It has been a week. Murphy’s Law seems to have been doing its diabolical little business. Time to wipe it all off the slate and start fresh, I say! Here’s some this and that to wrap up the week.
Blogging. My social networking question seems to have struck a chord. Or hit a nerve. Or… well, anyway, 44% of responders said “nuh uh” to networking on line. Timesuck appears to be the primary detractor for most. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It’s amusing that blogging has become rather “old school” – in fact, a few bloggers have mentioned that they are moving away from blogging and toward Twitter, because they like the real-time aspect of it. Each to his own, but wow. I have enough trouble keeping up with the act of living itself, without posting updates about what I’m doing at any given moment and reading what others are doing, as well. And can I be so bold as to say I don’t care? At least one person in my life has observed that blogging could be viewed as a narcissistic activity. Seems to me that hourly posts about filing my nails or eating Cheetos or whatever would add an order of magnitude to the self importance factor.
Knitting. Gaelic Mist may have been designed to give me carpal tunnel. I’m starting to wonder if the knitting world divides naturally into lace knitters versus cable knitters. I can get into a zone with lace, and if anything, the stitches slide around too readily – except maybe for the occasional knitabunchtogether, but even then I generally don’t have to wrestle much. Cables, though, tend to want to defy and resist. This could be in part because I knit rather tightly to begin with, and in part because I’m purposely knitting with yarn that doesn’t have a lot of spring or give. However, combining the effort of twisting cables with the stop/start business of cabling leaves me rather drained after a few row. (Yes, I know I can cable without a needle but it’s still a stoppy/starty process.)
Nonetheless, I persist – I still love seeing the cables emerge, and in spite of the aggravation, I’m enjoying the project. Progress shots later in the weekend.
Reading. Persuaded by Stacey, I started on another fit of teenage vampire fiction: the Blue Bloods series. I’m well into the second book and pick up the third from the library today. This has been a welcome distraction in a week where not everything is going my way. My verdict so far? Fun, frothy, great take on vampires. The writing leaves quite a lot to be desired, but it’s not so bad that I don’t want to pursue the story.
Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend! Enjoy!