November 24, 2007

Hey I have been tagged!!!

My first time ever being tagged. I think it is fun. If I tag you and you don't like to do these things then no problem, just ignore. Otherwise follow the instructions and have fun with it!

I was tagged by April the other day for the 8 Random Things about me "Here’s the deal: Once tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you. Then post the rules before your list, and list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to 8 other people, visit their sites, and leave a comment letting them know they have been tagged."

So, I guess all this is in aid of having more traffic to your post. I don't know about you but I could always use more traffic to my postings. Sometimes I think that they are so boring folks nod off and I can hear their heads hitting the keyboards! Oh well, so here goes...8 random facts about me....

1. I guess it is no surprise that I love to knit...but I even knit in my dreams. I have dreamed of myself sitting there with needles and yarn and clacking away like Madame deFarge and mumbling out the pattern.

2. I hide chocolate so that everyone else can't eat it!

3. I love to watch movies from the 1930's & 40's. All the time!

4. I would love to own a yarn shop! (Some hope huh!)

5. I drink orange juice out of the carton--ugh-right!

6.I really don't read too much anymore even though I am a librarian. I read so many reviews, previews, catalogs, publisher blurbs, tech manuals, brochures, and synopsis that my love of reading have been knocked right out of me. I use to read two or three books a week. Now maybe two or three a month! Very bad for a librarian.

7. I also think the decrease in my reading is due to knitting. I would rather knit than anything else right now.

8. I feel really bad about 5.

O.K. here are my lucky targets (or unlucky depending on how you feel).

Amanda, Cactusneedles, VTfriend, Marcie, Yvette, Nancy, Pooch, & Donna Lee.

Check out my friend Hope's blog. She has a great story here that will make you think!

I have been knitting the same row on an afghan for a week now. I am so annoyed. I don't want to give up but I think I will put it aside for a few days and work on some mittens. The pattern has yarn overs and psso, for the pattern row, and then reverses the yarn overs and psso on another row. I get along so far and then bang, I have one stitch too many or too few at the end of the pattern stitches. I even do it in quiet and count out loud. So then I added or deleted the stitches to make the pattern row, but I know I will come to grief doing that. It is a lovely pattern. It looks like large honey comb. So, I will try again later. Oh well...some things were not meant to be made.


Donna Lee said...

I read far less than I used to. I think it's definitely since I started knitting. I listen to books I download so I can knit at the same time. I almost resent the time spent reading because it is something that I have to concentrate on and can't knit. The book has to be really good for me to just sit down and read. That makes me kinda sad because I was a voracious reader at one time.

hope said...

First of all, thanks for the mention in your post. Second, look into audiobooks. I check them out from the library - they are very expensive to buy - and listen to them in the car and while knitting. There's even a Audiobook Lovers forum on Ravelry. Finally, don't worry about drinking OJ out of the carton, most of us do, we just aren't brave enough to admit it.

Cindy said...

I go through spurts and jerks on my reading. As for the afghan......let it sit and have a time out. Crabby ole thing. Give Oliver a big old slobbery kiss from Grover and me:) As for the OJ, who cares?

kittything said...

for the afghan, i have only two words: stitch markers.

i had a crabby lace hat that i finally divided into sections with markers and it worked much better. at least i would catch the mistake at stitch 37 of the row not 103!

moosie said...

ooh fun, thanks for thinking of me, Ill try to get mine up today or tomorrow. Thanks for all the comments too!! and thanks for the congrats, your ticker is cute!