June 28th, 2005

leverage team carnival

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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.