Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Book review

I finished Twilight last night...a whole lot faster than I anticipated. It was a good read, though I wouldn't say great. Its very much a teenage romance drama filled with emo. But what teenage romance isn't emo? If you're looking for an easy read that doesn't require much concentration but does contain emo vampires, then go for it. My sister and I are going to be seeing the movie sometime in the near future. Just FYI: Anne Rice is still the reigning queen of vampire novels.

I did a few rounds on the scrapghan on Sunday, but used most of my time to finish up some scarves for my aunt Aida, who'd asked me to make these back in October. See, I'm slacking.

This one is two strands of Homespun, an M hook and rows of dc. Nothing fancy. It sort of looks like a 70s rug to me. I haven't decided yet if that's good or bad.



This one is the scarflette pattern that I tested awhile back. I just continued until it was about 60" long. I used Vanna's choice in Autumn and an I hook.



This is the same pattern, but made with 2 strands of TLC Essentials in celery and island with a K hook. It came out thicker and stiffer than the Vanna's one, but after a quick run through the washer, it was nice and soft. The hat is the same as the one my sister modeled for me here.



I would like to say I'm going to go be productive now, but I won't lie to you. I'm going to sit my fat butt down and veg in front of the tv tonight. Happy vegging!

8 comments:

Laura said...

OK, a dumb question, but what is "emo"? My husband loves vampire movies, but I've never really gotten into them. I do like horror movies, but the vampire ones bore me, LOL! I like ones about hauntings and ghosts.

The scarves are very pretty, especially the last two - I like the stitch pattern.

Christina said...

Emo means emotional. Emo music is music filled with emotion. Its sually teens singing about their love anguish, LOL

Kristina P. said...

Yeah, they are very typical teenage vampire books. I can see how they could be a fun read, like Dan Brown, but they aren't great works of literature.

Kaye said...

Perfect timing on the scarves and hats! It's finally cold out!

Lesalicious said...

Sounds like your book was very interesting. I am not a vampire time of gal lol but, sounds like you liked it. WOW scarf crazy I see. Love all of the scarf great job.

Caroline said...

love the patterns on the scarves and hats....great yarn choices!

Riohnna said...

LOLOL! Vegging makes me sleepy most of the time. But, I rarely get to veg out.

Katrina said...

Love the scarflette scarfs. I clicked on the link but it took me to an etsy page. Is it a free pattern?