. Well, andI like to have something mindless to knit in the movies. So two projects at a time. I'm thinking of setting up a seed-stitch moebius scarf, but there really aren't any movies I'm dying to see in the near future.
BUT, When John Carter of Mars opens, I want to be there. I read everything Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote when I was in my early teens. He was terrifically prolific. There was Tarzan, of course. There was the John Carter of Mars series. There was a series set on Venus and another series set in a wild hidden country inside the earth's crust (Pellucidar). All with mighty, noble heroes and beautiful, succulent, noble heroines and all strictly PG but just voluptuous with sensory details. A great deal of my sense of How a Story Should Be was shaped by Burroughs, Jules Verne, and Rider Haggard. Ripping tales from the turn of the past century.
Who did you read when you were growing up?