Monday, November 25, 2013

The Geekend That Was, 11/24

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Thank you for all the SQUEEs about my lil' blue bug! =)

How many of you saw Catching Fire over the weekend?

And how many of you want to knit EVERY SINGLE COWL Katniss had on?? It was fun to see all the Atlanta locations in the movie. Amazing that beach was here and not in Hawaii!

As we were leaving the theater, there was a table set up with some Hobbit swag, and I scored this great T-shirt:
AND passes to an advance screening on the 10th! Of course, there are disclaimers all over the place about how they give out more passes than there are available seats, so things may turn out...poorly. But who's not up for a good fiasco once in a while??

I felt well enough to do a little work on my hardanger ornament. I am very out of practice, I can tell you that!
I still have hope of getting it done by next month.

I've also been working on a pair of the Cookie A Sock Club socks.
Sign-ups are open for next year, but I'm waffling on whether or not I want to sign up again. I definitely WANT to sign up; I love trying new yarns and the patterns are awesome. But I have so much backlog, I feel a little guilty.

And finally, the last cookie for this month is Orange Hazelnut Biscotti.
I've never made biscotti before. The two loaves weren't exactly the same size, so I ended up with one that was underdone. I should have put it back in, but I was in a hurry to leave for choir. Well, most of them turned out pretty good, anyway.
I'm not a huge fan of crunchy cookies, but these are good once you dunk 'em. =)

I felt well enough to get off the couch for a couple hours. Hooray!


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love, love the hardanger ornie! Who designed the pattern? The socks are super nifty as well. Hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Christine said...

I loved Catching Fire, my daughter informed me that she would wear every one of Katniss' tour outfits so I'm on the lookout for copycat knitting patterns too.
That Hardanger ornament is beyond gorgeous

Karoline said...

Your hardanger ornie and the socks are lovely, great progress

Love the blue bug :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

That ornament is going to be so pretty.

Anonymous said...

I saw Catching Fire too and loved every. single. moment. It's a fantastic movie and I can't wait for the final installment! I'm looking forward to the next Hobbit too. :)

The blues in your hardanger ornament are beautiful!

Val said...

Yay on finally getting up. It's sooo overrated.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad you enjoyed the film. I haven't seen it yet but I am tempted to buy the new shiny cover books!!
I have sent you and Christine a link to a free pattern for one of the cowls, there are several online. Just google Katniss Cowl free pattern!
Love the hardanger.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Forgot to say - love the T-shirt. Have you seen this challenge?

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