Friday, January 16, 2009

True Love

.... aaaah, Lizzy and Darcy did finally fall in love with each other... (I finished listening to Pride and Prejudice on the treadmill this morning. I do so love that book). Next up is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (from Librivox check it out, they have hundreds of public domain books for free download, in several different formats. I get RSS podcasts for my Zune). I haven't read Alice in many years, so it won't be like listening to my own memory (as it was with P&P. I knew that I knew whole chunks of it word for word, but I also caught instantly when the reader bumbled individual words. It was a little scary).

On the knitting front, I am nearly done with the Alpaca (Knit Picks Andean Treasure) Chemo hat for my friend's friend. It's lovely and soft, but boring boring boring (endless rnds of 2x2 rib). I'll get back to the mitered square socks as soon as I finish the hat. And I want to knit some sweaters and goofy things for my granddaughter's American Girl-Style doll (don't know the manufacturer- maybe Gotz).

But what I really want to do is sew some more dollie clothes. Look at this pattern for assorted Halloween costumes. Isn't it the most adorable thing you've ever seen? I bought it solely because the Grand wore that exact pumpkin costume when she was little. But I also love the poodle skirt (I'll have to figure out how to make saddle shoes). And she'll want the Princess Dress.

But before I knit hats or miniature sweaters (well, the doll is 18" tall, so the sweaters are bigger than you'd expect- 102 sts for a Fair Isle sweater body), or haul down the sewing machine, I have to work on a book proposal, which is coming along so slowly as to not be coming along at all. Not sure what the problem is, but I'm going to have to work through it (is there such a thing as Knitting Writing Block?) pretty quickly because people are waiting for it. This writing stuff- it's not as easy as it looks.


Mary Keenan said...

Definitely, there is such a thing as knitting writing block! Block is block, and writing is hard work, even when it feels like fun ;^)

Karen said...

I totally hear you about knitting- writer's block -- I've been meaning to write up a certain pattern (and photograph it properly, to boot), but have been bogged down in Other Stuff, and it just seems to keep falling off the end of my list. **sigh**

maxine said...

Perhaps the block means it is time for Torie to fall in love and marry the librarian.

knitbysue said...

You have a lucky granddaughter.

I still have the whole wardrobe that my grandmother made for my Tiny Tears doll. The hat she knit for my doll is a bonnet style with little cat ears and a cat face embroidered on the back of the hat. She knit a matching sweater for her too.