Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekending


Blocking's gotten a little away from me again, as you can see by the little-ish blocking pile I've got there. I really need to get back in the habit of blocking things as soon as they come off the needles. We had a nice slow weekend here-reading and knitting on Saturday, a board game brunch after sleeping in on Sunday (we played Betrayal at House on the Hill, and I ended up being the traitor, and it was a lot of fun), and the whole afternoon whiled away watching old episodes of Rosemary & Thyme.

I also got a new computer this weekend! I know I mentioned getting one a while ago, but I didn't love it, and I didn't want to force myself to get used to things that weren't working for me, so I returned it. I ended up custom ordering one from HP, and I'm so glad I did-it's just what I want, and it works great so far (and it's red!). I already have all my software and preferences set up, and so now begins the long slog of transferring all my data. I worked on cleaning my Music folder yesterday, and wow, was it a mess! I know I have a lot of music, but I had empty folders in there, files without names, folders that were horrendously mislabeled (for some reason, I had "Fiddler on the Roof" labeled as "Ambient Dream Pop??"). I'm also finally getting rid of stuff that I don't like anymore/never should have gotten in the first place (I'm pretty sure I never even pretended to like Big & Rich). I'm probably a little more than halfway done with that, and then it's on to the Pictures folder, which is probably almost as bad.

We also went to Ant-Man on Saturday night, and it was so much fun! Definitely not what I was expecting at all-I wasn't really looking forward to this one, but then I heard several good reviews after the premiere, so I packed up my sock and tagged along with Anemone to see it here in town. But it was a better movie than I expected, with some really great moments, and I'm definitely glad I saw it on the big screen.

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  1. I've got the grands tomorrow.....ant-man might be just the thing for afternoon entertainment!!! :)

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  2. I usually am so excited to finish something that it gets tossed in the bath right away. I don't get you people with blocking piles. ;)

    It sounds like you had a really great weekend. Just my kind of weekend. We were so hot here that we had to get out of the apartment (no AC) and go to the movies just to stop sweating through all our underpants.

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    1. Usually I'm a block-right-away person too, so I don't understand how I keep getting so far behind!! Glad you had some escape from the heat-it was unbearable for a while here, but seems to be getting better (knock on wood!).

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  3. Blocking isn't the problem for me....it's those pesky yarn ends that need to be dealt with before blocking. I hope that we get to see that pile of beautiful knitting soon!

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    1. Yeah, those ends. I'm pretty good about weaving them in as I go, but then there's always the last end after the bind off and I never want to deal with it, lol.

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