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I can't believe it's almost July. Which means only about two weeks until San Diego Comic-con! I'm so excited! I totally can't wait, even if I do have about a million things to do before we leave. Where the hell did June go and how did I miss it?

The official trailer for Elizabethtown is up now. I gotta say, it looks pretty damn good. And Orlando's accent isn't as bad as I'd feared. Also? Judy Greer!

I started knitting last week. My mom taught me to knit when I was a kid, but I lost interest after making the requisite pot holder and haven't done it since. But one of the things I found when I was cleaning out my mom's house a few weeks ago was her old knitting bag (complete with an unfinished sweater she started sometime in the late '70s) and I decided to give it another try. I picked up a copy of Stitch 'n' Bitch when we were at Book People last weekend and dove in. I wasn't too sure about trying to learn knitting from a book, but as soon as I had the yarn on the needle it was totally as if my fingers remembered what to do after all these years. Yay for muscle memory! I made a chunky, multicolored scarf for the munchkin in a couple of evenings without incident. And then I managed to teach myself to purl, which I'd never done before, and now I'm working on my second project: a ribbed knit scarf for Mr. Sus.

I'm finding that knitting is perfect for summertime, because I can do it while watching reruns and crappy reality shows on TV. Also DVD commentaries. Basically anything that I don't feel the need to watch closely, which is pretty much everything that's on TV during the summer. And I expect I'll be able to do a lot of knitting while I'm hanging out in various lines at Comic-con, too.

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austin360
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Word up on Elizabethtown. I can't wait. Saw the trailer for the first time this weekend before a viewing of Bewitched and then three more times at home. It's a little weird to see Orlando in modern-day clothes, isn't it?

Hurrah for knitting! I'm jealous. I've always wanted to learn. It's on my list of things to do.
hannasus
Jun. 28th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
It's a little weird to see Orlando in modern-day clothes, isn't it?

It is weird. I keep thinking I'm watching a Gap commercial instead of a movie trailer.

I've always wanted to learn. It's on my list of things to do.

Now I can teach you! The munchkin really really wants to learn, and I've been trying to teach her, but I think she's just a little too young yet.
austin360
Jun. 28th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
Now I can teach you!

Cool. We can knit and watch TV together. Could life get any better? ::hugs::
mcsister
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
You're so right about summer knitting! I've been meaning to pick up some yarn for a new project so that I can knit during reruns and baseball and such. :)
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hannasus
Jun. 28th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
I guess that means the scarf I'm making is going to be my Angel S1 scarf. :)
snowdrifted
Jun. 27th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
Knitting! Isn't it wonderful how much better crappy TV becomes while you're knitting. It feels like you're being all productive and stuff. :D I've been making googly eyes at so many of the patterns in Stitch n' Bitch. What a super book.

Good luck with your projects!

P.S. Your mood theme is just the coolest. XD
hannasus
Jun. 28th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
It does make the mediocre TV so much more bearable. And the other day I found out the hard way that I'm not skilled enouch yet to knit during good TV, so I guess it's a good thing there's nothing on.

P.S. Your mood theme is just the coolest. XD

Thanks! karenbear did a fantastic job with it, didn't she? I keep wanting to choose moods based on the pictures instead of my actual, you know, mood.
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