I’m Back!

October 25, 2009

Hello, internet!  I am back and rarin’  to go!  I’m so excited about blogging and knitting again that I’ve decided to paarticipate in NaBloPoMo.  I’m going to post every day for the month of November.  It should be fun! 

Also, I’ excited to say that I’ve started my very first pair of socks.  Im using Silver’s Sock Class to help me out.  So far it’s been wonderful.  Then again, I’ve only gotten to the cuff, so….We’ll see how it goes.  I’m not too worried about making the perfect pair of socks, I’ll just be proud to say I’ve made a pair.  Also on my knitting to-do list is a pair of fingerless gloves for my Aunt Neenee. (No, that’s not her real name.  I made it up when I was three. Give me a break!)  I was wearing mine on an outing to a petting zoo with her and her twins, B and E, and she asked me to make some for her.  First I’ll have to get the yarn, but I’ve already planned a trip to my LYS, so that should be no problem.

This afternoon I’ll be seeing all my cute cousins at a little Halloween party in my grandma’s neighborhood.  Hopefully.  If I do make it, it should be fun!

Tata for now!

~LML

Whoa!

March 19, 2009

I’ve been gone for months and I’m still getting views.  I think that’s pretty cool.  Glad somebody wanted to read what I wrote.

So my latest obsession?  Renaissance faire.  I love ren faires.  I’ve been going more and more frequently for the past 4(?) summers.  This year, I’ve been rather obsessed with the costuming part of a ren faire.  My friend Jay* and I are both making our own costumes.  We started them last year, with chemises and 1 skirt each.  This year I’m making a second skirt, and we’re both making bodices.  I cannot wait, and I’ve been stalking the forums at renaissancefestival.com

G2G!!!

There are quite a few things I want to get out of this blog in 2009. I love lists, so here it is in list form.
1.Comment on the blogs I read.
2.Post at least 4 times a week, if not daily.
3. Write longer posts.
4. Develop my writing skills.

I think those are good for now. I would also like to say here that I will be having two blogs, this one and Loopy’s Reviews. As you can probably tell, this one wil be a crafty/personal blog, and Loopy’s Reviews will be book reviews.

Thanks for reading! Have a Happy New Year!

~LML

This isn’t really a review.  It’s a post telling you to simply go out and read this book.  This book affects everyone, and is a very important read.  How well it’s written, whether you’ll like it-that doesn’t matter.  The content does.

~LML

Links: The author’s site

P.S. Clearly, I have not created a new blog.  Yet.  I’m still thinking.

I Need an Opinion…

December 22, 2008

So I’ve had this blog for a little over a month now, and I’ve gotten a few visitors.  Most of these visitors come for my bookish stuff, not the knitting.  So my question to you is, should I have 2 blogs, one for reading and one for knitting?  Here are the positives and negatives of 2 blogs, as I see it.

Positives:

  • It’s more professional.
  • Visitors won’t be deterred by a knitting post.
  • It’s more organized.

Negatives:

  • I like my blog the way it is.
  • I don’t want a new name.
  • I will probably neglect one blog if I have two.

It seems to me that it’s what I want versus what I think my visitors want.  So I figured I’d ask you guys-One blog, or two?

Friday Favorites

December 6, 2008

Like most bloggers, I read other blogs.  I read so many other blogs, in fact, that I have to use a nifty blog reader (Bloglines for me, Google Readerfor some other folks).  It’s a lot easier than looking at individual blogs, because it checks for me whether my favorites have updated or not, then pulls up the new post for me.  Nifty, huh? (I love that word.)  A lot of times what I end up doing is keeping a post new by checking this little box.  That way, I can look at it again.  What I’ve decided to do is to have a bi-weeky post about all the things I’ve kept new, because they’re funny or interesting.  I’m going to call it (you guessed it) Friday Favorites, and I’m going to seperate it into two categories, Book Blogs and Knitting Blogs.  First up is

Book Blogs

Book Nut posted the calendar of advent posts on different blogs.  Seems cool to me, and a great way to find even more blogs!

Boys Blogging Books told us why they’ve been gone, and asks for some new reviewers (must be a boy.)  (Duh.)

Meandering Along gave me a good laugh.  Check it out!

Reading is my Superpower had a very cute review of Holidays on Ice by David Seadris.  Very clever!

Reviewer X had an awesomely informative post about how she gets all those lovely free books.  Wish I was her!

Story Siren did the same thing as Steph, but I should let you all know that she did it first.  Steph even says so!

Knitting Blogs

Unfortunately all I have for this week is some very exciting posts from Knitty Blog about her Coraline box.  Here is where she first mentions Coraline and has a few links, and here is where she shows us her Coraline box.  I am so jealous, I totally want one!  I love stop-motion animation, like in The Night Before Christmas.  Absolutely amazing.

“Stacey’s junior year at boarding school isn’t easy. She’s not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She’s got a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she’s having nightmares again. Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. This time they’re about Drea, her best friend who’s become the target of one seriously psycho stalker. It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls. Now someone’s leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey’s dreams. Everybody thinks it’s just a twisted game . . . until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother. Will Stacey’s magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?”

 

Blue is for Nightmares is a mystery/fantasy/reality book that anyone can enjoy.  It’s very plot-based, without a lot of character development, which isn’t my favorite.  However, I still enjoyed this book.  I would recommend this book for teenage girls, specifically those interested in fast-paced mystery novels.

Other reviews: Who-dunnit, Tez Sez, The Book Muncher, Bookshelves of Doom