After months of suffering with a lame, squeaky mouse that, finally, would hardly even point anywhere, I bought a new optical mouse last weekend and I.love.it. It's smooth, baby, real smoooooooth.
Among the two or three* non-knitting blogs I enjoy are two photo-blogs -- I dare not click on any of their links to other photo-blogs or lists of photo-blogs because I might never return. Check them out: daily dose of imagery and wideangle.ca. The latter has been posting pics from China, which makes me think of Celia and how much I've enjoyed the albums she's posted from her recent trip there (and check out her November in Pictures post!).
I have begun the gusset on the second Log Cabin Sock (woo!) and I wore a wrist brace to bed last night. I think I'm going to make today Weasley Wednesday. Shirley will Shrug on Saturday and Sunday for sure. Thanks for your nice comments on that, by the way. Speaking of which, I'm using Mission Falls cotton for the shrug and I've noticed several posts 'round the land that Mission Falls is back! Amy, for one, had a post about that.
And, OMG and speaking of Amy, if you don't know that the new Knitty has been posted, you've had your head in a snowbank -- I love it! I can't wait to make a Kate or ten! It's all knitting crack -- I think it just keeps getting better. I've barely made it to the articles, but am anxious to read Jenna's article on sleeves. Maybe I'll finally fix Goldie.
Speaking of Kate. There's another new baby in the 'hood. Kate Gilbert's "needles on fire" may only be glowing embers for a little while as she gets used to her new daughter! But then, what do you want to bet she'll have the best-dressed-in-mommy-designed-hand-knits-baby in Canada? I was so surprised and happy to see Kate's beautiful Pearl Buck Swing Jacket in the latest Interweave Knits. I love it! I love Kate's designs. Not that I need any further validation of her talent or my judgment, but when Mom was choosing which shrug pattern she wanted me to knit, she saw Kate's IK cover sweater and really loved it. Of all the other sweaters and things she looked at that day, it was the only one she commented on -- and it almost made her jump the shrug ship altogether. Believe me, this means something. If warmth while knitting** in bed wasn't the primary motivation in this selection, I'd be knitting that sweater!
I love Boston Legal. I've been a huge fan of all the lead actors for.ever. Oh, yeah, James Spader, especially to look at, but William Shatner... I know, I know. I think you either love him or hate him. I think I love him -- not in the Cara & Bruce way -- but I do. He cracks me up. I can't explain it. Before you get all up in arms or down on me and want to show me the light, I'd just like you to know that I've kept all my feelings about Gilmore
Gag Girls to myself.
*It's pitiful, I know. I do have another folder of non-knit blogs that I keep private. (Get your mind out of the gutter, Ann.)
**Hahaha. You can tell whose blog this is and what the #1 subject is! That should be "reading in bed" -- my mother barely knits, much less in bed. ; ) I think, though, that the Shirley Shrugs action won't be limited to the bedroom. (Ann: See previous parenthetical comment.)