Monday, July 23, 2007

July 23 of 31

So there's been progress on my father-in-law's Irish Hiking Scarf. I am hoping that if I work on it, it'll be done by October. You see, my knitting A.D.D. has taken over my life, and I have way too many projects on the needles. But there's been progress.

I've been trying to figure out what pattern to use to make Jamie's anniversary socks. I have two possible patterns in mind, one from Knitting Vintage Socks and one from Favorite Socks (Interweave). I'm still not sure though. Only because the sock yarn is variagated, and the patterns I've been finding are for solids. Anyone have any good sock patterns for variagated sock yarn, but for men's socks? I do not want to do simple ribbing, nor stockinette stitch.

This evening Sean and I hung out on the couch, I knitted and he played with his toys. We watched some TV and then he fell asleep at a decent hour this evening, which is good because he has aquababies tomorrow morning.

I watched the pilot episode of Bones with Jamie this evening when he got back from softball. We were looking for something to watch, since it's summer and all we're currently watching is Big Brother 8. (Nothing else on!) The show was pretty good. Jamie met the real woman the show was based on. Jamie used to work for a company that produced a software that allows police/law enforcement to make computerized sketches of "bad guys" (for a lack of a better word). Anyhow, Jamie was a work christmas party while he was working for that company, and got to meet the real "Bones" forensic anthropologist (I think that's what she is). Pretty cool. Ok, just IMDB'ed her name. Kathy Reichs, is an anthropologist who actually is a producer and writer on the show Bones. She actually guest starred in 1 of the episodes. Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials. How pretty damn cool. In the pilot episode, the main character was saying that the closest anthropologist to D.C. (where the character was), is in Montreal. Which is actually true. It's a very rare profession. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. And that's what I learned today! (Rhoda - here's something for you to learn today - since you always say that you always learn something new on my blog!)

This evening I also watched the movie Trust the Man. I had won free passes to go see this movie last year, or was it in 2005 (?) but when we got to the theater, they were sold out (they always give away more free passes than seats, incase of no-shows. Well, for a movie that was just okay, I'm shocked it was sold out. Instead we were allowed to either a) come back another time to see the movie, or b) go see another FOX movie, so we went to see Little Miss Sunshine instead (which was a much better choice back then, because now seeing Trust the Man, Jamie would have shot me for taking him to see that movie! 100% chick flick, and not the greatest movie out there!)

I'm not feeling so good tonight (stomach), so I'm going to go read and see maybe if we have any pepto in the house. Gosh, I haven't had stomach queasiness in a long time. What sucks is the cramps I have too.

Oh, and you want to know what I hate? People who stare at you while you're struggling with a door and trying to push your stroller through. Why do they just stare? Why don't they take the door and hold it for you?? Sometimes I just want to open my mouth and say something, but I think that if I have nothing nice to say, I shouldn't say anything at all. So I bite my tongue and I walk away. Kharma baby... kharma!


tapeheads said...

Kathy Reichs also writes mystery novels set in Montreal and North Carolina. I've read a couple of them. Not bad, but I found they were getting a bit repetitive.

Jenny said...

I am a huge fan of the show Bones! I am glad you like it too. It is pretty neat that she is a real person--she sounds like she must be fascinating.

Laura said...

I love Bones, I was actually just checking when season 2 comes out on DVD. I definitely know what you mean about struggling with doors and people being rude! A lot of the time I have to walk with a walker because of my RA, and people just sit there and stare, either that or get irritated that it takes me a moment to get the door open and through the doorway. If they'd just help with the door we'd all move faster!

The DeDe said...

I've done the Gentleman's Sock pattern from Nancy Bush's book on a striped sock.

I really like the way they came out. It is a pattern that lends itself well to many different kinds of yarn.

Laura said...

what about thuja from Knitty? I did that in a varigated and it's amazing.

g-girl said...

teehee. I looked up forensic anthropologist--I hadn't heard of that profession before! What an interesting profession! Trust the Man! You know, I had seen that in the theatres but I still clicked on the link you provided because I didn't recognize the title! lol. Good thing you saw "Little Miss Sunshine" instead! ugh..I can't believe those people just stared @ you while you were trying to get your stroller through the door! I was thinking the same thing--why didn't they grab the door for you and help you! Some people. :P