TypePad's home page has a feature section to showcase their user's blogs. Recently, they've featured Ben Roethlisberger's Official Blog where I left comment #250-something, congratulating him and his team on their Super Bowl win. Dork. Not only that, but I was all misty watching Bart Starr deliver the Lombardi Trophy at the award ceremony. I think my favorite commercial was "Addicted to LOST," (that's a video link and may take a while to load) a bit of fun with a great, old Robert Palmer song. Both the National Anthem and half-time show were uninspiring and disappointing; I was most disappointed in the anthem performance.
I completed the first short row shoulder over the weekend and I think it turned out great! It's very difficult to photograph and I think it's hard to even see it (which is a good thing) -- I can see some blurpy stitches on the row where all the wraps were worked, but it's not bad. It curves! I'm not quite sure how the second shoulder will be worked technically, but I'll be thinking about it as I work my way over there and it'll get figured out.
Pics: modeled on Maddy's shoulder (above); right side (left); wrong side (right). See the bend? It's like magic. I do see an extra little twist in the cable at the bottom of that last diamond (the wrap row), but I'm not worrying about it.
I was in my PJs, celebrating International Pajama Day, until nearly 5:00 when I packed up Shirley Shrugs (& Her Short Row Shoulder) to go for pizza and football at Mom's. The nice thing now is that I can knit it in her presence. Sometime after half-time, she said, "That a lot of knitting, isn't it? You wouldn't think so, for a shrug." Heh, no ordinary shrug, mum.
Katie called Sunday afternoon. She had a busy weekend, visiting Hyde Park (where there are flowers!), Kensington Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral for evensong, Leighton House. Actually, what she said was, "I went to Lord Leighton's house." I heard it in the same way that she might have said, "I'm going to Jay's house." I said, "Did he invite you in for tea?" ; ) We had a good laugh. (No, she didn't have tea with Lord Leighton, nor with the Queen in her gallery at Kensington.) ; ) A fellow student from North Africa asked her if she was going to be watching the soccer game... She thought she'd watch a little.
Next weekend, Katie will be going to Wales -- horseback riding, even. And in a few weeks, she'll spend a weekend in Peterborough with host parents my sister had during her time studying in England.