I need to decide what to knit. On the one hand, I have a shawl to finish (the Wool Peddler's Shawl
in Caron Simply Soft, because I am a weenie and wanted to do it in something cheap). I first cast on for this thing my freshman year of college. Since then it's been ripped out and restarted a few times because of things like missing and increase in the 28th row and not noticing until the 54th, or the whole damn thing coming off the needles because I forgot to secure them. Now, at long last, I'm in the lace section, and I'm starting to think it may
be safe to dream about finishing it before I die.
On the other hand, I need a new hat, and I have a skein of Malabrigo in Azul Profundo bought specifically for the purpose around this time last year. I've finally even found a free pattern that I really like-- the Sutro Heights hat
. The only problem is that it requires reading a chart. I do not read charts. I knit my lace from written instructions.
Maybe winter break is a good time to learn charts? The recent snow and cold have made me really crave a nice warm hat that doesn't make my forehead itch.
Also, I seriously love my B5 icons. I want to hug them and squeeze them and love them forever and set one as my default. Just as soon as I can pick. They also make me want to plug in my VCR and watch season 3, arguably my favorite, even though I don't have it on DVD. Cheap-ass me will not buy the box sets, because they are expensive, so I have to wait and ask for them for birthdays. Luckily season 3 is pretty complete--when we taped season 2 we somehow missed a few episodes, including Soul Mates, which I loved beyond measure.
That reminds me--I am RIDICULOUSLY embarrassed that I have seen Soul Mates so many times since I got season 2 on dvd and STILL managed to misattribute Matt Stoner's line to Bester. In my defense, they are both bastards and they both belong to the Psi Corps. Also in my defense, I'm usually preoccupied with the other storylines and Timov's general awesomeness (see icon).